Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, with a population of around 83,000 residents. But it is also the principal city in the greater Asheville metro area which is home to over 400,000 people. This means that Asheville sees a lot of incoming commuter traffic throughout the week, as well as tourist traffic on the weekends. More drivers means a higher rate of traffic accidents which can sometimes mean higher insurance rates as well. If you’ve seen your premiums go up it might be time to compare all the options for cheap insurance Asheville can offer.
Quick facts about Asheville:
The Asheville Transit System has 16 bus lines running throughout the city and the surrounding areas. Because the more miles you put on your car, the higher your insurance rates, we recommend taking public transportation whenever possible. Commuters who bus to work usually see much lower rates for their auto coverage.
The center of the city (zip code 28801) has the highest population density, which usually means slightly higher rates. The more drivers and cars on the road in a condensed area, the higher the rate of auto accidents. So if you are thinking of relocating within Asheville make sure to get multiple quotes for multiple zip codes.
The last few years have seen a rise in Asheville’s property crime rates. There were 336 cars stolen in 2012. While this rate is still lower than previous decades, we still recommend you carry comprehensive coverage on your car. And if you have an anti-theft device on your car you can usually get the coverage at a discounted rate.
How Can We Help You?
Our Customer Service Department is available to answer question you may have about your policy. For California residents, please call (800) 486-1866. Our team of highly trained professionals are available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.