Best Quotes for Honda Pilot Insurance in Columbus

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No sane person looks forward to buying car insurance, especially when they are aware that they are paying too much.

Insurance for Honda PilotSad but true, almost 70% of drivers have purchased from the same company for a minimum of four years, and 38% of drivers have never shopped around. Ohio drivers could save almost 55% every year by just shopping around, but most undervalue the big savings they would realize if they bought a different policy.

Steps to buying lower priced Honda Pilot insurance in Columbus

It takes a little time, but the best way to find affordable quotes for Honda Pilot insurance is to do a yearly price comparison from insurance carriers who can sell car insurance in Columbus.

First, try to learn a little about auto insurance and the steps you can take to prevent rate increases. Many rating factors that are responsible for high rates like speeding tickets, accidents and your credit history can be controlled by making minor driving habit or lifestyle changes. Continue reading for ideas to help prevent high rates and get additional discounts.

Second, compare prices from direct, independent, and exclusive agents. Direct and exclusive agents can only give prices from a single company like Progressive and State Farm, while agents who are independent can provide prices from multiple insurance companies.

Third, compare the new rate quotes to your current policy premium and determine if there is any savings. If you find a lower rate quote and buy the policy, make sure there is no coverage gap between policies.

The key aspect of shopping around is to compare identical limits and deductibles on each quote request and and to get prices from all possible companies. This provides a fair price comparison and a complete rate analysis.

Since you have so many car insurance companies to choose from, it's nearly impossible to pick the most affordable car insurance provider.

It's important to take a look at other company's rates every six months because prices change frequently. Even if you think you had the best price on Honda Pilot insurance in Columbus on your last policy the chances are good that you can find a lower rate today. Block out anything you think you know about car insurance because it's time to teach you the proper way to remove unneeded coverages and save money.

The quickest way to compare policy rates for Honda Pilot insurance in Columbus is to know the trick auto insurance companies provide online access to quote your coverage. To get started, all you need to do is give them rating details including your occupation, if you are currently licensed, level of coverage desired, and the type of vehicles you drive. Your rating data is submitted instantly to many different companies and they return quotes almost instantly.

To compare cheaper Honda Pilot insurance rates now, click here and complete the form.

The providers in the list below can provide price comparisons in Columbus, OH. If multiple companies are shown, we recommend you visit several of them to get the most competitive price.

Take advantage of these discounts

Companies that sell car insurance don't necessarily list all available discounts in an easy-to-find place, so we researched a few of the more common and also the more inconspicuous discounts you could be receiving when you buy Columbus auto insurance online.Auto insurance discounts

  • Accident-Free Discounts - Columbus drivers who stay claim-free get the best auto insurance rates as compared to drivers who are more careless.
  • 55 and Retired - If you qualify as a senior citizen, you may be able to get a small discount on rates.
  • Multiple Vehicles - Insuring several vehicles with the same auto insurance company can get a discount on all vehicles.
  • Resident Student - Any of your kids living away from Columbus attending college and don't have a car can be insured at a reduced rate.
  • Columbus Homeowners Pay Less - Owning your own home or condo may earn you a small savings since home ownership demonstrates responsibility.
  • Save with a New Car - Insuring a vehicle that is new can be considerably cheaper since newer vehicles have better safety ratings.
  • Safety Course Discount - Taking a course in safe driver could possibly earn you a 5% discount and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • Low Mileage Discounts - Maintaining low annual mileage may allow you to get better prices on cars that stay parked.
  • Driver's Ed - Cut your cost by having your teen driver enroll in driver's education as it can save substantially.
  • E-sign Discounts - Some of the larger companies will give a small break just for signing your application on your computer.

Keep in mind that most discount credits are not given to the entire cost. Most only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as liability, collision or medical payments. If you do the math and it seems like it's possible to get free car insurance, it just doesn't work that way.

The illustration below visualizes the comparison of Honda Pilot insurance prices with and without discounts applied. The rates are based on a female driver, no claims or driving violations, Ohio state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-car, marriage, multi-policy, homeowner, safe-driver, and claim-free discounts applied.

Car insurance companies who may offer some of the above discounts include:

If you need lower rates, check with each insurance company the best way to save money. Some of the earlier mentioned discounts might not be available to policyholders in your area.

