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Your Guide to Coverages, Discounts & More

At American Family Insurance, we know your car is more than four wheels that get you from point A to point B — it’s also freedom to pursue the things important to you. Which is why you’ll want to make sure you have the proper protection.

If you’ve just purchased a car or are re-evaluating your current auto coverage, we want to make sure you understand your car coverage options, so when it comes time to build a policy you know exactly what you’re getting.

Go ahead and navigate our car coverages, educational resources and auto discounts to get confident about auto insurance. And if that’s not enough, our expert agents can help answer your questions and make sure you’re getting the personalized protection you deserve.

Then, go ahead and start the quoting process — it’s easy to go through and you can retrieve your quote any time after you’ve submitted your information.

Why Choose Us?

At American Family Insurance, we make it a priority to provide exceptional customer service. And when you’re faced with the unexpected, it’s our goal to get you back to normal as quickly and conveniently as possible.

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24/7 Support

If you have to make a claim, you can count on us 24/7 to help you get back on track. Our expert claims professionals will work diligently with you to make sure your experience is stress-free and resolved quickly.

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Your agent is your advocate — they’re always ready to help answer any questions you have about car insurance and they’ll help build a policy that’s customized to you.

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MyAmFam app

Make things easier on yourself by downloading our MyAmFam app, where you can access everything you need to know about your coverage, make payments, report a claim and have your insurance cards at your fingertips.

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Reliable roadside service

If you find yourself stranded on the highway for something like a flat tire or running out of gas, our Emergency Roadside Assistance is on standby to help get you moving again.

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Safe driving saves you money. Learn how you can take control of what you pay for your car insurance by enrolling in KnowYourDrive, a usage-based insurance program that helps you save money on your car insurance premium.

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Insurance Insight

From safe driving tips to everything you need to know about car coverages, explore our articles for savvy tips on staying protected on the road.

Why You Need Car Insurance

Almost every state requires some kind of auto insurance — but do you know why? Having auto insurance is a great benefit to you and protects you in many ways:

  • Protects your vehicle investment.
  • Protects you against medical expenses after an accident.
  • Protects you against damages from a lawsuit.
  • Protects you from uninsured or underinsured motorists.
  • Protects you from expenses for repairs due to things like theft, vandalism or other disasters.
  • Bonus: It provides peace of mind every time you hit the road.

Resources & FAQs

We know there’s a lot to understand about car insurance, but that doesn’t mean understanding it has to be complicated. Head to our resource center for an informative selection of articles that offers a more in-depth look at auto insurance. Our article arsenal also includes safe driving tips, so you can take a proactive approach to staying protected from the unexpected.

And, we’ve highlighted some car insurance FAQs to shed light on common auto insurance questions.

  1. There are a number of factors that go into determining the amount of coverage you need:

    State requirements: The state you live in has a lot to do with the coverage you’ll need. Most states require liability coverage at a minimum. Your local American Family agent will know what’s required in your neck of the woods.

    Vehicle Type: The type of vehicle you drive influences the type of insurance you might consider.

    Leased or Financed Vehicles: Insuring a leased or financed vehicle will require you to carry collision and comprehensive coverage. This is how the lender or leasing company protects their investment. Once the vehicle is paid off, you can lower your premiums if you drop either collision or comprehensive coverage.

  2. An auto insurance policy typically covers you, your spouse/partner and other licensed drivers who have permission to drive your insured vehicle.

  3. It depends. Have you added Auto Rental Reimbursement Coverage to your auto policy? If you ever get in an accident and your car needs to be repaired, this add-on coverage will help pay for a rental car while yours is in the shop. Your agent can help add this smart protection to your auto policy.
  4. Did you just buy a new car or truck? Gap insurance, or Guaranteed Asset Protection, is an optional coverage for newer cars that can be added to your collision insurance policy. It can pay the difference between the balance of a lease or loan due on your new vehicle and what your auto policy will pay if the car is considered a covered total loss. Gap coverage can be a very wise move, because vehicles depreciate in value quickly and the gap between what you’ve paid and what you owe can be substantial in the event of a total loss.
  5. It depends. Comprehensive coverage protects you against all those things Mother Nature throws at you — like hail or storm damage, fire, theft, hitting an animal, etc. If you’re not concerned about cosmetic damage, your vehicle is paid for, or is on its last few good miles, then not buying comprehensive coverage could be a way to save on your insurance.
  6. If you have comprehensive and/or collision coverage, you’ll be covered — but under a couple of conditions.

    If damage to your windshield is repairable, we’ll pay for it to be fixed, no need to pay your deductible. If it can’t be repaired and needs to be replaced, you’ll be responsible for your deductible, we’ll take care of the rest. Either way, we’ll do our best to get you back on the road quickly!

    Here’s a tip: If your windshield has a minor crack now, get it fixed right away to avoid it becoming a bigger crack that requires you to pay your deductible in order to get it repaired.

    Understanding your car coverages can help give you peace of mind on the road — that’s why it’s so important to take the time to educate yourself. If you have any questions or if you want to make sure you’re getting the right coverage customized to you, connect with an American Family Insurance agent to get protected today.