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How much does car insurance cost in Atlanta?


The typical Atlanta driver pays $1,923 per year for auto insurance. That's more expensive than the average across Georgia ($1,609) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. What you'll pay for an auto insurance policy depends on a number of factors. Rates can also vary from one auto insurance company to another, as policies are underwritten differently by each insurer.

Our guide to Atlanta car insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history, and marital status. Keep reading to learn more about how to find the cheapest car insurance quotes!


CAR INSURANCE: ATLANTA RATES VS. STATE + NATIONAL AVERAGES
Atlanta Average (annual)Georgia AverageNational Average
$1,923$1,609$1,548

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Atlanta auto insurance rates by provider


One of the most important determinants of your car insurance rates is the insurance provider you work with. For a typical driver, Georgia Farm Bureau offers the most affordable car insurance in Atlanta. USAA also provides reasonable rates for policyholders, but eligibility is reserved for members of the armed forces and their immediate family members.

Your choice of auto insurance coverage will also have an impact on what you pay. Bodily injury and property damage liability insurance are required for all drivers, but there are many additional options that can also increase your premiums. Adding full coverage (typically known as collision coverage or comprehensive coverage when purchased together) can add protection for your vehicle. Be aware that these coverage options will also require a deductible that you usually set at the onset of your policy. In general, a higher deductible will lead to cheaper monthly rates. Add-ons like underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage and roadside assistance can also increase your overall car insurance premiums, but the protection that they provide is considered worthwhile to many insurance professionals.

Many auto insurers also offer car insurance discounts for keeping a safe driving record, paying in full, or bundling your homeowners and car insurance coverages. Good drivers searching for cheap car insurance should ask about ways to save money when looking for a new car insurance policy.

See below the best options for affordable auto insurance in Atlanta. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes tailored to your individual driving profile.


ATLANTA CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY COMPANY
Insurance CompanyAverage Rate (annual)
Georgia Farm Bureau$1,233
USAA$1,394
State Farm$1,776
GEICO$2,029
Progressive$2,345

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Atlanta car insurance premiums by age

The best age for car insurance rates as a driver in Atlanta is your 50s: drivers in this age group pay an average of $1,690per year. Those in their 60s don't pay much more ($1,749).

Teen drivers pay Atlanta's most expensive auto insurance rates. One of the most effective ways to get cheaper car insurance rates as a driver in Atlanta is to celebrate your 20th birthday. The cost differential between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Atlanta is $5,349, the largest such difference between any two age brackets.


ATLANTA AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DRIVER AGE
Age tierAverage Yearly Rate
Teenagers$8,016
20s$2,668
30s$1,923
40s$1,840
50s$1,690
60s$1,749
70s$2,212

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



Atlanta car insurance rates by marital status and gender


In some cases, a driver's gender and marital status may influence the car insurance rates they pay. In Atlanta, married drivers pay $223 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. Interestingly enough, in Atlanta, widowed drivers pay less than those who are single.

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. In Atlanta, female drivers pay $23 per year more than do male drivers.


ATLANTA AUTO INSURANCE RATES: BY MARITAL STATUS AND GENDER
Marital Status/GenderAverage Yearly Rate
Female$1,945
Male$1,922
Single$1,699
Married$1,699
Divorced$1,927
Widowed$1,805

Learn more about how gender and marital status have on insurance rates.



Atlanta car insurance costs by citation and accident history


Maintaining a clean driving record is an effective way to minimize your auto insurance costs. At-fault collisions, DWIs, citations for reckless driving, and speeding tickets each contribute to increases in car insurance rates. Insurance companies reward low-risk drivers with the gift of low rates.

Two of the most costly citations to receive are DUI and reckless driving. Atlanta drivers found guilty of reckless driving face insurance rate increases of $1,064 per year, compared to the citywide average. A DUI violation may lead to a $1,553 increase, while a citation for speeding leads to a $532 rate hike. Check out our list below to see how certain infractions can impact your auto insurance quotes.


ATLANTA CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A COLLISION OR CITATION
ViolationAverage Yearly Rate
DWI/DUI$3,476
Reckless Driving$2,986
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000)$2,737
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)$3,069
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$2,454

Learn more about citations' impact on your auto insurance rates.



Atlanta auto insurance rates by credit tier


In many cases, a driver's credit level is closely correlated with their auto insurance rates. In Atlanta, an improvement in credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) corresponds to a 52% drop in car insurance costs. Moving from "Very Poor" to "Fair" credit is a meaningful step toward finding cheap auto insurance. In Atlanta, improving your credit to "Fair" could help you earn a $1,235 decrease in yearly insurance premiums.


ATLANTA AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY CREDIT LEVEL
Credit TierAverage Yearly Rate
Very Poor$3,427
Fair$2,191
Good$1,922
Very Good$1,810
Exceptional$1,645

Learn more about the relationship between poor credit and car insurance.



What drives up car insurance rates in Atlanta?

Where you live in Atlanta affects your car insurance rates. Besides your driving history and credit score, where you live is one of the biggest contributing factors to the car insurance rates you'll pay. The reason? Crime, theft and uninsured motorists vary by ZIP code. So if you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t play well with others, car insurance companies may consider you a high risk to insure, meaning: your rates could be higher than those of a pal who lives just around the block. And, unfortunately Atlanta is no exception to the rule. From ZIP code 30342 to 30310, premiums rise by 24 percent—that’s $298.

Expensive Atlanta ZIP codes: 30315, 30316, 30314, 30311, 30310

Cheap Atlanta ZIP codes: 30342, 30327, 30326, 30305, 30338

Atlanta Driving Conditions

Inclement weather goes hand in hand with wet brakes, slick roads, and decreased visibility.

And that's not the worst of it. More than 700,000 weather-related car accidents occur each year. In Atlanta, you can expect 113 rainy days with an annual rainfall of 49.7 inches. Atlanta is also known to experience tropical storms and tornadoes.

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Does full coverage insure uhaul rental

While it can vary based on your policy, your insurance company, and the weight of your U-Haul, many insurance policies do extend to rental vehicles. Again, while it can vary by policy, my experience is that if the towing capacity of your rental is less than 1-ton of less, your car insurance coverage will extend to your u-haul.
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What's the average rate increase for a collision claim?

Sorry to hear about your accident. You shouldn't need to get a police report if you were at fault and will be filing as a collision claim.
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If I have six accidents on my record, how can I lower my rate?

Unfortunately, you might have to wait until those incidents pass three year before you can get an affordable policy. 6 accidents will definitely cause your rate to be extremely high so waiting may be your only option at this point.
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Can you file a claim the day after you add collision insurance to your policy?

Technically if you have collision coverage, anything that happens after the fact should be covered. That being said, your insurance company may investigate to make sure the damage didn't actually occurred before you added coverage.
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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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