Cheap New Hampshire Car Insurance

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Here's what you need to know when driving in New Hampshire

Across the Granite State, there are 33,002 miles of road just waiting to be driven. Read on to learn how much auto insurance costs in New Hampshire based on these variables, or submit your ZIP code above to receive free personalized quotes from top insurers offering the best value.


 

Affordable insurance companies in New Hampshire

What's the cheapest car insurance in New Hampshire?
Rank Company Name Avg. Annual Premium
1 Travelers $709
2 State Farm $1,026
3 Nationwide $1,033
4 GEICO $1,213
5 MetLife $1,266
6 Progressive $1,301
7 Vermont Mutual $1,632
8 Allstate $2,180
9 Liberty Mutual $2,244
10 Hanover $3,494

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Cheap auto insurance for good drivers in New Hampshire

Drivers with squeaky clean driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. New Hampshire drivers without a recent at-fault accident typically save 39% on their car insurance premiums — much more than the 32% US 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 $250 18.90%
No Accidents $709 39.76%
Good Credit $838 43.83%

 

Cheap auto insurance for young drivers in New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire, the typical teen driver pays $4,586 per year — about $400 less than the national average and approximately four times as much as does the typical New Hampshire driver.

Age Annual Rate with Parents Annual Rate Alone
16 $4,937 $6,193
17 $4,805 $5,298
18 $4,331 $4,553
19 $3,834 $2,743

 

Cheap auto insurance for bad drivers in New Hampshire

If you have a clean driving record — no at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, or other recent citations — you'll probably enjoy relatively cheap car insurance rates. Conversely, a bad driving record will cause your costs to skyrocket: car insurance premiums typically increase by 41% after a DUI, 39% after an at-fault accident, and 18% after a speeding ticket in New Hampshire. The post-citation penalties assessed by car insurance companies in New Hampshire roughly align with national averages. If you have a clean driving history, be sure to inquire about your insurance company's safe driver discount.

Rating Factor Annual Rate % Increase
At-Fault Accident $1,782 39.76%
DUI $1,849 41.94%
Speeding Violation $1,324 18.90%
Bad Credit $1,911 43.83%

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Top rated car insurance companies in New Hampshire

Each car insurance company emphasizes its low costs. But just like with any product or service, the cheapest auto insurance policy is not always the preferable choice. Considering what's at stake, it's worth doing the due diligence to discover the insurance policy that will cover your car completely in the event of a collision. Find a great value, rather than settling for the cheapest car insurance in New Hampshire.

Use the table below to better understand the quality of service you'll receive. You'll see reviews for popular auto insurers' financial strength, claims satisfaction, and customer satisfaction including an internal satisfaction score from The Zebra's customers. 

Insurance Company

Claims Satisfaction

(J.D. Power)

Customer Satisfaction

(J.D. Power)

Financial Strength

(A.M. Best)

Customer Satisfaction

(The Zebra)

Allstate Average Average Superior 4.3 / 5
Amica Excellent Excellent Superior N/A
GEICO Average Average Superior 4.4 / 5
Liberty Mutual Average Above average Good 4.2 / 5
MetLife N/A Below average Excellent N/A
Nationwide Average Poor Superior 4.3 / 5
Progressive Below average Below average Excellent 4.3 / 5
Safeco Average Average Excellent N/A
State Farm Above average Above average Superior 4.5 / 5
Travelers Average Below average Superior 4.3 / 5

 

New Hampshire auto insurance laws

In New Hampshire, the state minimum coverage requirements are as follows:

Liability

  • Bodily Injury $25,000 per person
  • Bodily Injury $50,000 per accident
  • Property Damage $25,000 per accident

Medical Payments

  • $1,000 per person

Optional coverage in New Hampshire (varies by carrier):

  • Comprehensive
  • Collision
  • Loan/Lease Payoff
  • Rental Car Reimbursement
  • Roadside Assistance

If you select the minimum required coverage in New Hampshire, you will pay an average of $510 annually. This is cheaper than the U.S. average by 22%. If you want better coverage, you can choose a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, protecting against damages caused by auto collisions, theft or vandalism, or weather incidents. It's worth noting that better coverage comes at a cost: in New Hampshire, a comprehensive insurance policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $969, 90% more than liability-only coverage. For comprehensive insurance coverage with a $500 deductible, expect to pay 113% more than you might for liability-only coverage.

