South Dakota car insurance averages $1,268 annually. Find out more about average auto insurance in South Dakota.
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Car insurance is affordable in South Dakota. The average auto insurance cost in South Dakota is $1,268 per year — less than the national average by 11.1%.
Your auto insurance costs are dictated by factors other than your location. Auto insurance premiums price based on an array of components, such as a driver's marital status, driving history, credit rating, gender, and age.
We reviewed average South Dakota auto insurance rates by each of the major rating factors. Read on to see how much auto insurance costs in your location — or submit your zip to view personalized rates from top car insurance companies.
In South Dakota, car insurance costs $5,793 annually for a 16-year-old driver, but just $1,072 annually for a driver in their 50s.
|Age||Average Annual Premium|
If you're facing the frightful prospect of finding insurance for a teen driver, consider that South Dakota is the state in which to buy auto insurance for a 16-year-old.
While gender does not have as large an impact on car insurance rates as location or age, it is employed as a rating factor by auto insurers.
|Gender||Average Annual Rate|
If you're worried you aren't getting the best value for your money with your current auto insurance company, the best option is to do some shopping.
One benefit of getting hitched — aside from the wedding gifts — is the lower prices you tend to receive on your auto insurance. In South Dakota, married motorists save $114 per year on auto insurance policies. This is more than the national mean of $76.
|Marital Status||Average Annual Premium|
Auto insurance for divorced drivers in South Dakota is the 30th most expensive in the nation. If you think you're overpaying for your policy, do some shopping. You could find a great policy for less!
Car insurers utilize credit as a way of determining how reliable a prospective customer will be. Historical data show drivers who maintain good credit are often more dependable car insurance customers: they're less likely to file claims for which insurance companies pay.
In South Dakota, a motorist who has outstanding credit saves $1,251.03 per year in auto insurance premiums, compared to a driver who has a poor credit score. Learn more about how credit history affects auto insurance rates:
|Credit Tier||Average Annual Premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,373.21|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,330.44|
Finding cheap car insurance with bad credit can be tough. But The Zebra is here to help. Review our tips on getting car insurance with poor credit and learn how to save!
If you’re determined to be to be at fault for a car crash or found guilty of a driving infraction, your insurance rates are bound to rise. The more offenses you accumulate, the more expensive your car insurance policy becomes.
In South Dakota, your first at-fault fender bender will lead to an extra $645.26 annually in car insurance payments. A DUI or DWI — considered one of the most serious driving offenses — will increase your annual car insurance costs in South Dakota by as much as $660.26.
|Age||Average Yearly Premium|
|At-Fault Accident (<$1,000)||$1,913.46|
|At-Fault Accident ($1,000-$2,000)||$1,904.19|
|At-Fault Accident (>$2,000)||$1,913.46|
|Speeding (21-25 MPH > limit)||$1,623.60|
|Speeding (16-20 MPH > limit)||$1,500.46|
If you're facing above-average car insurance payments, think about shopping around to discover reasonably priced coverage that suits your needs.
How much you're charged every month for car insurance depends on the level of protection you choose. Liability-only coverage usually costs less, while low-deductible comprehensive coverage usually costs more. In South Dakota, the cost disparity between state-minimum liability-only coverage and full coverage with a $500 deductible is $940.
|Coverage Level||Average Annual Premium|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only||$348|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,051|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,277|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only||$310|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,023|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,251|
|State Minimum — Liability Only||$281|
|State Minimum — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$993|
|State Minimum — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,221|
If your car insurance premiums cost more than average, consider shopping around to find affordable insurance coverage that meets state regulations.
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