Most drivers get car insurance because it is required by almost every state. You do not need it in New Hampshire, but you should be able to show proof that you can pay the cost of an accident in case you get into one.
The result is that people get the bare minimum to comply with the requirement. While you do not need to get more than that, there are a lot of advantages to getting the best car insurance.
Yes, it is an added cost to your budget. But car insurance offers you a benefit you may not want to use but would be thankful to have if you get into an accident or other problems.
Protect Yourself and Other People
The main advantage of getting car insurance is getting protection for you, your passengers, your family, and other people.
First of all, it protects you from the unexpected financial burden of having your car fixed. Second, it protects you and your family by having proper coverage just in case you get into an accident. It can also protect other people involved in the accident.
The right coverage takes care of property damages and potential bodily harm. That is something that you cannot disregard or take lightly.
You pay now, but you are saving for later. If you get into an accident, you will need to pay for several things depending on what happened. That includes repairing your car and any other property involved. Then you have potential bodily harm.
Having your car repaired is already a big expense. Getting it covered by your insurance pays for it.
You do not have to be involved in an accident to get the savings. If your car experiences a mechanical breakdown, the insurance company will cover the cost of repairs as long as it was not due to your neglect.
Car repair costs can get pretty high, especially with the price of parts and labor nowadays.
Avoid the Hassle
You save both time and money with the right insurance coverage. All you have to do is report an incident and the company will take care of the rest. They will arrange for things to get done—you just need to bring the car to the shop.
Imagine if you do not have car insurance. You will need to take care of all the paperwork before bringing it to the shop. That is on top of dealing with other things depending on what happened.
It is easy to lose several days just to take care of the aftermath of a car accident or mechanical breakdown. That is time you can never get back. You can at least avoid that hassle with the right insurance policy.
Supplement Your Health Insurance
The United States has seen over 50,000 motor vehicle accidents per year from 2017 to 2019. While the total number has slowly gone down, there are still over 36,000 deaths caused by these accidents.
A car crash can cause great bodily harm. Sometimes, your health insurance cannot cover everything. The right car insurance policy, however, can supplement that. It can take care of the things your regular health one does not.
A good car insurance policy will cover every medical treatment required due to an automobile accident. That even includes dental work.
Get Peace of Mind
Long story short, what you get with the right car insurance policy is peace of mind. You know that if something happens to you or your vehicle, there is someone you can call. You do not have to navigate things by yourself as the insurance company can help you with that.
Yes, you can get by with the minimum requirement by law. But if you can afford a better policy, why would you risk it? Better to have the coverage and not need it than need it but not have it.