4 Considerations for Auto Insurance in the Winter

Whether you’re getting automobile insurance for the first time in the winter or wondering if you’ll need to make any adjustments, there are some things you should know first. It’s ideal to talk to an independent agent like the ones at Alliance Insurance Services of the Arvada, CO area about your needs.

Should You Pause Your Insurance for the Winter?

It’s not possible to put a hold on your auto insurance just for the winter, then pick it back up afterward. Even if you know you won’t be driving anywhere near as often, you’ll still need to have coverage during this time because of state requirements for driving a vehicle. What you can do is look into some flexible options.

Storage Insurance

You may be able to get storage insurance, which many companies do offer. Keep in mind you’d only have comprehensive coverage. If you drop everything to only have storage insurance, you won’t be able to drive your vehicle legally. There also may be issues with your registration. You can see if your state offers an Affidavit of Non-Use through the DMV.

Drop Physical Coverage

If you’re unable to get storage insurance, you may be able to drop your vehicle’s physical coverage (collision and comprehensive) if you’ll have it in storage. This typically isn’t possibly if you’re leasing the vehicle or you’re on a loan for it.

Consider What Type of Protection Is Best

If you live in an area that’s more likely to have blizzards and other harsh weather conditions, you’ll want to keep or add on comprehensive and collision policies. Due to the risks you might face, you’d do well to have this in place.

Don’t let your insurance coverage fail you this winter. Look into the best possible choices available from reputable insurance companies. Talk to an agent from Alliance Insurance Services of Arvada, CO and beyond for more information.