Will a fix-it ticket make my insurance go up?

I was issued a fix-it ticket for my muffler last week—will it make my insurance more expensive? I had the muffler fixed and paid the ticket on time.

Answer
“You are in luck! Most insurance companies do not increase your premium for non-moving violations.
Every insurance company has its own guidelines, so check with your insurance company, but it is not standard practice to determine rates based on fix-it tickets.
Examples of common non-moving violations are:
  • Parking tickets
  • Equipment violations
  • Window tint levels
These infractions can impact your car insurance if they are not paid for on time. If the ticket is paid late or not at all, additional fines and penalties can be tacked on. In addition, your license can be suspended or registration revoked if the payments aren’t settled.
If you’re worried that you’re overpaying for car insurance, it’s a good idea to compare rates and verify you’re getting the best deal. If you want help shopping for insurance, try the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes for free.”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Aug 26, 2021
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