What is Auto Insurance?

When you buy an auto insurance policy, you are actually buying several individual coverages. An auto policy covers cars, trucks, travel trailers, motorhomes, motorcycles and trailers. Each coverage protects you against different types of losses. A brief description of the six basic coverages is provided here.

  • Bodily Injury Liability* pays for the other person’s medical expenses, rehabilitation, funeral costs, and other covered costs, if you or your family are at fault in an auto accident. It also pays for settlement of lawsuits and your legal expenses.

  • Property Damage Liability* pays when you or your family members damage other property in an accident. It pays for repair, replacement, or cash value of the other owner’s property. It also pays for your legal expenses.

  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP or No-fault)* pays for medical expenses, rehabilitation, funeral expenses, lost wages, and in-home assistance for you and your passengers injured in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Passengers who own their own cars collect under their policy.

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection* pays you or your passengers for medical, rehabilitation, and funeral costs. It also pays settlements of lawsuits resulting from an accident caused by an uninsured, underinsured or hit-and-run motorist. You and your family are covered as pedestrians or when riding your bike.

  • Collision pays for the repair of your car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or trailer in a collision or rollover.


  • Comprehensive (Other than Collision) pays for damage to your car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or trailer resulting from windstorm, fire, hail, deer, animal, etc.

* These four coverages are required in Kansas.

There are many ways to set up your car, truck, motorhome, or motorcycle policy. Here at Iron Gates Insurance Group, we will work with you to create the auto policy you need. We work with several companies to find the best auto insurance policy for you.Type your paragraph here.

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