Express Insurance Agency, is a Car Insurance Company in Woburn MA who helps you evaluate your risks & help you decide the best affordable auto insurance for you. Here we outline some of the basics for car insurance.
It doesn’t matter if you drive a luxury sedan, a beautiful sports car or an old rust bucket, your car is probably one of the most important/priciest things you own. Yet instead of guarding it with your life, you drive it at high speeds on an obstacle course full of unpredictable hazards and bad drivers.
Since most drivers don’t bubble wrap their cars, car insurance is the most logical AND practical way to protect your vehicle. Our independent insurance agents will walk you through a sweet selection of policy options to make sure you have the right coverage.
What is Car Insurance?
In short, it’s a contract between you and an insurance company. The insurer will help you recover financially from a number of scenarios that involve bad things happening to or caused by your car. Bad things can range from medical expenses to roadside assistance.
Why do I need Car Insurance
In almost every state, it’s illegal to drive without car insurance. Every state has a minimum of liability coverage that is legally required. If you don’t have it, you could be fined. If you make a habit of getting caught without it, you could end up in jail.
The other good reason to have car insurance is consistency. It’s easier to pay monthly or quarterly premiums than to swallow the sudden cost of a bad accident. Unless you have an emergency stash of cash lying around, you should get yourself covered.
Why does Car Insurance Cover?
Car insurance covers your car, other people’s cars, the people inside the cars and the people around the cars (such as pedestrians and bikers). It really depends on the type(s) of coverage you have.
There are three main auto insurance coverage types—liability, collision and comprehensive. There are also a number of specialized extras available. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from each:
Other options for more extensive coverage:
What type of Car Insurance Coverage do I really Need?
It depends on your car’s value and how much you need your car. If you drive an old rust bucket that would be cheaper to replace than repair, you probably only need liability. (Because your premiums could be higher than actual repair costs.)
On the other hand, if you absolutely must have your car for work, dropping off your kids, or other mission-critical tasks, consider adding the other types (especially rental car coverage). They’ll help you cover bills and other expenses to get you back on the road.
How much does Car Insurance Cost?
An average driver with a good record will likely pay about $800 a year for full coverage for one car. If they choose liability coverage only, costs could be as low as $600.
Auto insurance costs are based mostly on the coverage you choose, the value of your car and your driving history. Driving a luxury car and getting DUIs or other violations will push costs higher. Your rates will drop as you get older, especially after turning 25.
Who is included in my Car Insurance Policy
Car insurance costs are based on your record as a driver, but insurance coverage follows your car. That means that anyone driving your car is technically covered, including friends and family who borrow it.
Family members who live at your address and share your car (such as a spouse, partner or teenage kids) should be explicitly covered by your policy. If they have a bad driving record, it can drive up your costs.
How can I get Car Insurance Discounts?
Penny pinchers and savvy shoppers rejoice: Chances are that there are car insurance discounts you can qualify for. Here are the most common discounts that insurance companies offer:
The awesome Benefits of an Independent Insurance Agent
Our agents, here at Express Insurance Agency, Woburn MA simplify the search process for finding the right car insurance. We’ll walk you through handpicked policy options and explain the nitty gritty in language you can understand. You can even get a quote at ExpressIns.com
Plus, carriers can have strict deadlines for filing claims. We can help you file on time, so you can maximize your insurance benefits.
Contact us to learn more about the right car insurance for you.
(617) - EXPRESS
(617) - 397-7377
100 Tradecenter Dr
Woburn, MA 01801
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We are licensed in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire