Auto Insurance

Our agency differentiates itself from other agencies by being customer-centric.  From that initial call in to our agency for a car insurance quote to the time you need us most during a claim, we are supportive, educational and sympathetic.

Auto insurance can be confusing with all of the available coverages.  Our staff are trained to explain the coverages without using industry jargon and to provide examples of how each of the coverages apply in potential claim scenarios so that when you purchase a policy from us, you can walk away knowing that you have the policy that best fits your needs.

Additionally, we know that one carrier isn’t always going to be the least expensive for everyone which is why we write auto insurance through a number of carriers such as Nationwide Insurance, Travelers Insurance, Grange Insurance, Progressive and more.  When you contact our agency, we can provide you with quotes through all of our carriers within 15 minutes and let you decide which option best fits your budget.

Our agency is a full service agency.  What that means for you is that we don’t just write your policy and then you never hear from us again, leaving it up to you to fight the carrier over claims and renewal terms.  We encourage all of our customers to contact us when a potential claim arises so that we can guide you through the process. 

Also, most agencies just let the insurance carrier send you your renewal with the premiums leaving it up to you to figure out if the premiums went up or down.  We take a more hands on approach. We send our customers a renewal notice directly from us each time your policy renews letting you know if the premium went down or up and by how much as well as what options we have to lower your premiums if you are dissatisfied with your renewal.

Lastly, in today’s technology world having your policy information at your fingertips is convenient.  We have an app that is available for download so that you can have your Auto ID cards available on your phone 24/7.

Our agency not only provides affordable insurance and services that most other agencies don't provide, but we also provide exceptional customer service.  Don't take my word for it, look at our customer reviews by clicking "Testimonials" below.

If you are like me and do a lot of research before purchasing anything, then you may want to look at our Auto Insurance Coverages page that goes into great detail all of the available coverages on an Auto policy as well as ways to save on your premiums.

However, if instead you just want a brief overview of the coverages available and ways to save on your car insurance, please see below.

Coverages Available

Comprehensive - covers damage to your vehicle for losses resulting from things other than collision, such as damage from fire, theft, falling objects, storms, collision with birds or animals, and glass breakage.

Collision - covers damage to your vehicle as the result of a collision.

Property Damage Liability - covers damage to property of others resulting from an accident for which you are legally responsible. If damages exceed the limit chosen, you can become personally liable.

Bodily Injury Liability - covers bodily injury damages (i.e. medical expenses and pain and suffering) sustained by others resulting from an accident for which you are legally responsible. If damages exceed the limit chosen, you can become personally liable.

Medical Expense - covers necessary expenses for medical or funeral services provided to you and your passengers as a result of an accident (up to the limit chosen).

Loss of Income - will pay up to $100 per week, up to 52 weeks for loss of income if you become disabled as the result of an auto accident.

Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury - covers damages due to bodily injury that you and other passengers of your vehicle are legally entitled to from another driver who is not insured or is underinsured.

Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Property Damage - covers property damage to your vehicle that you are legally entitled to from another driver who is not insured or is underinsured (A $200 deductible applies if the accident involves an unidentifiable owner or operator of an uninsured motor vehicle).

Rental - provides you with a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired if you have a covered comprehensive or collision claim.

Roadside Assistance or Towing and Labor - will pay for emergency towing, fuel delivery, lockout service, jump starts, ditch extractions and depending on which option you choose can pay for hotel and meal expenses if you are stranded.

Minor Violation Forgiveness - with this option selected, the insurance company won't surcharge you for the next minor violation that you receive such as a speeding ticket or seat belt ticket.

Accident Forgiveness - with this option selected, the insurance company won't surcharge you for the next at fault accident that you incur.

Vanishing Deductible - reduces your comprehensive and collision deductible by $100 for every year that you go without an accident.

Total Loss Deductible Waiver - if you are in an accident where your vehicle is a total loss, you won't be required to pay the chosen deductible.

New Car Replacement - if your vehicle is a total loss, the insurance company would purchase a brand new vehicle of like kind and quality in the first two years of the vehicle, or if the vehicle is older than two years would instead pay the value of a similar vehicle (same year, make and model of your vehicle) in excellent condition (think of dealer retail value) as well as provide GAP coverage.

Auto Loan/Lease GAP - in the event of a total loss the insurance company would pay the difference between the Actual Cash Value of your vehicle and the balance owed on your vehicle loan.

Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts (OEM) - requires the insurance company to use parts from your original manufacturer (Ford, Tesla etc) instead of using aftermarket parts to repair your vehicle.

Audio Media - pays up to $200 for tapes, records, discs and other media in your vehicle.

Extended Non-owned - provides liability, medical expense and loss of income for vehicles that are furnished or available for your regular use such as an employer provided vehicle.

Business Use - business use of vehicles insured on a personal auto policy is prohibited with the exception of a few professions such as realtors. Notable prohibited uses are delivery of food, contractors and taxis.

Customization of Your Vehicle - any customization made to your vehicle after manufactured will not be covered unless you add coverage for it such as wheelchair lifts, expensive stereo equipment and rims.

Ways To Save On Your Car Insurance

Telematics - provides anywhere from a 10% to 40% discount on your car insurance for safe driving habits.  The insurance company monitors your driving habits through an app or a device plugged into your car for 6 months looking for hard brakes, rapid accelerations and driving between 12AM and 5AM.  You keep the discount for as long as you have that same policy.

Paperless Discount - you can save $5 to $10 per month, depending on the carrier, by receiving all of your statements via email.

EFT or Automatic Payments - some carriers offer as much as a $10 per month savings for having your premiums automatically drafted from a checking or savings account each month.

Multi-Policy Discount - you can save as much as 40% on your auto policy by having your Home, Auto, RV, Motorcycle and Life insurance all with the same carrier.

Pay As You Drive - you estimate the number of miles driven on your vehicle and the insurance company monitors that vehicle for miles driven.  At the end of each month they adjust your premiums depending on how many miles you drive.  This is a great way to save if you don't drive much.

If you are ready to start saving money on your auto insurance with our agency, either fill out the form below for one of our producers to contact you or call us today at 434-239-2886.

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