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Insurance for BMW X3Truthfully, the best way to find the cheapest price for auto insurance rates is to start comparing prices yearly from insurers that sell auto insurance in Toledo.

  • First, spend some time learning about the different coverages in a policy and the modifications you can make to drop your rates. Many rating criteria that cause rate increases like high-risk driving behaviors and a less-than-favorable credit rating can be amended by improving your driving habits or financial responsibility.
  • Second, compare prices from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only provide price estimates from one company like GEICO or State Farm, while agents who are independent can provide prices from multiple companies. Compare rates now
  • Third, compare the quotes to the price on your current policy and see if you can save money. If you find a lower rate and change companies, make sure there is no lapse between the expiration of your current policy and the new one.
  • Fourth, tell your current company of your intent to cancel your current policy. Submit the required down payment along with the signed application to your new agent or company. Immediately keep your new certificate verifying proof of insurance in an easily accessible location.

The critical component of shopping around is that you'll want to compare the same deductibles and limits on every price quote and and to compare as many different companies as possible. Doing this helps ensure a fair rate comparison and and a good selection of different prices.

It's easy to assume that insurance companies don't want you to look for a cheaper policy. Insureds who shop for lower rates will presumably switch companies because they stand a good chance of finding a lower-cost company. A recent survey discovered that people who compared rates annually saved approximately $70 a month compared to those who never shopped around for better prices.

If finding the cheapest price on insurance in Toledo is your ultimate target, then having an understanding of how to quote and compare insurance coverage can save time, money, and frustration.

Getting a cheaper price on insurance can be quick and easy. Consumers just need to take time comparing free Toledo auto insurance quotes online with multiple companies.

Getting quotes online is very simple and it makes it obsolete to actually drive to different agent offices. Comparing online rate quotes can eliminate the need for a local agent unless you have a complicated situation and need the advice and guidance of a local agent. Some companies do allow you to get the lowest quotes online but still have the advice of a local agent.

The companies in the list below provide comparison quotes in Ohio. To get cheaper auto insurance in Ohio, we recommend you visit as many as you can in order to get a fair rate comparison.

Save money by taking advantage of discounts

Buying car insurance is not cheap, but you might already qualify for some discounts that many consumers don't even know exist. Some discounts will apply at quote time, but some may not be applied and must be specifically requested before they will apply.Save money with discounts

  • Multiple Cars - Buying coverage for all your vehicles on the same car insurance policy can reduce the rates for all insured vehicles.
  • Theft Deterrent System - Vehicles equipped with tracking devices and advanced anti-theft systems are stolen less frequently and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags - Vehicles with factory air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may qualify for discounts of 25 to 30%.
  • Own a Home and Save - Owning your own home or condo can save a few bucks since home ownership requires a higher level of personal finance.
  • Auto/Home Discount - If you can bundle your auto and home insurance and insure them with the same company you could earn a discount of approximately 10% to 15%.
  • One Accident Forgiven - Not a discount per se, but certain companies may permit one accident without the usual rate increase so long as you are claim-free for a set time period.

Keep in mind that most discount credits are not given to the whole policy. Most only cut specific coverage prices like comprehensive or collision. Just because it seems like you could get a free car insurance policy, insurance companies wouldn't stay in business.

The diagram below shows the comparison of BMW X3 car insurance costs with and without discounts. The information is based on a female driver, no tickets, no at-fault accidents, Ohio state minimum liability limits, full physical damage coverage, and $250 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with homeowner, claim-free, multi-policy, safe-driver, multi-car, and marriage discounts applied.

A list of car insurance companies and their possible discounts can be found below.

  • Travelers discounts include student away at school, multi-car, multi-policy, hybrid/electric vehicle, new car, home ownership, and driver training.
  • 21st Century offers discounts for teen driver, air bags, student driver, homeowners, 55 and older, anti-lock brakes, and good student.
  • State Farm offers discounts including driver's education, accident-free, anti-theft, multiple autos, Drive Safe & Save, and passive restraint.
  • GEICO has discounts for seat belt use, air bags, emergency military deployment, anti-theft, membership and employees, and defensive driver.
  • SAFECO may have discounts that include bundle discounts, teen safe driver, homeowner, teen safety rewards, anti-theft, multi-car, and drive less.
  • AAA policyholders can earn discounts including good student, good driver, multi-car, multi-policy, pay-in-full, education and occupation, and AAA membership discount.

If you want the cheapest BMW X3 rate quotes, ask each company which discounts you may be entitled to. Some of the discounts discussed earlier may not apply in Toledo. To see providers that provide some of the discounts listed above in Toledo, click here.

Rate information and statistics

The coverage information displayed below highlights a range of insurance costs for BMW X3 models. Having knowledge of how premiums are determined can benefit drivers when making smart buying decisions.

BMW X3 Insurance Rates in Toledo, OH
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
X3 3.0I xDrive AWD 4-Dr $170 $332 $214 $12 $64 $792 $66
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Premium data assumes married female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, and Ohio minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, homeowner, claim-free, safe-driver, and multi-policy. Rate quotes do not factor in specific garaging location which can alter rates greatly.