Honda Pilot insurance analysis

The price information displayed next outlines detailed analysis of insurance policy prices for Honda Pilot models. Having a good understanding how rates are established is important for you to make smart choices when selecting a coverage provider.

Honda Pilot Insurance Rates in Columbus, OH
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Pilot LX 2WD $172 $280 $274 $16 $82 $824 $69
Pilot EX 2WD $194 $280 $274 $16 $82 $846 $71
Pilot EX 4WD $194 $280 $274 $16 $82 $846 $71
Pilot EX-L 2WD $194 $340 $274 $16 $82 $906 $76
Pilot EX-L 4WD $194 $340 $274 $16 $82 $906 $76
Pilot Touring 2WD $194 $340 $274 $16 $82 $906 $76
Pilot Touring 4WD $194 $340 $274 $16 $82 $906 $76
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Prices based on single male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, multi-vehicle, homeowner, multi-policy, and safe-driver. Estimates do not factor in your specific Columbus location which can decrease or increase price quotes considerably.

Car insurance deductibles

The hardest decision when buying coverage is the level to set your comp and collision deductibles. The figures shown below highlight the premium difference when you buy lower versus higher physical damage coverage deductibles. The first data table uses a $100 comprehensive and collision deductible and the second set of prices uses a $1,000 deductible.

Honda Pilot insurance rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Pilot LX 2WD $196 $290 $226 $14 $68 $819 $68
Pilot EX 2WD $220 $290 $226 $14 $68 $843 $70
Pilot EX 4WD $220 $290 $226 $14 $68 $843 $70
Pilot EX-L 2WD $220 $352 $226 $14 $68 $905 $75
Pilot EX-L 4WD $220 $352 $226 $14 $68 $905 $75
Pilot Touring 2WD $220 $352 $226 $14 $68 $905 $75
Pilot Touring 4WD $220 $352 $226 $14 $68 $905 $75
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Honda Pilot insurance rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Pilot LX 2WD $108 $152 $226 $14 $68 $568 $47
Pilot EX 2WD $122 $152 $226 $14 $68 $582 $49
Pilot EX 4WD $122 $152 $226 $14 $68 $582 $49
Pilot EX-L 2WD $122 $186 $226 $14 $68 $616 $51
Pilot EX-L 4WD $122 $186 $226 $14 $68 $616 $51
Pilot Touring 2WD $122 $186 $226 $14 $68 $616 $51
Pilot Touring 4WD $122 $186 $226 $14 $68 $616 $51
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Premium data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-vehicle, claim-free, safe-driver, and multi-policy. Premium amounts do not factor in your specific Columbus location which can affect premiums substantially.

Based on this data, we can arrive at the conclusion that using a $100 deductible costs about $23 more each month or $276 annually than opting for the higher $1,000 deductible. Because you would be required to pay $900 more if you file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you tend to average at least 39 months between claims, you would most likely save money if you choose a higher deductible.

The information below shows how choosing a deductible and can impact Honda Pilot insurance prices for different age groups. The price estimates are based on a married female driver, full coverage, and no discounts are applied.

Full coverage or liability only

The example below compares Honda Pilot auto insurance costs with full coverage compared to only the Ohio minimum liability coverage. The rate quotes are based on no violations or claims, $1,000 deductibles, drivers are single, and no policy discounts are applied.

When to drop comprehensive and collision coverage

There is no exact rule of when to exclude full coverage, but there is a general convention. If the yearly cost of full coverage is 10% or more of the replacement cost minus the deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.

For example, let's assume your Honda Pilot replacement cost is $7,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most you would receive is $6,000 after paying the physical damage deductible. If you are paying more than $600 annually for your policy with full coverage, then you might want to think about dropping full coverage.

There are a few situations where only buying liability is not advised. If you have an outstanding loan on your vehicle, you are required to maintain full coverage as part of the loan conditions. Also, if you cannot afford to purchase a different vehicle if your current one is damaged, you should maintain full coverage.

Local insurance agents

Many drivers prefer to buy from a licensed agent and that is a personal choice. Insurance agents can make sure you are properly covered and help you file claims. The best thing about getting free rate quotes online is that you can obtain cheap auto insurance quotes but still work with a licensed agent. Buying insurance from local insurance agents is especially important in Columbus.

Columbus insurance agentsAfter filling out this simple form, the coverage information is sent to companies in Columbus who want to provide quotes for your coverage. You don't have to find an agent since rate quotes are delivered immediately to you. If you wish to compare prices from a specific company, feel free to search and find their rate quote page to submit a rate quote request.

