Given the price of buying a new car, your car loan may be as long as 6 years. After paying for such a long time a celebration is called for. Not having a payment every month is worth celebrating. When you have a car loan, you must have a fully loaded insurance policy. Once you are not required by the lender to have auto insurance you may be considering letting your coverage lapse. At Insurance Over Texas Houston, TX we put our customers’ needs first and will work with you to find quality insurance at a price you can afford.
The answer to the question "Do I need auto insurance when my car loan is paid off?" is yes, in Texas you do. You need to carry liability coverage in the amount of 30/60/25 or if not liability insurance then provide proof of the financial means to pay out of your own pocket for any damage you cause. In Texas, a basic policy will also include PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage unless you specifically ask to have it not included.
The other types of coverage available but not required are collision and comprehensive. Collision protects your vehicle in the event you are the responsible party in an accident. Depending on the value of your vehicle, this coverage makes sense. If your vehicle has a value of less than $1,000 then you can skip it. Comprehensive covers your vehicle from hazards you have no control over. If your car is stolen or vandalized, damaged by flooding, fire, or high winds and hail, this insurance will pay to have your vehicle repaired or replaced.
Contact Insurance Over Texas in Houston, TX to get a no-obligation auto insurance quote and the answer to any insurance questions you may have.