The cheapest states for car insurance are Iowa, Vermont and Nebraska, according to WalletHub's Cheap Car Insurance Study. They are the cheapest states for auto insurance in large part because they have low population density and relatively few uninsured motorists. In contrast, New York, Florida and New Jersey are the most expensive states for car insurance.
Population and uninsured motorists are the two main reasons for variations in policy costs from state to state. After all, fewer people means fewer drivers on the road, which means fewer accidents. And a low percentage of uninsured motorists means that more of the people on the road are responsible drivers. It also means insurance companies face fewer claims from their own customers who've been hit by uninsured motorists. Both a low population and low numbers of uninsured motorists keep claims and premiums down.
In addition to the population and number of uninsured drivers, other factors that affect car insurance costs include state laws, crime rates, and special weather hazards. State laws govern how much insurance coverage drivers are required to carry, and no-fault laws impact insurers' risks. Crime rates mainly impact comprehensive coverage, which covers losses due to theft or violence. Weather hazards - like hurricanes, hail or snowstorms - cause more breakdowns and accidents.
Yes, Farmers will pay for windshield replacement or repair services for customers who have comprehensive coverage, though a deductible will apply unless state laws or policy details say otherwise. Comprehensive insurance from Farmers covers windshields damaged by weather, vandalism and theft, among other things.
In some states, specific laws govern whether customers will need to pay their deductible for windshield repairs or replacement. For instance, in Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina, insurers cannot charge a deductible for windshield repairs or replacement. Additionally, insurance companies in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York must offer a "full glass coverage" policy that allows customers to choose a $0 deductible for glass repairs.… read full answer
On the other hand, if the windshield was damaged in an accident and the policyholder was at-fault, Farmers customers can file a collision claim, though their exact policy details will determine if they need to pay a collision deductible. And if the policyholder was not at-fault, the at-fault driver’s liability insurance should cover the damage without a deductible.
If you’re not sure whether you will need to pay a deductible for windshield replacement, you can check your policy details or call Farmers’s customer service line at 1 (888) 327-6335. To file a claim for windshield repair or replacement, you can use Farmers’s online portal.
Yes, Geico insurance rates are competitive, since the company is one of the five cheapest insurers nationally, according to WalletHub’s cheap car insurance analysis. Geico car insurance costs an average of $462 per year, or $39 per month.
Geico’s car insurance rates are based on your driving record and experience, along with factors like the type of car you drive, your ZIP code, your insurance history, and more. Your coverage and deductible choices also impact your final quote, as do your eligibility for discounts.… read full answer
Sample Geico Car Insurance Rates
Average Annual Cost of Minimum Coverage
$1,544 per year
$631 per year
$550 per year
$462 per year
$461 per year
Note: These rates are approximations based on sample quotes from Geico. Actual rates will vary.
To learn more about how we obtained these sample quotes, check out the methodology section of our complete Geico car insurance review.
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