As the family starts growing, you need that bigger vehicle. As much as you hate to lose your cool status, you begin eyeing that van. The van does offer your growing family lots of benefits and protection, but don’t forget to protect your new vehicle with van insurance.
Searching for the right van insurance is not always fun, but it is always worth it – especially if disaster does strike. As you begin to shop around for the policy that is best for you there are some things you can do to make the search more effective. Make a list of wants, compare the policies equally (make sure that the deductible is the same, the coverage is the same, and the discounts are noted), and let the agents attitude and personality be a factor as you gauge which company to work with.
I’m a firm believer in getting full coverage van insurance. In our case, this means that we have roadside assistance, liability (for when we hit someone else), and collision (for when something hits us). Many people drop collision when the vehicle reaches a certain age. If you have the money to replace a vehicle that is totaled through no fault of your own (say a limb falls 70 ft from the tree you parked under over night and it crushes the van) then go for it. For us, the savings is not that great each year, so continuing the full van insurance is the right choice.
Van insurance is more than just a policy; it is about the family of employees that work to get your needs met. Our agent knows our family, and when our van was totaled, he knew that with a new baby due any day, we couldn’t wait around for long. Within hours of my call, he had a tow truck onsite to pick up the van. Two days later, I received a check for the totaled vehicle.
Getting van insurance will ease your mind – before, during, and after you need it. When you find that perfect family vehicle, protect it like it was part of the family. Insurance is one of those things that you only appreciate fully if you need it. Until that day, just trust those of us who have been there. Get your van insurance today.
Kathryn Lang is a freelance writer covering the finance industry. She has written various articles on van insurance and moderates at the Legal Streets car forums .