Insurance & Risk Management

Auto Insurance GAP Coverage

Auto Insurance GAP Coverage

Insurance & Risk Management

It’s no secret that as soon as you drive a new car off the lot, it instantly begins depreciating in value. An auto depreciates the most in the first few years after it leaves the lot. For most consumers, this is not a major concern because they do not plan to sell their vehicle in the near future; but what if the vehicle was in an accident shortly after it was purchased and the insurance company deemed it a total loss? GAP insurance (guaranteed asset protection insurance) may help in these situations.

Auto insurance typically reimburses the owner for the fair market value of the vehicle, but if the fair market value is less than the amount owed against the vehicle, the owner may have to pay the remainder of the auto loan out of pocket. If the insurance company deems the vehicle to be a total loss, and it is worth less than you owe, GAP insurance may cover the difference between the fair market value and the amount owed on the vehicle.

GAP insurance is particularly useful when leasing a car. Sometimes, a lease contract may include GAP coverage, but if it does not, you should consider adding this to your existing policy. When leasing a car, GAP coverage is designed to cover the gap between what you owe on your car and its actual cash value.

As the auto loan or lease is paid down, the remaining balance may reach the fair market value of the vehicle, eliminating the need for GAP insurance. Be sure to consult with your insurance broker to evaluate your need for GAP coverage.

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Where you want to go in life is up to you. How to help you get there is up to us.

Contact us today to start your journey…

Contact

Schultz Financial Group Inc.
10765 Double R Blvd. Suite 200
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: (775) 850-5620
Fax: (775) 850-5639
Email: info@sfginc.com

 

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