Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in Dallas, TX (2021)

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As we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, state insurance commissions and insurance providers are constantly changing regulations and practices surrounding monthly payments, claim payouts, and more. To stay up to date with the latest on auto insurance reimbursements in your area, be sure to check with your state’s insurance commission and your current auto insurance provider.

If your driving habits have changed due to COVID-19, find a new, cheaper, ready-to-buy auto insurance policy on Insurify by comparing dozens of quotes at once.

Although investment in Dallas’s popular rapid transit system continues to increase, a great majority of workers still drive solo to and from their jobs. This means more cars and more accidents on Dallas roadways. Making sure they are protected with affordable car insurance is at the top of the list for any driving Dallasite.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States—right up there with New York and LA. More than 95 percent of households there have at least one car on the road, which means getting around the streets safely depends heavily on making sure you have an auto insurance policy in place to protect you and your family.

Car Insurance in Dallas, TX

The average cost of Texas car insurance will vary from city to city and between insurance companies. Insurify analyzed the latest insurance rates in Dallas, TX to find you the cheapest quotes in the area.

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Cheapest Car Insurance in Dallas, TX

Here are the cheapest carriers in Dallas for the following user profile: a single, 30 year old male with a clean driving record who drives a 2012 Honda Accord and pays a $1,000 deductible for the state’s minimum liability insurance.

Best Car Insurance in Dallas, TX

The Insurify Composite Score is calculated by analyzing multiple factors that indicate the quality, reliability, and health of an insurance company. Inputs to the score include financial strength ratings from A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch; J.D. Power ratings, Consumer Reports customer satisfaction surveys, mobile app reviews, and user-generated carrier reviews. The following are the top rated carriers that offer car insurance in Dallas. For the complete list, see Insurify's best car insurance companies.

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Dallas, TX Driving Facts

Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in TX

All motor vehicles operated or parked on Texas roadways are required to be insured. Proof of insurance must be carried in your car at all times and must 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 Texas are as follows:

  • $30,000/$60,000 bodily injury liability per person/accident

Bodily injury liability coverage protects drivers if their car is involved in an accident that harms another individual. The minimum limits required by Texas state law are $30,000 for the death or injury of a single victim as a result of a car accident and $60,000 for the deaths or injuries of multiple victims. Insurance providers list this type of coverage as 30/60, referring to the dollar limitations of each minimum. In the case of an accident, liability coverage can aid perpetrators with costs involved in a legal proceeding as a result of a crash. Bodily injury coverage is part of the minimum coverage required by Texas law.

  • $25,000 propery damage liability per accident

The state minimum amount of property damage liability coverage required in the state of Texas is $25,000. If an insured driver is determined to be at fault and held liable in a motor vehicle accident, this coverage pays for damage repair to another individual’s property. Property damage coverage will also pay for legal costs if an insured driver is involved in a lawsuit following an accident.

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Dallas Car Insurance Rates by Driver Age

Want lower car insurance rates in Dallas? While you can control some factors that go into informing your insurance rates, age isn’t one of them. Dallas drivers in their 60s enjoy the lowest insurance rates, at an average of $215 per month. Because more accidents tend to happen in your 70s, however, this age group will see insurance rates rise nearly $40 to an average of $253 per month. Drivers in their 20s also have higher monthly premiums because they too are at a greater claims risk. Dallas drivers in their 20s can expect to pay an average of $332 a month to be on the road.

Driver's AgeAvg. Monthly Cost
teens$630
20s$333
30s$257
40s$250
50s$273
60s$216
70s$254
80s$253
Driving HistoryAvg. Monthly Cost
No Violation$270
Speeding Ticket$316
At-Fault Accident$326
Failure to Stop for Red Light / Stop Sign$319

Dallas Car Insurance Rates by Driving and Accident History

Though Dallas may be the perfect place to live, no one is perfect in the Big D. Driving mistakes happen, and when they do, they can greatly impact the amount you pay in insurance. Dallas drivers with no violations on their record can expect to pay an average of $269 a month in insurance. Make a driving mistake, and it only goes up from there. While speeding or rolling through a stop sign will increase your monthly insurance rates to an average of $315 and $318, respectively, having an at-fault accident on your driving record can translate to an average monthly insurance premium of $325.

