Spokane, WA Car Insurance

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How much does auto insurance cost in Spokane?

 

The average cost of car insurance in Spokane, Washington, is $1,320 per year. That's less than the average across Washington ($1,368) and less expensive than the national average of $1,548. Our guide to Spokane car insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history, and marital status. Keep reading to learn more!

 
SPOKANE CAR INSURANCE RATES
Spokane Average (per year)Washington AverageNational Average
$1,320$1,368$1,548

 

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Spokane car insurance premiums by insurer

 

The difference in auto insurance rates from company to company can be substantial. For a typical driver, PEMCO Insurance offers Spokane's cheapest rates. See below the best options for affordable auto insurance in Spokane. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your driving profile.

 
SPOKANE AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY COMPANY
InsurerAverage Annual Rate
PEMCO Insurance$859
USAA$916
State Farm$1,168
Progressive$1,296
Allstate$1,623
 

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Spokane auto insurance rates by age

Spokane drivers in their 50s pay relatively affordable car insurance rates just $1,158 each year, on average. Those in their 60s don't pay much more ($1,203).

The Spokane drivers who pay the highest insurance rates are teenagers. When Spokane drivers hit their 20s, their insurance rates drop substantially. The gap in cost between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Spokane is $4,005. That's the biggest gap in premiums between any pair of age brackets.

 
SPOKANE AUTO INSURANCE COSTS BY AGE
Age groupAverage Yearly Rate
Teenagers$5,779
20s$1,774
30s$1,290
40s$1,218
50s$1,158
60s$1,203
70s$1,533
 

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Spokane auto insurance costs by marital status and gender

 

In some cases, a driver's marital status and gender may affect the auto 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 Spokane pay $64 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 Spokane, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.

Another component of auto insurance pricing is gender. In Spokane, female drivers pay $29 per year more than do male drivers.

 
INSURANCE RATES IN SPOKANE BY MARITAL STATUS AND GENDER
Marital Status/GenderAverage Annual Rate
Female$1,349
Male$1,320
Single$1,256
Married$1,256
Divorced$1,320
Widowed$1,296
 

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Spokane car insurance costs by incident history

 

If you want to keep your car insurance costs reasonable, keep your driving record clean. At-fault accidents, DUIs, reckless driving citations, and speeding tickets all contribute to expensive auto insurance rates, as insurance companies reward low-risk drivers with the gift of affordable rates.

Two of the most expensive driving violations from an insurance perspective are reckless driving and DUI. In Spokane, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $552 per year, compared to the citywide average. For comparison's sake, a DUI offense results in a $588 increase, and a speeding ticket triggers a $289 rate hike.

 
SPOKANE CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A COLLISION OR CITATION
ViolationAverage Yearly Rate
DUI/DWI$1,907
Reckless Driving$1,872
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000)$1,794
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)$1,947
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$1,608
 

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Spokane car insurance rates by credit score

 

An important insurance rating factor is credit. Drivers with checkered credit histories typically face higher car insurance rates than do drivers with good credit. In fact, Spokane 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. Moving into the "Fair" credit tier from the "Very Poor" level is one of the most impactful steps a driver can take in pursuit of better car insurance rates. In Spokane, improving your credit to "Fair" corresponds with a $1,042 decrease in annual car insurance rates.

 
SPOKANE AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY CREDIT LEVEL
Credit ScoreAverage Annual Rate
Very Poor$2,657
Fair$1,615
Good$1,320
Very Good$1,186
Exceptional$1,052
 

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As a licensed insurance agent, Ross is responsible for researching and writing about all matters related to auto and home insurance. He has a background in writing and education, as well as a master's degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has been quoted by CNET, iDriveSafely.com, and Kin Insurance.