Cheap Car Insurance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


In Pittsburgh, drivers rely on a network of more than 400 bridges to get around the city. The Steel City boasts more bridges than any other city in the world, which help drivers navigate the hillsides that run through Allegheny County.

Driving Conditions In Pittsburgh

For more than a century, these bridges have helped Pittsburghers commute to work. The average commute time is 23 minutes, according to Sperling’s Best Places.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers a map of Pittsburgh where drivers can check traffic conditions and road closures. PennDOT also offers real-time cameras.

Pittsburgh offers a series of color-coded routes — known as the Belt System — that help drivers navigate the city. Winters in the city can be cold and snowy. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers tips on purchasing winter tires.

Unique Laws In Pittsburgh

The "Pittsburgh Left” occurs when a car that is turning left at an intersection after a red light becomes green is granted the right of way by oncoming traffic. This traffic quirk has become customary in the Steel City, where roads often contain only one lane in each direction, because it prevents the cars traveling behind the turning vehicle from being stuck at the intersection.

Like in other states, Pennsylvania’s driver’s manual requires cars to “first yield to oncoming traffic.” So it is illegal for cars to turn left without the blessing of oncoming traffic. In Pennsylvania, it is also illegal to honk at horseback riders and horse-drawn vehicles on the road, so as not to “spook the horse,” according to PennDOT.

Crime Statistics In Pittsburgh

According to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, there were 577 cars stolen in 2014, a decline of about 15 percent from the previous year. There were 9,682 property crimes that same year.

PennDOT reports that 333 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents across Pennsylvania in 2014. Four of those deaths occurred in Pittsburgh.

Safety Requirements In Pittsburgh

In Pennsylvania, motorists are prohibited from sending text messages or emails while they are behind the wheel, but there is no law prohibiting drivers from talking on the phone.

Be sure to buckle up. In Pennsylvania, anyone sitting in the front seat of a car must wear a seat belt, while those under the age of 18 must be strapped in at all times, even when they are riding in the back seat.

Impaired Driving Law In Pittsburgh

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, all motorists will be arrested for driving under the influence if their blood alcohol level is .08 or higher. Repeat offenders could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of drugs, including marijuana.

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    485 Mansfield Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205
    (412) 922-8222
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  • A For The People Insurance Agency


    2514 Wylie Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 621-5581
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    l just love them honest an friendly.

  • Aaa Insurance


    5900 Baum Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    (412) 363-5100
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    Terrible customer service. I won't be renewing my family's membership after this year.

  • Auto Insurance Mall Of Pa


    186 Curry Hollow Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (412) 714-4444
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    Switched form Allstate on my auto and home. Saved over 700 dollars on my auto and 52 on the home..

  • Christopher Graff


    109 Dewalt Ave # 2
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    (412) 885-5631
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    Switched to Brian Rogich in July and I continue to be amazed at the service his office provides. My previous agent was never available when I had a question or especially when my rates went up. Very pleased with Allstate and especially this office. Highly recommend.

  • Chuck Jackson Insurance Agency


    9576 Perry Hwy Ste 201
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 367-0111
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    They are very friendly and have a great team members! They educate people on insurance needs and make it easy to understand.

    I was researching auto insurance to try to save some money. Actually got better coverage for less money. The staff was very helpful.

  • Darla Zeli


    2320 E Carson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    (412) 431-7166
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    I have been insured by Darla Zeli State Farm since 1988. I have my home, cars, and life insurance with them. I have had rental property with them. They are always available to me and respond to any questions or issues that arise. I will continue to insure through them and recommend this agency to anyone. Excellent insurance agency.

  • Eric R Mikula


    7890 Saltsburg Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    (412) 798-4300
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    My wife and I have been working with Eric since we first bought renters insurance. We now have home, 2 auto, boat, and camper coverages. Prices were the best we found. His ability to help over the phone is wonderful. I have sent several new clients his way, and they all report positive results.

    This guy will hide significant details about your policy!! My policy went up 250% (from about $400 to about $1100) after submitting a 10K claim for smoke damage. I was never told that a percentage of my claim would be put back into my yearly premium. When I challenged Eric on it, he hung up on me and refused to take any calls from me. Go with somebody local, so you can see them face to face if there is an issue.

  • Fedele Insurance Services


    665 Rodi Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
    (412) 244-1000
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    The last time I purchased insurance was from a website and the service was horrible. I decided to find a local agency and found Fedele Insurance to be the most knowledgable and they had great rates. I would highly recommend them.

  • Grace Robinson Insurance Agency


    5108 Baum Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 682-7383
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    Grace Robinson is an exceptional professional. She practices excellent communication, administration and customer service. I appreciate her attention to detail.

    The staff is great. I always receive good, friendly service. They do very good work!! I would never go anywhere else.

  • J Catherine Newton Insurance Agency


    6 Boggs Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15211
    (412) 488-1920
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    Great prices-easy to do business with-lots of personal attention. They helped me solve a problem with a new driver.

