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How much is auto insurance in Elk Grove?


Car insurance costs an average of $1,881 per year in Elk Grove, California. That's more than the average in California ($1,868) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Keep reading to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on your marital status, age, and other factors in Elk Grove.

Elk Grove Average (per year) California Average National Average
$1,881 $1,868 $1,548
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Elk Grove auto insurance rates by provider


One of the best ways to save on auto insurance is to compare rates from multiple companies and to choose the insurer that best fits your coverage needs. For a typical insurance customer, GEICO provides Elk Grove's cheapest rates. See below the best options for affordable auto insurance in Elk Grove. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your driving profile.

Insurer Average Yearly Rate
GEICO $1,157
Mercury $1,471
AAA $1,834
CSAA $1,888
Infinity $1,970

Read our guide to finding the best cheap auto insurance.



Elk Grove car insurance premiums by age

Elk Grove drivers in their 60s enjoy relatively affordable auto insurance rates, paying just $1,680 per year, on average. Rates for Elk Grove drivers in their 50s are also relatively affordable, at just $1,687 per year.

Teenage drivers pay Elk Grove's most expensive auto insurance rates. One of the most effective ways to get cheaper car insurance rates as a driver in Elk Grove is to celebrate your 20th birthday. The gap in cost between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Elk Grove is $4,129. That's the biggest gap in premiums between any pair of age brackets.

Age Average Yearly Rate
Teenagers $6,912
20s $2,783
30s $1,831
40s $1,768
50s $1,687
60s $1,680
70s $1,959

Learn more about the impact of age on auto insurance rates.



Elk Grove car insurance rates by gender and marital status


Marital status and gender can be contributors to car insurance rates, in some cases. Married drivers usually pay less for car insurance than their single counterparts. In Elk Grove, married motorists pay $81 less than single drivers for auto insurance. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Elk Grove, widowed drivers pay less than those who are single.

Another component of auto insurance pricing is gender. In Elk Grove, female drivers pay $2 per year more than do male drivers.

Gender/Marital Status Average Yearly Rate
Female $1,883
Male $1,881
Single $1,800
Married $1,800
Divorced $1,881
Widowed $1,828

Read more about the relationships between gender, marital status and insurance rates.



Elk Grove auto insurance costs by accident and citation history


Maintaining a clean driving record is an effective way to minimize your insurance rates. Speeding tickets, reckless driving citations, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all can trigger insurance rate hikes.

Two of the most costly citations to receive are DUI and reckless driving. Elk Grove drivers found guilty of reckless driving face insurance rate increases of $3,219 per year, compared to the citywide average. A DUI violation may lead to a $3,114 increase, while a citation for speeding leads to a $767 rate hike.

Incident Average Yearly Rate
DUI/DWI $4,995
Reckless Driving $5,100
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000) $1,889
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000) $3,323
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit) $2,649

Learn more about the impact of driving violations on car insurance rates.


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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.

About The Zebra

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