Auto insurance

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Auto insurance from Nationwide gives you peace of mind. When you choose an On Your Side Auto Repair Network® facility, you can get a written guarantee on your car repairs.1 With our On Your Side Claims® Service, you also get personal service like the On Your Side® Review, an annual check-in with your insurance professional to review your coverage. And with multi-policy and other discounts, such as the SmartRide® program – which rewards safe driving habits2 – you get peace of mind and value.

Auto insurance coverages and discounts

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Collision, comprehensive, liability, medical payments and more.

Standard & optional coverages
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Understand your state’s auto insurance requirements.

Auto insurance isn’t only great protection for your vehicle, it’s also the law. All states require some degree of insurance for your vehicle to protect you and other motorists. Coverage requirements will vary based on your financial responsibility for your car and your state’s requirements. Some states even require you to have liability insurance before you even get a license.

Get a quote today by clicking Start your quote above or by calling 1-877-669-6877. Stay protected and stay legal.

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Take control of your policies from any device

View and print ID cards & policy documents, request changes to your coverages, make payments or start or check on a claim. Do it all from your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

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Save money by bundling auto with other policies.

Simplify your life and save money. When you bundle your auto insurance with other policies, such as homeowners, renters or life insurance, you may be eligible for a multi-policy discount of up to 20%.

How to compare auto insurance quotes

When comparing quotes, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the same value. Often a policy that has a lower premium may have a higher deductible or less coverage. To get a true one-to-one comparison, review the details of each auto policy carefully to understand what it does—and does not—include. Once you have two policies with the same or very similar coverages, you’ll have an accurate cost comparison.

Common auto coverages

Nationwide offers extensive coverage options that may be available to give you peace of mind when you’re on the road. Customize your policy to get the coverage that fits your life.

Comprehensive

Also known as “other than collision,” this coverage can help pay for damage to your vehicle from vandalism, theft, weather events and accidents involving animals.

Collision

Regardless of who’s at fault, collision can pay for damage to your vehicle if you hit another vehicle or object, another vehicle hits you, or your vehicle rolls over.

Gap coverage

Gap insurance may help you cover the “gap” between what you owe on your car and your car’s actual cash value.

Uninsured motorist

If an uninsured or underinsured driver causes an accident that results in property damage and/or bodily injury, uninsured motorist coverage may help pay for damage and medical costs for you and your passenger(s).

Bodily injury liability

If you cause an automobile accident that results in injuries, bodily injury protects you by paying for damages you may become legally liable for as a result of the accident, including medical bills and loss of income for the injured party.

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance coverage may even be available when you and your family household members are passengers in someone else's vehicle, or during a roadside emergency in which your vehicle is disabled.

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Auto insurance terminology

Choosing auto insurance options can feel complicated. We’re here to help you understand the ins and outs, so you can be confident you have the right protection.

Deductible

This is the portion of a claim that you pay. A higher deductible amount will lower your insurance premiums but increase your costs if there’s an accident.

Premium
This is the cost of your policy. It may be paid annually, semi-annually (two payments per year) or monthly.
Liability

Liability is the legal obligation or responsibility for any injury or damage suffered by another person.

Limit of liability
This is the maximum amount of coverage under an insurance policy.

For more definitions, visit our auto insurance glossary.

Insurance overview is for informational purposes only and does not replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance policies or declaration pages, which are controlling. Terms and availability vary by state and exclusions apply.

[1] Work performed at an On Your Side® Auto Repair Center includes a guarantee on the workmanship of the appraised and completed repairs for as long as you own or lease your vehicle. Also, replacement of any defective alternative parts identified on an appraisal and used in a covered repair are guaranteed for as long as you own or lease your repaired vehicle.

[2] Availability varies; program criteria differ in California. Stated discounts are approximations. Discounts do not apply to all coverage elements; actual savings vary by state, coverage selections, rating factors and policy changes. The enrollment discount applies during data collection; the final discount is calculated according to driving behavior and could be zero. The final discount applies at the next policy renewal and is subject to change based on actuarial support at subsequent renewals or with changes in drivers or vehicles on the policy.

[3] Not available in all states.

Insurance terms, definitions and explanations are intended for informational purposes only and do not in any way replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance contracts, policies or declaration pages, which are controlling. Such terms and availability may vary by state and exclusions may apply. Discounts may not be applied to all policy coverages.