Why basic auto insurance isn’t always the right choice

Basic auto insurance is what the state mandates you have for coverage. In Alabama, basic liability coverage is in the amount of 25/50/25. At Baldo-Downs Insurance LLC in Tuscaloosa, AL, we get to know our customers so that we can help them make educated choices when it comes to their coverage. As an independent insurance agency, we have access to more carriers, which provides our customers with more options. 

Coverage For Your Auto: More Than The Basics

Liability insurance provides protection for other drivers from an accident where you are the at-fault driver. Basic coverage provides $25,000 for injuries to one person in an accident, with a total of $50,000 for all injuries. $25,000 is provided for property damage. This may be enough coverage for you if you have no assets, but with the cost of a hospital stay, it could be lacking. 

If you owe money on your vehicle or if you are leasing it, you won’t be able to get away with just basic insurance. You will need to cover the vehicle as well. That means full coverage with glass, collision, and comprehensive. 

Collision insurance covers your vehicle in an accident where you are at fault. But it also covers you if you are in a one-vehicle accident or if you are a victim of a hit-and-run. 

Comprehensive coverage is lots of non-collision things that can damage your vehicle. If your vehicle is stolen or vandalized, you are covered. If a deer jumped into your vehicle, no problem. Glass coverage is usually included. Make sure it is full glass coverage. Many weather-related incidents are also covered, including high winds, flooding, and hail. 

Give Us A Call

Contact Baldo-Downs Insurance LLC in Tuscaloosa, AL when you are looking for the right auto insurance policy. Call us or stop by for a free quote.