The average cost of a full coverage car insurance policy in Gainesville is $2,283 per year. That’s $631 less than the state average of $2,914. Car insurance rates in Gainesville are lower than the state average, likely because Gainesville is more rural than many other cities in Florida.
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The best way to get the lowest possible rate on car insurance is to shop around and get quotes from multiple companies. Policygenius can help you figure out which companies have the cheapest rates so you can compare coverage and find the right policy for you.
GEICO has the lowest average for full coverage car insurance in Gainesville at $1,100 per year
State Farm was the next least expensive, with an average rate of $1,278 per year
Florida minimum liability requirements are $10,000 in personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability
Insurance costs vary based on where you live, your age, your driving history, and the kind of car you drive. Every insurance company has its own formula for setting rates, so you can get very different rates from two companies for the same coverage.
Even within the same city, different ZIP codes can mean different rates. The table below shows the five cheapest car insurance companies in Gainesville and their J.D. Power score.
Exactly where you live in a city can have a big impact on your car insurance rates. Insurance companies look at your ZIP code to assess a wide range of factors including the availability of secure parking, reports of thefts and vandalism, and even the number of accidents and traffic tickets issued in the area. Below are the car insurance rates for ZIP codes in Gainesville.
Choosing the right car insurance company may seem difficult, but it’s easier than you think. Consider the following factors:
Cost: Avoid paying too much by comparing quotes from multiple companies.
Coverage: Choose a policy with enough coverage to protect you, but don’t purchase more coverage than you want or need.
Customer service: The service you get when buying your policy is the service you’ll get when filing a claim. If buying the policy wasn’t easy, then filing a claim won’t be any better.
Policygenius can help you see how much you’ll pay for various levels of coverage so you can make an informed decision about which coverage to choose.
Your driving history can have a big impact on how much you pay for car insurance. Speeding tickets will increase your rates, and a DUI or an at-fault accident will increase them even more. The more violations you have on your driving record, the more you’ll pay for coverage.
Do your best to keep a clean driving record and you’ll save yourself in fines and insurance costs. The table below shows the average annual car insurance rates in Gainesville for drivers with a variety of violations for GEICO, State Farm, Travelers, Nationwide, and MetLife.
Most insurance companies consider your credit score when determining your car insurance rate. The following table shows the five cheapest car insurance companies in Gainesville for drivers with bad credit.
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The state of Florida requires car insurance to register a vehicle, but it has very low minimums. Every registered vehicle must have:
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) $10,000 per accident
Property Damage Liability (PDL) $10,000 per accident
Proof of insurance must be provided at the time of registration and coverage must be maintained even if the vehicle is not being driven or is inoperable. Additionally, the policy must be from a carrier licensed in Florida. If you move to Florida from another state, speak with your agent about having that policy transferred.
Driving without the required insurance can result in a suspension of your driving privileges and your license plate for up to three years. It may be reinstated, but it will require the payment of a $500 fee.
Florida is a “no-fault” state. This means that no one driver is named as being at-fault for an accident. It also means that you cannot expect their insurance to pay your injury claim. Any claim for injuries after a car accident needs to be filed with your own carrier, who will pay you for the claim.
This makes it especially important to have enough coverage in the event of an accident. Make sure you’re comfortable with any deductibles you choose and that the full amount of the coverage you select will cover any necessary repairs or medical bills.
There are several ways to save money on car insurance in Gainesville, including:
Driving record: Avoid accidents and moving violations including speeding tickets to keep your rates low.
Watch your credit score: Good credit will help you get a good car insurance rate while poor credit can raise your rates.
Shop around: Compare rates from multiple companies to see which offers the best rates
Choose coverage carefully: Look at the coverage, including available deductibles, and choose the best coverage for your needs.
Look for discounts: Car insurance companies offer a wide range of discounts including military, low mileage, safe driver, good student, and even professional discounts for groups including firefighters and teachers.
Bundle your insurance: Consider getting policies for rental or homeowners insurance through the same carrier as your car insurance. This may get you a reduced rate on both policies and save you money.
According to our data, the cheapest car insurance companies in Gainesville are GEICO and State Farm, but the cheapest on average isn’t always the cheapest for every driver, so you should still shop around and compare quotes.
Avoid accidents and moving violations, keep a good credit score, and get quotes from multiple companies to get the best rates. You should also reshop your policy once a year to make sure you’re still getting the best price.
Yes, Florida is a no-fault state. This means that no one driver is determined to be at-fault for an accident and that each needs to file claims with their own insurance company.
Yes, Florida does require car insurance, but in very low amounts. You must have $10,000 each of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Liability (PDL).
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.