Temporary Car Insurance in Colorado

Finding short-term car insurance can be challenging. Explore our guide on how to find temporary coverage the right way.

Location pin icon
glyph-shield-checkmarkNo junk mail. No spam calls. Free quotes.

Why you can trust The Zebra

The Zebra partners with some of the companies we write about. However, our content is written and reviewed by an independent team of editors and licensed insurance agents, and never influenced by our partnerships. Learn more about how we make money, review our editorial standards, reference our data methodology, or view a list of our partners.

If you're seeking some auto insurance flexibility, you could consider a short-term car insurance policy. Truth is, temporary auto insurance is uncommon for multiple reasons.

Most major insurance underwriters do not offer contracts shorter than six months. Since car insurance is required by law in most US states, there's some risk associated with swapping policies every month. You also risk having holes in your insurance history if you swap policies often, leading to higher rates in the long run.

Thankfully, car insurance policies usually last for only six months. This allows auto insurance companies to frequently “re-rate” — or re-price — your policy with your present driving record and demographic info.

The six-month mark also stands as a great opportunity to assess your policy by exploring the offerings of other insurers. Comparing quotes online is easy and complimentary, and there is no penalty for moving between insurance companies when your policy expires — or in the middle of your policy period, as long as you don't let your coverage lapse.

The flexible nature of car insurance makes it relatively easy to purchase with little notice. If you need a policy to take a new vehicle away, looking for coverage for a relatively long-term car rental, or searching for insurance for a vehicle you don't own but drive often, think about purchasing a half-year policy and curtailing the agreement as needed.

Find the cheapest six-month policy in Colorado.

Location pin icon
glyph-shield-checkmarkNo junk mail. No spam calls. Free quotes.

Short-term auto insurance in Colorado

See below typical auto insurance costs in Colorado, ordered by top auto insurance companies and the most populous cities. If your premiums exceed the rates below, think about shopping around.

Insurance CompanyAverage 6-Month RateAverage Monthly Rate
Colorado State Average — All Companies$879$146
State Farm$766$128

The most affordable option for temporary auto insurance in Colorado is USAA, which can save you $7 per month, compared to the second-cheapest option, Allied. In Colorado, the average monthly price of car insurance is $146, or $879 over a six-month term.

Where you store your car can have just as large an effect on your insurance premiums as your choice of insurance company. Auto insurance companies weigh the density and likelihood of a claim being filed when pricing policies by ZIP. View insurance prices in Colorado's most populous cities and compare against what you’re paying.

LocationAverage 6-Month RateAverage Monthly Rate
Colorado Springs$952$159
Fort Collins$768$139

Because so many factors are involved in setting insurance rates, your quotes may not match those displayed above. If your current rates don’t align with those listed above, think about taking a moment to shop around. The temporary nature of a car insurance agreement increases the importance of staying informed and willing to shop.

Learn more about temporary car insurance or use The Zebra to compare rates today.

Compare rates now!

Location pin icon
glyph-shield-checkmarkNo junk mail. No spam calls. Free quotes.
Ross Martin
Ross MartinManager, Content Quality

As a licensed insurance agent, Ross researches and writes insurance content intended to help users make informed decisions.

Ross's background is in writing and education. He holds a master's degree from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Ross's work has been cited by The New York Times, Investopedia, The Simple DollarThe BalanceCar and Driver and Fox Business. He has been quoted by CNET, I Drive Safely and Kin Insurance

About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We publish data-backed, expert-reviewed resources to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

  • The Zebra’s insurance content is written and reviewed for accuracy by licensed insurance agents.

  • The Zebra’s insurance content is not subject to review or alteration by insurance companies or partners.

  • The Zebra’s editorial team operates independently of the company’s partnerships and commercialization interests, publishing unbiased information for consumer benefit.

  • The auto insurance rates published on The Zebra’s pages are based on a comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing data, evaluating more than 83 million insurance rates from across the United States.