Comprehensive insurance costs $153 per year on average, making it an inexpensive coverage option. Like with any type of car insurance, comprehensive insurance premiums vary based on factors like location, the driver’s age, and the vehicle’s value.
Additionally, comprehensive insurance is subject to a deductible, often ranging from $500 to $1,500. The driver can choose her own deductible when purchasing the policy. Higher deductibles mean lower premiums, and vice versa.
Comprehensive insurance covers damage to the policyholder’s car from things other than an accident, such as theft, vandalism, or natural disasters. It is often bundled with collision insurance, which covers damage to the policyholder’s car due to a crash. But you can usually buy comprehensive coverage independently, too. Although no state laws require comprehensive insurance, it is usually required for leased or financed cars.
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