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How to Determine How Much Auto Coverage is Enough?

Trying to determine what auto insurance coverage you need can be like speaking a foreign language. Luckily the team at Midwest Professional Insurance can answer all of your questions. When deciding what coverage to carry, it is important to guarantee that you have not only enough to meet the minimum requirements of your state, but also that you’ve secured enough coverage that your personal finances will be amply guarded if you are in an accident. 

To determine your auto insurance coverage needs:

  • Find out what your state requires. Make sure you have all minimum requirements met.
  • Find out what the cash value of your car is and how much you owe on the vehicle. (This is integral particularly for Comprehensive and Collision coverage which are often not required by state law, but are usually required by lenders.
  • Figure out what your net worth is and how much liability insurance you would need to cover that full amount. For example, your state might only require a minimum coverage of $25,000 for a single person’s injuries, $50,000 for all injured parties and $25,000 for property damage (or 25/50/25) but if your vehicle itself is worth $30,000 this would be woefully inadequate coverage for you and you would be wise to purchase higher coverage amounts in order to make sure you are fully protected.

The level of coverage you carry will have an impact on your monthly premium and your deductible, so it is vital to take the factors mentioned above into consideration to decide what is acceptable to keep at a minimum and what you should bump up. The team at Midwest Professional Insurance is waiting to help you determine what level of coverage is right for you!

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