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The average car insurance rate in Erie is $1,450 per year. That's less than the statewide average in Pennsylvania ($1,475) and less expensive than the national average of $1,548. Our guide to Erie auto insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history, and marital status. Read on to find out more.
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The company-by-company differences in car insurance rates can be substantial, so it's important to compare quotes thoroughly and choose your insurer carefully. For a typical driver, GEICO offers Erie's cheapest rates. We've gathered the best cheap car insurance companies in Erie below. Remember that this list should only be seen as a starting point: it's important to compare quotes specific to your unique driving profile.
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The age group that enjoys the lowest auto insurance rates in Erie are drivers in their 50s, who pay an average of $1,268 per year. Drivers in their 60s pay marginally higher rates — $1,294 per year.
The Erie drivers who pay the highest insurance rates are teenagers. One of the most effective ways to get cheaper car insurance rates as a driver in Erie is to celebrate your 20th birthday. In Erie, teenage drivers pay $4,385 — a full $3,091 more than the second-most expensive rate paid by an age group.
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In some cases, a driver's gender and marital status may influence the car insurance rates they pay. 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 Erie pay $127 less than single drivers for auto insurance.
Gender is another factor that can influence auto insurance rates.
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If you want to keep your car insurance rates reasonable, keep your driving record clean. 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 Erie, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $686 per year, compared to the citywide average. For the sake of comparison, a DUI offense results in a $550 increase, and a speeding ticket triggers a $154 rate hike.
|Violation||Average Yearly Rate|
|At-fault Accident (damages < $1,000)||$1,587|
|At-fault Accident (damages > $2,000)||$2,287|
|Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)||$1,604|
A driver's credit level can be closely associated with their auto insurance rates. Erie drivers who improve their credit score from "Very Poor" (300-579) to "Exceptional" (800-850) can save as much as 55% 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 Erie, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $491 in savings on insurance each year.
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