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Hawaii is known as the Aloha State. Here at QuoteWizard, we’ve compiled useful insurance information from industry and government sources which Hawaiians can use to say “hello” to savings and “goodbye” to high premiums.
This page will show you which types of coverage are legally required in Hawaii, inform you about important insurance laws, and provide both information about the cost of driving, and some insights about insurance risk in Hawaii, all to help protect you and your family.
How much is car insurance in Hawaii? Premiums here are slightly cheaper than in most of the country. On average, Hawaii drivers pay 13% less for auto insurance than the average American. The average cost of car insurance in Hawaii is $764.72 per year. The national average price is $889.01.
Prices may vary depending on your car, driving record, zip code, limits, and the number of claims filed in your neighborhood.
|Total Cost Per Year||$764.72|
|Price Per Month||$63.72|
|Source: Facts + Statistics: Auto insurance|
The graph below shows the change in average Hawaii insurance rates from 2011 to 2015, the most recent year the data is available. According to the III, Hawaii car insurance rates increased from $748 in 2011 to $764 in 2015, a jump of $16 dollars, or 2.17 percent.
Finding the right car insurance in Hawaii for your needs and budget doesn’t have to be stressful. Then again, you want to make sure that whichever company you choose is the right fit, and that means comparing car insurance rates!
Comparing auto quotes can be time-consuming. But with a little help from QuoteWizard, you’ll have a policy in no time. We’ll connect you with top auto insurance companies so you can find the best coverage at the best price.
Last year, 11,273 people used QuoteWizard to get an auto insurance quote comparison in Hawaii from multiple companies.
These are the most common car insurance companies reported by QuoteWizard users living in Hawaii last year.
Wondering which insurer has the best plan and rate for you? Study them side by side on our compare page. We’ve pulled together guidelines for each of the biggest insurance companies in the country.
If you’re struggling to find coverage because of a bad driving record, contact the Hawaii Joint Underwriting Plan (HJUP). They can help make sure you get the high-risk policy you need.
Are you a teen driver or the parent of one? Finding the right policy for a teen driver can be difficult. It’s extremely expensive. Our data shows that auto insurance for teens costs an average of $438 a month. Progressive, Farmers, and AAA are excellent options for decent coverage for Hawaiian teen drivers.
These are the most commonly owned cars by QuoteWizard users in Hawaii.
Standard car insurance in Hawaii is cheaper than many other states in the country, and with good reason.
According to the iii, Hawaii ranks 30th for most uninsured drivers in the country. A lot of drivers without insurance in your area means you’re picking up part of that bill with your premiums. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Hawaii.
According to our recent study, Hawaii comes in 28th for worst drivers in the country. We compiled this ranking from accident, citation, speeding ticket, and DUI data for the last year. Our city study found that Honolulu has the 6th best drivers in the country. This is good news for Hawaii drivers, as living in an area with bad drivers can make your insurance more expensive.
Hawaii has the 35th highest rate of auto theft in the country. A high number of car thefts hurts insurance premiums for everyone in your zip code. Also, if you have a make or model that is commonly targeted by thieves, it will cost more to insure. Check the list below to see if your car is high-risk.
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau- 2017 Hot Wheels Report
Hawaii insurance law requires you to carry minimum auto coverage of 20/40/10. This means whatever policy you get must at least have:
Since Hawaii is a no-fault insurance state, you are also required to carry $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP).
While liability coverage takes care of the other driver in a crash, it doesn’t help with your damages. Hawaii has the ninth highest rate of car theft in the country. There are nearly 370 thefts per 100,000 residents in the Aloha state. That raises insurance rates for all Hawaii drivers. But you can protect yourself with comprehensive coverage. It covers theft and vandalism, as well as fires and natural disasters.
Also consider upping your liability insurance. One major accident can easily wind up costing more than what minimum liability covers. We recommend:
You need to be able to provide proof of auto insurance if law enforcement requests it. An insurance ID card or proof of insurance on an electronic device is acceptable.
Should your license get suspended, Hawaii requires you to file an SR-22. It shows that you maintain the required minimum liability coverage required by the state.
Hawaii requires that you maintain the SR-22 for a minimum of three years. If you fail to pay your auto insurance or renew the SR-22 within 15 days of expiration, the state reserves the right to suspend your license until you get a new SR-22. Getting a new SR-22 at this point may reset the three-year clock.
If your car get damaged in an accident and the cost to repair it is close to the car’s value, your insurance company will classify it as a total loss. A total loss car gets a salvage title. Once the vehicle is repaired, it gets a salvage title.
Each state has specific laws regarding totaled cars. In Hawaii, total loss is calculated by a Total Loss Formula (TLF). Your insurer will add the cost of the car’s repair to its salvage value. If this sum is greater than the car’s initial market value, it’s a total loss.
Finding auto insurance for rebuilt or salvage title in Hawaii is hard. The best-case scenario is that you will pay a high premium for coverage. Some insurers do not even touch these titled cars.
Hawaii prohibits the use of handheld electronic devices while driving. This includes phone calls and texting. This ban does not apply to 911 calls, emergency responders, or drivers at a complete stop with the engine off.
Penalties for breaking this law include:
If you drive in Hawaii with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or 0.08 percent or more, you’re guilty of being Drunk Under the Influence (DUI). Depending on how many DUIs you have on your record, penalties include:
To make matters worse, you’re sure to see an increase in your insurance premiums. Our studies show that you can pay $830 per year for car insurance after a DUI. This assumes you can find coverage after getting a DUI.
It’s likely your auto rates will go up after you turn 65. If you have a clean driving record, the initial increase probably won’t be much. However, as you get older you will see larger increases.
In Hawaii, drivers age 72 and older must renew their license every two years. A vision test is also required at the time of renewal, and a written and road test may be required as well.
If you are driving a vehicle in Hawaii that’s registered in another state, you are required to carry the insurance required in that state. You must be able to provide proof of coverage as well.
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