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How much is auto insurance in Springfield?


The average car insurance rate in Springfield, Illinois, is $1,251 per year. That's cheaper than the statewide average in Illinois ($1,303) and less 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, credit score, and other factors in Springfield.

Springfield Average (annual) Illinois Average United States Average
$1,251 $1,303 $1,548
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Springfield car insurance rates by company


One of the most important determinants of your car insurance rates is the insurance company you work with. For a typical driver, GEICO offers Springfield's most affordable premiums. We've listed the best cheap car insurance companies in Springfield below. Use this information as a starting point and be sure to collect quotes specific to your unique driving profile.

Company Average Annual Rate
GEICO $772
State Farm $1,126
Country $1,131
American Family $1,237
Progressive $1,385

Check out our guide to finding the best cheap car insurance as well as our guide to auto insurers ranked best for customer satisfaction for more information. 



Springfield car insurance premiums by age

The age group that pays the least for car insurance in Springfield are drivers in their age_50s ($1,085per year). Rates for Springfield drivers in their age_60s are also relatively affordable, at just $1,108 per year.

Teenage drivers pay Springfield's most expensive insurance rates. One of the most effective ways to lower your car insurance rates as a driver in Springfield is to age out of your teens. In Springfield, teenage drivers pay $4,610 — a full $3,502 more than the second-most expensive rate paid by an age group.

Age Average Annual Rate
Teenagers $4,610
20s $1,723
30s $1,221
40s $1,175
50s $1,085
60s $1,108
70s $1,345

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



Springfield auto insurance rates by marital status and gender


In some cases, a driver's marital status and gender may affect the auto insurance rates they pay. Married drivers in Springfield pay $124 less than single drivers for car insurance. Married drivers pay less for car insurance than do single drivers in many locations. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Springfield, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs.

Marital Status/Gender Average Annual Rate
Female $1,251
Male $1,251
Single $1,128
Married $1,128
Divorced $1,251
Widowed $1,229

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



Springfield auto insurance premiums by accident and violation history


Maintaining a clean driving record is one of the best ways to keep your car insurance costs low. Speeding tickets, reckless driving citations, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all can trigger insurance rate hikes.

Two of the most expensive driving violations from an insurance perspective are reckless driving and DUI. In Springfield, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $717 per year, compared to the citywide average. For comparison's sake, a DUI offense results in a $659 increase and a speeding ticket triggers a $349 rate hike.

Citation Average Yearly Rate
DUI/DWI $1,909
Reckless Driving $1,968
At-fault Accident (damages < $1,000) $1,796
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000) $1,992
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit) $1,600

Learn more about how citations can raise your auto insurance rates.



Springfield car insurance premiums by credit score


It's no secret credit score is closely correlated with auto insurance rates. In fact, Springfield drivers who build their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn a 58% decrease in car insurance rates. Moving from "Very Poor" to "Fair" credit is a meaningful step toward saving money on auto insurance. In Springfield, improving your credit to "Fair" could help you earn a $980 decrease in yearly insurance premiums.

Credit Score Average Yearly Rate
Very Poor $2,452
Fair $1,472
Good $1,251
Very Good $1,143
Exceptional $1,030

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



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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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