Car Insurance in Houston

Premiums in Houston surpass Texas' average by $323, which is why the city is recognized for its expensive premiums, so in Houston, it is especially crucial to cut costs while insuring a vehicle. Keep some money in your pocket by following the tips below about how to save on car insurance in Houston.

Houston Car Insurance by Age

Looking across all age groups, drivers in their 50s tend to have the lowest car insurance payments. Their rates generally average $1,816 per year. However, those in their 60s ($1,899) aren’t paying significantly more. The most significant decline in premiums for Houston drivers happens when they reach their 20s. Once out of the teenage age bracket, people save, on average, $4,382. While premiums for drivers in Houston will continue to shrink through their 50s, they should anticipate a change when they turn 60. Car insurance premiums are highest for teenage drivers, with payments that average $6,974 per year.

Houston Car Insurance by Credit Rating

For individuals with Very Poor credit (300-579), as opposed to Exceptional credit (800-850), car insurance premiums more than double. The greatest benefit of better credit occurs when boosting from Very Poor (300-579) to Fair (580-669), by which drivers can save around $440 per year.

Houston Car Insurance by Accident or Violation History

Accidents and violations on your record can cost you in terms of prices on car insurance. An at-fault accident with greater than $2000 of damages will increase your car insurance premiums more than other driving violations. In Houston, individuals who are found at-fault in an accident end up spending 50% more than the city average on car insurance each year. On average, a DUI in Houston will cost you 42% more in car insurance premiums versus the city average ($2,133). Reckless driving will also drive your rates up, with typical rates of $2,942, which are 38% higher than the city average.

Houston Car Insurance by Gender and Marital Status

There are a lot of factors, including gender and marital status, that play a role in car insurance premiums in Houston. However, males have premiums that are only a little more pricey than those for females. Did you know that in your city marital status can actually change your premiums substantially? Being married can save you approximately 10% per year compared to being single. Rates for those who are widowed are also way cheaper than rates for those who are single.

Where you live in Houston affects your car insurance rates. Besides your driving history and credit score, where you live is one of the biggest contributing factors to the car insurance rates you'll pay. The reason? Crime, theft and uninsured motorists vary by zip code. So if you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t play well with others, car insurance companies may consider you a high risk to insure, meaning: your rates could be higher than those of a pal who lives just around the block. And, unfortunately, Houston is no exception to the rule. From zip code 77095 to 77078, premiums rise by 22 percent—that’s $326.

Expensive Zip Codes

77201   77011   77016   77076   77078  

Cheap Zip Codes

77095   77070   77005   77339   77489  

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Driving in H-Town

Major Highways
U.S. 290 I-10 Loop 610
Public Transit
Toll Roads
Sam Houston Tollway Hardy Toll Road Tomball Tollway
Popular Day Trips
Guadalupe River Mustang Island Big Bend National Park

Houston Driving Conditions

Inclement weather goes hand in hand with wet brakes, slick roads & decreased visibility.

And that's not the worst of it. Each year there are more than 700,000 weather-related car accidents. In Houston, you can expect 104 rainy days with an annual rainfall of 49.8 inches. Houston is also known to experience thunderstorms and flash floods. You can check on the condition of the roads anytime here.


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Car Insurance Companies in Houston

Find Local Houston Agents

Marek Insurance Agency

6115 FM 2100 Rd Suite 107, Crosby, TX 77532

Carroll Insurance Agency, Ltd.

14906 FM 529 Rd Houston, TX 77095

Advisor Insurance Group LLC

13831 NW FWY Houston, TX 77040

Suzanne Brown Insurance Agency

11999 Katy Fwy #506 Houston, TX 77079

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