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How much does auto insurance cost in Gainesville?


Auto insurance costs an average of $1,839 per year in Gainesville. That's less than the average across Florida ($2,309) and pricier than the national average of $1,548. Our guide to Gainesville car insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history, and marital status. Keep reading to learn more!

Gainesville Average (annual) Florida Average National Average
$1,839 $2,309 $1,548
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Gainesville auto insurance rates by provider


One of the most important determinants of your car insurance rates is the insurance company you work with. For a typical driver, State Farm offers Gainesville's cheapest rates. See below the best companies for cheap auto insurance in Gainesville — but don't forget to get personalized car insurance quotes to match your driving profile. 

Insurer Average Annual Rate
State Farm $1,280
GEICO $1,679
Progressive $1,997
Allstate $2,724

Check out our guide to finding the best cheap car insurance and list of car insurers with the best customer satisfaction ratings for more information.


Gainesville auto insurance premiums by age

Gainesville drivers in their 50s enjoy relatively affordable auto insurance rates, paying just $1,686 per year, on average. Drivers in their 60s pay marginally higher rates — $1,719 per year.

Young drivers aged 16 to 19 pay the most for car insurance in Gainesville. One of the easiest ways to lower your car insurance rates as a driver in Gainesville is to age out of your teenage years. The cost differential between the auto insurance rates paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Gainesville is $2,876, the largest such difference between any two age groups.

Age group Average Annual Rate
Teenagers $5,225
20s $2,350
30s $1,831
40s $1,795
50s $1,686
60s $1,719
70s $2,084

Learn more about how age influences auto insurance rates.


Gainesville auto insurance premiums by gender and marital status


Marital status and gender are contributing factors to car insurance rates in many cases. In Gainesville, married drivers pay $73 less than single drivers for car insurance. Married drivers enjoy less expensive rates than their single counterparts in most locations, based on data showing they file fewer insurance claims. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. In Gainesville, insurance rates for those who are widowed are less expensive than rates for those who are single.

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. In Gainesville, female drivers pay $31 per year more than do male drivers.

Gender/Marital Status Average Annual Rate
Female $1,870
Male $1,839
Single $1,766
Married $1,766
Divorced $1,839
Widowed $1,803

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


Gainesville auto insurance premiums by incident history


No matter where you live, keeping your driving record clean is a great way to keep your auto insurance rates low. Speeding citations, reckless driving charges, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all tend to bring about rate increases.

Gainesville drivers found guilty of reckless driving pay a steep price when it comes to auto insurance, facing a rate increase of $943 per year versus the city average. A ticket for speeding results in a $430 rate hike while a DWI or DUI violation costs $867per year in extra insurance expenditures.

Violation/Incident Average Annual Rate
DWI/DUI $2,706
Reckless Driving $2,782
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000) $2,511
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000) $2,511
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit) $2,269

Get more info on how a bad driving history can impact your car insurance costs.


Gainesville car insurance costs by credit score


It's no secret credit score is closely correlated with car insurance rates. In fact, Gainesville drivers who improve their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn, on average, a 59% decrease in their auto insurance costs. If you move from the "Very Poor" credit tier to the "Fair" credit tier, you could be in line for an auto insurance price adjustment. In Gainesville, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $1,370 in savings on insurance each year.

Credit Tier Average Annual Rate
Very Poor $3,618
Fair $2,248
Good $1,839
Very Good $1,674
Exceptional $1,487

Get additional information on how credit impacts car insurance costs.


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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.

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