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Austin Car Insurance

Austin, Texas, is home to 979,263 Texans as of 2020, according to the US Census. This is a 23.9% increase from 2010. With the growing population leading to increasingly congested roads and almost a 26-minute daily commute time, keeping safe on the roads is essential. Texas requires Austin car insurance, but understanding your policy and ensuring you have adequate coverage is a personal responsibility that protects you and your assets financially.

Austin Auto Insurance: The Basics

Drivers in Austin spend an average of 25.3 minutes each day and 2 hours and 6 minutes each work week behind the wheel of their vehicle for commuting purposes alone. With so much reliance on personal vehicles in the city, it’s crucial to ensure you have proper car coverage so that you are covered in the event of an accident. In Texas, you are required to carry liability auto insurance with 30/60/25 minimum coverage limits. Liability insurance only provides financial assistance to pay for damages or injuries to other vehicles or other drivers in an accident that you cause. If you carry only liability insurance, any repairs to your vehicle will come out of pocket for you. Carrying only liability insurance, especially at the minimum coverage limits, is a considerable financial risk; because of this risk, less than 0.20% of auto policies that we write in Texas are for minimum liability only. For drivers seeking coverage that provides financial protection should anything happen to their own vehicle, regardless of fault, collision and comprehensive coverages can be added. Other popular optional coverages include:

  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage
  • Medical payments coverage
  • Personal injury protection (PIP)
  • Rental reimbursement coverage
  • New car replacement coverage
Talking with your agent is the best way to find the ideal mix of coverage and coverage limits for your policy to ensure that you are adequately insured!

How Much Does Austin Car Insurance Cost?

The average cost for full coverage auto insurance in Austin is $974.65 among TGS Insurance Agency customers. Car insurance rates differ considerably due to several constituents, based on you, your vehicle, and your location, among many other things. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Age
  • Car make and model
  • High-risk violations
  • Yearly mileage
  • Credit history
  • Driving record
  • Zip code
  • Marital status
  • Gender
Some factors that affect your rates are entirely in your control, such as your driving record or credit history. Other factors, like your age and the population of Austin, are not.

How Does Location Affect Car Insurance Rates in Austin?

Similar to homeowners insurance, location is an important factor in determining your auto insurance rates in Austin. If your neighborhood has a higher rate of theft than the neighborhood a few blocks down, your rates will be higher. If there is a higher than the average number of uninsured motorists in your area, your rates will be higher. If auto insurance companies identify anything in your area that might make your vehicle riskier to insure, you will see that reflected in your premium. Likewise, there are things you can do like parking your car in a garage or covered area versus the street that can help reduce your premium. Because carriers get so granular with their risk evaluations, rates can vary greatly- even within the same city. Below is a breakdown of the average premium for auto insurance around Austin

Map of Austin, TX displaying Austin auto insurance average premiums broken out by zip code

Best Austin Auto Insurance Companies

Knowing who will give you a good rate in your area is a big part of choosing your car insurance. Among TGS customers, the most popular carrier in Austin is Progressive. The average premium with Progressive is $964.87. Other popular carriers are Allstate and Travelers. Choosing a carrier is more than just the price; here at TGS, we know that is a factor. Check out the table below to see the average price for Austin based on insurance provider.

Bar chart of Austin auto insurance premiums by carrier where Safeco is the cheapest option in Austin.

Comparison Shop Car Insurance in Austin from Multiple Carriers in Minutes!

Shopping for car insurance can be exhausting, dull, and downright stressful. TGS Insurance Agency is here to change that. At TGS Insurance, we do all the nitty-gritty work for you, so you don’t have to! Our agents will shop your car insurance policy across our bank of 35+ carriers to find you the best policy at the best price, so you never have to compromise on coverage to save money. How do you get started? Easy! All we need is your name and address, and you’ll get an accurate quote in 15 seconds or less. After that, our agents will further customize your policy so it’s tailored to your specific insurance needs. Shopping for car insurance has never been so simple!


Every driver is unique. Insurance premium costs are impacted by several factors; therefore, we recommend obtaining an individualized quote to find your rates. Our data is representative of quality, publicly sourced, and internal data, but should not be deciphered as bindable.