Best Auto Insurance Rates in Shoreline, Washington

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Even though Shoreline, Washington, was only incorporated 20 years ago, it has all of the characteristics of an old, established city. For example, it offers residents—and visitors—a wide variety of transportation options, from ferries, to buses, to other forms of public transit.

As a result, this young city, which sits just north of Seattle, serves as the perfect home base for many Washington families. QuoteWizard wants to help those folks have an even more perfect existence by getting them perfect—or at least the best possible—car insurance rates.

Average Shoreline Car Insurance Rates

How much is car insurance in Shoreline, WA? Premiums can be expensive here. Many drivers pay much higher rates than the state and national average. The average cost of auto insurance in Washington is $884.24 per year. The national average price is $889.01.

Prices may vary depending on your driving history and the number of claims filed in your zip code.

Washington Average Annual Car Insurance Rates
Coverage Rates
Liability $596.670
Collision $265.74
Comprehensive $106.38
Total Cost Per Year $884.24
Price Per Month $73.68
Source: Facts + Statistics: Auto insurance

The graph below shows the change in Washington's average auto insurance rates from 2011 to 2015, the most recent year the data is available. According to the III, Washington's car insurance rates increased from $806 in 2011 to $884 in 2015, a jump of $78, or 9.70 percent.

Washington average car insurance rates

QuoteWizard helps Shoreline residents compare quotes from both national insurance companies and local independent agents. Comparing quotes can help you find cheap car insurance rates near Shoreline, Washington and save up to 40% on your premium.

The company certainly has a lot of experience with that kind of thing. After all, last year many people used QuoteWizard to compare car insurance quotes in Shoreline, WA from multiple companies and get the lowest rates.

Best Car Insurance Companies in Shoreline, WA

This is our list of the most common car insurance companies reported by QuoteWizard users in Shoreline, Washington last year.

Top 10 Vehicles in Shoreline

These are the most common car makes and models owned by Shoreline, WA drivers requesting quotes through QuoteWizard last year.

  1. Toyota Camry LE/XLE
  2. Mazda Miata/LS
  3. Kia Soul
  4. Chevrolet Volt
  5. Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
  6. Chevrolet Traverse LS
  7. Dodge Neon SXT
  8. Volkswagen New Beetle GL
  9. Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT
  10. Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Tradesman
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Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements in Shoreline, WA

Shoreline, Washington has a minimum coverage requirement known as the 25/50/10 rule. This means each policy must include at least:

  • Individual Bodily Injury Liability (BIL): $25,000.
    The most your insurance company will pay for an individual person injured in a car accident.
  • Total Bodily Injury Liability: $50,000.
    The total your carrier will pay in total for every person injured in a car accident.
  • Property Damage Liability (PDL): $10,000.
    The maximum your insurer will pay for property damage caused by a car accident.

Driving Conditions

Driving conditions like weather and traffic congestion are factors that can influence your insurance rates.

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Weather

The weather in Shoreline is similar to the rest of the Seattle metropolitan area. Short, warm summers are the norm, as are pleasantly mild winters. Residents bask in an average of 150 sunny days annually, and the average high temperature at the peak of summer nears 80 degrees. On the flip side, Shoreline can be a wet place to live. In a typical year, it sees about 40 inches of rain. In addition, some amount of precipitation falls on 158 out of 365 days. Little of that precip is snow, though, as only four inches of the white stuff accumulates each year.

Road Conditions

Road conditions in the Greater Seattle area are a big problem for residents. According to TRIP, 42% of the major roads here are in poor condition. The poor street conditions cost local drivers an additional $693 a year due to higher vehicle operating costs, car accidents, and traffic congestion.

Traffic Congestion

TomTom ranked the Seattle metropolitan area fourth for worst traffic congestion in the US. An average commuter spends 39 extra minutes driving to or from work on roads that often are poorly maintained. In addition, it’s not unusual for I-5 to be at a standstill during rush hour, especially when the roads are wet.

Moving Violations

Moving violations including drunk driving, running red lights, accidents, and speeding tickets will make you a high-risk driver with a bad driving record and higher insurance rates.

Traffic Tickets

The King County District Court website allows residents to pay traffic tickets, tells drivers how to contest tickets and set hearing dates, and provides other helpful traffic court information.

Shoreline Police issued 3,349 traffic citations in 2016.

DUI Arrests

Shoreline Police arrested 123 adults for suspicion of DUI in 2016.

SR-22 DUI Insurance

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Traffic Fatalities

Shoreline officials reported 767 traffic collisions in 2016. Those crashes caused 237 minor injuries and one death. Considering Shoreline's estimated population of 55,333 this is a safe city in terms of traffic fatalities.

Vehicle Theft Rates

Shoreline reported 184 motor vehicle thefts in 2016. That's a rate of 3.32 thefts per 1,000 residents. This is well above the national average of 2.20 thefts per 1,000 people.

Car Insurance Discounts in Shoreline

Are you looking for cheap car insurance? Discounts are one of the best ways to lower your insurance rates. Below are only some of the many car insurance discounts available depending on your insurer. Get a free quote to find out which discounts you may qualify for.

  1. Bundle your auto policy with your homeowners or renters insurance. Bundling all of your policies with a single insurance company can save you up to 15% of your total bill
  2. Active duty and retired members of the Military, National Guard, or Reserves are entitled to discounts for their service
  3. Keep your driving record clean with no tickets or accidents and you might qualify for the accident free or safe driver discount
  4. Are you married or getting married soon? Some insurers offer a discount to married couples
  5. Drive less. Living close to work or taking the bus once in a while could help you get the low mileage discount
  6. Take a defensive driving course at an accredited driving safety school
  7. Live in a safe neighborhood with low crime and good drivers. People that live in neighborhoods with high crime and urban driving conditions file more claims. For you, that can mean higher rates no matter how clean your driving record is
  8. Drivers 55 and older could qualify for either the senior discount or the 55 and retired discount
  9. Get a new car with advanced safety features like electronic stability control or anti-lock brakes. If the car has anti-theft devices or a car alarm system you can save even more
  10. Shop around and compare affordable Shoreline car insurance quotes

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