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What is Gap Insurance?

Gap protection is an automobile coverage that helps protect you in the event of a financed total loss vehicle. Gap protection is offered by some insurance companies, lending institutions and leasing companies. It pays the difference between the total loss settlement and the outstanding loan amount of your vehicle.

Here’s an example. Let’s say that you buy a new car for $30,000 and that your vehicle is totaled. You racked a lot of miles on the car and that lowered the book value to $20,000.Your insurance pays your claim, based on the book value of $20,000. Let’s also assume that you took out a 6 year loan with a very small down payment, thereby reducing the outstanding loan amount minimally. Your outstanding loan amount is $24,000.  Your Gap insurance will pay the difference of $4,000.

Cover your vehicle with gap protection in case of a crash with Andrew Gordon Inc Insurance Norwell MAThere can be eligibility limitations, depending on the company offering Gap insurance.

  • Age of vehicle owner

  • Use of vehicle (personal vs. business)

  • Annual mileage

  • New vs. used vehicles

  • Age of vehicle

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