Grand Prairie may not be the largest suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, but it is connected to both of the larger cities by several major freeways. If you live within easy reach of I-20, I-30, and the new George Bush Tollway, you've probably experienced the traffic and understand the importance of buying the right Grand Prairie, TX car insurance.
You can find an independent agent in the Trusted Choice® network right in town. A member agent can compare Grand Prairie auto insurance quotes from multiple insurance providers in order to find the right coverage for your needs and budget. Since these agents are local, they understand the driving conditions you face and can recommend the right coverage for you. Contact a local member agent to get started.
Texas Car Insurance Costs:
- National average cost per year: $1,311
- Texas average cost per year: $1,449
- 17th most expensive premiums in the US
Texas insurance costs are considerably above the national average, but keep in mind that this is only an estimate of how much your policy will cost you. Factors unique to you, such as the make, model and year of your car, and your driving record, will affect your actual premiums. Drivers who need to commute to work every day may have higher rates than drivers who rarely use their vehicle for more than a weekly trip to run errands.
Texas Car Insurance Requirements:
- Bodily injury liability: required
- Property damage liability: required
- Personal injury protection (PIP): not required
- Uninsured motorist: not required
- Minimum liability limits: 30/60/25
- Coverage up to $60,000 for all persons injured in an accident, subject to a limit of $30,000 for one individual, and $25,000 coverage for property damage
All Grand Prairie vehicle owners have to comply with Texas car insurance regulations. There are stiff penalties for failure to carry the required insurance coverage. First offenders face fines of $175 to $350; subsequent offenders are subject to fines of $350 to $1,000, impoundment of their vehicle, and license suspension.
Uninsured drivers may also be subject to another type of inconvenience. Nearby Dallas has a towing program in addition to normal state penalties. If your car does not have required coverage, you may also have to pay towing and storage fees to get your vehicle back.
Texas Uninsured Motorists:
- National uninsured motorists: 12.6%
- Texas uninsured motorists: 13.3%
- Average vehicle repair cost in Texas: $2,434
Despite the fact that the state, and many cities, are getting tougher on owners of uninsured vehicles, the rate of uninsured motorists is still higher in Texas than the national average. A computerized system actually matches registered vehicles with auto liability policies. If you lack minimum Grand Prairie car insurance, you can expect a warning letter from the state.
Uninsured motorist coverage is not required by the state, but you may want to consider it. Then you will know that damages will be covered even if you are in an accident where the at-fault driver has no insurance.
Automobile Thefts in Texas:
- National vehicle thefts (per 1,000 registered vehicles): 2.94
- Texas vehicle thefts (per 1,000 registered vehicles): 3.28
Grand Prairie lies right in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, which was ranked 66th on the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s list of US cities that are considered hot spots for car theft. In order to protect your investment from damage or losses due to theft or vandalism, may want to consider purchasing comprehensive insurance. Your vehicle lender might require that you have this coverage, but even if it is not required, you can choose it as an option.
Compare Grand Prairie Auto Insurance Quotes
In order to find the best rates and coverage, it's advisable to compare rates and plans from multiple insurance companies. This can be a complex and time-consuming task, but you can make it easier by simply contacting a local, independent Trusted Choice member agent for Grand Prairie car insurance quotes.
Your local agent can also answer your policy questions and provide you with personal service whenever you need it. Find the right policy at the right price by contacting a local member agent today.