North Carolina's state motto is "To be, rather than to seem." And we can't think of better words to describe the type of innovative coverage Esurance brings to the Tar Heel State.
We don't pretend to be cutting-edge; we actually provide fast, simple ways for you to personalize an auto policy with our own CoverageMyWay®, which helps you make smart choices with protection. And, of course, we don't make vague promises about affordable North Carolina auto insurance; we bring an array of discounts tastier than a hickory-smoked hog. Grab a North Carolina car insurance quote and find out what it's like to have coverage that doesn't just seem like the real deal — but actually is.
"The customer staff are very caring. They answer questions promptly and have helped in all my inquiries."
— Linda K.
"Beat all other pricing while not making me sacrifice my personalized coverage."
— Douglas F.
When you get your quote with Esurance, you may qualify for these big discounts built to save motorists a bundle:
These auto insurance savings are subject to eligibility. If you're a current customer with questions about your discounts, give us a call at 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).
Whether you live in Raleigh, Charlotte, or beyond, your state requires its drivers to maintain car insurance policies that include liability insurance with the following minimum limits:
You might see these limits written as 30/60/25.
North Carolina auto insurance must also include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage with the same minimum limits. It can offer financial protection from drivers who are uninsured or lack sufficient insurance limits to cover your accident-related expenses.
You can always choose higher limits for added peace of mind when you get your North Carolina car insurance quote.
Tar Heel State residents know the importance of having choices — when it comes to their style of BBQ, their favorite college hoops team, and, yes, their coverage options.
In addition to required North Carolina auto insurance, drivers can also choose from these possible coverages:
If you're an Esurance customer, you can take your car to an E-star® shop and take advantage of RepairView® as well as guaranteed repairs for as long as you own the car.
Find an E-star shop near you.
The following may affect your NC car insurance rates:
The state uses the Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP) to make sure good drivers are rewarded with lower North Carolina car insurance rates.
In practice, SDIP works hand-in-hand with your driving record by adding points for violations and certain at-fault car accidents. Each point correlates to a significant increase in premium. Earning just one point, for instance, can lead to a 30 percent increase in your annual NC car insurance rates.
By maintaining a clean driving record with zero SDIP points, you can expect to pay less for North Carolina auto insurance than drivers with a riskier history.
Car insurance companies supply North Carolina drivers with insurance ID cards. You can also use Form DL-123, your original liability insurance policy contract, or a valid binder to show proof of your car insurance in North Carolina.
A licensed insurance agent can help you get a DL-123.
A report from the Insurance Research Council estimated that about 9 percent of North Carolina drivers were uninsured in 2012. That was lower than the national average of 12.6 percent.
Uninsured motorist coverage can come in handy after an accident caused by an uninsured driver.
North Carolina law mandates that car insurance companies cannot refuse to cover potential customers with the state-required liability limits. If an insurer deems a driver too risky, the company can place the customer into the "reinsurance facility." The goal of this "facility" is to make sure North Carolina drivers have access to car insurance.
Reinsurance facility customers can choose the following coverages up to a maximum limit:
North Carolina's official guide to car insurance (PDF)
Get a deeper understanding of the state's insurance rules and regulations.
Car insurance in Charlotte
Charlotte residents can get a quote with Esurance to see how affordable and dependable their car insurance could really be.