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How much does car insurance cost in Greenville?

Car insurance costs an average of $979 per year in Greenville. That's more expensive than the statewide average in North Carolina ($955) and less 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 factors in Greenville.

Greenville Average (per year) North Carolina Average National Average
$979 $955 $1,548


Greenville auto insurance rates by insurer

The difference in auto insurance rates from company to company can be dramatic. For a typical insurance customer, GEICO provides Greenville's cheapest rates. See below the best companies for cheap auto insurance in Greenville.

Insurance Company Average Annual Rate
GEICO $562
Erie $768
North Carolina Farm Bureau $813
State Farm $907
Nationwide $1,114

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

Greenville auto insurance rates by age

The age group that enjoys the lowest auto insurance rates in Greenville are drivers in their 50s, who pay an average of $918 per year. Drivers in their 60s pay marginally higher rates — $918 per year.

Teenage drivers pay Greenville's most expensive car insurance rates. When drivers hit their 20s in Greenville and move out of the teenage age bracket, they reduce their premiums substantially. In Greenville, teenage drivers pay $2,172 — a full $1,254 more than the second-most expensive rate paid by an age group.

Age group Average Annual Rate
Teenagers $2,172
20s $1,067
30s $972
40s $954
50s $918
60s $918
70s $974

Learn more about how age influences auto insurance rates.

Greenville auto insurance costs by marital status and gender

Marital status and gender can play roles in how car insurance companies set rates, in some cases. In most places, single drivers pay more than married drivers based on data that says they're more likely to file claims. Married drivers in Greenville pay $6 more than single drivers for auto insurance.

Gender is another factor that can influence auto insurance rates.

Marital Status/Gender Average Annual Rate
Female $979
Male $979
Single $979
Married $985
Divorced $979
Widowed $979

Read more about the relationships between gender, marital status and insurance premiums.

Greenville auto insurance costs by incident history

No matter where you live, avoiding accidents and citations is the best way to keep your auto insurance rates low. At-fault accidents, DUIs, reckless driving citations, and speeding tickets all contribute to a jump in your car insurance premiums, as insurance companies reward low-risk drivers with the gift of affordable rates.

Two of the most costly citations to receive are DUI and reckless driving. Greenville drivers found guilty of reckless driving face insurance rate increases of $850 per year, compared to the citywide average. A DUI violation is likely to cause a $3,497 increase, while a citation for speeding leads to a $504 rate hike.

Incident Average Yearly Rate
DWI/DUI $4,476
Reckless Driving $1,829
At-fault Accident (damages < $1,000) $1,314
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000) $1,601
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit) $1,483

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

Greenville 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. Greenville drivers who improve their credit score from "Very Poor" (300-579) to "Exceptional" (800-850) can save as much as 37% on their car insurance premiums. If you move from the "Very Poor" credit tier to the "Fair" credit tier, you could be in line for an auto insurance price drop. In Greenville, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $213 in savings on insurance each year.

Credit Tier Average Annual Rate
Very Poor $1,479
Fair $1,266
Good $1,153
Very Good $1,006
Exceptional $929

Learn more about the relationship between credit scores and car insurance rates.

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Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance. Her specialty is in providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions.

Kristine's insurance expertise and research have been cited by publications such as CNBC, Car and Driver, Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Balance, Nationwide and Elephant.

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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