Cheap Oregon Car Insurance

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It's cheap to get car insurance in Oregon!

Whoa! Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon?
Rank Company Premium
1 Grange $701
2 Oregon Mutual $836
3 Country $839
4 Travelers $933
5 USAA $960
6 State Farm $1,050
7 Amica $1,148
8 GEICO $1,167
9 Allied $1,191
10 Mutual Enumclaw $1,200
11 Cal Casualty $1,206
12 Progressive $1,247
13 MetLife $1,314
14 21st Century $1,337
15 American Family $1,445
16 Encompass $1,590
17 Allstate $1,688
18 Farmers $1,974
19 Safeco $2,194
20 Liberty Mutual $2,483
21 Nationwide $2,866
22 Sentry $3,161

Cheap Insurance for Good Drivers in Oregon

Drivers with good records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Oregon drivers earn big by driving safe and avoiding at-fault accidents, cutting 36% from their car insurance bill, on average — compared to the national average of 33%. 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 $334 19.74%
No Accidents $764 36.04%
Good Credit $1,308 49.10%

Cheap Insurance for Young Drivers in Oregon

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. In Oregon, the typical teen driver pays $5,208 per year — approximately $300 more than the national average for teens, and more than three times as much as the average driver in Oregon.

Age Annual Rate with Parents Annual Rate Alone
16 $5,308 $7,645
17 $4,930 $6,316
18 $4,813 $5,114
19 $4,278 $3,266

Cheap Car Insurance for Bad Drivers in Oregon

The best way to minimize your auto insurance expenditure is to avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, and DUIs. As insurance companies use your driving record as a way to predict the level of risk you present, keeping your driving record clean will lead to lower premiums. It's especially important to avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets and DUI citations in Oregon, one of the states in which insurance companies penalize poor driving most severely. In fact, a single speeding ticket could raise your car insurance rates by 19% in Oregon.

Rating Factor Annual Rate % Increase
At-Fault Accident $2,121 36.04%
DUI $2,475 45.21%
Speeding Violation $1,690 19.74%
Bad Credit $2,664 49.10%
Car Insurance Laws

State minimum insurance requirements in Oregon

In Oregon, the state minimum coverage requirements are as follows:
Liability
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Optional coverage in Oregon (varies by carrier):

Liability coverage is legally required in Oregon 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 Oregon, the minimum is listed as 25/50/20 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.

$20,000 property damage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for damage that you cause in an accident.

Uninsured/underinsured Motorist coverage is legally required in Oregon and pays for injury and lost wages that you or your passengers may suffer in the event that you are hit by an uninsured/underinsured driver who is at fault. The coverage limits are determined by each individual state and normally split into two categories. In Oregon, the minimum is listed as 25/50 and explained below:

$25,000 bodily injury coverage per person. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for a single person injured in your vehicle by an uninsured/underinsured driver.

$50,000 bodily injury coverage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for all injuries in your vehicle by an uninsured/underinsured driver if more than one person is hurt.

Personal Injury Protection provides coverage for medical costs that you and your passengers incur in an accident regardless of fault. PIP will cover medical expenses such as hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and even work loss resulting from an accident. In Oregon, minimum PIP coverage of $15,000 per person is required on your policy.

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

Top Oregon Car Insurance Companies

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Car Insurance FAQs

Are digital insurance cards accepted in Oregon?

Yes

What does this mean for you?

If you happen to find yourself pulled over by a police officer in Oregon 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 Oregon?

Uninsured Drivers in Oregon
Oregon

9%

Nationwide

12%

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 Oregon 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 Medford, Oregon, and the most expensive in Gresham, Oregon.

Rank City Avg. Annual Premium
1 Gresham $1,590
2 Portland $1,514
3 Oregon City $1,416
4 Lake Oswego $1,392
5 Beaverton $1,384
6 Aloha $1,377
7 Forest Grove $1,374
8 Woodburn $1,373
9 Hillsboro $1,366
10 Newberg $1,350
11 Tigard $1,349
12 Keizer $1,338
13 West Linn $1,335
14 Salem $1,333
15 Tualatin $1,325
16 McMinnville $1,312
17 Redmond $1,235
18 Bend $1,212
19 Roseburg $1,173
20 Grants Pass $1,168
21 Albany $1,165
22 Corvallis $1,155
23 Springfield $1,147
24 Eugene $1,146
25 Medford $1,146

Recent Oregon Car Insurance Questions and Answers

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Driving Laws

Oregon Texting and Driving Laws

  1. Ban on hand-held cell phones
  2. Ban on all cell phones for drivers <18 years old
  3. Ban on text messaging for all drivers
Alcohol Related Fatalities

86

Per Year in Oregon
Annual DUI Arrests
Oregon
17,015
US Average
23,438
DUI Legal Limit

0.08%

Blood Alcohol Content
Average DUI Cost

10k

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.

Oregon 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 Oregon area, while also getting an insider view of the Beaver State.

Prompt

So, Oregon 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.
Qualifications:

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 scholarships@thezebra.com.
  • With your submission, please include your name, address, and phone number.
Details
  • 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.