Just how much does the average American pay for car insurance? Quite a lot! Michigan has the highest total at $2,551, and West Virginia, Georgia, Washinton D.C., and Rhode Island all have over $2000. There are only three states that pay less than $1000: New Hampshire with $938, Maine with $964, and Ohio with $926. It sure would be annoying to live in Southern Michigan and be paying more than double what Ohio is paying a few miles away.
Despite all the money we shell out for auto insurance, we very rarely end up using it. The average driver files a collision claim once every 17.9 years and a comprehensive claim once every 10 years. Sure, it's great that we're avoiding wrecks, but it also means we're paying way too much for insurance.
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You may also be eligible for discounts if your car has special features, such as driver-side air bags, anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft system, or daytime running lights. Some companies even reward you for driving accident-free.
Combining the discounts that most people could quality for would give you a total savings of $1,040. That would make your average auto insurance expenditure only $463. That doesn't even include all the ways you could get a discount!
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