Pros And Cons Of Purchasing Comprehensive Auto Insurance

The agents of Luebbering Insurance Agency, LLC in Jefferson City, MO have an expertise when it comes to types of car insurance. There are four common types of auto insurance coverage including liability, collision, uninsured/underinsured motorist, and comprehensive coverage.

Understanding Auto Policies

The question of what is the best auto insurance coverage requires the understanding of the purpose of the coverage. Collision and comprehensive coverage address different events that damage cars. It is not uncommon to confuse comprehensive insurance with collision insurance. Whether or not to accept collision coverage is based upon a simple cost-benefit analysis, comparing the value of your car with the cost of repairing the vehicle.

Comprehensive insurance and collision coverage both insure your car from damages by different events. Collision covers car accidents. The advantage of comprehensive coverage is for such events that are out of control of the car’s owner such as theft, Acts of God, damages caused by animals, riots, floods, vandalism, and fire. It is clear that coverage for a theft of a car is one of the best reasons to purchase comprehensive coverage especially if your car is costly or you live in an area of frequent car thefts. 

The disadvantage of comprehensive coverage is the higher price of the premiums that exceeds the cost of collision coverage. Further, comprehensive coverage triggers such features as insurance riders for any rental car options, or emergency roadside services. The only way to reduce the charge is to cancel these services. Riders to collision coverage could make it less expensive than comprehensive coverage such as having a garage for a car to make it less exposed to vandalism.

Luebbering Insurance Agency, LLC in Jefferson City, MO will provide you with the auto insurance coverage that best meets your needs. Please call us for a quote and to have your questions answered!