South Bend

Your 2017 Guide to Buying Car Insurance in South Bend, IL

Whether you are driving on Lincoln Way or sailing down Mayflower Road, you want the best protection you can get from your South Bend, IN car insurance. You might just come across one of the 14.2% of drivers in Indiana who are not insured at all and end up with a $2,481 repair bill to pay (the average accident damage cost in Indiana).

However, you don’t want to be paying huge sums for insurance coverage that you don’t need. So, how do you cover your risks on the road without overpaying for auo insurance? This is where a local Trusted Choice® independent agent can help. These knowledgeable agents can provide you with access to a range of information and options that will help you get coverage that is right for your circumstances – and for your wallet. Call an independent agent today to find the best South Bend auto insurance quotes out there.

  • National average cost per year: $1,311
  • Indiana average cost per year: $1,033
  • 41st most expensive premiums in the US

Residents of South Bend can expect to pay considerably less than the national average, but keep in mind that this is just an estimate. There are many different factors that come into play when an insurer offers you a quote for car insurance, which may include:

  • Your age
  • The make and age of your car
  • Your driving record
  • Where you live
  • Your ZIP code

All of these items are measured in terms of risk – if you have a teenage driver, for example, your premiums will be higher than if you’re middle-aged with a clean driving record. Similarly, the type of car you drive might raise your risk of accident or theft; generally speaking, cars with higher horsepower are quoted for higher insurance premiums than minivans or sedans, because they might cause significantly more damage in an accident.

Your Trusted Choice member agent knows all about risk factors that drivers face in South Bend, and which insurers offer the best coverage for different types of drivers. If you are a salesman who is constantly on the road in a station wagon,  your needs are going to be very different from a mom whose mileage consists mostly of taking the kids to school and going to the University Park Mall.

Indiana Car Insurance Requirements:

  • Bodily injury liability: required
  • Property damage liability: required
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP): not required
  • Uninsured motorist: not required
  • Minimum liability limits: 25/50/10
    • Coverage up to $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident, subject to a limit of $25,000 for one individual, and $10,000 coverage for property damage

The minimum legal requirements for Indiana car insurance coverage are relatively basic when compared to other states. For example, Indiana law does not require personal injury protection or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which can both help protect you in an accident. You may want to consider this additional level of protection  for your family.

Find the Best South Bend Auto Insurance Quotes with Ease

You can’t be expected to know all the different factors and policies available, and which are most suitable for your needs and budget. Without some professional guidance, you might end up paying a lot more than you have to and still not get the right policy. Independent agents from the Trusted Choice network handle car insurance policies every day. They know exactly where to go to get the best deals and the best coverage for their clients. These agents can even find you discounts if you qualify.

Here in South Bend, people are wise enough to know a bargain when they see one, and to recognize a smart operator when they go in to action. If you use an independent member of the Trusted Choice network, you’ll have a skilled professional going to bat for you. Call an agent today, or enter your ZIP code to get the best South Bend auto insurance quotes all in one place.

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