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Best Car Insurance Companies in Baltimore, MD

Aug. 26, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

There were nearly 20,000 car accidents in Baltimore City in 2017. Maryland requires licensed drivers to carry car insurance to help pay for damage and injuries from these crashes. Our partners at Consumer Affairs researched the best car insurance in Baltimore to help you find the lowest rates and greatest coverage.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. WMAR may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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Progressive
Progressive
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Liberty Mutual
Liberty Mutual
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  • Covers property damage
  • Motorcycle coverage
  • Bodily injury liability
  • Available in Baltimore
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Baltimore Insurance Network
Baltimore Insurance Network
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  • Online quotes
  • Compare different plans
  • Discounts available
  • Multiple plan options
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Location
11 E. Lexington St., 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 869-6424
#5
Pinning Insurance
Pinning Insurance
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  • Motorcycle insurance
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  • MAIF plans
  • Low down payments
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Location
3215 Erdman Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 675-0500
Farrell Sullivan Insurance
Farrell Sullivan Insurance
Features
  • M-Sun: 8am - 10pm
  • farrellsullivaninsurance.com
Location
6500 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 377-5647
Allstate Insurance Agent: Carlos Sanchez
Allstate Insurance Agent: Carlos Sanchez
Features
  • M-Th: 9:15am - 6:15pm
  • F: 9:15am - 5:45pm
  • Sat: 9:30am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
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Location
1609 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 777-8170
Senate Select Insurace
Senate Select Insurace
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • senateinsurance.com
Location
5417 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 467-8733
Concrete Insurance
Concrete Insurance
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Sat: 10am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • concreteinsuranceagency.com
Location
1726 Reisterstown Rd., Ste. 219
Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 580-2800
Woodhome Insurance
Woodhome Insurance
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • woodhomeinsurance.com
Location
6405 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 433-0313
Kirby Insurance
Kirby Insurance
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • kirbyinsurance.com
Location
14 W. Saratoga St., Ste. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-2320
State Farm Insurance Agent: Scott Garvey
State Farm Insurance Agent: Scott Garvey
Features
  • M, T, Th, F: 9am - 5pm
  • W: 10am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 12pm
  • scottinsuresbaltimore.com
Location
211 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(443) 759-4441

Why purchase car insurance in Baltimore?

Baltimore skyline

Baltimore can be a very wet city, especially in the late summer and early fall, otherwise known as hurricane season. After a major storm, it’s common to see fallen limbs—even entire trees—in the road, and minor flooding is a fact of life here.

Theft and break-ins are also common hazards. Since most residents have no choice but to park in the street, their cars are exposed to both nature and criminals. Having car insurance in Baltimore reduces your repair costs from damage no matter who or what caused it.

The Maryland Insurance Administration requires all motorists to be insured, and they have strict guidelines for how much coverage you need.

Minimum coverage requirements in Maryland:

  • Bodily injury liability: $30,000 minimum per person / $60,000 minimum per accident
  • Property damage liability: $15,000 minimum
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $30,000 minimum per person / $60,000 minimum per accident
  • Uninsured motorist property damage: $15,000 minimum
  • Personal injury protection: $2,500 minimum (this can be waived depending on your age and driving record)

How much does car insurance cost in Baltimore?

Baltimore car insurance costs vary depending on where you live. In the eight most populated areas of the city, annual premiums for liability-only insurance vary by up to $500 per year based on the ZIP code alone. This is due to accidents rates in these ZIP codes. All of these expensive insurance areas have busy highways or thoroughfares used by commuters and thus have higher accident rates.

A great example is ZIP code 21218, which has Interstate 83 running through it as well as the Howard Street corridor connecting northern and south central Baltimore. Car insurance in this area costs an average of $200 more per year than neighborhoods like Canton or Federal Hill where walking, biking and scooters are the transportation of choice for many residents.

Progressive

Progressive

Progressive is a popular choice for auto insurance in Baltimore because of their consistently low rates. They offer discounts for multi-line policies, signing up online, paperless billing, automatic payments and safe driving. Since Progressive works with independent insurance agents, there aren’t any local Progressive offices. However, at the claims center in Glen Burnie you can drop your car off for repairs rather than needing to get estimates from other shops.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual has a small presence in Baltimore, with only one office in the suburb of Towson. Based on customer reviews at both the local and national level, they have a poor reputation for delaying payouts and denying claims for things that should be covered. However, they offer a comprehensive list of discounts, including multi-policy and hybrid vehicle, as well as discounts for the newly graduated, married and retired.

Baltimore Insurance Network

Baltimore Insurance Network

The Baltimore Insurance Network is a local broker that works with a network of insurers to provide customized policies and packages to Maryland residents. They receive consistently high reviews from Baltimore customers who praise their helpfulness and local knowledge.

Pinning Insurance

Pinning Insurance

Pinning Insurance is a small, locally-owned insurance provider in the Clifton neighborhood of Baltimore. They offer guaranteed auto insurance, meaning they’ll cover anyone regardless of their driving history or credit score. Though they only have one office, Pinning Insurance has a reputation for fantastic customer service, and they have some of the lowest rates for the Maryland minimum coverage.

Our partners independently research and analyze the companies mentioned in our guides and work with subject matter experts to add valuable information that helps consumers make smart purchase decisions. Our partners will not include companies on these guides that do not meet specific quality standards. The compensation we receive from our partners may impact how and where companies appear on our site, including the order in which they appear.

Our partners independently research companies, and use editorial discretion to award companies with special recognition (i.e. Best Value) based on their staff’s judgement or subject matter expert’s judgement. Our partners do this to help you identify companies that will meet your specific buying needs, and do not receive compensation for these designations.