  • Jack Maggs Agency


    1700 Saw Mill Run Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15210
    (412) 884-5800
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    I'm so glad I finally went to Maggs Agency. They did in a couple weeks what AAA couldn't do for me in two months.

    I had gone to AAA twice for title transfering and MV forms, and phoned a few times, without too much success in getting my PA registration on a newly-purchased out-of-state vehicle started. My trade-in title was in my deceased husband's name, so there were a few problems between the Delaware dealership, DE DMV and PA.

    Donna was very helpful, professional, and courteous, and got the job done for me, with their online and messenger services, and acting as liaison for me with the dealership.

  • John J Laquatra


    191 Beall Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (412) 881-0274
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    Before joining with Nationwide, I had a seething hate for all insurance companies due to multiple bad experiences while in my 20's. I served time with State Farm, Allstate and even those bargain-basement basic insurance companies. I finally joined NW when my fiance' (now wife) recommended them. Her Dad, a Farmer has been a member for over 30 years and his father before him as well as other family members. Skeptical, I joined and had the privilege of meeting one John Laquatra. His down-home and old-fashioned way of doing business was refreshing and I didn't feel like I needed to take a shower after shaking his hand. He is one of the most genuine people I've ever met and has never accepted anything short of going above and beyond to assist my family in all our insurance needs. Here's one example:
    While building a garage at my new house, we experienced a torrential rainstorm as we are often known to here in SW PA. My BMW was parked on a slight hill at just the right angle to absorb the rain into the main computer, essentially killing my car. John came to the rescue. The car was towed to the dealer where it was bought (and no longer under warranty) and when they refused to replace the part to honor a recall I was unaware of, other Nationwide Insurance agents immediately ensured me I had nothing to worry about and that they'd take care of it and deal with the dealership directly. They did. Two weeks later, I had my car back with a new computer and running like a champ again. The cost was $2800.00 and that was just labor. The dealership was forced to honor the recall and only the deductible came out of my pocket. In fact the whole process was so painless, I never had to call anyone but John the day it happened. That was 7 years ago and still they continue to impress me. Did my insurance rates go up? Not a penny. If you're looking for an agent, look no further than John Laquatra and Nationwide. As once was said to me, ""You won't be dissappointed."" So true.

  • Mastay Insurance & Financial Services


    7883 Saltsburg Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    (412) 795-5440
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    The staff is very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and willing to take their time to help with my insurance and financial needs!

  • Mcelhinny Insurance Agency


    5624 Brownsville Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (412) 650-5700
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    I recently had my first auto insurance claim and the McElhinny Insurance handled everything wonderfully. They answered all my questions and took the time to ease my mind. Thank You to the staff there, you have earned a customer for life.

    Great Customer Service

    I have been with McElhinny Insurance for 13 years; the customer service is excellent and the staff is very accomodating. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • Thomas Bianco


    1154 Freeport Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 967-7655
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    everyone is so nice, knowledgable, and professional. i would recommend them to everyone

  • Thompson-gusic Insurance Group


    2140 Ardmore Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412) 271-8888
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    This so-called insurance company has not found the time to return my call after two weeks! I even left a message for the owner... ?? They obviously do not care about thier clients. I cannot see them surviving...

  • Tom Sterling


    5320 Clairton Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (412) 885-8850
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    I've never met Tom Sterling as, from my experience, you rarely if ever meet the actual agent in a State Farm office. But, the office personnel are not very friendly. I have dealt with one person, Christine I believe, who was very helpful and nice. However, even if I call to talk to her and have to get transferred through someone else, my call is always handled as a nuisance. There is often hostility in the voices of the people who answer and I have been treated as an unnecessary interruption. I do not mean that I call to complain either. When I recently called to have the declaration page for my renter's insurance faxed to the rental office where I live, the tone and shortness I experienced from the person who answered the phone was astounding. When I asked if it could be faxed I was told (with annoyance) that it would be faxed but not the same day. Everyone gets busy. But if I pay my insurance and need proof of that insurance for my living arrangements, I feel like taking 2 minutes to fax something should not be treated as a burden. The previous office I was associated with was wonderful (Mary Cath Herforth in Monroeville). I never experienced anything like what I have experienced at this office. Shortly after transferring offices (because we moved out of the area of Mary Cath), we made an appointment to meet with someone. When we came in for the appointment, one person literally rolled their eyes and pointed to "upstairs" where we needed to go. We basically wondered around until we found the right office. Overall, I would not recommend this office due to the rude way with which customers are handled.

  • Vincent E Profeta


    1005 Mcknight Park Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 367-2124
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    I have lived in many different states and areas of Pa. throughout my career and have moved back to Pittsburgh many times. I have never dealt with a better agent throughout my moves. I have all the correct insurance at my stage of life due to Vince Profeta. All my children have insurance thru his agency due to the professionalism and how Vince has handled all of our claims. I would reccomend Vince Profeta and his Allstate agency to anyone, and have including my mother and brothers and sisters.

    My agent is considerate of my needs and frequently reviews my policies to make sure I have exactly what I need for my home, auto and life insurance. All of my children also have all all our policies with Allstate because we know we are well taken care of.


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