El Cajon, CA Car Insurance

The average cost of car insurance in El Cajon is $148 per month. Are you paying too much?

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How much is auto insurance in El Cajon?

 

Auto insurance costs an average of $1,777 per year in El Cajon, California. That's cheaper than the average in California ($1,868) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Our guide to El Cajon auto insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history and marital status.

 
EL CAJON CAR INSURANCE RATES
El Cajon Average (annual)California AverageNational Average
$1,777$1,868$1,548
 
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El Cajon car insurance rates by company

 

The best way to save on auto insurance is to compare rates from as many companies as possible, selecting the provider from which you receive the most affordable quote. In El Cajon, GEICO provides the most affordable rates for the typical insurance customer. Reference below the top options for affordable insurance in El Cajon. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your unique driving profile.

 
EL CAJON AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY COMPANY
InsurerAverage Yearly Rate
GEICO$1,255
Infinity$1,388
AAA$1,630
Mercury$1,646
Alliance$1,804
 

Read our guide to the best cheap auto insurance.

 

El Cajon car insurance premiums by age

El Cajon drivers in their 60s enjoy relatively affordable auto insurance rates, paying just $1,580 per year, on average. Those in their 50s don't pay much more ($1,592).

The El Cajon drivers facing the priciest insurance rates are teenagers. One of the easiest ways to lower your car insurance rates as a driver in El Cajon is to age out of your teenage years. The gap in cost between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in El Cajon is $3,816. That's the biggest gap in premiums between any two age brackets.

 
CAR INSURANCE RATES BY AGE TIER IN EL CAJON
Age groupAverage Yearly Rate
Teenagers$6,430
20s$2,614
30s$1,730
40s$1,671
50s$1,592
60s$1,580
70s$1,823
 

Learn more about the impact of age on car insurance premiums.

 

El Cajon car insurance premiums by gender and marital status

 

Marital status and gender are contributing factors to car insurance rates in many cases. Married drivers in El Cajon pay similar rates to their single counterparts. 

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. In El Cajon, the gap in average auto insurance premiums between genders is $2 per year, with male drivers paying more than female drivers.

 
EL CAJON CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY GENDER AND MARITAL STATUS
Gender/Marital StatusAverage Annual Rate
Female$1,775
Male$1,777
Single$1,701
Married$1,701
Divorced$1,777
Widowed$1,728
 

Learn more about how gender and marital status may impact car insurance rates.

 

El Cajon car insurance rates by accident and violation history

 

No matter where you live, keeping your driving record clean is a great way to keep your auto insurance rates low. At-fault accidents, DUIs, reckless driving citations and speeding tickets all contribute to expensive auto insurance rates, as insurance companies reward low-risk drivers with the gift of affordable rates.

El Cajon drivers found guilty of reckless driving pay the price when it comes to auto insurance, facing a rate increase of $3,044 per year versus the city average. A ticket for speeding results in a $719 rate hike, on average, while a DUI violation costs $2,971per year in insurance premiums.

 
EL CAJON CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A COLLISION OR CITATION
ViolationAverage Annual Rate
DWI/DUI$4,748
Reckless Driving$4,821
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000)$1,782
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)$3,088
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$2,496
 

Learn more about driving violations and car insurance rates.

 

El Cajon car insurance rates by credit tier

California is one of the few U.S. states to restrict insurance companies' ability to incorporate drivers' credit histories when assigning premiums. 

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Kristine Lee
Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance. Her specialty is in providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions.

Kristine's insurance expertise and research have been cited by publications such as CNBC, Car and Driver, Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Balance, Nationwide and Elephant.

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