Cheap Indiana Car Insurance

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Here's what you need to know when driving in Indiana

Across the Hoosier State, there are 197,997 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.


Affordable Insurance Premiums in Indiana

What's the cheapest car insurance in Indiana?
RankCompany NameAvg. Annual Premium
2Pekin Insurance$815
5State Farm$1,079
6Indiana Farmers Mutual$1,249

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Cheap Insurance for Good Drivers in Indiana

Drivers with good driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Indiana drivers without a recent speeding ticket typically save 17% on their car insurance — on pace with the national average. In addition to earning a cheaper premium for driving incident-free, you may qualify for a safe-driving bonus through your car insurance company. The amount of these discounts may vary, but they typically run between 5 and 10%.

Rating Factor$ Savings% Savings
No Traffic Tickets$23817.42%
No Accidents$51831.49%
Good Credit$77640.80%

Cheap Insurance for Young Drivers in Indiana

Young drivers (those between the ages of 16 and 25) pay extraordinarily high auto insurance rates, with those aged 16-19 paying the most expensive premiums of all. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teens pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. In Indiana, the typical teen driver pays $4,225 per year — $700 cheaper than average for teen drivers nationwide — but still almost four times more than the rate for all Indiana drivers.

AgeAnnual Rate with ParentsAnnual Rate Alone

Cheap Car Insurance for Bad Drivers in Indiana

If you have a clean driving record — no at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, or other recent citations — you'll probably pay less for car insurance. Conversely, a bad driving record will cause your rates to skyrocket: car insurance premiums typically increase by 33% after a DUI, 31% after an at-fault accident, and 17% after a speeding ticket in Indiana. The post-citation penalties assessed by car insurance companies in the Hoosier State align with national averages. If you have a sparkling clean driving history, be sure to inquire about your insurance company's safe driver discount.

Rating FactorAnnual Rate% Increase
At-Fault Accident$1,64431.49%
Speeding Violation$1,36417.42%
Bad Credit$1,90240.80%

Best Car Insurance Companies in Indiana

Every car insurance company advertises its low prices. But as with any service, the most affordable car insurance option isn't always the best selection. Considering the stakes, it's worthwhile to do your due diligence to find an insurance policy that covers your car completely in the event of an incident. Be patient and look for the best value, instead of settling for the most affordable car insurance in Indiana.

Compare top auto insurance companies' financial strength and claims satisfaction levels to better understand the level of service you can expect. Claims satisfaction — assigned by J.D. Power — is rated on a scale of 2 to 5, with 5 being "among the best" and 2 being "the rest." Financial strength — calculated by A.M. Best and ranging from "Superior" to "Poor" — evaluates an insurance company's financial strength and ability to meet its contractual and policy obligations.

Insurance CompanyClaims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)Financial Strength (A.M. Best)
American Family4Excellent
Cal CasualtyNot RatedExcellent
Celina InsuranceNot RatedExcellent
Cincinnati InsuranceNot RatedSuperior
First Chicago MaverickNot RatedMarginal
Liberty Mutual3Excellent
State Farm3Superior


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What is the best auto insurance coverage in Indiana?

The minimum allowed insurance in Indiana is $25,000 Bodily Injury per person, $50,000 Bodily Injury per accident, and $25,000 Property Damage per accident.

If you select the minimum required coverage in Indiana, expect to owe an average of $485 per year. This is cheaper than the national average by 26%. If you want a higher level of car insurance coverage, you can select a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, protecting against damages caused by car-versus-car collisions, theft, or weather incidents. However, better coverage comes at a cost: in Indiana, a comprehensive policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $976, 101% more than basic liability-only coverage. For a comprehensive policy with a $500 deductible, expect to pay 134% more than for basic liability-only coverage.

Compare mean rates for basic, better, and best car insurance levels below.

LocationLiability-OnlyComprehensive — $1,000 DeductibleComprehensive — $500 Deductible
National Average$657.66$1,241.26$1,397.94

Indiana Auto Insurance Laws

State minimum insurance requirements in Indiana

In Indiana, drivers must maintain liability insurance coverage at the below minimum levels:

  • Bodily injury: $25,000 per person
  • Bodily injury: $50,000 per accident
  • Property damage: $25,000 per accident
Optional coverage in Indiana (varies by carrier):
  • Comprehensive
  • Collision
  • Loan/Lease Payoff
  • Medical Payments
  • Rental Car Reimbursement
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury
  • Uninsured Motorist Property Damage

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Driving Laws in Indiana

Indiana Texting and Driving Laws

  • Ban on all cell phones for drivers <18 years
  • Ban on text messaging for all drivers

Indiana DUI Laws

Indiana does not have a typical lookback period. Courts consider a driver’s five-year and ten-year conviction history when determining a sentence and penalties.