Pick the best auto insurance agent in Columbus for you

When searching for an insurance agent, you should know the different agency structures that differ in how they can insure your vehicles. Auto insurance agencies may be either exclusive or independent agents depending on their company appointments. Either one can write auto insurance policies, but it is important to understand the difference in how they write coverage since it may influence your selection of an agent.

Independent Auto Insurance Agencies

Agents in the independent channel often have affiliation with several companies and that is an advantage because they can write policies with lots of companies and find the cheapest rate. If your premiums go up, your policy is moved internally which makes it simple for you.

When comparing auto insurance prices, we recommend you compare quotes from at least one independent agent to ensure the widest selection of prices.

Featured below is a list of independent insurance agents in Columbus who may be able to give you price quotes.

1180 W Broad St - Columbus, OH 43222 - (614) 221-7007 - View Map

180 Northwoods Blvd - Columbus, OH 43235 - (614) 825-0770 - View Map

4161 N High St - Columbus, OH 43214 - (614) 267-1269 - View Map

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Exclusive Agencies

These agents have only one company to place business with such as State Farm, Allstate, and Farm Bureau. These agents are not able to provide rate quotes from other companies so if the price isn't competitive there isn't much they can do. They are highly trained on sales techniques which can be an advantage.

Listed below are Columbus exclusive agencies that are able to give price quotes.

5871 Cleveland Ave - Columbus, OH 43231 - (614) 891-2886 - View Map

1100 Morse Rd Ste 301 - Columbus, OH 43229 - (614) 536-0237 - View Map

3246 Noe Bixby Rd - Columbus, OH 43232 - (614) 837-4379 - View Map

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Finding a good insurance agency shouldn't rely on just a cheap price. Before buying a policy in Columbus, get answers to these questions.

  • Has the agent ever had any license suspensions?
  • Does the company allow you to choose your own collision repair facility?
  • Are glass claims handled on-site or do you have to take your vehicle to a repair shop?
  • Are claims handled at the agent's location?
  • How long has their agency been in business in Columbus?
  • How is replacement cost determined on your vehicle?
  • Is there a 24/7 contact number?

After receiving good feedback for all questions you ask and locked in a price quote, you may have just found an auto insurance agent that is professional and can service your policy. Just remember it's your policy and you can terminate coverage whenever you choose to so don't feel you are locked into the auto insurance policy indefinitely.

When do I need an agent's advice?

When buying coverage online or from an agent, there really is not a "perfect" insurance plan. Everyone's situation is a little different so your insurance should reflect thatSafe vehicles cost less to insure These are some specific questions may help you determine if you might need an agent's assistance.

  • Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
  • Are split liability limits better than a combined single limit?
  • Who is covered by my policy?
  • Is rental equipment covered for theft or damage?
  • How much cheaper are high deductibles?
  • Does insurance cover tools stolen from my truck?
  • How do I buy GAP insurance?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?
  • Does having multiple vehicles earn me a discount?

If it's difficult to answer those questions, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It's fast, doesn't cost anything and can provide invaluable advice.

How Insurers Calculate Honda Pilot Insurance Rates

Consumers need to have an understanding of the rating factors that help determine your policy premiums. When you understand what impacts premium levels, this allows you to make good choices that will entitle you to much lower annual insurance costs. Many factors are part of the calculation when you quote your car insurance policy. Some are pretty understandable like an MVR report, although others are less apparent like your continuous coverage or your commute time.

Costs are impacted by vehicle performance - The performance of the vehicle you are insuring makes a significant difference in your premium level. Smaller low performance passenger cars usually have the lowest rates, but your final cost has many other factors.

The next chart is based on a single male driver age 50, full coverage with $250 deductibles, and no discounts or violations. The data compares Honda Pilot policy rates compared to other models of vehicles that have a range of performances.

Your address can affect prices - Choosing to live in a rural area is a good thing if you are looking for the lowest rates. Less people living in that area means fewer accidents and lower theft and vandalism rates. Urban drivers have more road rage incidents and higher rates of accident claims. Spending more time driving means more chances of being involved in an auto accident.

Companies want multiple policies - Most larger insurance companies allow a discount to people who carry more than one policy in the form of a multi-policy discount. The discount can be anywhere from five to ten percent in most cases. Even if you're getting this discount you may still want to comparison shop to verify if the discount is saving money.

