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How much does car insurance cost in Shreveport?


The average cost of car insurance in Shreveport, Louisiana, is $2,194 per year. That's cheaper than the average across Louisiana ($2,379) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Read on to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on your credit score, gender, marital status, and other common factors in Shreveport.

Shreveport Average (annual) Louisiana Average United States Average
$2,194 $2,379 $1,548
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Shreveport auto insurance rates by company


The difference in auto insurance rates from company to company can be substantial. In Shreveport, Southern Farm Bureau provides the most affordable rates for the typical insurance customer. Reference below the top options for affordable insurance in Shreveport. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your unique driving profile.

Company Average Yearly Rate
Southern Farm Bureau $1,498
State Farm $1,874
GEICO $2,146
Allstate $2,477
Progressive $2,587

Consult our expert guide to finding the best cheap car insurance.



Shreveport car insurance costs by age

The age group that pays the least for car insurance in Shreveport are drivers in their 50s ($1,918 per year). Those in their 40s don't pay significantly more ($2,116).

The Shreveport drivers who face the priciest insurance rates are teenagers. One of the most effective ways to lower your car insurance rates as a driver in Shreveport is to age out of your teens. In Shreveport, teenage drivers pay $10,846 — a full $8,730 more than the second-most expensive rate paid by an age group.

Age Average Annual Rate
Teenagers $10,846
20s $2,961
30s $2,171
40s $2,116
50s $1,918
60s $2,135
70s $2,205

Learn more about how age influences auto insurance rates.



Shreveport auto insurance rates by gender and marital status


In some cases, a driver's marital status and gender may affect the auto insurance rates they pay. In most locations in the US, single drivers pay more than married drivers based on data that says they're more likely to file claims. Married drivers in Shreveport pay $105 less than single drivers for auto insurance. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Shreveport, widowed drivers pay less than those who are single.

Gender is yet another factor that can affect auto insurance premiums. In Shreveport, female drivers pay more for auto insurance than do male drivers: $106 per year, to be precise.

Marital Status/Gender Average Yearly Rate
Female $2,300
Male $2,194
Single $2,089
Married $2,089
Divorced $2,194
Widowed $2,175

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



Shreveport auto insurance rates by accident and violation history


Maintaining a clean driving record is an effective way to minimize your insurance rates. 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 Shreveport, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $918 per year, compared to the citywide average. For comparison's sake, a DUI offense results in a $1,018 increase and a speeding ticket triggers a $426 rate hike.

Incident Average Yearly Rate
DUI/DWI $3,213
Reckless Driving $3,113
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000) $3,247
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000) $3,266
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit) $2,620

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



Shreveport car insurance costs by credit level


Another major insurance rating factor is credit score. Drivers with bad credit histories typically face more expensive car insurance than do drivers with stellar credit. In Shreveport, an improvement in credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) corresponds to a 58% drop in car insurance costs. Moving into the "Fair" credit tier from the "Very Poor" level is one of the most impactful steps a driver can take in pursuit of better car insurance rates. In Shreveport, improving your credit to "Fair" corresponds with a $1,503 decrease in annual car insurance rates.

Credit Score Average Rate (annual)
Very Poor $4,247
Fair $2,744
Good $2,194
Very Good $1,995
Exceptional $1,797

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



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Ross MartinManager, Content Quality

Ross joined The Zebra as a writer and researcher in 2019. As a licensed insurance agent, he specializes in writing insurance content to help shoppers make informed decisions.

Ross holds a master's degree from Royal Holloway, University of London and has a background in copywriting and education. As a former teacher, he applies his educational skills to explain insurance concepts in ways that consumers can understand.

Ross's work has been cited by The New York Times, AxiosInvestopedia, The Simple DollarThe BalanceCar and Driver and Fox Business. He has been quoted by CNET, I Drive Safely and Kin Insurance

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