Georgia Car Insurance Quotes

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Reader’s Question:

I moved from Alabama to Georgia and my car insurance rates increased! Why?


Atlanta GA

The state of Georgia and Alabama have both the same basic coverage of minimum Bodily Injury Liability limits of $25,000 per injured person up to a total of $50,000 per accident, and a minimum limit of $25,000 for Property Damage Liability per accident.

There are several reasons for Alabama and Georgia car insurance rates variations. The first is that there are more population and drivers in the state of Georgia. Alabama had a population of a little over 4.6 million in 2007 while in Georgia they’d a population of 9.5 million. Because of the bigger population, so that means there are more accidents, especially fatalities, in GA than in AL.

Georgia Car Insurance Coverage

The increase in Georgia car insurance rates may be due to the area that you live in. Car insurance is much more costly in cities due to the higher density of traffic, greater probability of theft and vandalism, and higher occurrence of fraud. When you relocated from a more countryside area of AL to a city area of GA your Car insurance rates would increase in part.

It’s been reported lately that there was a sudden increase in Georgia car insurance rates. Car insurance premiums have increased nearly seven percent on average because of new law that doesn’t demand insurance providers to have state approval before modifying car insurance rates.

Although some insurance providers in Georgia have increased their car insurance rates you may still find some auto insurance companies who’ve not changed their underwriting standards and premium rates. Additionally, some insurance providers have only minimally increased their car insurance rates while some have gone for that optimum car insurance rate increase. For this reason in Georgia you should look around for the best Georgia car insurance rates possible.

Georgia Car Insurance Discounts

1. Good driving record with no claims in the last 7 years

2. Good credit score with a good payment history

3. Combine other lines of coverage together, like home and auto

4. Buy coverage online (some carriers will deduct $50)

5. Join a credit union, ask about your college or university discount

6. Good student/good grades discounts

7. Raise your deductible amount on Georgia car insurance