Auto insurance quotes vary greatly from state to state. According to the article “Where Auto Insurance Is Most Expensive” by Jennifer Saranow Schultz on nytimes.com, Louisiana has the highest average auto insurance in the US and Maine has the lowest. This data was accumulated by insure.com, which ranked the states based on average auto insurance rates.
This data was released this week and comes from a study completed by Quadrant Information Services which looked for the most and least expensive car to insure across the country. The information determined average auto insurance quotes for over 2400 cars from the 2010 model year from 6 large companies across 10 zip codes in every state. This also enabled auto insurance rates in general to be compared from state to state.
It’s surprising how dramatically auto insurance rates can vary from state to state. Insure.com says the varying laws from state to state is partly to blame. Regardless of how good someone’s driving record is, a portion of your rates are at the mercy of your states’ insurance laws. Shopping around is your best bet at getting comparison quotes. Even smaller companies such as Bristol West Insurance can offer competitive rates.