Policy deductibles

One frequently asked question is which comprehensive and collision deductibles to buy. The tables below may help to illustrate the rate differences of buying low and high physical damage coverage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $250 deductible for comprehensive and collision coverage and the second rate chart uses a $1,000 deductible.

BMW X3 insurance policy rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
X3 3.0I xDrive AWD 4-Dr $220 $400 $226 $14 $68 $953 $79
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BMW X3 insurance policy rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
X3 3.0I xDrive AWD 4-Dr $136 $252 $226 $14 $68 $696 $58
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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, homeowner, multi-policy, safe-driver, and multi-vehicle. Estimates do not factor in specific garaging location which can alter premium rates substantially.

Based on this data, we can arrive at the conclusion that using a $250 deductible will cost you about $21 more each month or $252 every year than choosing the higher $1,000 deductible. Because you would pay $750 more out of your own pocket with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you go at least 36 months between claims, you would probably save some money if you decide on a higher deductible.

Careless Toledo drivers pay higher rates

The information below highlights how traffic violations and fender-benders can raise BMW X3 insurance costs for each different age category. The rate quotes are based on a single female driver, full physical damage coverage, $250 deductibles, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Car insurance premiums based on gender

The information below shows the difference between BMW X3 insurance rates for male and female drivers. The premiums assume no claims or violations, comprehensive and collision coverage, $100 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are factored in.

Liability only or full coverage

The example below shows the comparison of BMW X3 annual premium costs with and without physical damage coverage, medical payments, and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. The premiums assume no claims or driving citations, $1,000 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are factored in.

When to stop paying for full coverage

There is no written rule to stop paying for comprehensive and collision coverage on your policy, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the yearly cost for physical damage coverage is more than about 10% of any settlement you would receive from your insurance company, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

For example, let's say your BMW X3 settlement value is $9,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled in an accident, the most your company will settle for is $8,000 after paying your policy deductible. If you are currently paying more than $800 a year for comprehensive and collision coverage, then you might want to think about dropping full coverage.

There are some circumstances where only buying liability is not recommended. If you have an outstanding loan on your vehicle, you are required to maintain full coverage to protect the lienholder's interest in the vehicle. Also, if your finances do not allow you to purchase a different vehicle in the event your current vehicle is totaled, you should keep full coverage.

Find Lower-cost Auto Insurance with These Tips

It's important that you understand a few of the rating criteria that are used to determine your premiums. When you understand what positively or negatively impacts your premiums, this allows you to make good choices that could help you find lower rates.

Lower miles driven equals lower premium - Driving a lot of miles in a year the more you'll pay to insure it. A lot of insurance companies charge to insure your cars based upon how much you drive. Cars used primarily for pleasure use receive better premium rates than those used for commuting. Having the wrong rating on your X3 may be wasting your money. Ask your agent if your declarations sheet shows the correct usage for each vehicle, because improper ratings can cost you money.

Low coverage deductibles cost more - Protection for physical damage, also known as collision and other-than-collision, is used to repair damage to your vehicle. Examples of covered claims are a dented fender, vandalism, and rolling your vehicle. Comp and collision deductibles tell how much you are required to spend out-of-pocket before a claim is paid by your company. The more damage repair cost you choose to pay out-of-pocket, the less money you will pay for auto insurance.

Get married and pay lower costs - Getting married can actually save you money when buying auto insurance. Having a spouse is viewed as being more financially stable and statistics prove married couples file fewer claims.

Pay more if you have a long commute - Being located in less populated areas has it's advantages when talking about auto insurance. Fewer people means less chance of accidents and a lower car theft rate. People in densely populated areas regularly have much more traffic and much longer commute distances. More time on the road means higher likelihood of an accident.

Filing insurance claims can increase rates - Auto insurance companies in Ohio provide discounts to people who only file infrequent claims. If you file claims often, you can pretty much guarantee either policy cancellation or increased premiums. Your insurance policy is intended for major claims that would cause financial hardship.

Your stress level may be raising your premiums - Did you know your occupation can influence how much you pay for auto insurance? Careers such as lawyers, police officers, and accountants tend to have higher rates than average due to intense work requirements and extremely grueling work hours. Conversely, careers such as actors, athletes and retirees get better rates.

Poor credit can mean higher prices - Having a bad credit history factor in your rate calculation. Therefore, if your credit history can be improved, you could pay less to insure your BMW X3 if you clean up your credit. Consumers who have high credit ratings tend to be better risks to insure than those with lower credit scores.

Claims statistics for a BMW X3 - Car insurance companies study historical loss data to calculate a price that offsets possible losses. Vehicles that are shown to have higher prevalence or dollar amount of losses will be charged more to insure.

The table below shows the insurance loss data for BMW X3 vehicles. For each policy coverage, the statistical loss for all vehicles combined as an average equals 100. Values that are under 100 imply a favorable loss record, while percentages above 100 indicate more frequent claims or a tendency for claims to be larger.

