What is comprehensive car insurance? It’s a coverage that can help pay for damage to your vehicle not caused by collision. Damage that comprehensive coverage applies to include:
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Accidents involving animals
  • Certain falling objects, such as tree branches or debris
  • Fires, civil commotions and explosions
  • Hail damage and other weather events 
You're responsible for paying the deductible at the time of the claim. 

Adjust your comprehensive car insurance policy to fit your needs

Some policies will insure your vehicle for its actual cash value rather than for the replacement cost. That reflects the current value of the vehicle, not what you paid for it. In some states, you can purchase extra coverage, such as gap coverage, new car replacement coverage or vehicle value upgrade. These coverages offer extra protection for newer cars.

Comprehensive insurance limits

You have more options when selecting your comprehensive coverage deductible amount, which is the amount of money you pay before insurance kicks in. To lower your comprehensive coverage rate, you can choose to have a high deductible, such as $1,000. However, you need to make sure you can pay that amount out of pocket if you file a claim. A lower deductible might increase your rate, but it will cover more of your costs in the event of a covered accident.

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Insurance terms, definitions and explanations are intended for informational purposes only and do not in any way replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance contracts, policies or declaration pages, which control coverage determinations. Such terms may vary by state, and exclusions may apply.