Mercury full coverage auto insurance covers liability claims, collision damage regardless of fault, and non-accident damage from things like animals and severe weather. Full coverage always includes liability insurance, collision insurance, and comprehensive insurance.
The definition of full coverage changes depending on the minimum requirements of your state. In some states, Mercury full coverage may also include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM), personal injury protection (PIP), and/or medical payments coverage (MedPay).
On average, Mercury full coverage insurance costs $1,919 per year, compared to the national average cost for full coverage of $1,992 per year.
Mercury Full Coverage vs. Other Types of Insurance
Liability insurance. Almost every state requires drivers to carry liability insurance, which includes property damage liability and bodily injury liability coverage. Liability insurance pays for others’ expenses after an accident you are at fault for.
Collision and comprehensive insurance. Collision insurance covers the cost of fixing or replacing the policyholder’s vehicle after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Similarly, comprehensive insurance covers the policyholder’s car if it’s damaged by something besides an accident, like vandalism, a fire, or a natural disaster. Collision and comprehensive are not mandatory in any state, but they are usually required for leased and financed cars.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage protects you if you are involved in an accident with a driver who either does not have car insurance or does not have enough coverage. Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance covers your expenses after an accident that should have been paid for by the at-fault driver’s liability insurance. It will automatically be included in your full coverage policy if it is required in your state.
Personal injury protection/MedPay. Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and MedPay coverage both cover medical expenses for you and your passengers after an accident, regardless of fault. Depending on your state, you may be required to carry one or the other.
Although these types of insurance are commonly included in a full coverage policy, what your specific policy includes will depend on your state. Full coverage is not the official name of any type of insurance, so be sure to clarify whether these types of insurance are included if you’re purchasing a Mercury policy.
When You Should Consider Full Coverage From Mercury
A Mercury full coverage policy is a good choice for drivers who don’t want to pay for vehicle repairs out of pocket. If you are leasing or financing your car, you may be required to get full coverage.
Full coverage insurance costs $1,997 per year or $166 per month, on average. Full coverage car insurance is more expensive than the legal minimum auto insurance coverage because full coverage usually includes collision and comprehensive insurance as well as the minimum coverage required by a state.
The cost of full coverage car insurance varies based on the state, the driver’s chosen coverage limits, the driver’s risk factors, and the vehicle’s value. Additionally, … read full answercomprehensive and collision insurance are subject to a deductible, and drivers can select a higher deductible in return for a lower premium. Drivers can also minimize the cost of full coverage car insurance by comparing rates and checking for discounts.
Full coverage insurance is an insurance policy that protects your vehicle from accident-related and non-accident-related damage, ensuring you are covered regardless of fault. Full coverage insurance often consists of collision insurance, comprehensive insurance, and at least the minimum coverage required by state law.
“Full coverage” is a term that is more commonly used by consumers than actual car insurance companies. Because of this, there are some varying definitions.… read full answer
Common Definitions for Full Coverage
Policies that include liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage
Policies that have the state-minimum insurance plus any coverage required by a lender or lessor
Policies that provide anything more than the minimum required liability coverage
Policies that cover anything and everything in the event of an accident
Although the definition of full coverage insurance may be different depending on whom you ask, the definition shouldn’t matter too much. You should always decide what car insurance to purchase, and how much, based on your own individual coverage needs as well as your budget.
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