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Updated August 31, 2022

Car Insurance in Santa Fe, NM

The average cost of New Mexico car insurance will vary from city to city and between insurance companies. Insurify analyzed the latest insurance rates in Santa Fe, NM to find you the cheapest quotes in the area.

Quick Facts

  • The average cost of car insurance in Santa Fe is $146 per month, or $1752 annually.

  • Car insurance in Santa Fe is $10 less than the average cost of car insurance in New Mexico.

  • The cheapest car insurance provider in Santa Fe on average is GAINSCO, but you should always compare quotes to find your best personal rate.

Quotes by Top Companies

Progressive
$32
State Farm
$57
Travelers
$116
Nationwide
$117
The General
$135

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Cheapest Car Insurance in Santa Fe, NM

The cost of car insurance can vary depending on the insurance provider. That’s because every insurance provider values information like your driving history and your credit score a little bit differently. Although the following car insurance companies offer the cheapest auto insurance premiums on average, it’s always important to compare quotes. Use Insurify to find your best rate today!

Insurance Provider in Santa FeQuotes The car insurance quotes, statistics, and data visualizations on this page are derived from Insurify’s proprietary database of over 4 million car insurance applications from ZIP codes across the United States. Insurify’s data science team performs a comprehensive analysis of the various factors car insurance providers take into account while setting rates to provide readers insight into how car insurance quotes are priced.
Progressive$32 /mo
State Farm$57 /mo
Travelers$116 /mo
Nationwide$117 /mo
The General$135 /mo

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Average Car Insurance Cost

New Mexico Cities
Albuquerque$131/mo
Las Cruces$77/mo
Rio Rancho$119/mo
Roswell$103/mo
Santa Fe$99/mo
New Mexico$106/mo
Las Cruces
$77
Santa Fe
$99
Roswell
$103
Average for NM
$106
Rio Rancho
$119
Albuquerque
$131

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Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in New Mexico

All motor vehicles operated or parked on New Mexico roadways are required to be insured. Proof of insurance must be carried in your car at all times and must be available when:

  • Requested by law enforcement

  • Renewing vehicle registration

  • The vehicle is involved in a car accident

The minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in New Mexico[1] are:

  • $25,000 per person for bodily injury

  • $50,000 per accident for bodily injury

As a major part of your liability insurance, bodily injury coverage covers medical bills for people other than the policyholder who are injured during an accident. New Mexico is an at-fault state, meaning the driver who is responsible for the collision is also responsible for paying for any resulting expenses, either through their car insurance provider or out of pocket.

  • $10,000 per accident for property damage

If it’s determined that an insured driver is at fault for an accident, this coverage pays for repairs to the property of the other involved parties. Additionally, property damage coverage can cover legal costs if the insured driver is involved in a lawsuit following the accident.

Find local Santa Fe agents

  • Blue Chip Insurance Agency, Inc. 

    1040 Don Diego,
    Suite 1, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • George Gandy Insurance, LLC 

    1730 Cerrillos Rd ,
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • George Gandy Insurance, LLC 

    6417 Airport Road,
    Suite 101, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Ortega Insurance Services 

    2019 Galisteo Street Suite C-2,
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Rio Grande Insurance 

    1231 S. St. Francis Drive,
    Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • HUB International Insurance Services 

    2905 Rodeo Park Drive East,
    Building 6, Suite 100, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Silas T Garcia Agency & Associates, LLC

    1443 S. St. Francis Drive,
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Arthur J. Gallagher RMS, Inc. 

    400 Kiva Court,
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Rio Grande Insurance Services of Santa Fe, Inc. 

    1231 S. Saint Francis Drive Suite A,
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Casita Insurance, Inc.

    3600 Rodeo Lane Suite B-4,
    Santa Fe, NM 87507
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FAQs - Santa Fe, NM Car Insurance

  • Insurance companies weigh multiple factors when calculating your car insurance rates, including your age, driving history, type of vehicle, and even your marital status. Not only do states have different laws and limits surrounding minimum liability coverage, but where you live within your state could also affect your driver risk profile. Insurance companies use your ZIP code to analyze your area’s weather patterns, rates of vehicle theft, likelihood of vandalism, average traffic congestion, and other factors that might lead you to file an insurance claim.

