Compare the best rates from 20 car insurance companies in North Dakota.
Across the Peace Garden State, there are 175,960 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.
Compare quotes from 20 insurance companies that provide coverage throughout North Dakota. Enter your ZIP code below to get started.
Drivers with good driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. North Dakota drivers without a recent moving violation can save 18% on their car insurance premiums, on average — compared to the national average of 17%. 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||$286||18.80%|
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. North Dakota's teen drivers receive a relative bargain, paying just $4,384 per year on average, roughly $600 less than the national average — but still about three times as much as the average driver in North Dakota.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
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 38% after a DUI, 30% after an at-fault accident, and 18% after a speeding ticket in North Dakota. The post-citation penalties assessed by car insurance companies in North Dakota 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|
Every auto insurance company advertises its low prices. But as with any product, the most affordable car insurance option is not always the finest option. Considering what's at stake, it's worth doing your research to zero in on an insurance policy that covers your vehicle completely in the event of an incident. Find a great value, instead of settling for the cheapest car insurance in your state.
Compare popular insurers' fiscal strength and claims satisfaction levels to better understand the level of service you can expect. Claims satisfaction — measured by J.D. Power — is ranked 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" — assesses an insurer's financial strength and ability to fulfill its policy and contractual obligations.
|Insurance Company||Claims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)||Financial Strength (A.M. Best)|
|Auto Club Group||2||Excellent|
|Nodak Mutual||Not Rated||Excellent|
|North Star||Not Rated||Superior|
|State Auto||Not Rated||Excellent|
The minimum insurance requirement in North Dakota 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 North Dakota, you'll pay an average of $358 each year. This cost is cheaper than the nationwide average by 46%. If you elect more comprehensive coverage, you can purchase a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, insuring against the costs of vehicle crashes, theft, or weather incidents. However, better auto insurance coverage comes at a cost: in North Dakota, a comprehensive policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $1,054, 194% more than basic coverage. For comprehensive insurance coverage with a $500 deductible, you can expect to pay 243% more than you might for a basic liability-only policy.
Compare average costs for basic, good, and great coverage levels below.
|Location||Liability-Only||Comprehensive — $1,000 Deductible||Comprehensive — $500 Deductible|
In North Dakota, drivers are required to obtain auto insurance at or above the below levels:
Find out more about North Dakota's car insurance requirements.
The DUI lookback for most DUI offenses in North Dakota is seven years. The lookback period is extended to 15 years for four or more offenses. Imposed penalties are harsher for repeated DUI convictions within this timeframe.
First-time DUI offenses in North Dakota are class B misdemeanors and lead to:
If you receive a ticket, your car insurance costs will probably rise. By how much depends on the type of violation, your car insurance company's pricing standards, and differing local insurance regulations and risks. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a snapshot of typical auto insurance rates in North Dakota after some common violations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate||% Insurance Rate Increase||$ Insurance Rate Increase|
|Hit and Run||$2,182||65%||$857|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$2,073||56%||$748|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$2,182||65%||$857|
|Driving with an Open Container||$1,587||20%||$262|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$1,685||27%||$360|
|Passing a School Bus||$1,680||27%||$355|
|Following Too Closely||$1,600||21%||$275|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$1,714||29%||$390|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$1,618||22%||$293|
|Failure to Yield||$1,618||22%||$293|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$1,613||22%||$288|
|Driving Too Slowly||$1,577||19%||$252|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$1,444||9%||$119|
|Failure to Show Documents||$1,444||9%||$119|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$1,351||2%||$26|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$1,351||2%||$26|
|Driving Without Lights||$1,351||2%||$26|
How much is car insurance in North Dakota?
If you want a liability-only policy in North Dakota, rates average at $179 for a six-month policy. For full coverage, premiums increase to $613, or $102 per month.
Who has the cheapest auto insurance?
For a full coverage policy with a typical driver profile, USAA offers the cheapest rates in North Dakota: $977 per year or $488 for a six-month policy.
What can lower your car insurance?
Your best option for cheap car insurance in North Dakota is to find the right company. Discounts can't make up for an expensive company. Get started with us to see rates from different providers in North Dakota.
Yes. If you happen to find yourself pulled over by a police officer in North Dakota you won't have to rifle through your glovebox wondering if you remembered to replace that expired insurance card last month. Instead, you can provide proof of coverage with your smartphone.
7% of drivers don't have insurance in North Dakota — below the US average of 13%. It's worth considering uninsured motorist coverage in North Dakota to avoid extra costs in the event of an accident.
Yes. Car insurance is mandatory in North Dakota.
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 West Fargo, North Dakota, and the most expensive in Hazen, North Dakota.
|Rank||City||Avg. Annual Premium|
|22||Grand Forks AFB||$1,213|
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 North Dakota area, while also getting an insider view of the Peace Garden 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.
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.
Your original video should not exceed 2 minutes
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Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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