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If you want to find the absolute lowest rates, then the best way to find more affordable auto insurance rates is to begin comparing prices regularly from insurers in Columbus. Rates can be compared by following these steps.

  1. It will benefit you to learn about how insurance works and the measures you can control to keep rates down. Many rating factors that are responsible for high rates such as accidents, traffic tickets, and a lousy credit rating can be amended by making lifestyle changes or driving safer. This article gives additional tips to help prevent expensive coverage and find discounts that you may qualify for.
  2. Compare rates from direct carriers, independent agents, and exclusive agents. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only quote rates from one company like Progressive or Allstate, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes for a wide range of insurance providers.
  3. Compare the new rate quotes to your current policy to see if a cheaper price is available in Columbus. If you find a lower rate, make sure there is no lapse between the expiration of your current policy and the new one.
  4. Notify your company or agent to cancel your existing policy and submit a down payment along with a completed application for the new coverage. Don't forget to put the certificate verifying proof of insurance along with your vehicle registration.

One thing to point out is to try to compare identical coverages on each quote and and to get rate quotes from all possible companies. Doing this helps ensure an accurate price comparison and a complete selection of prices.

Insurance rates Nissan Murano in ColumbusShockingly, a large majority of drivers kept buying from the same company for at least the last four years, and just short of a majority have never even compared rates from other companies. Many drivers in Columbus could cut their rates by about 55% a year just by comparing rates, but they just feel it's too hard to shop their coverage around.

If you have insurance now, you will most likely be able to lower your rates using these tips. Finding the cheapest insurance coverage in Columbus can be made easier if you know where to look. Nevertheless, Ohio drivers do need to learn how the larger insurance companies market on the web and take advantage of how the system works.

Where can I get affordable Columbus Nissan Murano insurance?

There are several ways of comparing price quotes from many different Ohio insurance companies. The recommended way to lower the rate you pay for Nissan Murano insurance involves getting comparison quotes online.

Comparing rate quotes online is fast and free, and it replaces the need to drive around to local insurance agencies. The ability to quote Nissan Murano insurance online eliminates this option unless you have a need for the guidance only provided by licensed agents. It is possible with some companies comparison shop your insurance online but have a local agent actually write the policy. When quoting car insurance, remember that comparing more prices increases the chance that you will find the best rates. Some regional insurers cannot provide Columbus Murano insurance quotes over the internet, so it's recommended that you also compare quotes from those companies as well.

The companies shown below are ready to provide free rate quotes in Ohio. If multiple companies are listed, we suggest you visit two to three different companies to get a more complete price comparison.

Nissan Murano insurance rate analysis

The rate information shown next showcases different insurance prices for Nissan Murano models. Understanding more about how premiums are determined can be valuable when making decisions on the best policy coverages.

Nissan Murano Insurance Rates in Columbus, OH
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Murano S 2WD $138 $234 $232 $14 $70 $688 $57
Murano S AWD $138 $234 $232 $14 $70 $688 $57
Murano SL 2WD $138 $234 $232 $14 $70 $688 $57
Murano SL AWD $138 $234 $232 $14 $70 $688 $57
Murano LE 2WD $156 $276 $232 $14 $70 $748 $62
Murano LE AWD $156 $276 $232 $14 $70 $748 $62
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Data variables include married female driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, claim-free, multi-policy, homeowner, and safe-driver. Information does not factor in specific location information which can revise insurance rates substantially.

Raise deductibles and save

A question often asked by Columbus drivers is which comprehensive and collision deductibles to buy. The figures shown below approximate how much more you'll pay between low and high insurance deductibles. The first rate table uses a $250 deductible for comp and collision and the second price grid uses a $500 deductible.

Nissan Murano insurance rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Murano S 2WD $176 $296 $226 $14 $68 $805 $67
Murano S AWD $176 $296 $226 $14 $68 $805 $67
Murano SL 2WD $176 $296 $226 $14 $68 $805 $67
Murano SL AWD $176 $296 $226 $14 $68 $805 $67
Murano LE 2WD $198 $348 $226 $14 $68 $879 $73
Murano LE AWD $198 $348 $226 $14 $68 $879 $73
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Nissan Murano insurance rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Murano S 2WD $142 $238 $226 $14 $68 $688 $57
Murano S AWD $142 $238 $226 $14 $68 $688 $57
Murano SL 2WD $142 $238 $226 $14 $68 $688 $57
Murano SL AWD $142 $238 $226 $14 $68 $688 $57
Murano LE 2WD $160 $280 $226 $14 $68 $748 $62
Murano LE AWD $160 $280 $226 $14 $68 $748 $62
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Cost estimates assume married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, multi-vehicle, multi-policy, homeowner, and safe-driver. Price estimates do not factor in vehicle location which can influence auto insurance rates considerably.