  • If you want to pay the lowest possible rate on your car insurance policy, opt for state minimum coverage. This is the cheapest level of car insurance coverage your state will allow. Comparing real, ready-to-purchase quotes on a car insurance comparison site like Insurify can find you the lowest rates for your area, risk profile, and financial needs.

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How Santa Fe Drivers Measure Up

While most drivers know that car insurance quotes are determined in part by your personal driving history, many may be unaware that rates are also impacted by the average risk of the drivers around you as well. Check out Insurify's latest analysis of driving records in Santa Fe, New Mexico below:

Methodology

Drawing from an internal database of over 4 million car insurance applications, the research team at Insurify analyzes patterns in car ownership and driver behavior - including how Santa Fe drivers measure up to their fellow motorists across New Mexico in areas including speeding, DUIs, and more.
Insurify Insights publishes data-driven articles, trend analyses, and national rankings each week on all factors related to cars and those who drive them.

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Ford F-Series Pickup

Most Popular Car in Santa Fe

#17

City with the Most Speeding Tickets Rank in New Mexico

#18

City with the Most Moving Violations Rank in New Mexico

#15

City with the Most DUIs Rank in New Mexico

#14

City with the Most Suspended Licenses in New Mexico

  • While car accidents are a sadly unavoidable feature of time spent on the road, rates of accidents do vary from city to city and from state to state. Santa Fe drivers rank 10 in the number of car accidents per driver across all cities in New Mexico.

    • Rank within state: #10
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with an accident: 6%
  • While driving while intoxicated is never acceptable, it’s a more common offense than many assume. Santa Fe drivers rank 15 in the number of DUI’s per driver across all cities in New Mexico.

    • Rank within state: #15
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with a DUI: 1.1%
  • Reckless driving refers to a specific traffic violation: when drivers willfully act dangerously in spite of the risks they’re imposing on both themselves and others. Among all cities in New Mexico, Santa Fe drivers rank 14 in the number of reckless driving offenses per driver.

    • Rank within state: #14
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with a reckless driving offense: 0.7%
  • The Insurify team classifies rude drivers as those who commit the following driving offenses: failure to yield or failure to stop, improper backing, passing where prohibited, tailgating, street racing, or hit-and-runs. Among all cities in New Mexico, Santa Fe drivers rank 13 in rude driving infractions.

    • Rank within state: #13
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with a reckless driving violation: 1.1%
  • Exceeding the speed limit can endanger others and leave a permanent stain on your driving record. When compared to other cities in New Mexico, Santa Fe drivers rank 17 in the number of speeding infractions per driver.

    • Rank within state: #17
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with a speeding ticket: 7.4%
  • Having a squeaky-clean driving record is an accomplishment to be proud of. Some cities have safer drivers than others; Santa Fe drivers rank 4 in clean driving records across all cities in New Mexico.

    • Rank within state: #4
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with clean record: 82.4%
  • As auto manufacturers increasingly turn towards producing greener car models, more and more motorists are embracing hybrids and EV’s. Santa Fe drivers rank 3 in hybrid and electric vehicle ownership across all cities in New Mexico.

    • Rank within state: #3
    • Percent of drivers in Santa Fe with a hybrid/electric vehicle: 0.91%

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  • Data scientists at Insurify analyzed over 40 million auto insurance rates across the United States to compile the car insurance quotes, statistics, and data visualizations displayed on this page. The car insurance data includes coverage analysis and details on drivers' vehicles, driving records, and demographic information. With these insights, Insurify is able to offer drivers insight into how their car insurance premiums are priced by companies.

Sources

  1. New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department. "State Minimum Car Insurance Requirements." Accessed May 28, 2022
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