BMW X3 Insurance Claim Statistics
Vehicle Model Collision Property Damage Comp Personal Injury Medical Payment Bodily Injury
BMW X3 4dr 2WD 122 99
BMW X3 4dr 4WD 109 93 117 69 64 76
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Statistics Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2013-2015 Model Years

Independent versus exclusive insurance agencies

Some people prefer to buy from a licensed agent and that is OK! Licensed agents can point out coverage gaps and help file insurance claims. An additional benefit of comparing rates online is you may find the best rates but still work with a licensed agent. Buying from and supporting local agents is definitely important in Toledo.

After completing this short form, your insurance coverage information is immediately sent to agents in your area that can provide free Toledo auto insurance quotes for your business. It makes it easy because there is no need to contact any insurance agencies because prices are sent instantly to you. If you have a need to compare rates from a specific insurance company, feel free to find their quoting web page and submit a quote form there.

If you are searching for a good Toledo insurance agent, there are two different types of agents and how they differ in how they quote coverages. Agents can be classified as either exclusive agents or independent agents. Either type can properly insure your vehicles, but we need to point out how they differ since it can affect buying decisions.

Independent Auto Insurance Agencies or Brokers

These type of agents do not write with just one company and that allows them to write policies with lots of companies and find the cheapest auto insurance rates. If they find a cheaper price, your agent can switch companies and that require little work on your part. If you need lower rates, we recommend you get quotes from at least one independent agent in order to compare the most rates.

Below is a partial list of independent insurance agencies in Toledo who may be able to give you competitive price quotes.


3132 W Sylvania Ave - Toledo, OH 43623 - (419) 725-0056 - View Map


4349 Talmadge Rd - Toledo, OH 43623 - (419) 473-2416 - View Map


4149 N Holland Sylvania Rd #3 - Toledo, OH 43623 - (419) 882-1770 - View Map

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Exclusive Insurance Agents

Exclusive insurance agents have only one company to place business with like State Farm, AAA, Farmers Insurance or Allstate. Exclusive agents cannot provide prices from multiple companies so they really need to provide good service. Exclusive agents receive extensive training on their company's products and that allows them to sell at a higher price point.

Below are Toledo exclusive agencies who can help you get comparison quotes.


2114 N Reynolds Rd - Toledo, OH 43615 - (419) 536-9166 - View Map


1900 Monroe St - Toledo, OH 43604 - (419) 241-8061 - View Map


1751 W Sylvania Ave - Toledo, OH 43613 - (419) 471-9909 - View Map

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Finding the right insurance agent requires you to look at more than just the premium amount. Any agent in Toledo should be willing to answer these questions.

  • Do they receive special compensation for putting your coverage with one company over another?
  • Are glass claims handled on-site or do you have to take your vehicle to a repair shop?
  • Are they involved in claim handling?
  • Is the quote a firm price?
  • How many years of experience in personal auto insurance do they have?
  • Does the agency provide any after hours assistance?
  • Which insurance companies are they affiliated with?

Ratings for Toledo car insurance companies

Selecting a highly-rated insurance company can be a challenge considering how many companies there are in Toledo. The company rank data shown below can help you choose which providers to look at when looking for cheaper rates.

Top Car Insurance Companies in Ohio
Company Value Customer Service Claims Customer Satisfaction A.M Best Rating Overall Score
USAA 99 100 90 92% A++ 97.4
21st Century 89 86 100 88% A 92.7
GEICO 97 91 88 85% A++ 92.5
Nationwide 88 94 91 88% A+ 91.3
AAA Insurance 93 87 88 87% A 90.8
Liberty Mutual 91 91 92 87% A 90.7
Safeco Insurance 90 93 88 86% A 90.2
State Farm 91 94 80 88% A++ 90.2
Travelers 89 91 94 79% A++ 90.1
American Family 88 92 83 88% A 89.4
Titan Insurance 89 91 83 86% A+ 89.3
Allstate 90 90 84 85% A+ 89.1
Progressive 83 85 99 87% A+ 88.7
Erie Insurance 92 90 82 88% A+ 88.5
The Hartford 87 89 84 87% A+ 88
Esurance 84 88 85 83% A+ 86
Farmers Insurance 79 88 84 87% A 84.7
The General 88 80 85 80% A- 84.5
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Data Source: Insure.com Best Car Insurance Companies

Auto insurance savings summarized

As you quote Toledo auto insurance, it's a bad idea to buy less coverage just to save a little money. Too many times, an insured dropped liability limits or collision coverage only to regret that it was a big mistake. Your strategy should be to purchase plenty of coverage at the best possible price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

We've covered many tips how you can get a better price on BMW X3 insurance in Toledo. The key thing to remember is the more rate comparisons you have, the higher your chance of finding inexpensive Toledo auto insurance quotes. You may even find the lowest priced auto insurance comes from a company that doesn't do a lot of advertising. They often have lower car insurance rates on specific markets than their larger competitors like State Farm and Allstate.

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