Car insurance costs $901 per year in Virginia, on average. Find out more about average rates in Virginia.
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Auto insurance is relatively cheap in Virginia. The average car insurance rate in Virginia is $901 per year — nearly 37% less than the U.S. average.
Your auto insurance prices are impacted by factors other than location. Auto insurance premiums consider an array of factors, including a motorist's driving record, credit history, gender, age, and marital status.
We assessed average Virginia car insurance prices by all of the most common rating factors. Read on to learn how much auto insurance costs in your state — or enter your zip code to view tailored quotes from top insurers.
It’s a fact of life: as you age, your auto insurance rates change. As a general rule, car insurance is pricier for teenage drivers, as car insurance companies see inexperienced motorists as riskier.
In Virginia, auto insurance costs $4,185 each year for a 16-year-old driver, but only $766 yearly for a driver in his or her 50s.
|Age||Average Yearly Premium|
If you're facing the prospect of getting a teen driver insured, it's worth noting Virginia is the 4th cheapest state in which to buy auto insurance for a 16-year-old.
While gender does not have as large an impact on auto insurance prices as a driver's location or experience level, it is used as a rating factor by underwriters.
|Gender||Average Annual Rate|
If you're concerned about getting the most for your money with your present auto insurer, the best option is to do some shopping.
One benefit of getting hitched — in addition to the honeymoon — is the price cut you typically receive on insurance. In Virginia, married motorists save $87 per year on auto insurance. This is more than the national average of $76.
|Marital Status||Average Annual Rate|
Auto insurance for divorced drivers in Virginia is the second-cheapest in the US. If you think you're overpaying for your policy, shop around. It never hurts to see what's out there!
Auto insurers use credit history to get an idea of how responsible a customer will be. Data demonstrate drivers with superior credit are more dependable car insurance customers: they less frequently file claims covered by insurance companies.
In Virginia, a driver who carries exceptional credit saves $788 per year on auto insurance rates, compared to a driver saddled with a less-favorable credit score. Read more about how credit history impacts car insurance expenditures:
|Credit Quality||Average Annual Rate|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,609.37|
|Very Good (740-799)||$937.09|
Getting affordable car insurance if you're saddled with a poor credit score can be hard.
If you’re discovered to be at fault for a car crash or convicted of a driving violation, your auto insurance rates are going to climb. The more offenses you rack up, the more costly your auto insurance gets.
In Virginia, your first minor at-fault accident leads to an additional $438.09 per year in car insurance premiums. A DUI — among the most severe driving offenses — will lift your annual insurance expenditure in Virginia by an average of $368.99.
|Age||Average Annual Rate|
|At-Fault Accident (<$1,000)||$1,338.83|
|At-Fault Accident ($1,000-$2,000)||$1,380.41|
|At-Fault Accident (>$2,000)||$1,338.83|
|Speeding (21-25 MPH > limit)||$1,220.46|
|Speeding (16-20 MPH > limit)||$1,208.00|
If you're facing above-average car insurance costs, think about weighing your options to find cheap coverage that suits your needs.
How much you pay every month for car insurance depends on the tier of coverage you select. Liability-only coverage typically costs less, while lower-deductible comprehensive coverage costs more. In Virginia, the rate gap between state-minimum liability-only coverage and comprehensive coverage with a $500 deductible is $564.
|Coverage Level||Average Annual Premium|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only||$482|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$918|
|$100K/$300K/$100K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$1,040|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — Liability Only||$424|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$860|
|$50K/$100K/$50K Bodily Injury/Property Damage — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$982|
|State Minimum — Liability Only||$376|
|State Minimum — $1,000 Comprehensive/Collision||$817|
|State Minimum — $500 Comprehensive/Collision||$940|
If you're dealing with high car insurance costs, think about insurance shopping to discover affordable coverage that fits your needs.
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