Cheap Insurance Vancouver
Vancouver is the fourth-largest city in Washington, but if the unincorporated towns to the north were annexed, it would probably be closer to the second-largest. So, despite the official population number, there are a great many cars on the road. Many residents work in nearby Portland, but live in Vancouver for property and income tax reasons. Since Vancouver is so close to the Oregon-Washington border, many residents drive South to take advantage of Oregon shopping (there is no sales tax in the state).
Washington has specific insurance requirements all drivers must meet, but additional coverage is not only encouraged, but it’s typically pretty affordable. If you’re shopping for a new policy and just want to compare rates, be sure to check as many options for cheap insurance Vancouver agents can offer. The more quotes you get, the better your chance of finding a lower rate.
- Auto theft rates are high considering the city’s low population. There were almost 1,100 stolen cars in 2012 (the most recent data available). This has a negative affect on comprehensive insurance rates. If you have full coverage, we recommend installing an alarm or tracking device. Most insurance companies offer discounts for them that can help offset the cost of the coverage.
- Clark County is growing rapidly, so insurance rates will remain in flux over the next few years. Because of this, we recommend re-shopping your policy at least twice a year, to be sure you are still getting the lowest available rate.
- Public transportation is pretty good, but the city also scores high for “walkability.” Using any form of commute other than your vehicle can help you save on your annual auto insurance costs.