Car insurance rates are cheaper than average in Springfield. If you're paying too much for your insurance policy, check out our guide and learn how to save.
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.
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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 compare quotes specific to your unique driving profile.
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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.
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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.
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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|
|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|
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.
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