Own an Older Car? Here Are Some Things to Consider.

In many states, auto insurance is the law. Even though you think your car might not be worth much, insurance helps protect you and your passengers from costly medical expenses and other damages.

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Protection for Your Finances

No matter how old your car is, it's still capable of causing damage or injury if you get into an accident. If someone else is hurt or has their property damaged, you could be on the hook to pay their damages. The good news is, these coverages are relatively inexpensive compared to other ones on your policy:

Protection for You and Your Passengers

If someone inside your car gets hurt, including yourself, medical expenses could be minimal. Or they could be a lot. Your regular health insurance might cover some of those bills, but lost wages, services you need while you're hurt and deductibles can add up. These coverages can help defray those costs:

Protect Your Car

If your car is old and worth less than your deductible, Collision and Comprehensive coverage might be options that you could skip. Because even if your car was totaled, you still might not receive any, or very little payment from insurance.

Protect Yourself From Breakdowns

Let's face it, an older car might not be the most reliable ride out there. For those instances (in many states), Allstate offers Towing and Labor coverage—to help if you're stuck on the side of the road or have a flat.

Get a Quote and Get Started

Allstate's quote tool is quick and easy, can help tell you many discounts for which you may qualify, help you understand your coverage options and even let you purchase online. Get an auto insurance quote.

If you'd rather, you can also find an Allstate agent near you or call 1-866-621-6900 to talk to a licensed insurance professional.

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Published: June 2011

*This information was obtained by the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority at www.watchyourcar.org. The availability, qualifications and amounts of these coverages and discounts may vary from state to state. In addition, other terms, conditions and exclusions not described above may apply, and total savings may vary depending on the coverages purchased. In some states, we may offer coverages and discounts that are not listed here. For more information regarding your eligibility for certain coverages and savings opportunities, please contact your Allstate agent.

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