Vocation impacts rates - Jobs like fire fighters, police officers, and stock brokers tend to have higher premium rates because of high stress levels and extremely grueling work hours. Conversely, occupations such as actors, athletes and homemakers get better rates.

Liability protection limits are a factor - Liability insurance provides coverage if you are ruled to be at fault for physical damage or personal injury to other. It will provide legal defense coverage to attempt to prove you were not liable. This coverage is relatively inexpensive when compared with rates for comp and collision, so buy as much as you can afford.

Safer vehicles save money - Vehicles that have high safety ratings tend to have lower insurance rates. The safest vehicles protect occupants better and better occupant protection means less money paid by your insurance company and thus lower rates. If the Honda Pilot is rated at least an "acceptable" rating on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website you are probably receiving a discount.

Insurance loss data for a Honda Pilot - Insurance companies include the past claim history for a vehicle to help calculate a profitable premium rate. Vehicles that historically have higher losses will have increased rates.

The table below demonstrates the insurance loss data for Honda Pilot vehicles. For each policy coverage type, the claim probability for all vehicles as a whole is a value of 100. Values under 100 represent a good loss history, while values over 100 point to more losses or tendency to have higher losses.

Honda Pilot Insurance Claim Statistics
Make and Model Collision Property Damage Comp Personal Injury Medical Payment Bodily Injury
Honda Pilot 4dr 2WD 70 96 69 82 82 86
Honda Pilot 4dr 4WD 79 105 81 88 74 82

Statistics Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2013-2015 Model Years

Three main reasons to buy car insurance

Despite the high cost of buying insurance for a Honda Pilot in Columbus, paying for car insurance serves a purpose in several ways.

  • Most states have minimum mandated liability insurance limits which means you are required to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance in order to drive the car legally. 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.
  • If you took out a loan on your Pilot, more than likely the lender will require you to have physical damage coverage to guarantee their interest in the vehicle. If you do not keep the policy in force, the lender may have to buy a policy to insure your Honda for a lot more money and force you to pay the higher premium.
  • Car insurance protects not only your Honda but also your assets. It will also pay for most medical and hospital costs for not only you but also any passengers injured in an accident. One policy coverage, liability insurance, will also pay for a defense attorney if you cause an accident and are sued. If damage is caused by hail or an accident, your policy will pay to repair the damage.

The benefits of insuring your Pilot more than offset the price you pay, particularly when you have a large claim. An average driver in America overpays more than $850 per year so compare rates every year to ensure rates are inline.

Cheaper auto insurance premiums are out there

When you buy Columbus auto insurance online, you should never skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There are too many instances where consumers will sacrifice collision coverage only to find out they didn't purchase enough coverage. Your focus should be to buy a smart amount of coverage at the lowest possible cost but still have enough coverage for asset protection.

In this article, we covered some good ideas how you can reduce Honda Pilot insurance prices online in Columbus. It's most important to understand that the more rate quotes you have, the better likelihood of getting cheaper Columbus auto insurance quotes. Consumers could even find that the lowest prices are with the least-expected company. Some small companies may have significantly lower rates on certain market segments compared to the large companies like Allstate, GEICO and Progressive.

Steps to finding the cheapest rates for Honda Pilot insurance in Columbus

The best way we recommend to find affordable auto insurance rates is to annually compare prices from insurers who provide car insurance in Columbus. You can shop around by completing these steps.

First, spend some time learning about how insurance companies determine prices and the things you can change to drop your rates. Many factors that increase rates such as careless driving and a low credit rating can be improved by paying attention to minor details.

Second, request rate estimates from exclusive agents, independent agents, and direct providers. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can only give prices from one company like Progressive or Farmers Insurance, while independent agents can give you price quotes from many different companies. Begin your rate comparison

Third, compare the price quotes to your existing coverage to determine if you can save on Pilot insurance in Columbus. If you can save money and decide to switch, make sure there is no coverage gap between policies.

Fourth, provide notification to your current agent or company to cancel your current car insurance policy and submit the completed application along with a down payment to the newly selected company. Immediately put the proof of insurance paperwork with your vehicle's registration.

The critical component of shopping around is to use the same level of coverage on every quote request and and to get rates from as many companies as you can. Doing this helps ensure the most accurate price comparison and many rates to choose from.

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