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Need affordable Collision insurance in Chesapeake? Look no further than your local Direct Auto & Life Insurance. While Virginia law does not require drivers to have Collision coverage, it can still be beneficial to have. Think about what would happen if your car collided with another object, like a guardrail, tree, street light, or pothole. Or if it's hit by a "hit and run" driver! Do you have enough cash on hand to get it fixed up? Once you meet your deductible, Collision coverage will help pay for your motorcycle, truck, or car to be repaired or replaced.

A deductible is the amount of money you would pay out-of-pocket, up front for the damage to your vehicle. Deductibles vary by state and insurance company, but generally range from $100 to $1,500. The Collision deductible you choose is up to you. Usually, going with a high deductible is a good way to lower your premium for Collision coverage.

Note that Collision coverage does not cover every situation that leads to damage to your vehicle. Collision coverage is almost always purchased alongside Comprehensive for this very reason. It also carries a deductible. If your car is damaged by a natural disaster, stolen, or vandalized, Comprehensive coverage will help pay to have your vehicle replaced or repaired. When combined, Comprehensive and Collision are often referred to as "full coverage." However, that phrase is confusing and means different things to different people. We avoid using that term at Direct Auto & Life Insurance, and choose to use the precise policy and coverage terms to explain your coverages.

Do all drivers need Collision coverage in Chesapeake? It's not mandated by Virginia insurance law, but you might be required to carry Collision insurance if your vehicle is financed or leased. If you don't buy Collision, your lender might buy it for you and add it to your existing loan balance. This route can carry a higher price tag than if you bought Collision insurance on your own. No car loan? Then getting Collision coverage is your choice! Before nixing it, give some thought to the age of your car and whether you'd be able to pay for repairs or replacement out of your own pocket. If that thought worries you, getting Collision coverage and a manageable deductible might be worth it.

At Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Chesapeake, Collision insurance is affordable to get and easy to understand. We offer the solid protection you need, plus the great services you deserve. With us, you don't have to skip out on important coverages to try and make your insurance cheaper. We'll help you put together the right insurance policy for your needs and identify every discount you're entitled to. We promise! After that, you have the freedom to make your car insurance even more affordable by customizing how and when you pay. It doesn't matter whether you pay cash in-person or pay with a credit card, making policy payments and maintaining Collision coverage in Chesapeake is easy with Direct Auto & Life! Visit your nearby office or call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732) to get all the facts on Collision insurance coverage today!

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