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Birmingham Car Insurance

How much does car insurance cost in Birmingham, AL? Check out the average rates that drivers pay below.

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What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance in Birmingham?

Monthly Average Rates by Country, State, and City

Car insurance rates vary from driver to driver and are based on many factors that include driving history, claims history and where you live. Each city in Alabama has different rates, and below, you can compare average rates with the national average. According to our data, drivers who live in Birmingham typically pay around $107.61 per month compared to the national average of $134.05 per month. The best way to get a low rate is by comparison shopping. SmartFinancial can do that for you at no cost while pairing you with a reputable insurance company so you have no surprises if you have an accident.

AreaAverage Monthly Rate
National $134.05
Alabama $96.27
Birmingham, Alabama $107.61

Birmingham, AL Best Car Insurance Companies

car insurance in Birmingham

Certain insurers will offer you better rates than others based on a myriad of factors, so you may get a better deal from one insurer over another for various reasons, and that’s why it’s important to compare. According to our data, Direct Auto generally has the most affordable car insurance in Birmingham coming in around $78.71 per month. Other companies to consider if you live in Birmingham is USAA with an average cost of $113.71 per month and Country which typically runs around $119.67 per month. Check out the full list below. SmartFinancial rates the following insurers as the best insurance companies for drivers in Birmingham.

RankCompanyAverage Monthly RateComparison State Average
1 Direct Auto $78.71-18.24%
2 USAA $113.7118.13%
3 Country $119.6724.31%
4 Travelers $124.1428.95%
5 Safeco $135.2940.54%
6 Nationwide $142.0247.52%
7 Allstate $148.7554.52%
8 Auto-Owners Insurance Co $151.2257.09%
9 State Farm $154.3660.35%
10 State Auto $196.02103.62%

How Much is Car Insurance in Birmingham, AL?

how much is auto insurance in Birmingham

Rates can vary from city to city. The residents of Birmingham typically pay $107.42 per month while people who live in Huntsville will pay $100.73 per month on average. See what people pay for car insurance in other cities in Alabama.

Alabama CitiesMonthly Average Rate
Birmingham $107.42
Huntsville $100.73
Mobile $112.46
Montgomery $107.10
Tuscaloosa $96.99

Cheap Car Insurance in Birmingham by Zip Codes

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Every zip code rates differently with every insurer. Your zip code determines the crime rate in your area as well as other risks. Below, you can see how average rates range across the state of Alabama. If you live in an area that is rated high in crime, you can make sure to garage your car in a safe place. That ought to save you some money. Covered and gated structures are best. Make sure to tell your insurance agent about the precautions you’re taking.

Birmingham, AL ZIP CodeAverage Monthly Rate
35201$44.78
35203$65.40
35204$104.61
35205$117.45
35206$94.30
35207$91.03
35208$110.50
35209$101.21
35210$112.10
35211$100.19
35212$102.27
35213$113.67
35214$88.48
35215$118.22
35216$103.42
35217$118.89
35218$96.68
35221$146.64
35222$89.56
35223$88.83
35224$131.58
35226$106.11
35228$101.30
35229$86.00
35231$67.33
35233$79.51
35234$125.00
35235$107.16
35236$102.81
35242$121.75
35243$99.68
35244$116.37
35254$102.50
35294$28.17

Car Insurance Rates by Driver's Age Group in Birmingham

Generally speaking, you pay more in car insurance the younger you are and the older you are. Teens and young adults often pay around $217.97 per month in Birmingham. Compare that to drivers in their 30’s who typically pay around $89.94 per month drivers in their 40s at $87.36 per month. It’s always a good idea to check for discounts that apply at any age. Some discounts include away-at-school discount, safe driver discount, mature driver discount, good student discount as well as multi-policy and bundling discounts.

Age GroupAverage Monthly Rate
16-19$217.97
20s$143.94
30s$89.94
40s$87.36
50s$75.37
60s$76.08
70+$90.52

Cheapest Insurance for Teenage Drivers in Birmingham

If you are teen in Birmingham you are probably looking for a good deal on car insurance. Since teenage drivers typically pay the highest rates of any other age group, it’s important to compare multiple companies. According to our research, Direct Auto typically charges around $185.98 per month. This is likely the most affordable option in Birmingham. You might also want to consider Country and USAA who also offer good affordable policies for teen drivers.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$185.98
Country$263.90
USAA$279.92
Travelers$299.46
Nationwide$454.15

Cheapest Insurance for 20 Year-olds in Birmingham

20 year-olds in Birmingham might want to consider Direct Auto who, on average, offers car insurance rates around $98.48 per month. USAA , Safeco , Country and Travelers are also in the top 5 cheapest rates available.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$98.48
USAA$152.48
Safeco$160.37
Country$161.31
Travelers$170.58

