How much is car insurance for a 19-year-old?

I’m 19 years old and have been shopping around to buy my first car. My dad has been helping me through the process and reminded me I will still have to pay for insurance on top of the monthly car payment. How much is insurance for a 19 year old?

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Predicting the price of car insurance without generating personalized quotes can be difficult. Looking at average car insurance cost can give you a general idea, but insurance companies look at many factors when generating rates.
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Before shopping, you should gather all the documentation insurance companies may ask for, like:
  • The address where you plan to store the vehicle (usually your home address)
  • The VIN of any car you are interested in
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Proof of prior insurance, like a declaration page if you are currently a driver under your parents’ policy
  • Additional documentation for discounts such as a good student discount or proof you completed a safe driver’s course
Don’t be too shocked by the price in the beginning. Younger drivers pay more because, statistically, they get in more accidents and pose a higher risk to insurance companies. This price will go down with time, safe driving habits, and applicable discounts.
Jack Walsh
Answered on Oct 22, 2021
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