Cheap car insurance in Pennsylvania

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To legally drive in Pennsylvania, you need to carry at least the minimum required car insurance coverages. It’s also important to know the rules of the road and stay up to date on your annual requirements as a driver. Here’s what you need to know:

What's required of all Pennsylvania drivers?

Pennsylvania requires all drivers to:

What are the minimum car insurance requirements in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania requires you to carry bodily injury liability, property damage liability, and medical payments coverage. Pennsylvania's legal minimum car insurance coverage amounts are:

  • $15,000 in bodily injury liability per person

  • $30,000 in bodily injury liability per accident

  • $5,000 in property damage liability

  • $5,000 in medical payments coverage

For certain coverages, your coverage limits must be identical for each vehicle on your policy.

Uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverages

Uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverages are automatically added to car insurance policies in Pennsylvania, buy you're not legally required to carry these coverages. You can decline them in writing when you purchase your policy. UM and UIM are distinct coverages and you can reject one or both options.

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Are optional car insurance coverages available in Pennsylvania?

Yes. While these coverages aren't required, they can help expand your protection against a range of potentially expensive situations on the road.

Accidental death coverage

Accidental death coverage pays a death benefit to your personal representative if you sustain injuries in a car accident that lead to your death within two years of the accident.

Comprehensive coverage

Comprehensive coverage can help cover damages if your vehicle is damaged by something other than a collision-for example, theft, vandalism, hitting an animal, or natural disasters like hailstorms. This type of coverage can help pay for losses or damage to permanently installed equipment, parts, and accessories installed by the original vehicle manufacturer.

Collision coverage

True to its name, collision insurance can help cover damages when your vehicle is damaged in a collision with another vehicle or a stationary object.

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Special equipment*

This coverage helps protect certain customizations you’ve made to your vehicle. Special equipment coverage offers a maximum of $3,000 coverage, including $1,000 for stereo systems.

Rental reimbursement*

If you’re in an accident and your vehicle needs to spend some time in the shop, rental reimbursement coverage can help you pay for a temporary rental vehicle.

Roadside assistance

Roadside assistance provides 24-hour emergency towing and roadside service if your car is disabled due to mechanical or electrical breakdowns—such as battery failure, flat tire, or low fuel, oil, or other fluids—and lockouts.

Car insurance discounts offered in Pennsylvania

We’re committed to helping you get the most bang for your buck on your car insurance. That’s why we offer several car insurance discounts in Pennsylvania, including:

  • Multi-car discount

  • Homeowners

  • Transfer

  • Paid in full

  • Advanced quote

  • Safety device

  • Defensive driver course

  • Anti-theft

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3 steps to get a free car insurance quote

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Provide information about yourself, your vehicle, and your driving history.
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Input details on other people who drive your car.
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Select the coverages you want and see what discounts you qualify for.
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Need more than Pennsylvania car insurance?

There’s more to owning a vehicle than car insurance. Here's how to contact these important state agencies:

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Contact PennDOT and explore their website for weather and road closure updates, maps, and more.

Pennsylvania Division of Motor Vehicles

You can take care of many key tasks on the Pennsylvania DMV website, including finding your local Pennsylvania DMV office.

Pennsylvania Insurance Department

If you have other insurance questions or you need to file a complaint, contact the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

*Special equipment and rental reimbursement are only available if you purchase comprehensive and collision coverages.

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