Based on this data, we can arrive at the conclusion that using a $250 deductible will cost in the ballpark of $10 more each month or $120 a year than quoting the higher $500 deductible. Since you would have to pay $250 more out-of-pocket with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you normally average more than 25 months between claims, you would probably come out ahead if you choose the higher deductible.

Insurance premiums for males and females

The diagram below shows the comparison of Nissan Murano insurance costs for male and female drivers. The rates are based on a clean driving record, no at-fault accidents, comp and collision included, $100 deductibles, single status, and no policy discounts are applied.

Cost comparison with and without full coverage

The chart below illustrates the difference between Nissan Murano auto insurance costs with and without physical damage coverage, medical payments, and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. The premium estimates are based on no driving violations, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are taken into consideration.

Should you pay for full coverage or liability only?

There is no clear-cut formula to stop buying full coverage on your policy, but there is a general school of thought. If the yearly cost of full coverage is about 10% or more of the vehicle's replacement cost less your deductible, then it may be the right time to buy liability only.

For example, let's pretend your Nissan Murano replacement cost is $5,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you would only receive $4,000 after the deductible is paid. If you are paying in excess of $400 annually for physical damage coverage, then it's probably a good time to buy liability coverage only.

There are a few situations where buying only liability insurance is not financially feasible. If you still owe money on your vehicle, you have to carry full coverage to protect the lienholder's interest in the vehicle. Also, if you can't afford to buy a different vehicle in case of an accident, you should not consider dropping full coverage.

Car insurance is not optional in Ohio

Despite the high insurance cost for a Nissan Murano in Columbus, insuring your vehicle may not be optional for several reasons.

First, the majority of states have compulsory liability insurance requirements which means you are required to carry a specific level of liability protection in order to get the vehicle licensed. In Ohio these limits are 25/50/25 which means you must have $25,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $25,000 of property damage coverage.

Second, if your car has a loan, it's guaranteed your bank will force you to have comprehensive coverage to ensure loan repayment if the vehicle is totaled. If coverage lapses or is canceled, the bank may buy a policy for your Nissan at a more expensive rate and force you to reimburse them for the expensive policy.

Third, insurance safeguards both your assets and your Nissan. Insurance will pay for medical expenses for you, your passengers, and anyone else injured in an accident. Liability insurance, one of your policy coverages, also covers legal expenses if someone files suit against you as the result of an accident. If mother nature or an accident damages your car, comprehensive and/or collision insurance will pay to repair the damage.

The benefits of having car insurance are definitely more than the cost, specifically if you ever have a liability claim. The average driver in America overpays more than $800 each year so you should quote your policy with other companies once a year at a minimum to ensure rates are competitive.

Cheaper Columbus auto insurance rates with discounts

Car insurance companies don't necessarily list the entire discount list in an easy-to-find place, so the following list contains both the well known and also the lesser-known ways to save on auto insurance. If you don't get every credit available, it's possible you qualify for a lower rate.Cheaper auto insurance with discounts

  • 55 and Retired - Drivers over the age of 55 could receive a slight reduction on a Columbus auto insurance quote.
  • Pay Early and Save - If you can afford to pay the entire bill rather than paying in monthly installments you could save 5% or more.
  • ABS and Traction Control Discounts - Cars with ABS braking systems or traction control are much safer to drive so companies give up to a 10% discount.
  • Savings for New Vehicles - Insuring a vehicle that is new can get you a discount because new model year vehicles are generally safer.
  • Service Members Pay Less - Having a family member in the military could mean lower rates.
  • Paper-free Discount - A few larger online companies will give a small break just for signing your application on their website.
  • Low Mileage - Keeping the miles down on your Nissan may enable drivers to earn better rates on cars that stay parked.
  • Student Discounts - Being a good student may save you up to 25%. The good student discount can last up until you turn 25.
  • Columbus Homeowners Pay Less - Just being a homeowner can save a few bucks due to the fact that maintaining a home is proof of financial responsibility.
  • Employee of Federal Government - Employees or retirees of the government may reduce rates when you quote Columbus auto insurance with some auto insurance companies.

A quick disclaimer, most credits do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Most cut individual premiums such as collision or personal injury protection. So when the math indicates you can get free auto insurance, you're out of luck.

