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Updated September 12, 2022

Car Insurance in Charleston, WV

The average cost of West Virginia car insurance will vary from city to city and between insurance companies. Insurify analyzed the latest insurance rates in Charleston, WV to find you the cheapest quotes in the area.

Quick Facts

  • The average cost of car insurance in Charleston is $186 per month, or $2232 annually.

  • Car insurance in Charleston is $8 less than the average cost of car insurance in West Virginia.

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

Quotes by Top Companies

Progressive
$67
State Farm
$109
Nationwide
$115

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Cheapest Car Insurance in Charleston, WV

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 CharlestonQuotes 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$67 /mo
State Farm$109 /mo
Nationwide$115 /mo

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Average Car Insurance Cost

West Virginia Cities
Huntington$126/mo
Morgantown$80/mo
Parkersburg$123/mo
Wheeling$96/mo
Charleston$97/mo
West Virginia$104/mo
Morgantown
$80
Wheeling
$96
Charleston
$97
Average for WV
$104
Parkersburg
$123
Huntington
$126

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Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in West Virginia

All motor vehicles operated or parked on West Virginia 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 West Virginia[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. West Virginia 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.

  • $25,000 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.

  • $25,000 per person for uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury

  • $50,000 per accident for uninsured/underinsured motorist bodiliy injury

  • $25,000 per accident for uninsured/underinsured motorist property damage

Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage pays for costs caused by a driver with little or no insurance after a car accident. In West Virginia, motorists are required to purchase the same level of insurance for this coverage as liability coverage.

Find local Charleston agents

  • Mountain State Insurance Agency 

    1206 Kanawha Blvd. E,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • C.B. Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. 

    239 Capitol Street,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • Hoppy Shores Agency 

    804 Kanawha Blvd East,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • McGriff Insurance Services, Inc. 

    300 Summers Street,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • Innovative Insurance Solutions LLC 

    5036 Washington St W,
    Charleston, WV 25313-1552
  • Integrity Insurance Group LLC 

    184 Summers St. Suite 310,
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • USI INSURANCE SERVICES 

    One Hillcrest Dr E,
    Charleston, WV 25311-1622
  • George H. Friedlander Company 

    1566 Kanawha Blvd E,
    Charleston, WV 25311-2413
  • Jim Lively Insurance, Inc. 

    524 Kanawha Blvd E,
    , Charleston, WV 25311
  • Dorsey Insurance Group Inc. 

    509 50Th St Se,
    Charleston, WV 25304-2023
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For more detailed West Virginia city level guides, check out these below.

Most Patriotic City

Charleston

Beginning in 2018, Insurify launched the Most Patriotic Cities Awards, which salute the community in each state with the highest percentage of individuals who currently serve in the military or identify as armed service veterans.

Wheeling won Insurify's Most Patriotic Cities Award for the state of West Virginia. The city is notable for remaining loyal to the Union during the Civil War, precipitating the establishment of the state of West Virginia.

FAQs - Charleston, WV 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 Charleston 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 Charleston, West Virginia 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 Charleston drivers measure up to their fellow motorists across West Virginia 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.

ford

Ford F-Series Pickup

Most Popular Car in Charleston

#13

City with the Most Speeding Tickets Rank in West Virginia

#20

City with the Most Moving Violations Rank in West Virginia

#11

City with the Most DUIs Rank in West Virginia

#5

City with the Most Suspended Licenses in West Virginia

  • 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. Charleston drivers rank 18 in the number of car accidents per driver across all cities in West Virginia.

    • Rank within state: #18
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with an accident: 7.2%
  • While driving while intoxicated is never acceptable, it’s a more common offense than many assume. Charleston drivers rank 11 in the number of DUI’s per driver across all cities in West Virginia.

    • Rank within state: #11
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with a DUI: 1.5%
  • 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 West Virginia, Charleston drivers rank 13 in the number of reckless driving offenses per driver.

    • Rank within state: #13
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with a reckless driving offense: 0.8%
  • 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 West Virginia, Charleston drivers rank 12 in rude driving infractions.

    • Rank within state: #12
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with a reckless driving violation: 1%
  • Exceeding the speed limit can endanger others and leave a permanent stain on your driving record. When compared to other cities in West Virginia, Charleston drivers rank 13 in the number of speeding infractions per driver.

    • Rank within state: #13
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with a speeding ticket: 7.8%
  • Having a squeaky-clean driving record is an accomplishment to be proud of. Some cities have safer drivers than others; Charleston drivers rank 6 in clean driving records across all cities in West Virginia.

    • Rank within state: #6
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with clean record: 81.4%
  • As auto manufacturers increasingly turn towards producing greener car models, more and more motorists are embracing hybrids and EV’s. Charleston drivers rank 6 in hybrid and electric vehicle ownership across all cities in West Virginia.

    • Rank within state: #6
    • Percent of drivers in Charleston with a hybrid/electric vehicle: 1.05%

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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. West Virginia Insurance Commisioner. "State Minimum Car Insurance Requirements." Accessed May 28, 2022
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