Cheapest Insurance for 30 Year-olds in Birmingham

If you are in your 30s in Birmingham our research has found that Direct Auto typically has the most affordable coverage coming in around $64.30 per month, followed by USAA at $98.92 and Safeco at $106.82.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$64.30
USAA$98.92
Safeco$106.82
Travelers$117.64
Country$120.23

Cheapest Insurance for 40 Year-olds in Birmingham

On average, Direct Auto offers car insurance for 40 year-olds in Birmingham for around $57.70 per month. If you are looking for affordable coverage, you may also want to consider USAA or Country. The full list of top companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$57.70
USAA$91.30
Country$100.32
Travelers$102.10
Safeco$110.58

Cheapest Insurance for 50 Year-olds in Birmingham

Oftentimes 50 year-olds enjoy some of the lowest rates of any other age group. In Birmingham we found that Direct Auto generally offers the most affordable coverage at $58.60 per month.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$58.60
USAA$91.11
Country$94.89
Travelers$100.47
Safeco$113.25

Cheapest Insurance for 60 Year-olds in Birmingham

If you live in Birmingham and you’re in your 60s, our data indicates that Direct Auto usually has the best rates at $59.77 per month. The top 5 list of car insurance companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Direct Auto$59.77
Country$84.21
Travelers$90.58
State Auto$98.40
USAA$100.07

Driver's Coverage Auto Insurance Rates in Birmingham, AL

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Typically, drivers who currently have car insurance coverage will receive a cheaper monthly quote than drivers who do not. Since car insurance is a requirement in all 50 states, companies may question why you don't currently have coverage. Because of this, they may see you as a higher risk driver. In Birmingham, the average monthly rate for a driver who is currently insured is $91.58 while drivers who are not currently covered will pay around $115.78.

CoverageAverage Monthly Rate
Not Currently Insured $115.78
Currently Insured $91.58

Compare Recent Car Insurance Quotes in Birmingham

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Your vehicle plays a big part in how you rate for car insurance. The more your car is worth, the higher your car insurance rate. To lower your monthly premiums, you can set a higher deductible, but you’ll need to pay that deductible if you have an accident. Generally speaking, the newer a car is, the more it’s worth, and you may pay more in premiums, but the latest safety features will earn you a discount. The overall safety ratings of a car are also considered when determining your rate. In Birmingham a driver of a 2002 Kia Rio can expect to pay around $74.30 per month while someone that owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata may pay around $86.40 per month. Check out the list of recent quotes in Birmingham below.

VehicleAverage Monthly Rate
2002 Kia Rio$74.30
2008 Hyundai Sonata$86.40
2005 Toyota Sienna$59.59
2005 Toyota Sienna$58.30
2005 Toyota Sienna$43.55
2005 Toyota Sienna$62.04
2004 Chevrolet Silverado$60.54
2004 Chevrolet Silverado$59.09
2004 Chevrolet Silverado$54.09
2004 Chevrolet Silverado$47.74

FAQ's for Drivers in Birmingham, AL

driver’s frequently asked question in Birmingham

What Is the Minimum Liability Coverage Requirement in Birmingham, AL?

Every state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of liability coverage. Alabama drivers are required to carry liability insurance to pay for damages and injuries inflicted on someone else in an auto accident.

  • $25,000; Bodily injury coverage per person; Maximum payment for serious or permanent injury or death to a single person
  • $50,000; Bodily injury coverage per accident; Maximum payment for serious or permanent injury or death to multiple people
  • $25,000; Property damage per accident; Maximum payment for all damaged property in an accident caused by you

Legally mandated minimum limits of liability in Alabama are $25,000 of bodily injury per person, $50,000 bodily injury per accident to cover the injury or death of two or more people, and $25,000 per accident property damage liability. In addition, unless you opt out in writing, you’re required to carry a minimum of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident of uninsured motorist coverage, as well.

Some people are content to just maintain coverage at the minimum required by Alabama law. This doesn’t cover them for a variety of potential expenses, though. That’s why other drivers prefer the peace of mind and financial protections of additional optional coverages. Also, when banks extend auto financing, they typically insist the borrower carry comprehensive coverage due to the risk of damage to the vehicle before the loan’s paid off.

What Is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit in Birmingham, AL?

It’s illegal to drive in Alabama with the following BAC percentages: 

.08%+ at 21 years old or older

.04%+ for commercial vehicle drivers

.02%+ at under 21 years old

In late 2011, the State of Alabama decided to much more aggressively punish DUI offenders who register a BAC of 0.15% or greater. These people face minimum penalties of at least double what they would be if the level were below this reading. See the question after next for more information about DUI penalties.

Does Alabama allow the use of digital insurance cards?

It does! Ask your car insurance company to provide you with a digital proof-of-coverage image, and you’re permitted to show it on your cell phone or other mobile devices. No more frantically digging around in the glove compartment for proof of insurance!

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Commute Time in Birmingham, AL

21.5 Miles
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Commute Time in United States

26.4 Miles
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Number of Nearest Insurance Agents in Birmingham, AL

206

Methodology
The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.

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