The best car insurance in Huntsville, AL

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The average cost of a full coverage car insurance policy in Huntsville, Alabama is $1,701, close to the Alabama state average of $1,728. But rates vary based on your neighborhood, age, driving history, credit score and the car insurance company you choose.

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The best way to find the cheapest car insurance is to shop around and compare quotes from multiple companies. Policygenius can help you see what you’ll pay with different car insurance companies, so you can choose the best option for you.

Key Takeaways

  • USAA has the lowest average rates for full coverage car insurance in Huntsville at $942 per year.

  • USAA also offers the lowest rates for drivers with at-fault accidents on their record.

  • Alabama requires at least $25,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person and $50,000 per accident. $25,000 in property damage liability coverage is also required.

Cheapest car insurance companies in Huntsville, AL

There are lots of factors that go into calculating your car insurance rate. Some may be mostly beyond your control, such as your age or where you live. But there are others that can improve or change over time, like your credit score and driving history. Different companies weigh all of these factors differently, which is why it’s so important to shop around and compare options.

Company

Average cost

JD Power Rating

USAA

$942

890

GEICO

$1,105

874

Nationwide

$1,154

868

Travelers

$1,220

854

COUNTRY Financial

$1,241

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Cheapest car insurance rates by ZIP code in Huntsville, AL

Your ZIP code also has a big effect on what you’ll pay for car insurance. Drivers who live in neighborhoods with busier streets or higher rates of crime will generally pay more for car insurance.

ZIP code

Average cost

35806

$1,655

35803

$1,676

35824

$1,677

35813

$1,690

35801

$1,692

35808

$1,693

35802

$1,710

35896

$1,716

35816

$1,717

35805

$1,718

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Choosing the right car insurance company in Huntsville, AL

Finding the right policy can feel complicated, but it’s a simple matter of considering what’s most important to you. Do you want the cheapest coverage you can get? Would you pay more for white-glove perks and top-tier customer service? 

Policygenius can help you understand and compare your coverage options and choose the policy that best fits your needs and your budget.

Car insurance rates for drivers with driving violations in Huntsville, AL

You may pay higher rates if you have accidents or violations on your record, but you can still find affordable options. Drivers with serious infractions like a DUI in their history should take extra time to shop around and compare options.

Violation

USAA

GEICO

Nationwide

Travelers

COUNTRY Financial

At-fault accident

$1,457

$1,842

$2,042

$1,751

$1,731

DUI

$2,108

$2,359

$2,559

$1,911

$2,029

Suspended license

$1,997

$2,359

$2,559

$1,911

$2,029

Open container

$1,524

$2,359

$2,559

$1,658

$1,741

Expired registration

$1,169

$1,301

$1,540

$1,658

$1,741

Driving without lights

$1,169

$1,301

$1,540

$1,658

$1,741

Running a red light

$1,169

$1,301

$1,540

$1,658

$1,741

Following too closely

$1,169

$1,301

$1,540

$1,658

$1,741

Hit and run

$2,219

$2,359

$2,559

$1,911

$2,029

Not-at-fault accident

$1,017

$1,070

$1,218

$1,311

$1,336

Passing a school bus

$1,524

$1,301

$1,540

$1,911

$1,741

Reckless driving

$1,524

$2,359

$2,559

$1,911

$2,029

Speeding

$1,169

$2,359

$1,540

$1,682

$2,029

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Cheapest car insurance for drivers with bad credit in Huntsville, AL

If you have a low credit score, you might see higher rates when you look for car insurance. Companies use credit score as one of many factors considered when calculating your rates. However not all companies place the same importance on credit scores, so you can find cheaper rates with some than with others.

Company

Rates for drivers with bad credit

Safeway Insurance

$1,626

GEICO

$1,634

USAA

$1,720

COUNTRY Financial

$1,898

Nationwide

$1,974

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Buying car insurance in Huntsville, AL

Most states require a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage by law. In Alabama, you’ll need to have at least the following coverage amounts to legally drive your vehicle on public roads:

  • $25,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person 

  • $50,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per accident 

  • $25,000 in property damage liability coverage 

These minimum amounts should just be a starting point. In fact, most drivers need well over the minimums to be able to cover the cost of an at-fault accident. If you can afford the higher premiums, you might end up saving money in the long run with a full-coverage policy instead of getting only the minimums required in Alabama.

How to get cheap car insurance in Huntsville, AL

The cost of insurance may feel daunting, but there are ways to pay less for your policy, including:

  • Discounts: Most companies offer discounts for safe drivers, good students, even for switching to autopay

  • Shop for a new policy: Reshop your car insurance every year or so to make sure you’re getting the best current rates

  • Bundle policies: If you need other types of insurance, you can get a discounted rate by having all of your policies with the same company

Frequently asked questions

What car insurance is required in Alabama?

Alabama state law requires drivers to have a minimum of 25/50/25 in liability coverage.

Why is car insurance in Alabama expensive?

Rates in Alabama are higher than the national average, but 19 states charge higher rates for car insurance. That said, Alabama has one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the country, which could contribute to the state’s above-average insurance rates.

Which company has the cheapest rates in Huntsville?

While there are many determining factors that go into deciding your insurance rate, USAA has the cheapest average cost for full coverage car insurance in Huntsville, at $942 a year.

How much is car insurance per month in Alabama?

Drivers in Alabama pay an average of $1,728 per year for car insurance, which breaks down to $144 per month.

Methodology

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.

Authors

Jessica Olivo is a writer living in Connecticut. She specializes in web and blog content in a variety of topics such as parenting, business, and culture, as well as serialized and short fiction.

After working in publishing and book publicity for many years, she transitioned to freelance writing full time.

Rachael Brennan is a senior editor and a licensed auto insurance expert at Policygenius. Her work has also been featured in MoneyGeek, Clearsurance, Adweek, Boston Globe, The Ladders, and AutoInsurance.com.

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