Here you’ll learn everything you need to know to buy the best car insurance policy in Clifton for your particular situation. You’ll see which carriers are rated as the best car insurance companies for customer satisfaction and what the average car insurance rates are for your neighborhood.

You’ll also discover how much you can save from knowing how to make smart choices about coverage. And, find out how rates for Clifton drivers are affected by tickets, accidents and adding teen drivers.

Key Highlights
  • In New Jersey comprehensive costs $901 and collision costs $5,333, on an average per year, according to a rate data analysis done by CarInsurance.com.
  • For state minimum coverage, the average cost in Clifton is $661.
  • You can save an average of $1,955 a year on a full coverage policy in Clifton by comparing price quotes from different car insurance companies, according to CarInsurance.com's rate analysis.

Who Has The Best Car Insurance in Clifton, NJ?

Deciding who has the best car insurance to suit your needs depends on what is most important to you. For some it may be price, while others may value customer service the most. Still others may be looking for the convenience of mobile apps, or a company that offers the most car insurance discounts.

Below we list car insurance companies in Clifton, and who they are the best at serving, based on CarInsurance.com’s customer satisfaction survey of current policy holders and rate data analysis.

Best forCompany
ClaimsMercury
Value/PriceGeico
Customer ServiceHartford
Websites/AppsEsurance
RecommendGeico
Low Annual MileageState Farm Ind
Good StudentState Farm Ind
BundleAllstate NJ P&C
Paid in FullProg Garden State Ins Co

Cheap Car Insurance in Clifton, New Jersey

Find below the cheapest car insurance rates in Clifton, based on our rate analysis for three different coverage levels. The driver profile is for age 30, with good credit and a clean driving record. You can see how major insurers rank for price in the chart below

CompanyLiability Only - State Minimum BI/PDLiability Only - 50/100/50 BI/PDFull Coverage - 100/300/100 BI/PD - 500 Comp/Coll
Government Employees Ins Co$617$788$1,429
New Jersey Manufacturers Ins Co$775$917$1,846
Progressive Garden State Ins Co$804$968$1,600
Allstate NJ Prop & Cas Ins Co$1,221$1,488$2,815
State Farm Ind Co$1,598$1,855$2,793
Foremost Ins Co Grand Rapids MI$2,001$2,443$4,652

Car Insurance Coverage – How Much Car Insurance do I Need in Clifton?

Below we’ll explain what coverage you need to drive legally, which is your state required minimum liability limits, and what types of car insurance you may need to be truly protected.

Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in Clifton

New Jersey car insurance laws require only that you insure yourself against bodily injury and property damage liability, so it’s your choice whether to add coverage for yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle.

If you have a newer model car, it makes sense to get comprehensive insurance and collision coverage. In New Jersey, comprehensive costs $901 and collision costs $5,333, on an average per year, according to a rate data analysis done by CarInsurance.com.

These optional coverages come with a deductible. That’s the amount you pay before your insurance company pays. Typical deductibles amounts are $1,000, $500 and $250 – you choose which one you want. The higher the deductible is, the lower your rate will be.

The best car insurance coverage usually isn’t the cheapest. You may be used if you’re in an accident and your insurance doesn’t cover all of the damages. That means your home or savings could be in jeopardy.

To protect your assets, you should buy liability insurance in the following amounts:

  • $1,00,000 to pay for others’ medical bills
  • $3,00,000 to pay for injuries to others in an accident you cause
  • $1,00,000 to pay for damage to others’ property

You should also consider buying these optional coverages:

  • Comprehensive, which replaces stolen cars and covers damage to your car from floods, fire, hail, vandalism.
  • Collision, which pays for damage to your car from accidents.

Average Car Insurance Rates in Clifton

The average rate for Clifton drivers for a year of minimum coverage is $661 according to our rate analysis. If you increased your coverage to 50/100/50, you would pay just about $16.75 more a month, or $201 more a year.

You can get full coverage (100/300/100) by paying $94.75 more a month, or an additional $1,137 a year more than minimum-level coverage.

Clifton average for:

  • Minimum coverage: $661
  • 50/100/50: $862
  • 100/300/100: $1,798

Compare Car Insurance Quotes in Clifton – How to Save on Insurance Policy?

You can save an average of $1,955 annually on a full coverage policy in Clifton by comparing car insurance quotes, according to CarInsurance.com's rate analysis. While savings will depend on your particular circumstances, this shows that there is a significant benefit to shopping your policy.

Clifton Car Insurance FAQ’s

How much does insurance go up after a speeding ticket in Clifton?

A speeding ticket in Clifton will hike your car insurance rates by an average of 49% , or about $1,515 yearly. CarInsurance.com’s rate analysis shows how much more drivers in Clifton can expect to pay, on average, for speeding and other common violations.

Minor traffic violations, such as speeding, typically stay on your record for about three years, and you can expect to see the rate increase upon your policy renewal date. More severe infractions, such as DUI, typically stay on your record much longer.

Clifton drivers can expect to see a hike in their rates in the range of 68% for minor moving violations such as tailgating or blowing through a stop sign, 91% for more severe infractions such as DUI.

Below you’ll see how much rates increase, on average, for common traffic violations.

Remember, though, that because insurance companies assess risk differently, you can still save by comparison shopping, because one carrier may ding you a lot for a citation, while another may spike your rate by much less.

ViolationAverage rateRate after violation$ Increase% Increase
DUI/DWI third offense$1,603$5,076$3,473217%
DUI/DWI second offense$1,603$4,479$2,877179%
DUI/DWI first offense$1,603$3,739$2,136133%
Reckless driving$1,603$2,645$1,04265%
Operating a vehicle in a race (highway racing)$1,603$2,332$72945%
2 speeding tickets 11 mph or over$1,603$2,104$50231%
Following too closely$1,603$2,093$49031%
Improper/illegal pass$1,603$2,011$40825%
Careless driving$1,603$1,998$39525%
Distracted driving ticket$1,603$1,970$36723%
Texting ticket$1,603$1,932$33021%
Talking on cellphone ticket$1,603$1,932$33021%
Improper turn$1,603$1,932$33021%
Failure to yield$1,603$1,932$33021%
Failure to stop$1,603$1,932$33021%
Driving without insurance$1,603$1,702$996%
Driving without a license or permit$1,603$1,702$996%
Seatbelt infraction$1,603$1,603$00%

In Clifton, adding a 16-year-old daughter to your policy will hike your rates by $2,362 annually, or 131% It's more for boys. Insuring your 16-year-old son will increase your yearly rate by $3,005, or 167% according to CarInsurance.com rate data.

Teen drivers are inexperienced, and are involved in more accidents than older drivers, according to federal research, and insurance companies categorize them as high-risk drivers, so they cost more to insure.

If you're insuring a teen driver of any age, you can get expert tips, more rate data by age and details from our “Parents guide to insuring a teen driver."

CarInsurance.com data show that for drivers in Clifton, your rate will go up by an average of $1,747 or 58%. If you're convicted of a serious offense, such as DUI or reckless driving, you may be required to have your insurance company file an SR-22 form on your behalf.

An SR-22 is a car insurance company’s guarantee to the state that you are carrying the legally mandated coverage. If you are required to have an SR-22 filed, your car insurance rates will increase.