Best Car Insurance in Columbia 2021

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  • Real quotes for Jerry customers in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Best Car Insurance Carriers in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Minimum-coverage car insurance in Columbia
  • Full-coverage car insurance in Columbia
  • How does your age affect your auto insurance cost in Columbia?
  • Cheapest car insurance for drivers in Columbia with prior incidents
  • Cheapest car insurance for young drivers in Columbia with prior incidents
  • How can you save money on car insurance in Columbia
  • Does your rate depend on what part of Columbia you live in?
  • Methodology

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Car insurance in Columbia South Carolinacosts single-car drivers an average of $3,439.64 annually, or about $286.64 per month. Compared to the state annual average of $3,144.60 , auto insurance in [city] is $295.04 higher.

Here’s how much real Jerry customers pay for insurance in Columbia:

Real quotes for Jerry customers in Columbia, South Carolina

Quote DateMake / modelStateAgeInsurance CompanyCoverage Type
Before Jerry
After Jerry
October 11, 2020Dodge Grand Caravan GTSC41Bristol WestPredicted$210/mo.$84/mo.
May 16, 2021Kia Rio EXSC35GainscoBasic$282/mo.$95/mo.
June 7, 2021Honda Accord EXSC26AllstateCurrent$272/mo.$154/mo.
May 16, 2021Kia Rio EXSC35National GeneralCurrent$282/mo.$163/mo.
May 19, 2021Lexus Nx 200T BaseSC58TravelersPredicted$191/mo.$165/mo.
The best way to secure the right plan for lower premiums in Columbia is to shop around and compare quotes. Each insurer uses its own formula to determine premiums, weighing factors such as location, age, gender, driving history, and vehicle type. This means that car insurance rates can vary substantially from carrier to carrier.
Are you on the hunt for insurance quotes? Meet Jerry. Answer a handful of easy questions that take roughly 45 seconds and Jerry will instantly find quotes from up to 45 insurance carriers. No waiting, no long forms.
Drivers in [city] have saved money by comparing prices and switching plans through Jerry.

Best Car Insurance Carriers in Columbia, South Carolina

Insurance Company
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Dairyland
$2,004$1,092
State Auto
$2,978$1,864
Allstate$2,984$2,043
Travelers$3,419$2,172
Nationwide$3,685$2,205
National General
$3,495$2,363
Safeco$4,005$2,684

Minimum-coverage car insurance in Columbia

On average, the cost of minimum coverage car insurance in Columbia is $3,586.20 per year, or $298.85 per month.

The minimum level of car insurance required in [city] is liability coverage, which helps to pay for other people’s expenses when you’re at fault in an accident.
Remember, the minimum insurance coverage is a requirement, not a recommendation. In some cases, minimum liability car insurance won’t cover all your expenses in the event of an accident. If you can afford to pay for more coverage, it’s generally a good idea to purchase a more comprehensive policy.
Here’s how much Jerry users pay for minimum liability car insurance in Columbia:
Before Jerry
After Jerry
$2,285$1,356
Insurance Company
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Nationwide$1,584$780
Progressive$2,878$1,775
National General
$3,725$2,117
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Full-coverage car insurance in Columbia

Although full-coverage costs more upfront, purchasing more coverage can protect you from the financial burden of an expensive accident (aka, it could end up costing you less in the long run).
Full-coverage car insurance policies generally include:
If you decide that full-coverage insurance is the best option for you, Jerry can help you save there, too. Here’s what Jerry users pay in Columbia:
Before Jerry
After Jerry
$3,477$2,100
Insurance Company
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Progressive$2,412$1,240
Nationwide$3,168$2,130
National General
$6,000$3,300
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How does your age affect your auto insurance cost in Columbia?

If you’re a driver under 25 in Columbia, you could be paying as much as $26.19 more than an adult driver.

The bottom line is, younger drivers are at a higher risk of getting into accidents, which is reflected in higher insurance premiums.
Here’s how much drivers under 25 in [Columbia saved by switching car insurance through Jerry:
Age Group
Before Jerry
After Jerry
18-20$4,572$1,668
21-24$3,719$2,378
Here’s how much drivers aged 25 and over in [city] pay for car insurance:
Age Group
Before Jerry
After Jerry
25-34$3,733$2,307
35-44$2,862$1,914
45-54$3,595$2,256
55-64$3,421$2,015
65+$2,134$1,474
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Cheapest car insurance for drivers in Columbia with prior incidents

It’s no secret that your driving record will impact your auto insurance premium. How much will your rate go up if you have a minor infraction? A major infraction? Quantifying those differences can be difficult, and it’s hard to know what carriers to choose if you have been involved in an accident or traffic incident.
If your driving record isn’t squeaky clean, Jerry can help you figure out which carrier can give you the best rate in just 45 seconds. Here’s how much Jerry customers in Columbia saved on car insurance despite having prior incidents on their record:
Driving Violation
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Clean Record$2,848$1,485
Driving on Sus. License$2,808$1,626
Other$2,340$1,656
DUI$2,340$1,656
Speeding over 15$4,972$2,050
Speeding under 15$4,787$2,338
Failure to Obey Traffic Sign$5,208$3,276
Improper Passing$4,020$3,402
Insurance Company
Before Jerry
After Jerry
State Auto
$2,598$1,613
Allstate$3,231$1,906
Travelers$3,857$2,093
Nationwide$2,841$2,119
Progressive$3,277$2,208
National General
$3,877$2,545
Safeco$4,138$2,700