Dallas Car Insurance Rates by Credit Tier

Dallas drivers know that many things go into calculating how much they pay for insurance, including their credit score. Because auto insurance rates are based on a driver’s calculated risk, it makes sense that creditworthiness is considered too. In Dallas, drivers with an excellent credit score pay $286 (on average) monthly to insure their ride. While your credit score may only change your insurance premiums by a minimal amount, everything adds up. Want to improve your credit score? Keep paying your bills on time—including your car insurance premiums.

Credit TieAvg. Monthly Cost
Excellent$287
Good$287
Average$280
Poor$275

Dallas, TX DMV Information

Here in Dallas, you’ll want to visit a local county tax office to deal with any odds and ends related to car registration. The county tax assessor-collector offices provide most vehicle title and registration services, including registration renewals (license plates and registration stickers), vehicle title transfers, change of address on motor vehicle records, non-fee license plates (such as purple heart and disabled veterans license plates), disabled parking placards, copies of registration receipts, and temporary registration. Locations include North Dallas, South Dallas, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, and Oak Cliff, and residents are urged to complete their transactions online whenever possible. Some simple registration transactions can even be completed at their more than 80 Neighborhood Registration Locations inside grocery stores like Kroger, Tom Thumb, and Fiesta Mart.

Public Transportation in Dallas, TX

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas, Texas, and 12 surrounding cities with an extensive network of DART light-rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes, and paratransit services. The system moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across a 700-square-mile service area. With numerous expansion and alignment projects in the works, Dallas’s forward-looking transit system is readying itself to accommodate the nearly four million new residents expected by 2045. Rideshare options in Dallas include familiar pick-up options like Uber and Lyft and Dallas-launched ride option Get Me. As always, you can schedule a taxi virtually anywhere across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Of note: Dallas is one of Uber’s three initial launch markets for Uber Air. Keep your eye on the skies!

Conclusion: How to get the best and cheapest car insurance in Dallas, TX

Though the constantly modernized public transit system is attractive to some, many are bent on getting around the metroplex on their own four wheels. This kind of independence is the same reason why drivers use Insurify to find their own best insurance rates among the hundreds of providers out there.

Most people just want to get around town on their own—even when driving in an area as large as Dallas. You can avoid the fares and fees associated with public transit, but you can’t get around making sure you have the kind of car insurance that will make you feel safe taking to the streets in your daily driver. That’s why Insurify is here—for drivers like you who want to get the best insurance coverage they can at the most affordable price.

Insurify Rankings

Using a proprietary dataset of over 1.6 million car insurance shopper applications, the data scientists at Insurify have run various studies on driver behavior across geographical locations, age ranges, motor vehicle registration, and other variables all related to auto insurance coverage.

We’ve been able to determine the speediest cities in the nation, the most popular cars among age groups, and the occupations with the worst drivers, among other insightful reports. We’ve also launched annual awards campaigns to congratulate the communities across the country who have excelled in environmentally friendly initiatives, educational attainment, and other areas.

Here's how Dallas stacks up for the state of Texas:

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FAQs - Dallas, TX Car Insurance

Am I covered by my Texas insurance policy while driving in Mexico?

Although you can sometimes be covered for short trips into Mexico, Mexico doesn’t recognize American auto policies. Each Mexican state sets potential civil and criminal liability amounts a driver would be responsible for in case of a fatality. You should therefore buy a Mexican liability insurance policy to keep in step with Mexican law and avoid any large financial burdens that could arise from an accident. These types of policies can be bought in Texas from some agents and will ensure you peace of mind when traveling.

I don’t live in Dallas, but I sent my son to school there. Can I keep him on my policy?

For the most part, if your son is going to school full-time and his primary address is still your house, you can keep him on your policy. Keeping children on your policy ensures that when they borrow the car while at home, they are covered and likewise if they were to drive someone else’s car while at school. If they take a car to college with them, it’s important to keep them on your policy as well—and it’s cheaper. You’ll still want to contact your insurer, however, to let them know where the car will be parked (also known as the “garaging address”). Sometimes rates can go up or down depending on that location.

How does my Dallas ZIP code affect my car insurance rate?

Believe it or not, you could live across the street from someone with a different ZIP code and see a difference in your insurance bill. This model of geographic pricing means that insurers take into consideration the number of accidents and theft claims there are within a certain ZIP code and use that to calculate how much they will charge you for insurance. Although driving habits and driving record certainly are also a major part of that calculation as well, ZIP code is usually the first thing any car insurance comparison site will ask you.