Where can I buy car insurance?
Drivers can buy car insurance from individual insurance agents or companies, or from an independent broker that offers insurance from lots of different companies. Drivers can save money by comparing car insurance quotes and making sure that they get the best possible price on the coverage they need.
How much does car insurance cost?
Car insurance costs vary a lot from driver to driver. How much you pay for car insurance depends on a number of factors, including your age, Area code, and driving history.
When should I buy car insurance?
You should buy car insurance before buying a car. Driving without insurance leaves you financially vulnerable in the case of an accident. Whether you are buying a car from a dealership or an individual seller, you can get a car insurance quote and purchase a policy before driving away in your new car.
Does my vehicle affect my car insurance rates?
Yes. The make and model of the car you drive play a factor in your car insurance rates. The cost of your vehicle also makes a big difference; the more it costs to repair or replace your vehicle, the more you will pay to insure it.
What does car insurance not cover?
Car insurance is great for covering repair costs after an accident, but it won’t cover the costs of general wear and tear. That means when you take your car in to get the oil changed or the tires rotated, you’re footing that bill yourself.
There are a number of other things that aren’t covered by car insurance, including personal belongings that are stolen from your car and any damage that exceeds the limits of your coverage.
Does my car insurance cover other drivers?
It depends on the situation and the specifics of your policy. Your policy may have an “omnibus clause” that covers any driver who has permission to use your vehicle (known as permissive drivers).
What is liability insurance?
Liability insurance is the portion of your insurance policy that pays for damage you cause to another driver or their property in an at-fault accident. Liability insurance is typically broken down into two parts: bodily injury liability coverage and property damage liability coverage.
What is comprehensive coverage?
Comprehensive insurance covers the cost of damage to your car caused by something other than a collision, like theft, vandalism, fire, natural disasters, falling objects, and animal damage. Comprehensive coverage is typically sold with liability insurance and collision coverage as part of a full coverage insurance policy.