Cheapest car insurance for young drivers in Columbia with prior incidents

Young drivers with less-than-stellar driving records have “double-trouble” insurability status, which can make finding affordable rates extremely difficult.
Fortunately, Jerry can help young drivers with prior incidents find the right coverage for the best price.
Driving Violation
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Clean Record$2,442$1,623
Failure to Obey Traffic Sign$6,396$3,150
Speeding over 15$6,396$3,150
Speeding under 15$6,396$3,150
Insurance Company
Before Jerry
After Jerry
Allstate$2,304$1,314
State Auto
$2,850$1,896
Progressive$3,462$2,182
Travelers$5,652$2,553
Safeco$3,516$2,836
National General
$5,839$3,505
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How can you save money on car insurance in Columbia

Finding the cheapest car insurance doesn’t begin and end with comparing quotes. In other words, you can’t forget discounts.
Discounts are a great way to save money on your coverage. Here are some to keep an eye out for:
  • Customer loyalty (e.g. bundling, early renewal)
  • Demographic (e.g. good student, senior)
  • Driver affiliations (e.g. military, affinity)
  • Driving history (e.g. accident-free, safe driver)
  • Driver training (e.g. defensive driver course)
  • Equipment-related (e.g. anti-theft, new car)
  • Payment (e.g. auto-pay, paperless)
You could also save money on car insurance by taking a defensive driving course. This might qualify you for a lower rate, on top of making you a better and savvier driver who can properly navigate a driving or traffic hazard.
By analyzing your coverage needs and generating new quotes before every renewal, Jerry can ensure that you stay up-to-date on all the discounts available to you. You could also save money on car insurance by taking a defensive driving course. This might qualify you for a lower rate, on top of making you a better and savvier driver who can properly navigate a driving or traffic hazard.
By analyzing your coverage needs and generating new quotes before every renewal, Jerry can ensure that you stay up-to-date on all the discounts available to you.

Does your rate depend on what part of Columbia you live in?

Car insurance rates don’t just differ by city—they also differ by ZIP code, which means your premiums could fluctuate if you move to a new neighborhood within the same urban location.
Use the tool below to figure out real quotes for drivers in your immediate area, and to see how much you could be saving on car insurance with Jerry.
Quote DateMake / modelStateAgeInsurance CompanyCoverage Type
Before Jerry
After Jerry
May 16, 2021Kia Rio EXSC35GainscoBasic$282/mo.$95/mo.
October 11, 2020Dodge Grand Caravan GTSC41Bristol WestPredicted$210/mo.$84/mo.
May 16, 2021Kia Rio EXSC35National GeneralCurrent$282/mo.$163/mo.
June 7, 2021Honda Accord EXSC26AllstateCurrent$272/mo.$154/mo.
June 17, 2021Honda Accord EXSC26State AutoCurrent$272/mo.$178/mo.

Methodology

Unless otherwise specified, these estimates are based on drivers older than 30 who have good driving records. These are real people who have signed up with Jerry in the last twelve months.
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Frequently asked questions

Jerry's services are 100% free of charge. There are no hidden fees and no surprise add-ons at the last minute.
Jerry currently shops for car, home, renters, and umbrella insurance.
Jerry shops with up to 45 insurance companies. These include Progressive, Nationwide, Travelers, Mapfre, National General, Mercury, AAA and others. If you want Jerry to shop at any specific companies, just let him know. You can email the member service team at hi@getjerry.com or call 1-833-445-3779 (M-F 8am-5pm PT).
No. Jerry does not mark up the price. The quotes we send to you are the same as those you’d get if you’d shopped yourself.
Absolutely not. Jerry takes your privacy very seriously. Jerry doesn’t even ask you for your email until you’re ready to switch your insurance to a new company. Jerry does not sell or share your contact information with any external companies. You will not be getting any phone calls or emails. All the communication happens through the mobile app. If you need help, you can request a call from one of our in-house licensed agents, but we don’t call to sell you insurance.
No, you don’t need to wait until you receive a renewal notice from your current provider. You can switch insurance policies anytime. By law, insurance companies must return any unused premium you have already paid for your policy. A few insurance companies may charge a small cancellation fee if you cancel before the end of the policy. Jerry will let you know the cancellation fee before you decide to switch the policy.
Yes, Jerry Insurance Agency (license number 0M34848) is a licensed insurance broker, registered in the state of California. Jerry carries a $1m professional liability policy for your peace of mind.
1. Jerry provides quotes from up to 45 insurance companies. Most online price comparison sites (and your local agent) will only provide quotes from a few insurance companies (usually the top 5 or 6 companies, and a handful of smaller brands) with whom they have contracts. You’re more likely to save money with Jerry because we work with top insurance companies.
2. Jerry’s mobile app makes managing your insurance policy a breeze. You can ask questions, upload documents, request changes, and much more. No more phone calls or emails back and forth.
3. With Jerry, you never have to think about insurance shopping again. Jerry will automatically shop you before your renewal date and send you quotes through the mobile app.
Absolutely not. Jerry will not make any changes to either your existing or your new policy without your approval. Jerry will shop for you before your policy renewal date and show you all your options in the app — it’s up to you to decide if you want to change your policy or not. If you ask Jerry to move forward with a quote you like, only then Jerry will do the paperwork to switch your policy.
No. Frequent shopping for car insurance quotes does not have an impact on your credit score or the cost of your insurance. In the state of California, a credit check is not required for getting quotes. In other states, insurance companies may run a credit check but it’s a “soft pull,” or fact check, of your credit, as opposed to a “hard pull,” which typically occurs when you apply for credit. Soft pulls, which are used for comparing car insurance rates, do not affect your credit score or rating, no matter how many quotes are obtained.
You can email the member service team at hi@getjerry.com or call 1-833-445-3779 (M-F 8am-5pm PT).

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