Will a DUI from 2007 in Montana affect my insurance rates in Washington?

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UPDATED: Dec 29, 2011

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Insurance Question from Helena, MT

Asked on 12/29/2011

Will a DUI from 2007 in Montana affect my insurance rates in Washington? I am moving from Montana to Washington here in a few weeks. I know Montana has laws prohibiting insurance companies from looking back more than 3 years to use violations to increase your premium. I was curious to know how this will work when I move to Washington?

Answer given on December 30, 2011

Each insurance company has a different underwriting criteria.  Some look back 3 years, some 5 years and some for major violations such as DUI’s, look back 7 years.  The best thing is to get several quotes for your auto insurance once you get to Washington and have a permanent address.  If you already know what your address will be, you can start getting quotes now!  Click here to get a auto quote from our auto quote center.   


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