General car insurance is the type of insurance which most drivers have. It provides for good coverage against damage to the vehicle, loss against injury, and other kinds of situations associated with driving or maintaining a vehicle. Let’s discuss this further.
When you operate a vehicle, you usually need general car insurance to protect it and others associated with the car or unexpected situations arising during its use. So if the vehicle becomes involved in an accident, the insurance typically includes liability coverage for money to pay for medical expenses or financial loss associated with an injury. It can also cover damage to property and other vehicles.
There are other kinds of coverage included in general car insurance such as property damage coverage, medical expenses, uninsured motorist protection, collision, comprehensive and others.
This coverage is designed to protect the driver, occupants and others from loss associated with the operation of a vehicle.
The collision coverage specifically is designed to pay for damage to a vehicle. Since most collision coverage includes a deductible amount, a portion of the total repair is covered by the insurance company with the balance borne by the policyholder.
The same situation holds true for comprehensive coverage. This covers loss against theft or vandalism.
As indicated earlier, for drivers and vehicle owner a general auto insurance policy will certainly suffice. However for those vehicle owners who have specialty vehicles, general car insurance will not be adequate.
For example collision coverage assigns a value to the vehicle based on its brand, model year, condition, etc. In many cases it is difficult to assign a value to specialty vehicle without having it properly appraised. So general car insurance will not be adequate for this purpose.
Other factors like liability coverage and other types of coverage may not be properly reflected when it comes to a highly specialized vehicle. So it is important to recognize the differences and make certain that your policy properly reflects the value and type of vehicle you own and operate.
For example the safety ratings for a specialty vehicle may be difficult to obtain. It is therefore very important to make certain that this information is made available to the insurance company so they can properly account for it.
So while general auto insurance is great for most situations, there are times when it is not altogether sufficient. Knowing the differences is important to make certain you are properly covered and protected.