In Indiana, anyone found to have a BAC of 0.08% or higher will have their license suspended for a minimum of 30 days.

First-time DUI offenses in Indiana lead to:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • A license suspension of up to two years
  • Possible attendance in a substance abuse education course
  • Possible requirement to attend a victim impact panel
  • Possible submission to urine testing
  • Towing and impound of the vehicle

Ticket Impact on Auto Insurance Rates in Indiana

If you receive a ticket, your car insurance rates may rise. How much your rates rise depends on the severity of the violation, your car insurance company's pricing standards, and differing local insurance regulations. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.

Below is a look at car insurance costs in Indiana after a few common citations.

ViolationAvg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate% Insurance Rate Increase$ Insurance Rate Increase
Hit and Run$1,75653%$607
Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test$1,63142%$482
Reckless Driving$1,71950%$569
Driving with a Suspended License$1,75653%$607
At-Fault Accident$1,60339%$454
Driving with an Open Container$1,48729%$338
Operating a Vehicle Without Permission$1,49830%$349
Passing a School Bus$1,41123%$262
Improper Passing$1,41123%$262
Following Too Closely$1,38020%$230
Failure to Stop at a Red Light$1,38020%$230
Illegal Turn$1,36919%$219
Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane$1,42624%$276
Failure to Yield$1,38020%$230
Speeding in a School Zone$1,35017%$200
Driving Too Slowly$1,35017%$200
Distracted Driving$1,36919%$219
Driving with Expired Registration$1,1500%$0
Failure to Show Documents$1,1500%$0
Not-at-Fault Accident$1,1863%$37
Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint$1,1500%$0
Failure to Wear a Seat Belt$1,1500%$0
Driving Without Lights$1,1500%$0

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Indiana Car Insurance FAQs

Who has the cheapest car insurance in Indiana?

Our data show Travelers is the cheapest insurance provider for the average driver. The only way to know which company is actually the cheapest for you is to shop around. Compare rates and companies using our free tool with no sign-up required.

What is the average cost of auto insurance in Indiana?

Drivers in Indiana save $21 per month on car insurance compared to the national average. On average, Indiana drivers pay $567 for a six-month policy.

Does Indiana require you to have auto insurance?

Indiana requires all registered vehicles to carry at least liability insurance. If you're struggling to afford basic coverage, try our comparison tool to see local and national companies to find the most affordable rate for you.

How much does car insurance cost in Indiana cities?

Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Lafayette, Indiana, and the most expensive in Gary, Indiana.

RankCityAvg. Annual Premium
5New Albany$1,229
6Terre Haute$1,215
11Fort Wayne$1,140
14South Bend$1,124

Recent Indiana Car Insurance Questions and Answers

Can force-placed car insurance be removed on a car that does not work?

Most loan terms require that the financed vehicle must carry the comp and collision coverage. Even if the vehicle is broken-down and non-functioning, you still have to follow the stipulations set by your lienholder.

Can I dispute the payout amount my insurance company wants to give me?

Actual cash value (ACV) from your insurance is not the same as an adjusted amount — it's an estimate on their books. I would get another person to look at the vehicle and get another opinion on the adjustment to make sure it was accurate before trying to fight the claims department. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

If I backed into another person's car (which was sitting in their driveway), should I file a claim if repairs are estimated to be $2,500?

Hello, Since there is no damage to your vehicle, you would not need to file a claim. However, the person that you hit has the option to file a claim.

Am I required to purchase two years worth of auto insurance to obtain two years of proof (SR-22)?

You must maintain insurance continuously for your SR-22 to be effective. An SR-22 is a filing with that state that informs them when you have insurance and when the policy cancels.

Indiana Tour Guide Scholarship

At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Indiana area, while also getting an insider view of the Hoosier State.


So, students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

How do I choose a location?

The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that's just two miles from home, we want to see it.


Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

How to Apply
1. Create a video

Your original video should not exceed 2 minutes

2. Post online

The video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo

3. Submit by email

Email your submission to

4. Please include...

your name, address, and phone number when you submit


Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000


Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2020


Winner(s) will be selected and notified by email by January 31st, 2021

Judges: The Zebra

The winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation

*Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

Fine Print

By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.

Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.

Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.