Common Car Insurance Terms

by Administrator 30. April 2019 06:55

Being aware of commonly used terms when buying car insurance is extremely helpful. This knowledge can help you in choosing a suitable coverage. 

Following are car insurance terms that every buyer should be aware of:

  • Depreciation: This term refers to the decrease in the value of your car over time as you use it.
  • Premium: An amount that the policy holder pays to an insurer for covering the risks stated in the policy. It can be paid monthly, quarterly or every six months.
  • Deductible: It is the amount paid out of your pocket in case of damage prior to any reimbursement by the insurance company. Higher deductible results in lower monthly payments and vice-versa.
  • Collision Coverage: This is an optional coverage that covers damage caused to your vehicle as a result of colliding with another car or object. 
  • Comprehensive Coverage: This coverage pays for the damage caused to your vehicle due to reasons other than a collision. Some covered incidents are theft, broken windows, storms, striking with an animal or a falling object, etc.
  • Declaration Page: This is a page that mentions the summary of coverage you have, its limit & cost as well as information about the vehicle covered.
  • Liability Insurance: The minimum amount of insurance that every vehicle owner is required to carry. It covers damages and injuries caused to the other party due to your fault. It usually has three parts: bodily injury liability per person, bodily injury liability per accident and property damage liability. 
  • Medical Payments Coverage: Also known as MedPay, it covers the expenses for medical bills associated with an accident irrespective of who is at fault. Also, the coverage pays for funeral expenses in the event of death caused due to an auto accident.
  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage: It covers you and your co-passengers in case of injuries or death in an accident if the accident is caused by other driver who is uninsured.
  • Underinsured Motorist Coverage: If in an accident, other driver is at fault & he does not have enough insurance to cover your bills, then this coverage supports you.
  • Gap Insurance: It offers coverage if a vehicle whose lease or loan has not been paid off is stolen or damaged. The coverage protects you from ‘upside-down’ loan. It is also known as loan/lease payoff coverage.
  • Roadside Assistance: It is an add-on coverage that provides towing services in an event of flat tire, mechanical breakdown overheat, lockout and the like.

Shawn Camp Insurance Agency, Inc. offers auto insurance at affordable rates. Clients can also request instant online quote for their convenience. For more details about auto insurance in Killeen, call at (254) 526-0535. You can also visit 2705 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 101 Killeen, Texas-76542. 


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