Some people believe that auto insurance is just a commodity – it isn’t. All too often, drivers do not discover the importance of having adequate coverage limits in place until after they’ve had an accident. We are all concerned about saving money where we can, but trying to cut corners on your insurance coverage may cost you much more in the long run if you have an accident and are sued by the other party involved.
Thankfully, there are still some good ways to keep costs down; many factors such as your driving record, type of vehicle, and vehicle use may provide discounts. Most auto insurance carriers also offer many other discounts. Depending on the carrier, this could include a discount for owning a home or a discount for payment in full. As your agent, we will seek out these discounts because it is our job to make sure you have the best possible protection at the lowest premium available.
Another way for us to ensure that you have the best protection at the lowest premium available is to examine your necessary coverage levels. Several different levels of coverage make up an auto policy:
- Bodily Injury Liability: Provides coverage to an accident victim in the event of a law suit and is required by the State of Massachusetts
- Property Damage Liability: This covers the cost of any damage that your vehicle causes to another person’s property. While this usually refers to the other vehicle involved in an accident, it can also include houses, garages, and anything else that counts as property.
- Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist: This pays for the damages that result from an accident caused by an uninsured motorist. This also pays for damages which cost more than an underinsured motorist’s coverage can pay for.
- Personal Injury Protection: This offers medical coverage for the policy holder and his or her family in the event of a collision, regardless of fault. It will also provide coverage for pedestrians who are hit by a vehicle. Many options are available to provide funeral expenses and other important coverages needed when you are hurt and cannot work.
- Collision: Covers damage done to your vehicle when it collides with another vehicle or object.
- Comprehensive: Covers damage to your vehicle resulting from something other than a collision. Examples of this would be hitting a deer, broken windshields, theft, or flood.
- Other Miscellaneous Coverage: This varies depending on the insurance provider.
As independent agents, we can provide you with literally hundreds of combinations of coverage from several different insurance carriers. We are not limited to just one insurance company, which gives us the ability to get you the best price possible. As your insurance agent, we will provide you with a free, written analysis of the best coverage at the lowest possible premium. Please call us today at 1-800-333-7234 to learn more.