Temporary Car Insurance in Hawaii

The Zebra
Jan. 18, 2019

If you are seeking flexible car insurance, you could consider a temporary car insurance policy. Truth is, short-term car insurance agreements are uncommon for a few reasons.

First, many insurers don’t offer contracts for periods shorter than six months. As auto insurance coverage is required by law in most US states, swapping policies by the month can be risky. You also run the risk of having lapses in your auto insurance record by moving between policies frequently, leading to higher rates down the road.

Good news: car insurance policies typically last for only six months. This hasty turnaround allows insurance companies to frequently “re-rate” — or re-price — your policy with your current driving history and personal info.


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It also gives you a perfect opportunity for you to reset your situation by checking out a new insurer. Retrieving quotes on the Internet is painless, and there’s no penalty for moving between auto insurance companies at the end of your policy — or even in the middle of your policy term, as long as your insurance doesn't lapse.

The flexible nature of car insurance makes it relatively easy to buy quickly. If you're required to get a policy to drive a new vehicle off the lot, shopping for insurance for a longer-term car rental, or seeking coverage on a vehicle you don't own but drive often, consider purchasing a half-year policy and cutting the agreement short as needed.

Temporary auto insurance in Hawaii

See below typical car insurance costs in Hawaii, organized by major insurers and major cities. If your costs exceed what you see below, consider shopping around.


SHORT-TERM CAR INSURANCE RATES IN HAWAII — BY COMPANY
Insurance CompanyAverage 6-Month RateAverage Monthly Rate
Hawaii State Average — All Companies$540$90
GEICO$430$72
USAA$415$69
State Farm$492$82
Allstate$621$103
Progressive$773$129

The most affordable option for single-month auto insurance in Hawaii is USAA. In Hawaii, the average monthly cost of auto insurance is $90, or $540 over a six-month period.

Where you live has just as large an influence on your insurance rates as as your choice of insurance company. Car insurance companies weigh the frequency of claims in a given area when pricing policies by ZIP code. See below insurance prices in major Hawaii cities and compare against what you pay.


TEMPORARY CAR INSURANCE RATES IN HAWAII — BY CITY
Insurance CompanyAverage 6-Month RateAverage Monthly Rate
Honolulu$513$86
Pearl City$513$86
Hilo$560$93
Kailua$537$103
Waipahu$518$86

If your premiums exceed the above, take some time to compare rates. The short-term nature of a car insurance agreement increases the importance of staying in-the-know and willing to shop.

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