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Columbus car insurance

Root car insurance is making auto insurance fair by basing your rate primarily on how safe you are behind the wheel and not your demographics.

Columbus is known for having one of the largest universities and most well known football schools in North America. Not to mention one of the top zoos in the country. With the growing number of drivers on the road along with increasing auto repair costs bumping up auto insurance rates in Columbus, it’s especially important for locals to work with an auto insurance company that rewards good driving.

Most traditional insurers base their insurance rates on demographics including your age, gender, marital status, and ZIP code. Since demographics don’t indicate your actual risk as a driver, doesn’t it make sense to look for car insurance companies in Columbus, Ohio that offer lower rates for responsible drivers?

Get your car insurance in Columbus, Ohio

Need auto insurance in Columbus? The good news is that you can start your car insurance quote in just minutes. Then, complete the test drive (just by driving around like you normally would) to get a quote. The Root app will measure your driving and if you drive safely, you could get a lower rate. 

Root’s simple, intuitive mobile app makes it easy to get a quote. And with a Root policy, you can manage coverage, claims, and access important documents all from your phone.


Columbus auto insurance coverage

If you own a car and drive in Ohio, you're required to purchase car insurance and meet certain minimum coverage amounts. Ohio requires that all drivers purchase auto insurance with Liability coverage from a company authorized to do business in the state of Ohio. Minimum coverage requirements include:

Minimum required Liability coverage:

  • $25,000 for Bodily Injury (per person)

  • $50,000 for Bodily Injury (per accident – multiple people injured)

  • $25,000 for Property Damage (per accident) 

You may want to consider purchasing more than the absolute minimum amount of coverage—while it may raise your monthly premium, higher coverage levels mean that you’re better protected in the event of an accident.

While Ohio doesn’t have any requirements concerning Comprehensive, Collision, or other coverages, consider how much you could afford to pay for repairs if your car was damaged. Purchasing additional insurance coverage can save you a significant amount of money if you get into an accident or if something happens to your car. For example, Collision insurance can help you pay for repair costs after a fender bender, and Comprehensive insurance can help you save money if an expensive part is stolen from your car. Types of additional insurance coverage you should consider include:

If you’re stopped for a traffic violation or after an accident, Ohio requires that you provide proof of insurance. The good news is that Ohio accepts evidence of insurance presented on a cell phone, so you can pull up your insurance cards quickly and easily in Root’s mobile app.


Columbus car insurance cost and quote

The average driver in Ohio pays $992 per year for car insurance. But like major cities across the country, Columbus insurance costs are often much higher than the rest of the state. 

While car insurance rates are often high in Columbus, that doesn’t have to be the case. Instead of basing rates on things like where you live, how old you are, or your credit score, Root primarily bases auto insurance rates on how safely customers drive. This means that you can get cheap car insurance with Root just by being a safe and responsible driver. We’re different from most car insurance companies. 

Just download the Root app, hop in the car, and complete the test drive in order to get a quote and see how much you could save. Root’s sophisticated app will keep track of your driving behavior and assign a score based on how you drive. If you like your quote, you can customize your coverage and finalize your policy details all from your phone. It’s also easy and convenient to submit claims and manage your policy details using the Root app.

By basing your rate primarily on your safe driving habits, Root could save you up to $900 a year on car insurance. Get a car insurance quote

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