What are Michigan's auto insurance requirements?

Car insurance is required for Michigan drivers. If you live in the car capital of the world, you'll need liability coverage limits of at least:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in total bodily injury per accident
  • $10,000 in property damage per accident

What are other required types of car insurance in Michigan?

Michigan also requires you to carry property protection insurance (PPI) with a $1 million limit per accident, as well as personal injury protection (PIP).

Important Note: Michigan's recently updated no-fault law gives Michigan drivers more options for PIP coverage. Learn more about the change.

PPI helps to cover costs if you accidentally damage another person's property in your state with your vehicle. PIP covers your medical costs, as well as lost wages and death benefits, and pays out regardless of who is at fault.

Expanding your Michigan auto insurance coverage beyond the minimum requirements can give you peace of mind that you and your assets are better protected. Learn more about how auto liability insurance works.

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Consider comprehensive and collision coverage

Adding comprehensive and collision coverage makes sense for many drivers, especially those who want to avoid paying for repairs or a new vehicle if their current car ever gets damaged. These coverages apply if your car gets stolen or damaged in a collision or other covered mishap. You're typically required to carry these coverages if you lease or finance a vehicle.

What is Michigan's mini-tort law?

If your car is damaged in an accident, Michigan's tort law allows you to recover up to $3,000 from the at-fault driver's insurance company for repairs. With mini-tort Michigan coverage (also known as limited property damage liability), you're covered for this type of claim up to the limits you select on your policy.

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How much is car insurance in Michigan?

Michigan is generally considered to be one of the most expensive states for car insurance. But car insurance rates vary based on a variety of factors, including your driving history, as well as the limits and coverages you choose.

Are there discounts for cheaper auto insurance in Michigan?

Absolutely. Progressive offers a variety of discounts, giving you plenty of ways to save on car insurance. Here are just a few of the discounts available in Michigan:

  • Multi-car
  • Multi-policy
  • Paid in full
  • Online quote
  • Five-year accident-free
  • Teen driver
  • Good student

By bundling your home and auto insurance in Michigan, you can better protect your valuable assets — and save money at the same time. Discover more about Michigan home insurance.

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Michigan car insurance facts

  1. Michigan has a no-fault car insurance law that requires drivers to report a crash to their own insurance company, regardless of who is at fault. With no-fault insurance, you typically can't sue or be sued except in instances such as death or serious injury.

  2. In 2018, Michigan ranked second highest for most expensive auto insurance, with average expenditures of $1,469.73 per year. Learn ways to get cheaper car insurance.

  3. Michigan ranked second highest for uninsured drivers in 2019, with an estimated 25.5% without insurance coverage. With uninsured motorist coverage, you're protected if the other driver can't pay.

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