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What's the average car insurance rate in Memphis?
The average cost of car insurance in Memphis, Tennessee, is $1,949 each year. That's pricier than the average in Tennessee ($1,570) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Keep reading to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on your marital status, age, credit score, and other common factors in Memphis.
AUTO INSURANCE: MEMPHIS RATES VS. STATE + NATIONAL AVERAGES
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Memphis car insurance premiums by company
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. In Memphis, GEICO provides the most affordable rates for the typical insurance customer. We've listed the best cheap car insurance companies in Memphis below. Use this information as a starting point and be sure to compare quotes specific to your unique driving profile.
MEMPHIS CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY COMPANY
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Auto insurance premiums by age in Memphis
The best age for car insurance rates as a driver in Memphis is your 50s: drivers in this age group pay an average of $1,612per year. Those in their 60s don't pay much more ($1,641).
The Memphis drivers facing the priciest insurance rates are teenagers. When drivers hit their 20s in Memphis and move out of the teenage age bracket, they reduce their premiums substantially. The cost differential between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Memphis is $5,190, the largest such difference between any two age brackets.
MEMPHIS CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY DRIVER AGE
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Memphis car insurance rates by marital status and gender
In some cases, a driver's marital status and gender may affect the auto insurance rates they pay. Married drivers usually pay less for car insurance than their single counterparts. In Memphis, married motorists pay $145 less than single drivers for auto insurance. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Memphis, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.
Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. Memphis's car insurance cost gap by gender is $40 per year, with male drivers paying more than female drivers.
INSURANCE RATES IN MEMPHIS BY MARITAL STATUS AND GENDER
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Memphis auto insurance costs by citation and accident history
If you want to keep your car insurance costs 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 Memphis, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $1,065 per year, compared to the citywide average. For comparison's sake, a DUI offense results in a $907 increase and a speeding ticket triggers a $425 rate hike.
MEMPHIS CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A VIOLATION OR ACCIDENT
|Incident||Average Annual Rate|
|At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000)||$2,584|
|At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)||$2,784|
|Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)||$2,374|
Memphis auto insurance rates by credit score
A driver's credit level can be closely correlated with their auto insurance rates. In fact, Memphis drivers who improve their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn, on average, a 64% decrease in their auto insurance costs. Moving from "Very Poor" to "Fair" credit is a great way to save money on car insurance. In Memphis, improving your credit to "Fair" could help you earn $1,796 in savings on insurance premiums each year.
MEMPHIS AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY CREDIT SCORE
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What drives up car insurance rates in Memphis?
Where you live in Memphis affects your car insurance rates. Besides your driving history and credit score, where you live is one of the biggest contributing factors to the car insurance rates you'll pay. The reason? Crime, theft and uninsured motorists vary by ZIP code. So if you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t play well with others, car insurance companies may consider you a high risk to insure, meaning: your rates could be higher than those of a pal who lives just around the block. And, unfortunately Memphis is no exception to the rule. From ZIP code 38018 to 38116, premiums rise by 19 percent—that’s $263.
Expensive Memphis ZIP codes: 38105, 38107, 38106, 38126, 38116
Cheap Memphis ZIP codes: 38018, 38137, 38138, 38135, 38133
Memphis Driving Conditions
Inclement weather goes hand in hand with wet brakes, slick roads, and decreased visibility.
And that's not the worst of it. More than 700,000 weather-related car accidents occur each year. In Memphis, you can expect 108 rainy days with an annual rainfall of 53.7 inches. Memphis is also known to experience thunderstorms and tornadoes.
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Driving in Memphis
Major HighwaysI-40 I-55 I-240
Toll RoadsU.S. 36 Express Lane
Car Insurance Companies in Memphis
Find Local Memphis Agents
Farris Evans Ins.Agency
1568 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Boyle Insurance Agency, Inc.
5900 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119
855 Ridge Lake Blvd Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38120
Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency
1374 Airways Blvd, Memphis, TN 38114
Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance
2670 Union Avenue Ext , Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38112
The Carter Agency
12 N MCLEAN BLVD, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Boshwit Brothers Mortgage Corp.
2595 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
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