How much car insurance do I need?

  • The first thing you should consider is how much coverage is required by your state. This can be found through your state’s DMV. That’s how much car insurance you have to buy, and should be the floor of your car insurance budget. Beyond that, you should buy as much car insurance coverage as you feel comfortable with and can afford.
  • You may decide to max out your car insurance budget with available options. UM/UIM is often overlooked but can be crucial in accidents with uninsured drivers and is a relatively inexpensive add-on; comprehensive coverage is usually more costly, but if you live in an area that has a high level of car theft, it might be a more valuable addition to you.