So, you’re ready to leave for work in the morning, and you grab your keys and your phone and hustle out the door. You step onto the porch and immediately drop everything. Apparently, your car did something to antagonize the tree next to the driveway…because that tree has decided to fall over and squash your car like a bug. Clearly, you’re going to be late to work, but you’ve got bigger worries right now: does auto insurance cover you if a tree falls on your car? Let’s explain.
If you’re getting car insurance, you might be a little overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make. Sure, you might just want the entire ordeal to be over with. You might be tempted to be haphazard about choosing your coverages. But it’s important to know how each of these coverages protects you (believe it or not, these coverages are more than just money flying out of your wallet.) Here are 6 car insurance coverages explained in simple, bite-sized pieces.
It’s one of the worst feelings ever – that thunk that causes your heart to leap out of your chest as a rock jumps up off the road (seemingly with a mind of its own) and hits your windshield. And then, sure enough, there’s a good-sized crack in the formerly spotless glass. It’s frustrating and upsetting because there’s nothing you can do other than resign yourself to dealing with the cracked windshield.
There’s an important question you have to ask yourself when you’re thinking about your car insurance. What do you want your insurance to cover if something happens to your vehicle? (For example, if you’re in a car accident. If a tree falls on your car. If your car is stolen.) Chances are you’d want it to cover everything – especially theft, which is a huge loss since your car is kind of…gone. So that begs another question: will car insurance cover you if your car is stolen?
It’s a good question. We’ll explain when car insurance covers theft and how to make sure you’re covered.
Buying a new car is exciting. It’s easy to spend hours daydreaming about make, model, and accessories. And of course, there’s that new car smell. But there’s an important catch when you buy a new vehicle – the value depreciates the second you leave the dealer’s lot. It’s an unfortunate reality that all car owners have to face. But it’s a reality that can be managed with a type of car insurance called gap insurance.
Wondering what that is? Great – we’re going to explain what gap insurance is and whether or not you actually need it.
If you’ve ever had to get auto insurance, you might have noticed that there are an awful lot of coverages out there for cars. At first, you may have thought, it’s a car – how complicated can it be to insure? Then you quickly realized that those were famous last words. There are quite a few choices you have to make when it comes to insuring your vehicle. One of the coverages you may have noticed is physical damage coverage (which includes collision coverage and comprehensive coverage.) We’ll explain what physical damage coverage is and how it can protect you.