A Look at the Different Types of Car Insurance Coverage Available! When it comes to protecting your vehicle, there are a variety of different types of car insurance that can help provide financial peace-of-mind should something go wrong. Every driver’s needs and circumstances will be different, with some opting for more comprehensive plans while others may forego certain coverage depending on their budget and preferences. In this blog post we look at the different types of car insurance available so that you can make the right decision and get covered without breaking the bank.

Liability Insurance
The most basic type of car insurance is liability coverage; this protects you from any legal claims from other drivers or pedestrians if a collision is deemed as your fault. Liability policies can be split into two distinct parts – bodily injury liability and property damage liability. Bodily injury protects you if you are found liable for another person’s injuries, whilst property damage will cover repair costs for anyone else’s vehicle or possessions up to the limit specified in your policy. Liability coverage may also include personal injury protection (PIP) which pays for medical bills regardless of who was responsible for an accident.

Collision Insurance
For drivers who want additional protection then collision coverage could be worth considering; this type of plan pays out when an incident occurs involving only your own vehicle – regardless of who caused it (i.e if you hit a tree). This type of plan usually covers repair costs up to the amount specified in your policy – minus any deductibles paid out by you upfront, however note that not all policies pay out for debris removal after an accident which could cost extra on top.

Comprehensive Coverage
Comprehensive cover as its name suggests offers a much wider range of protection from anything beyond just collisions; such as events like natural disasters, theft or vandalism – typically with between a $500-$1,000 deductible attached. This type of plan is great for those seeking peace-of-mind but bear in mind that depending on what state/country you live in certain exclusions may still apply such as earthquakes or flooding (so check with your provider first).

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection
Finally Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection insures against any incidents where either yourself or legally liable third party has no insurance meaning legal fees are often left uncovered without this type of policy in place. This coverage will vary between jurisdictions, so make sure to speak to your insurer to determine what is covered under UIMP before signing anything!


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