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How tickets change insurance rates in Hampshire

If you receive a ticket or citation, your auto insurance premiums may go up. How much your rates rise depends on the specific citation, your insurer's pricing standards, and local insurance regulations. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.

See the below table for average car insurance rates in New Hampshire after a few common citations.

Violation Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate % Insurance Rate Increase $ Insurance Rate Increase
Hit and Run $2,076 88% $970
Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test $1,902 72% $797
DUI $1,902 72% $797
Racing $2,237 102% $1,132
Reckless Driving $1,899 72% $794
Driving with a Suspended License $2,027 83% $921
At-Fault Accident $1,762 59% $657
Driving with an Open Container $1,727 56% $622
Operating a Vehicle Without Permission $1,502 36% $397
Passing a School Bus $1,542 40% $437
Improper Passing $1,421 29% $315
Following Too Closely $1,373 24% $268
Speeding $1,394 26% $289
Failure to Stop at a Red Light $1,373 24% $268
Illegal Turn $1,373 24% $268
Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane $1,430 29% $325
Failure to Yield $1,373 24% $268
Speeding in a School Zone $1,397 26% $292
Driving Too Slowly $1,339 21% $234
Distracted Driving $1,373 24% $268
Driving with Expired Registration $1,280 16% $175
Failure to Show Documents $1,280 16% $175
Not-at-Fault Accident $1,105 0% $0
Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint $1,105 0% $0
Failure to Wear a Seat Belt $1,105 0% $0
Driving Without Lights $1,105 0% $0

 

New Hampshire car insurance FAQs

How much does car insurance cost in New Hampshire?

On average, insurance in New Hampshire is $313 cheaper per year than it is in the rest of the U.S. A full-coverage insurance policy in New Hampshire costs drivers an average of $542.

Can you drive without insurance in NH?

Unlike most other states, New Hampshire does not require auto insurance. Instead, you can submit a certificate of financial responsibility which proves you are able to cover the costs of an accident. If you cause an accident while driving uninsured, you are still responsible for covering the damages.

Is car insurance cheaper in NH?

Insurance is cheaper than average in New Hampshire. On average, drivers pay $26 less per month than drivers in the rest of the U.S.

How much does car insurance cost in New Hampshire 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 Concord, New Hampshire, and the most expensive in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Rank City Avg. Annual Premium
1 Manchester $1,192
2 Derry $1,096
3 Nashua $1,090
4 Hudson $1,083
5 Londonderry $1,063
6 Dover $1,045
7 Laconia $1,012
8 Rochester $999
9 Hanover $974
10 Concord $965

 

Recent Questions:

Can I add sister to my policy?

If your sister lives with you or uses your vehicle regularly, she can be added to your policy. Given her age and lack of driving experience, I would prepare for a big increase in your premium.
Mar 23, 2018 Manchester, New Hampshire

Can my insured relative drive my new, uninsured car off the lot?

Even if your relative is insured, they cannot drive the car home without insurance. Their coverage does not extend to your new vehicle unless they choose to add it to their policy.
Aug 6, 2019 Concord, NH

Will my auto insurance cover me to drive for Uber?

Unfortunately most insurance companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to ridesharing coverage so the answer isn't exactly clear. Each insurance company also differs in how they operate so your best bet would be to ask your existing insurance company about this specific question before you start driving for Uber.
Jun 26, 2016 Dover, NH

Is it mandatory to list my adult child on my policy if they live in my home but will not drive my vehicle?

Insurance companies generally require that any person living in the household be listed on your policy regardless of driving status. If a member of your household won't be driving your vehicle then you can normally exclude them from coverage or have them listed as a non-driver.
Aug 1, 2017 Groveton, NH

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