Cheap Idaho Car Insurance

Compare the best rates from 15 car insurance companies in Idaho.

Here's what you need to know when driving in Idaho

Across the Gem State, there are 98,132 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.

Cheap Car Insurance

It's cheap to get car insurance in Idaho!

Whoa! Idaho is one of the cheapest states for car insurance. Let's see how much you'll save!
At The Zebra we're all about helping you save money on car insurance. Our engine looks for the cheapest insurance provider to find the best fit for you and your vehicle. Since Idaho might have cheaper premiums that makes our job a breeze! It's easy to get started—we just need some basic information to begin finding the best auto discounts for you.
What's the cheapest car insurance in Idaho?
Rank Company Premium
1 American National $242
2 Farm Bureau of ID Group $539
3 USAA $541
4 Oregon Mutual $665
5 Travelers $693
6 American Family $713
7 Auto-Owners $727
8 The Hartford $742
9 State Farm $816
10 Nationwide $919
11 Grange $964
12 Allied $1,010
13 Mutual Enumclaw $1,067
14 GEICO $1,071
15 MetLife $1,084
16 Safeco $1,139
17 Progressive $1,141
18 Cal Casualty $1,189
19 Liberty Mutual $1,298
20 Allstate $1,478
21 Sentry $1,751
22 Baldwin & Lyons $1,798
23 Workmen's Auto $1,989

Cheap Insurance for Good Drivers in Idaho

Drivers with good driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Idaho drivers without a recent traffic ticket typically save 19% on their car insurance, on average — well above the national average of 17%. In addition to earning a cheaper premium for driving incident-free, you may qualify for a safe-driving bonus through your car insurance company. The amount of these discounts may vary, but they typically run between 5 and 10%.

Rating Factor $ Savings % Savings
No Traffic Tickets $246 19.35%
No Accidents $460 31.01%
Good Credit $910 47.07%

Cheap Insurance for Young Drivers in Idaho

Young drivers (those between the ages of 16 and 25) pay extraordinarily high auto insurance rates, with those aged 16-19 paying the most expensive premiums of all. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teens pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. Idaho is a relatively affordable state for teen drivers: the typical teen driver pays $3,550 per year — about $1,400 less than the national average for teens, but still approximately three times the average for all Idaho drivers.

Age Annual Rate with Parents Annual Rate Alone
16 $2,792 $5,816
17 $2,659 $5,130
18 $2,671 $4,565
19 $2,298 $2,470

Cheap Car Insurance for Bad Drivers in Idaho

If you have a clean driving record — no at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, or other recent citations — you'll probably pay less for car insurance. Conversely, a bad driving record will cause your rates to skyrocket: car insurance premiums typically increase by 34% after a DUI, 31% after an at-fault accident, and 19% after a speeding ticket in Idaho. These post-incident rate hikes roughly align with national averages. If you have a clean recent driving history, be sure to inquire about your insurer's safe driver discount.

Rating Factor Annual Rate % Increase
At-Fault Accident $1,484 31.01%
DUI $1,566 34.64%
Speeding Violation $1,269 19.35%
Bad Credit $1,934 47.07%
Car Insurance Laws

State minimum insurance requirements in Idaho

In Idaho, the state minimum coverage requirement is liability with limits of:
Optional coverage in Idaho (varies by carrier):

Liability coverage is legally required in Idaho and pays for injury and lost wages that you cause to another driver or their passengers as well as damage to the other driver’s vehicle in the event that you are considered “at fault” in an accident. The coverage limits are determined by each individual state and normally split into three categories. In Idaho, the minimum is listed as 25/50/15 and explained below:

$25,000 bodily injury coverage per person. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for a single person that you injure in an auto accident.

$50,000 bodily injury coverage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for all injuries that you cause in an accident if more than one person is hurt.

$15,000 property damage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for damage that you cause in an accident.

These numbers reflect the minimum limits required in Idaho but higher coverage amounts are available with most companies.

Top Idaho Car Insurance Companies

The Zebra compares over 200 companies & 1,800 products, so you can save way more than 15% and find the cheapest car insurance in Idaho.

Car Insurance FAQs

Are digital insurance cards accepted in Idaho?


What does this mean for you?

If you happen to find yourself pulled over by a police officer in Idaho you won't have to rifle through your glovebox wondering if you remembered to replace that expired insurance card last month. Instead, you can provide proof of coverage with your smartphone.

Do I need uninsured motorist coverage in Idaho?

Uninsured Drivers in Idaho




Did you know?

Uninsured motorist coverage protects you from damage caused by other drivers without insurance and hit-and-runs.

How much does car insurance cost in Idaho cities?

Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Boise, Idaho, and the most expensive in Moscow, Idaho.

Rank City Avg. Annual Premium
1 Moscow $1,094
2 Sandpoint $1,088
3 Lewiston $1,078
4 Ammon $1,068
5 Idaho Falls $1,065
6 Rexburg $1,064
7 Blackfoot $1,063
8 Chubbuck $1,047
9 Pocatello $1,046
10 Burley $1,041
11 Twin Falls $1,039
12 Jerome $1,035
13 Hayden $1,032
14 Caldwell $1,029
15 Nampa $1,025
16 Coeur d'Alene $1,018
17 Hailey $1,011
18 Payette $1,002
19 Post Falls $1,001
20 Mountain Home $981
21 Eagle $976
22 Kuna $974
23 Garden City $971
24 Meridian $966
25 Boise $965

Recent Idaho Car Insurance Questions and Answers

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Driving Laws

Idaho Texting and Driving Laws

  1. Ban on text messaging for all drivers
Alcohol Related Fatalities


Per Year in Idaho
Annual DUI Arrests
US Average
DUI Legal Limit


Blood Alcohol Content
Average DUI Cost


Nationally, For First Offenders
What does this mean for you?

Driving with a blood alcohol content higher than the number above will put you at risk of being arrested for driving under the influence. If arrested you’ll face harsh consequences and may face varying degrees of jail time, fines, driver’s license suspensions, and reinstatement requirements.

If convicted of a DUI, you can expect the financial obligations to extend beyond the DUI ticket to court costs, attorney fees, higher insurance rates, and potentially the installation of a Ignition Interlock Device to serve as a breathalyzer test each time you start your vehicle.

Idaho Tour Guide Scholarship

At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Idaho area, while also getting an insider view of the Gem State.


So, Idaho students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that’s great! But there are no limits to what we’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

Please Note:

  • The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that’s just two miles from home, we want to see it.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

How to Apply:
  • Entrants should create an original video not exceeding 2 minutes. Each video submission must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and should be submitted by email to
  • With your submission, please include your name, address, and phone number.
  • Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000.
  • Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2017.
  • Winner(s) will be selected and notified by e-mail by January 31st, 2018.
  • Submissions will be judged by The Zebra and the winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation.
  • Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

Fine Print

  • By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.
  • Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  • Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.