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How much does car insurance cost in Waco?

Car insurance coverage costs an average of $661 every six months in Waco. That's cheaper than the average in Texas ($707) and less expensive than the national average of $880. Read on to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on age, credit score, and other factors in Waco. Read on to learn more!

Car insurance in Waco vs. Texas Average 6 Mo. Premium
Waco average $661
Texas average $707

The Zebra's key takeaways about car insurance in Waco:

  • The average cost of a car insurance policy in Waco is $661 per six-month policy — $110 per month.
  • The cheapest company in Waco is GEICO ($555).
  • 37% of Zebra customers in Waco stated they used our product because they were paying too much for car insurance with their current provider.

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Waco car insurance rates by company

The best way to save on auto insurance is to collect quotes from as many companies as possible, selecting the provider from which you receive the most affordable insurance quote. In Waco, GEICO provides the most affordable rates for the typical insurance customer. We've listed the best cheap car insurance companies in Waco below. Use this information as a starting point and be sure to compare quotes specific to your unique driving profile.

Cheapest car insurance companies in Waco, TX
Company Avg. 6 Mo. Premium
GEICO $555
USAA $580
State Farm $602
Allstate $1,095

The Zebra’s auto insurance data methodology

The Zebra’s Dynamic Insurance Rating Tool for home and auto insurance rates utilizes the latest ZIP code-level rate filings from across the U.S., sourced from Quadrant Information Services and S&P Global. These filings, typically updated annually or biennially by insurers, are verified through Quadrant’s QA process and then integrated into The Zebra’s estimator.

The displayed rates are based on a dynamic home and auto profile designed to reflect the content of the page. This profile is tailored to match specific factors such as age, location, and coverage level, which are adjusted based on the page content to show how these variables can impact premiums.

For a comprehensive understanding, see our detailed methodology.

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The only way to know which company has the cheapest coverage for you is to compare. Our comparison will do the leg work for you. Enter your ZIP code to see rates from Progressive, State Farm, GEICO and USAA (+ other top companies) to find the best and cheapest car insurance in Waco.

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Waco auto insurance rates by age

Our data tells us that drivers between the ages of 20-29 make up 32% of Waco drivers. The best age for car insurance rates as a driver in Waco is in your 50s: drivers in this age group pay an average of $571 every six months for an insurance policy. Drivers in their 60s pay marginally higher rates — $589 every six months.

Teenage drivers pay Waco's most expensive car insurance rates. One of the easiest ways to reduce your car insurance rates as a driver in Waco is to age out of your teenage years. The difference in rates paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Waco is $1,625, the largest such difference between any two age groups.

Waco auto insurance costs by age
Age bracket Avg. 6 Mo. Premium
Teenagers $1,672
20s $860
30s $650
40s $632
50s $571
60s $589
70s $721

Waco car insurance rates by credit score

Another major insurance policy rating factor is credit score. Drivers with bad credit histories typically face more expensive car insurance than do drivers with stellar credit. Waco drivers who build their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn a 60% decrease in car insurance rates. If you move from the "Very Poor" credit tier to the "Fair" credit tier, you could be in line for an auto insurance price adjustment. In Waco, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $552 in insurance savings every six months.  Our data tells us 40% of drivers in Waco have a credit score of average (580-679). 

credit score
Waco auto insurance costs by credit level
Credit Tier Avg. 6 Mo. Premium
Very Poor $1,370
Fair $818
Good $661
Very Good $614
Exceptional $548

Waco car insurance rates by violation

Maintaining a clean driving record is an effective way to minimize your auto insurance costs. Speeding citations, reckless driving charges, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all tend to bring about rate increases.

Two of the most costly citations to receive are DUI and reckless driving. Waco drivers found guilty of reckless driving face insurance rate increases of $698 per year, compared to the citywide average. A DUI violation may lead to a $716 increase, while a citation for speeding leads to a $110 rate hike.

Waco auto insurance rates after a violation
Incident Avg. 6 Mo. Premium
DWI/DUI $1,019
Reckless Driving $1,010
At-fault Accident (damage < $1,000) $830
At-fault Accident (damage > $2,000) $995
Speeding Ticket (16-20 MPH over speed limit) $716

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About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We publish data-backed, expert-reviewed resources to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

  • The Zebra’s insurance content is written and reviewed for accuracy by licensed insurance agents.
  • The Zebra’s insurance editorial content is not subject to review or alteration by insurance companies or partners.
  • The Zebra’s editorial team operates independently of the company’s partnerships and commercialization interests, publishing unbiased information for consumer benefit.
  • The auto insurance rates published on The Zebra’s pages are based on a comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing data, evaluating more than 83 million insurance rates from across the United States.