Many of us would like to know whether it is necessary to have auto insurance for a used car. Since the state has laws which clearly specifies that every driver need to have some kind of auto insurance and the value of the car has nothing to do with it. So you need to have auto insurance, even if your car is used. A typical auto insurance policy provides the customers with different type of coverage. A lot of flexibility can be gained through the amount of coverage chosen by you. You need to purchase liability insurance as it is made compulsory by the law. Through the liability insurance you can get financial assistance if you get involved in an accident which causes bodily injury to some person or a property. A minimum amount for such type of coverage is fixed by the state. This type of law ensures that every person who is driving should be able to pay the victim if an accident occurs. But if you just purchase an auto insurance based on the minimum coverage then you can never compensate for the actual damages due to the accidents through the coverage money, as the minimum amount is ridiculously low. So it important to have coverage more than the minimum amount set by the law.
Purchasing medical coverage and uninsured motorist coverage are mandatory in some states and in other states it is optional. The medical coverage will take care of the medical expenses incurred by the policy holder on the account of an accident. Uninsured motorist coverage takes care of the damages that are caused to you by a person who does have any insurance or does not have enough coverage to compensate you. An insurance agent will be the right person to judge you if inclusion of these coverage in your auto insurance policy is not mandatory in your state. Based on your budget and requirement you can get this coverage for your used car.
The collision and comprehensive coverage takes care of the physical damage that is caused to your used car due to collision or other reasons. If your used car gets stolen then you can receive compensation through this coverage. If the value of your used car is less than thousand dollars then it is not feasible to include this coverage into your auto insurance scheme as the rate of deductibles and premiums will not make it a profitable proposition.