The average cost of a full coverage car insurance policy in Illinois is $1,403 per year. Compared to the national average of $1,652 per year, drivers in the Prairie State pay $243 less for their car insurance. Illinois drivers may pay less than the national average, but there are ways to save even more money.
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Car insurance rates are different for everyone. Factors such as your ZIP code, marital status, and driving history all dictate the rates you pay. Policygenius can help you get quotes from top companies so you can choose the best protection for your situation.
Farmers Automobile Insurance Association (FAIA) offers the lowest average rates at $712 per year for full coverage car insurance.
A single speeding ticket can raise your rates by $250 with Auto-Owners Insurance.
Illinois minimum liability car insurance requirements are $25,000 per person / $50,000 per incident in bodily injury liability and $20,000 in property damage liability per incident.
Car insurance rates are determined by many factors, such as your location, driving history, and the kind of vehicle you drive.
Since insurance can be expensive in Illinois, you’ll want to shop around for the best rates. The table below shows the five cheapest car insurance companies in Illinois.
If you have a teenager in your household, one of the most important rites of passage in their lives is getting a driver’s license. Unfortunately, statistics show young drivers are more likely to be in an accident, which, in turn, makes their car insurance rates more expensive.
The table below shows the company with the lowest rates in every age group.
It’s more than just price when choosing an insurance company. You want a company that has a track record of good customer service and won’t raise your rates if you have too many claims. Here’s what to look for when you’re ready to switch insurance companies:
Are there offices nearby where you can speak directly with an agent?
Do they return phone calls promptly?
Do they score well with current customers on things like claims satisfaction and customer service?
Our insurance experts at Policygenius can help you see quotes from top companies and choose the best coverage.
WIth many insurance companies, a single ticket can raise your rates by several hundred dollars. Additionally, if you’re caught driving while intoxicated, your rates could go up by over a thousand dollars. The easiest way to save on your car insurance is to obey posted speed limit signs and obey all traffic laws.
The average car insurance rates for Illinois drivers with moving violations are shown below.
A few missed or late payments are all it takes for some car insurance companies to increase your rates. A bad credit score can make it hard to lease an apartment, keep a job or get a car loan. Higher credit scores translate to lower insurance rates, which means paying your bills on time can save you money on car insurance.
Below are the average rates for drivers in Illinois with bad credit.
We know that the average car insurance rates in Illinois are $1,403 per year for full coverage. But statistics like crime rates and population density also impact rates too. Below are the average car insurance rates for the ten largest cities in Illinois, based on population.
Residents in Chicago pay the highest rates in the state because of the city’s population and crime rate. If you live in an urban area, comparing rates is a great way to reduce your insurance costs.
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If your vehicle is registered in Illinois, state law mandates drivers must have the following minimum liability insurance requirements:
Bodily injury liability coverage per person: $25,000
Bodily injury liability coverage per accident: $50,000
Property damage liability coverage: $20,000
Uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage: $25,000 per person; $50,000 per accident
Have continuous coverage on a vehicle even if it is inoperable or not being driven.
The insurance must be issued by a company licensed in the state of Illinois.
These are just the basic required minimum rates. However, if you have a car loan or lease a vehicle, then you’ll need to have more than liability insurance.
Physical damage or full coverage insurance helps pay for loss or damage to your vehicle. There are two kinds of physical damage insurance.
Collision: Covers collisions with other vehicles
Comprehensive: It covers theft, fire, and vandalism to your car
All registered vehicles in Illinois are now checked at least twice a year for compliance with the mandatory liability insurance law.
Illinois is a fault state when it comes to car accidents. What this means for you as a driver is if you cause a wreck, then your insurance company must compensate the other driver for any damages or personal injuries resulting from the collision.
Most car insurance companies in Illinois offer ways to save on your insurance. Here are some of the discounts they offer:
Safe-driver discount: For drivers without any accident claims during a given time frame or for those drivers who take a defensive driving course
Bundling discount: When you get more than one insurance policy (auto and home) from the same insurer
Good student discount: A discount for young drivers who earn good grades, usually a B average or higher
Military discount: A discount for active-duty service members and their family
Not everyone will qualify these discounts, so be sure and ask about what others may apply to you.
According to our research, FAIA has the lowest rates in the city, at $712 per year for full coverage.
Drivers in heavily populated areas usually pay more for insurance than drivers in rural areas. More people means more people on the road and higher accident rates, so moving out of a city can mean lower rates.
A single ticket can raise your car insurance rates by hundreds of dollars. Keep a clean driving record to save on car insurance costs and earn yourself safe-driver discounts.
The car you drive and the level of coverage you have all determine rates. An expensive vehicle would cost more to replace, so you can expect to pay slightly more for your insurance.
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.