What Type of Auto Insurance do I need? Liability or Comprehensive?

When motorists start shopping for auto insurance, they may question how much coverage they need as well as what type of insurance would be best for them. Fortunately, McCormick Insurance Inc. of Pembroke Pines, FL is committed to helping motorist navigate their insurance choices and make decisions that help them to select the best coverage options. 

It’s All About You
Motorists must first understand that choosing the best auto insurance is based heavily on their unique situation. Do you own your car? Is your car older? Do you have a car loan? These are just a few of the questions that drivers need to consider when it comes to selecting auto insurance. For example, most lenders will require motorists to have full coverage insurance to be eligible for an auto loan. This ensures that the lender is covered and compensated, should anything happen to the car before it’s paid off. This is just one of the many circumstances that may make investing in full coverage auto insurance a smart or necessary option.

Consider Your State’s Requirements
Most states will require you to carry auto insurance that meets certain minimum requirements. As a driver, regardless of any other types of coverage you get beyond what’s required, you will have to meet the minimum coverage requirements in your state before you can legally drive. This is one of the first things you will need to understand. This is your starting point. Once you have invested in your state’s minimum requirements for auto coverage, you can then explore if you need to obtain other types of coverage or increase your coverage levels beyond the minimum requirements. 

Other Considerations
If you have an old car that was paid for years ago, investing in full coverage auto insurance may not be worth it. If your car’s value would be less than the cost of repairing any damage it would sustain in a car accident, it may be best to invest in liability insurance with the minimum state requirements. However, discussing your options with an insurance professional is always a good idea when it comes to determining what type of insurance would be best for you, and how much. If you need guidance in determining the best type of auto insurance for your unique situation, give us a call. We’re here to help.