Ohio - What is the proper coverage and coverage limits for your auto insurance?
Along with state requirements, your auto finance or leasing company may require you carry:
– to pay for losses you cause others
– to pay you and your passengers for medical and related expenses caused by injuries from a car accident, regardless of who is at fault
- to pay for damage caused to your vehicle in an automobile accident. Standard collision coverage will pay for any repairs up to the fair market value of your car. Collision coverage usually also comes with an insurance deductible. It’s the amount of money you pay toward repairs before your collision insurance kicks in. The higher the deductible you’re willing to pay, the less the collision coverage will cost.
- or OTC (Other Than Collision) to pay for damage done to your car in some way other than a collision, such as if it were stolen or vandalized. Flood, hurricane, theft, windshield damage and fire are also events usually covered by comprehensive car insurance. Like collision, comprehensive will pay up to the fair market value of your car (less your insurance deductible).