Car and truck insurance in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

Your vehicle can be a fairly costly investment – one that is exposed to many potential losses that are out of your control. Our agents will help you choose the best protection, at a price you can afford.

A car or truck is often your biggest asset aside from your home. Auto insurance protects against potentially crippling financial losses and the sheer inconvenience of being without transportation. We will review and discuss liability limits that will protect you, should you become liable for injuring someone else or damaging their property.

How can auto insurance protect you?

Use the yellow hot spots and explore how auto insurance can help protect against common risks.
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Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

Risk Factor

It’s easy to get distracted while driving. All it takes is an incoming text message, a fussy baby or a little spill of soda and your eyes are off the road long enough to crash into the slowing vehicle in front of you. As an owner/operator of the vehicle, you may be held financially responsible for any bodily injuries caused as a result of the accident.

Solution

Bodily injury liability covers your legal liability for a covered accident that involves injury to another person, up to the limit of liability you select. Purchase enough coverage to protect your assets should a claim be brought against you or if you are sued. You should also consider purchasing an excess liability policy which may provide additional limits of liability.

Property Damage Coverage

Risk Factor

When involved in an auto accident, you and your family may be financially responsible for any damage caused by your vehicle to someone else’s property. Usually this means damage to someone else’s car, but it can really be any property damaged by your vehicle.

Solution

Property damage coverage protects you if your car damages someone else's property, such as another car, a fence or building front. When choosing your property damage liability limits, you should consider all of your assets, including your home and future earnings because if you don't have enough coverage to protect all of your assets, those assets could be at risk if you're liable for damages that exceed your coverage limit. Consider having a higher limit of liability coverage – it may help you avoid having to pay out-of-pocket after an at-fault accident.

Medical Payments Coverage

Risk Factor

Depending on the severity of the injuries suffered in an automobile accident, whether caused by you or by the other vehicle, it’s not uncommon for healthcare costs to run into the thousands of dollars, with a large portion being out-of-pocket expenses not covered by your health care plan.

Solution

Medical payments coverage can help cover all reasonable medical expenses and funeral expenses of covered drivers and passengers after an accident, regardless of fault. In most states, it's an optional addition to your car insurance policy.

Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Damage Coverage

Risk Factor

What happens when the driver who hit you doesn't have enough liability coverage? Or, even worse, takes off? According to the Insurance Research Council, this happens more than you might expect. In fact, it is estimated that one in seven drivers go uninsured, leaving you to pay out-of-pocket for damages and medical expenses not covered by the other driver.

Solution

Uninsured/underinsured motorist damage coverage may compensate you for bodily injury and lost wages caused by an uninsured motorist, a hit-and-run driver, a driver whose automobile insurance company is insolvent or a driver who has not purchased enough coverage to pay for damages.

Physical Damage Coverage

Risk Factor

Your automobile can be a fairly costly investment – one that is exposed to many potential losses caused by weather related events, theft and other circumstances that may be out of your control.

Solution

Physical damage coverage can protect your vehicle if it is damaged in an accident (collision coverage), is damaged by something other than a collision (comprehensive coverage) with a vehicle or object or if your vehicle is stolen. This coverage is optional if your vehicle is paid in full, but it is coverage you should consider if you want to fully protect your vehicle.

Transportation Expenses / Rental Coverage

Risk Factor

When your vehicle is being repaired or replaced due to a covered loss, you may have to rent a vehicle to get you to and from your daily responsibilities without any interruption. Vehicle rental can get expensive, especially over an extended period of time.

Solution

Transportation expenses/rental coverage is an inexpensive option you can add to your auto insurance policy to pay for the cost to rent a temporary replacement vehicle or the cost of public or private transportation if your vehicle is ever in an accident. This coverage is available in a variety of daily limits.

Not all auto insurance policies are created equal. The laws in each state are different. That is why it is important to speak with an Independent Trusted Choice agent.

We can help you choose the best options and coverage protection program to protect your assets, home, and financial interests. Automobile insurance can protect you for liability, property damage, physical damage to your vehicle, and medical expenses.

Call us today to discuss the right plan for you!

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Dare Insurance Agency offers comprehensive auto insurance throughout the Carolinas and Virginia including, Matthews NC, Weddington NC, Charlotte NC, Mint-Hill NC, Indian Trail NC, Monroe NC, Shelby NC, Waxhaw NC, Greensboro NC, Raleigh NC, Little River SC, Myrtle Beach SC and Union, Mecklenburg, Wake, Guilford, Brunswick and Horry counties.