Glendale, CA Car Insurance

What is the average cost of car insurance in Glendale?


Car insurance coverage costs an average of $2,755 each year in Glendale. That's pricier than the average in California ($1,868) and more expensive than the national average of $1,548. Our guide to Glendale auto insurance includes average rates based on age, credit score, driving history, and marital status. Read on to learn more!


GLENDALE CAR INSURANCE RATES
Glendale Average (annual)California AverageUnited States Average
$2,755$1,868$1,548

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Glendale car insurance rates by insurer


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. For a typical insurance customer, GEICO provides Glendale's cheapest rates. See below the best companies for cheap auto insurance in Glendale — but don't forget to get personalized car insurance quotes to match your driving profile.


GLENDALE CAR INSURANCE RATES BY COMPANY
Insurance CompanyAverage Yearly Rate
GEICO$2,112
Mercury$2,200
CSAA$2,229
AAA$2,381
Infinity$2,613

Consult our expert guide to finding the best cheap car insurance.



Glendale car insurance costs by age

The age group that enjoys the lowest auto insurance rates in Glendale are drivers in their age_50s, who pay an average of $2,479per year. Those in their age_60s don't pay much more ($2,479).

Teenage drivers pay Glendale's most expensive car insurance rates. One of the most effective ways to get cheaper car insurance rates as a driver in Glendale is to celebrate your 20th birthday. The difference in rates paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Glendale is $6,019, the largest such difference between any two age groups.


GLENDALE AUTO INSURANCE COSTS BY AGE
Age tierAverage Annual Rate
Teenagers$10,082
20s$4,063
30s$2,675
40s$2,587
50s$2,479
60s$2,479
70s$2,883

Learn more about the impact of age on car insurance premiums.



Glendale car insurance premiums by gender and marital status


Marital status and gender can be contributors to car insurance rates, in some cases. In Glendale, married drivers pay $119 less than single drivers for car insurance. Married drivers enjoy less expensive rates than their single counterparts in most locations, based on data showing they file fewer insurance claims. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Glendale, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.

Gender is another factor that can affect car insurance rates. In Glendale, female drivers pay more for auto insurance than do male drivers: $4 per year, to be precise.


GLENDALE AUTO INSURANCE RATES: BY MARITAL STATUS AND GENDER
Marital Status/GenderAverage Annual Rate
Female$2,759
Male$2,755
Single$2,636
Married$2,636
Divorced$2,755
Widowed$2,675

Learn more about how gender and marital status have on auto insurance rates.



Glendale car insurance rates by accident and violation history


Maintaining a clean driving record is one of the best ways to keep your car insurance costs low. At-fault collisions, DWIs, citations for reckless driving, and speeding tickets each contribute to increases in car insurance rates. Insurance companies reward low-risk drivers with the gift of low rates.

Two of the most expensive driving violations from an insurance perspective are reckless driving and DUI. In Glendale, a reckless driving citation results in an average insurance rate increase of $4,626 per year, compared to the citywide average. For comparison's sake, a DUI offense results in a $4,489 increase and a speeding ticket triggers a $1,138 rate hike.


GLENDALE CAR INSURANCE RATES AFTER A COLLISION OR CITATION
IncidentAverage Yearly Rate
DWI/DUI$7,244
Reckless Driving$7,382
At-fault Accident (damages < $1,000)$2,766
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)$4,923
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$3,893

Get more info on how a bad driving history can impact your car insurance costs.



Glendale car insurance rates by credit tier


One of the byproducts of a good credit score is lower car insurance costs. Drivers who keep their credit score up typically pay less for auto insurance than do drivers with less-than-stellar credit histories. In fact, Glendale drivers who improve their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn, on average, a 0% decrease in their auto insurance costs. Moving from "Very Poor" to "Fair" credit is a meaningful step toward saving money on auto insurance. In Glendale, improving your credit to "Fair" could help you earn a $0 decrease in yearly insurance premiums.


GLENDALE AUTO INSURANCE RATES BY CREDIT SCORE
Credit LevelAverage Annual Rate
Very Poor$2,755
Fair$2,755
Good$2,755
Very Good$2,755
Exceptional$2,755

Learn more about the relationship between poor credit and car insurance.



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Based in Austin, TX, Ava has been in the insurance industry as a licensed agent for 4-plus years. Ava is currently one of The Zebra’s resident property insurance experts and has been featured in publications such as US News Report, GasBuddy, and Yahoo! Finance.