The chart below compares Nissan Murano car insurance costs with and without discounts applied. The information is based on a female driver, a clean driving record, no at-fault accidents, Ohio state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with homeowner, multi-policy, marriage, safe-driver, multi-car, and claim-free discounts applied.

A list of companies and their offered discounts include:

  • State Farm may offer discounts for passive restraint, Steer Clear safe driver discount, multiple autos, accident-free, and good driver.
  • Nationwide offers premium reductions for business or organization, family plan, defensive driving, multi-policy, good student, Farm Bureau membership, and anti-theft.
  • GEICO may include discounts for five-year accident-free, membership and employees, multi-policy, anti-theft, anti-lock brakes, and defensive driver.
  • AAA discounts include good student, multi-policy, multi-car, good driver, anti-theft, AAA membership discount, and education and occupation.
  • 21st Century includes discounts for good student, homeowners, early bird, teen driver, automatic seat belts, air bags, and theft prevention.
  • The Hartford offers discounts for defensive driver, bundle, good student, driver training, anti-theft, and air bag.

When quoting, ask all the companies what discounts are available to you. Discounts might not apply in your state. To see a list of insurers who offer discounts in Ohio, click here.

Get rate quotes but buy from a neighborhood Columbus auto insurance agent

A lot of people still prefer to go talk to an agent and doing so can bring peace of mind The best thing about getting online price quotes is you can get cheaper car insurance rates and still buy from a local agent.

Insurance agents in ColumbusOnce you complete this simple form, your coverage information is emailed to local insurance agents in Columbus who will gladly provide quotes to get your business. You won't need to search for an agent since price quotes are sent immediately to you. You'll get the best rates without the usual hassles of price shopping. If for some reason you want to get a price quote for a specific company, just navigate to their website and fill out the quote form the provide.

Finding the right provider is decision based upon more than just a cheap price. The following questions are important to ask.

  • How much will you save each year by using a higher deductible?
  • Does the quote include credit and driving reports?
  • How experienced are they in personal risk management?
  • Which insurance companies are they affiliated with?
  • Which companies do they recommend if they are an independent agency?
  • Are there any discounts for paying up front?
  • Is insurance their full-time profession?

Listed below is a list of insurance companies in Columbus that can give you comparison quotes for Nissan Murano insurance in Columbus.

3250 W Henderson Rd Ste 101 - Columbus, OH 43220 - (614) 457-5070 - View Map

5272 Cleveland Ave - Columbus, OH 43231 - (614) 259-3635 - View Map

29 Frederick St - Columbus, OH 43206 - (614) 443-0533 - View Map

2500 W Dublin Granville Rd - Columbus, OH 43235 - (614) 764-2411 - View Map

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After you get positive responses to these questions and a low price estimate, it's possible that you found an insurance company that meets the requirements to provide insurance coverage.

Auto insurance coverages and their meanings

Learning about specific coverages of auto insurance helps when choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. These are typical coverages offered by auto insurance companies.

Collision coverage

This coverage pays for damage to your Murano caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision insurance covers things such as sustaining damage from a pot hole, hitting a mailbox, sideswiping another vehicle and hitting a parking meter. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. You can also choose a higher deductible on your Murano to save money on collision insurance.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle's occupants from other motorists when they are uninsured or don't have enough coverage. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle's damage.

Due to the fact that many Ohio drivers carry very low liability coverage limits (25/50/25), it doesn't take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like hail damage, vandalism, fire damage and rock chips in glass. The maximum amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it's probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Auto liability

This coverage provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on a person or their property in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn't cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have limits of 25/50/25 which means a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $50,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as bail bonds, structural damage, medical services, emergency aid and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a personal decision, but it's cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible. Ohio requires drivers to carry at least 25/50/25 but you should consider buying higher limits.

The chart below shows why buying minimum limits may not be enough coverage.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for immediate expenses for things like surgery, hospital visits, dental work and rehabilitation expenses. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Persistence pays off

You just read a lot of techniques to save on Nissan Murano insurance in Columbus. The key concept to understand is the more rate quotes you have, the better chance you'll have of finding affordable Columbus auto insurance quotes. You may even discover the most savings is with a small mutual company. They often have lower prices on specific markets as compared to the big name companies such as Progressive and GEICO.

Budget-conscious Nissan Murano insurance can be purchased online in addition to many Columbus insurance agents, and you should compare rates from both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. A few companies don't offer the ability to get a quote online and these small insurance companies provide coverage only through independent agencies.

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