A full coverage car insurance policy in Athens costs an average of $1,567 per year, $143 less than the Georgia state average of $1,710 per year. But car insurance rates vary widely from driver to driver, so the cheapest company for one person isn’t necessarily the cheapest for another.
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The best way to get the lowest rate on a car insurance policy is to shop around. Policygenius makes this easy by showing your quotes from top insurance companies so you can compare cost and coverage and choose the policy that’s best for you.
Auto-Owners Insurance has the lowest average rate for full coverage car insurance in Athens at $858 per year
Drivers who live in denser neighborhoods typically pay more for car insurance
Georgia requires minimum liability coverage of $25,000 for property damage per accident, $25,000 bodily injury per person, and $50,000 bodily injury per accident
What you pay for car insurance depends where you live, your age, your driving record, and the type of car you drive. But insurance companies each have their own formulas for coming up with your rate so you may get different quotes from different companies even for identical amounts of coverage. That’s why it’s so important to shop around and find the cheapest company for you.
Insurance companies use your ZIP code to determine the risks of a claim in your neighborhood. They look at thing like reports of theft and vandalism and the number of accidents and traffic tickets issued where you live. The table below shows car insurance rates for ZIP codes in Athens.
Finding the right car insurance company isn’t as hard as you might think. There’s a few key factors to consider when you’re shopping:
Cost: Get quotes from multiple insurers so you don’t end up paying too much for car insurance
Coverage: The higher your limits, the more protection you’ll have, so choose as much coverage as you can get within your budget
Service: When you’re filing a claim, the last thing you want is bad service. Check claims satisfaction and customer service ratings before you settle on a policy.
Policygenius makes it easy to figure out which car insurance company is best for you by showing you quotes from multiple top insurers.
If you don’t have a great driving history, you’re going to pay more for car insurance. Speeding tickets, accidents and other violations all raise your rates. The cleaner your driving history, the less you’ll pay for car insurance.
Bad credit can raise your car insurance rates, which makes it all the more important to shop around to make sure you’re not missing out on a better rate. The table below shows the five cheapest car insurance companies in Athens for drivers with poor credit.
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In Georgia, drivers are required to have car insurance and meet the following minimum coverage amounts:
$25,000 in property damage liability per accident
$25,000 in bodily injury liability per person/$50,000 per accident
Even if you don’t drive often or temporarily take your car off the road, you need to have insurance in order to be able to register your vehicle.
There are several ways to get cheap car insurance in Athens, including:
Drive carefully: Keep to the speed limit and avoid accidents so your driving record stays clean and you’ll save on car insurance
Compare companies: Get multiple quotes so you know for sure you’re getting the best rate
Take advantage of discounts: Members of the military, low mileage drivers, safe drivers, good students, and professional groups including firefighters, teachers, and police officers can get discounts on their car insurance
Bundle policies: If you have other insurance policies for things like your house or condo, then bundling them with your car insurance from the same company can save you money
Maintain good credit and be a careful driver (meaning avoid speeding tickets or accidents) to save on your car insurance. You should also shop around and compare rates before you buy to make sure you’re getting the best price.
No, Georgia is not a no-fault state. That means that if you’re at-fault in an accident, your insurance company is responsible for paying for the other driver’s repairs and medical bills, up to the limits of your policy.
Yes, Georgia requires car insurance for all registered vehicles. The minimum amounts required are $25,000 for property damage liability per accident, $25,000 for bodily injury liability per person, and $50,000 bodily injury liability per accident.
Policygenius has analyzed car insurance rates provided by Quadrant Information Services for every ZIP code in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. For full coverage policies, the following coverage limits were used:
Bodily injury liability: 50/100
Property damage liability: $50,000
Uninsured/underinsured motorist: 50/100
Comprehensive: $500 deductible
Collision: $500 deductible
In some cases, additional coverages were added where required by state or insurer.
Rates for overall average rate, rates by ZIP code, and cheapest companies determined using averages for single drivers ages 30, 35, and 45. Our sample vehicle was a 2017 Toyota Camry LE driven 10,000 miles/year.
Rates for driving violations and “Poor” credit determined using average rates for a single male 30-year-old driver with a credit score under 578.
Some carriers may be represented by affiliates or subsidiaries. Rates provided are a sample of costs. Your actual quotes may differ.