Smart Shopper's Guide to Auto InsuranceKiplinger.com
Here are explanations of the major parts of a typical policy, starting with perhaps the most important component, liability coverage. The goal is to help you find your way through the thick language of an insurance policy.
We also offer suggestions for getting the best possible deal on your coverage.
Liability Coverage: In Case You're at Fault
Liability coverage protects you if you bang up someone else or their property.
When it's unclear who's to blame, no-fault coverage can eliminate delays and legal costs.
Collision Coverage: Don't Take Chances
In many cases, collision coverage is optional, but there are many good reasons to include it in your policy.
Medical: Coverage You may not Need
Don't duplicate coverage you may already have.
Uninsured Drivers: Protect Yourself
Cover yourself and your passengers in case other drivers disobey state insurance laws.
Comprehensive: A Grab Bag of Coverages
Don't forget about theft, fire and forces of nature.
How to Get a Good Deal
Premiums can never be too cheap. Here are some ways to lower your car insurance bill, and keep it down.