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The best way we recommend to find low-cost prices for GMC Terrain insurance in Columbus is to begin comparing prices regularly from companies who sell auto insurance in Ohio.
- Step 1: Spend some time learning about how insurance companies determine prices and the things you can control to keep rates low. Many rating factors that drive up the price like traffic citations, accidents, and a poor credit score can be rectified by improving your driving habits or financial responsibility. This article gives instructions to help find cheaper rates and get additional discounts.
- Step 2: Get rate quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can only quote rates from a single company like Progressive or State Farm, while independent agencies can provide prices from multiple insurance companies.
- Step 3: Compare the price quotes to your current policy to determine if switching companies saves money. If you find a lower rate quote and change companies, make sure there is no lapse in coverage.
The most important part of shopping around is to compare the same deductibles and limits on every quote and and to get quotes from every company you can. Doing this helps ensure a level playing field and many rates to choose from.
Statistics show that nearly 70% of customers kept buying from the same company for at least four years, and practically 40% of auto insurance customers have never compared rates with other companies. With the average auto insurance premium being $1,847, U.S. drivers can save hundreds of dollars each year just by comparing rates, but they don't believe the amount of savings they would get if they bought a different policy.
Quoting the cheapest car insurance in Columbus is not as time-consuming as you think. If you're already insured or just want a better rate, use these money-saving tips to save money without reducing coverage. Shoppers just have to understand how to get comparison quotes from many companies at once.
Rates and detailed analysis
The data table displayed next outlines a range of rate quotes for GMC Terrain models. Learning how policy premiums are determined can assist in making smart policy decisions.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Terrain SLE 2WD||$98||$172||$198||$12||$60||$540||$45|
|Terrain SLE AWD||$98||$172||$198||$12||$60||$540||$45|
|Terrain SLT 2WD||$112||$202||$198||$12||$60||$584||$49|
|Terrain SLT AWD||$112||$202||$198||$12||$60||$584||$49|
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Prices above based on married male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, multi-vehicle, and multi-policy. Information does not factor in specific garaging location which can alter coverage rates noticeably.
GMC Terrain insurance costs by gender and age in Columbus
The information below shows the comparison of GMC Terrain insurance premiums for male and female drivers. The premiums are based on no claims or driving violations, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, single status, and no discounts are taken into consideration.
Score discounts on Columbus auto insurance
Car insurance companies do not advertise every available discount in a way that's easy to find, so below is a list both well-publicized in addition to some of the lesser obvious discounts you could be receiving when you buy Columbus auto insurance online. If you're not getting every credit you deserve, you are paying more than you should be.
- Distant Student Discount - Kids who live away from home at college and won't have access to an insured vehicle can be insured at a reduced rate.
- Paperwork-free - Certain companies will give you a small discount for buying your policy online.
- Multi-Vehicle Discounts - Insuring multiple cars or trucks with the same auto insurance company could earn a price break for each car.
- Seat Belts Save - Requiring all passengers to use their safety belts can save up to 10 percent (depending on the company) off PIP or medical payments premium.
- Theft Deterrent System - Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices help deter theft and can earn a small discount on your policy.
- Discount for Passive Restraints - Factory options such as air bags may get savings of 20 to 30 percent.
- Discount for Life Insurance - Select insurance carriers reward you with lower auto insurance rates if you buy life insurance.
- Bundled Policy Discount - If you insure your home and vehicles with the same insurance company you could get a discount of as much as 10 to 15 percent.
- Senior Citizen Discount - Drivers that qualify as senior citizens may be able to get better auto insurance rates.
You can save money using discounts, but some of the credits will not apply to the entire cost. Some only apply to the cost of specific coverages such as medical payments or collision. Despite the fact that it seems like all the discounts add up to a free policy, it just doesn't work that way.
The illustration below shows the difference between GMC Terrain premium costs with and without discounts applied to the policy premium. The data assumes a male driver, no violations or 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 claim-free, multi-policy, marriage, homeowner, safe-driver, and multi-car discounts applied.
Popular auto insurance companies and their offered discounts are included below.
- Travelers may have discounts that include IntelliDrive, save driver, payment discounts, continuous insurance, home ownership, and hybrid/electric vehicle.
- 21st Century discounts include teen driver, air bags, theft prevention, 55 and older, homeowners, and anti-lock brakes.
- State Farm has discounts for anti-theft, accident-free, driver's education, defensive driving training, multiple policy, good student, and Drive Safe & Save.
- GEICO offers premium reductions for daytime running lights, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, federal employee, and seat belt use.
- SAFECO offers discounts for accident prevention training, teen safety rewards, teen safe driver, safe driver, anti-theft, and bundle discounts.
- AAA may include discounts for multi-policy, good driver, anti-theft, pay-in-full, good student, and multi-car.
If you need lower rates, check with every insurance company the best way to save money. A few discounts might not be offered in every state. For a list of providers that offer many of these discounts in Ohio, follow this link.
Insurance coverage basics
Having a good grasp of your insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.
Comprehensive coverage - This will pay to fix damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like damage from flooding, damage from getting keyed, rock chips in glass, a broken windshield and theft. The maximum amount your insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle's value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.
Auto liability - This coverage protects you from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property that is your fault. Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You commonly see liability 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 $25,000 of coverage for damaged property. Alternatively, you may have a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.
Liability coverage protects against claims such as court costs, repair bills for other people's vehicles and loss of income. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but buy as high a limit as you can afford. Ohio requires minimum liability limits of 25/50/25 but you should think about purchasing more coverage.
The next chart shows why low liability limits may not be high enough to cover claims.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage - This coverage provides protection when other motorists are uninsured or don't have enough coverage. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle's occupants and damage to your GMC Terrain.
Since many Ohio drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits (25/50/25), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Normally these limits are set the same as your liability limits.
Collision - Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your Terrain caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision insurance covers claims like backing into a parked car, hitting a parking meter, sustaining damage from a pot hole, colliding with a tree and driving through your garage door. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible on your Terrain to bring the cost down.
Medical payments coverage and PIP - Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP provide coverage for short-term medical expenses like nursing services, EMT expenses and dental work. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage
More comparisons equals affordable rates
Insureds change insurance companies for a variety of reasons including policy non-renewal, policy cancellation, high rates after DUI convictions or even high prices. It doesn't matter what your reason, finding a new company can be easier than you think.
When shopping online for insurance, don't be tempted to skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There are too many instances where an insured dropped liability limits or collision coverage only to find out that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your goal is to find the BEST coverage at the best price.
Cheaper GMC Terrain insurance in Columbus can be sourced from both online companies and from local agencies, so you need to shop Columbus auto insurance with both to have the best rate selection. Some insurance companies do not provide rate quotes online and usually these regional carriers provide coverage only through local independent agencies.
For more information, link through to the resources below:
- Distracted Driving Extends Beyond Texting (State Farm)
- Who Has Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes for a Company Car in Columbus? (FAQ)
- Who Has Cheap Auto Insurance for Nurses in Columbus? (FAQ)
- What Auto Insurance is Cheapest for 4x4 Vehicles in Columbus? (FAQ)
- Who Has Cheap Columbus Auto Insurance Quotes for College Graduates? (FAQ)
- Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Rates for Drivers with a Bad Driving Record in Columbus? (FAQ)
- Who Has Affordable Auto Insurance for a Chevrolet Traverse in Columbus? (FAQ)
- Keeping Children Safe in Crashes Video (iihs.org)
- Electronic Stability Control FAQ (iihs.org)
- Side Impact Crash Tests (iihs.org)
- Neck Injury FAQ (iihs.org)