Compare the best rates from 33 car insurance companies in Oregon.
Across the Beaver State, there are 122,395 miles of road waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.
Drivers with good records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Oregon drivers earn big by driving safe and avoiding at-fault accidents, cutting 36% from their car insurance bill, on average — compared to the national average of 33%. 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||$334||19.74%|
Young drivers (those between the ages of 16 and 25) pay extraordinarily high auto insurance rates, with those aged between 16 and 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 Oregon, the typical teen driver pays $5,208 per year — approximately $300 more than the national average for teens, and more than three times as much as the average driver in Oregon.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
The best way to minimize your auto insurance expenditure is to avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, and DUIs. As insurance companies use your driving record as a way to predict the level of risk you present, keeping your driving record clean will lead to lower premiums. It's especially important to avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets and DUI citations in Oregon, one of the states in which insurance companies penalize poor driving most severely. In fact, a single speeding ticket can raise an Oregon driver's car insurance rates by 19%.
|Rating Factor||Annual Rate||% Increase|
Each and every car insurance company highlights its affordable costs. But as with any service, the most affordable car insurance policy isn't always the preferable selection. Considering what's at stake, it's worth doing your research to discover an insurance policy that can cover your car completely after an accident. Be on the lookout for a great value, rather than settling for the cheapest car insurance available.
Compare top auto insurers' financial stability and claims satisfaction levels to better understand the level of service you will receive. 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 AM Best and varying from "Superior" to "Poor" — assesses an insurer's financial strength and ability to satisfy its policy and contractual obligations.
|Insurance Company||Claims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)||Financial Strength (AM Best)|
|Mutual Enumclaw||Not Rated||Excellent|
Auto insurance minimums in Oregon are $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 bodily injury per accident, and $20,000 property damage per accident.
If you carry the minimum coverage level in Oregon, you can expect to owe an average of $745 per year. This is more expensive than the nationwide average by 13%. If you want higher-level car insurance coverage, you can select a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, protecting against the costs of vehicle collisions, theft, or weather incidents. But better insurance comes at a price: in Oregon, a comprehensive policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $1,253, 68% more than liability-only car insurance. For comprehensive insurance coverage with a $500 deductible, expect to pay 85% more than you would for basic coverage.
Compare average costs for liability insurance-only and comprehensive coverage options below.
|Location||Liability-Only||Comprehensive — $1,000 Deductible||Comprehensive — $500 Deductible|
Drivers in Oregon must maintain — at a minimum — the below levels of auto insurance coverage:
The DUI/DUII lookback period in Oregon is five years. Multiple DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants) offenses within five years may lead to stricter penalties and fines.
Penalties are also enhanced for any DUI in which a child under 18 years old is a passenger.
The first and second DUII offense in Oregon is a class A misdemeanor. Three or more DUII offenses within 10 years are considered class C felonies.
First-time DUII offenses in Oregon lead to:
If you receive a ticket or citation, your auto insurance rates will probably rise. By how much depends on the violation's severity, your insurance company's pricing strategy, and local insurance regulations. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a look at car insurance costs in Oregon after a few common citations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate||% Insurance Rate Increase||$ Insurance Rate Increase|
|Hit and Run||$2,150||54%||$756|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$1,999||43%||$606|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$2,133||53%||$740|
|Driving with an Open Container||$1,864||34%||$470|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$1,828||31%||$435|
|Passing a School Bus||$1,783||28%||$390|
|Following Too Closely||$1,844||32%||$450|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$1,732||24%||$338|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$1,754||26%||$360|
|Failure to Yield||$1,732||24%||$338|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$1,720||23%||$326|
|Driving Too Slowly||$1,718||23%||$324|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$1,514||9%||$120|
|Failure to Show Documents||$1,514||9%||$120|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$1,460||5%||$66|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$1,460||5%||$66|
|Driving Without Lights||$1,460||5%||$66|
Using a Honda Accord as an example, a six-month policy costs $687 — $114 per month — to insure a vehicle in Oregon.
Our data suggest Travelers ($466) and USAA ($562) are the cheapest providers in Oregon.
Oregon's car insurance premiums are about average compared to the rest of the U.S. If you feel you are paying too much for car insurance, use The Zebra's comparison tool to see if you could be getting a better rate.
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 Roseburg, Oregon, and the most expensive in Gresham, Oregon.
|Rank||City||Avg. Annual Premium|
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 Oregon, while also getting an insider view of the Beaver 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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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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