3 Things to Consider When Choosing Auto Coverage

A common mistake made by the average driver is being under-insured. Unfortunately, what might seem like a small oversight can become a costly mistake. You can make sure that you’re purchasing the right amount of liability coverage by speaking with your agent and understanding the following important considerations:

1. Understand how other assets can impact auto liability insurance. Many people make the mistake of thinking they need additional auto liability insurance only if they own an expensive vehicle; however, few things are further from the truth. Almost anyone with substantial assets such as real estate, a small business or other holdings could benefit from additional liability coverage. Your agent can advise you about your holdings in order to determine the right amount of protection for you and your family.

  1. Know the rules of the road. Although the laws regarding uninsured or under-insured drivers differ from state to state, it is important to understand how it could impact your own financial situation. Ask your agent to explain what coverage is in place and what forms of supplemental protection are available in the event of an accident or claim.
  2. Umbrella policies provide an additional layer of affordable protection. An umbrella policy provides a cost-effective method of obtaining additional liability protection and picks up where standard insurance leaves off, making it a superb way to protect your family.