Car insurance can be confusing. There are legal requirements, different coverage levels, deductible choices, and optional coverages. Figuring out how to choose the best Louisville Auto Insurance policy is not the easiest task. That's were we come in. Braden Insurance makes it easy for you to find dependable coverage with our free online quotes. Or give us a call to speak to one of our licensed agents. Let us do the work for you. You'll be surprised how quick and easy it can be and how much you could save.
No matter where you are driving Kentucky, whether it's Louisville, Lexington, Covington, or Bowling Green, you need dependable auto coverage. From Paducah to Ashland, we've got you covered with auto policies you can rely on. We'll gladly help you choose the car insurance coverage that fits your needs and budget and help you make the right choices as your car insurance needs change.
Because Braden Insurance is an Independent Agency, we are able to offer auto insurance in Louisville, KY and surrounding areas from multiple companies like Progressive, State Auto, Safeco, and others. This allows us find the best rates possible and offer a wide variety of car insurance coverage options including liability, property damage, and bodily injury as well as optional coverages.
Kentucky Car Insurance Requirements
Kentucky state laws require all drivers to have liability coverage of 25/50/10 (see scale below). That means you must carry $25,000 for bodily injury per person, $50,000 total for bodily injury per accident, and $10,000 for property damage per accident.
The penalties for driving without insurance in Kentucky can include fines between $500 and $1000, up to 90 days in jail, or both. In addition, your Kentucky motor vehicle registration and license plates can be suspended for one year or until proof of insurance is provided. You can also lose your license for up to a year. The penalties increase for each subsequent violation of not having proof of auto coverage. To learn more about important basics such as vehicle registration and requirements for driver's license, visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Why Choose Braden Insurance?
Simply, "customer service". Braden Insurance has been helping residents in the Louisville, KY area with their insurance needs since 1961. We strive to make everything about your auto policy as easy as possible and all of our policies come with an agent. That's right a real, live person who can answer any questions you may have, how to file a claim, coverage levels, you name it and they will be there to help.
Looking For Louisville Auto Insurance Discounts?
Let us find ways you can save on Louisville auto insurance. There are many ways to save on your car insurance policy. Combining your home and car insurance, is just one example. Other discounts can include multi-car families, safe drivers, military personnel, security systems, and more. We can help you find the best rates, but we'll also make sure that you get all the discounts you deserve when building your policy.
Kentucky Auto Insurance Coverage
Do you know what the Kentucky car insurance coverage minimum requirements are? This chart will show you the required coverages as well as some of the most common car insurance coverages in KY. Use it as a starting point when deciding how much auto coverage is right for you.
- Bodily Injury Liability
- Property Damage Liability
- Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury
- Medical Payments
- Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury
- Personal Injury Protection
- State Requirements
- Not required
- Not required
- Not required
- Not required
- Not required
- Most Common
- 500 deductible
- 500 deductible
Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right Auto Insurance
When choosing car insurance, asking the right questions can save you time, anxiety, and most importantly, cash. Many agents will not go through every aspect of your policy because they assume you’ll read it when you get home. However, the likelihood of you finding time on your own to read through the fine print is next to impossible.
Even if you find the time to read through your policy word for word, it’s not always easy to understand. Asking your agent the right questions is crucial to getting the coverage you need and the benefits you want at the very best price.
1. Do I have both comprehensive and collision coverage?
This is an important question to ask because comprehensive and collision coverage are separate and you may have one, the other, or both. Collision covers vehicle repairs when an accident occurs, regardless of fault.
Comprehensive coverage pays for damage caused by anything that is not a collision, (i.e.: theft, vandalism or weather damage). Although each option has its own deductible, it is generally best to have both policies, especially if you own newer cars that you can’t afford to replace.
However, if your car is older, it might not be worth it to carry both. For example, it may not be worthwhile to pay $400 a year for collision and comprehensive insurance to protect a car that is valued at only $3,000.
2. Is my policy customizable?
Some policies come as a package, meaning you get what is included regardless of what you actually need. Other policies may be customizable to your specific needs, which can save you money and provide the best coverage. If your agent is able to provide a policy that is tailored to your individual requirements, they can be sure you’re getting exactly what you need at a price you can afford.
3. How much will my policy pay if my car is totaled?
The definition of a total loss to a car is when the cost to repair the damage is the same, or more than the vehicle value. There are two options when it comes to determining how much your policy pays if your car is totaled.
The first option is an actual cash value option which means the insurer will determine the vehicle value before the accident. The second option is a pre-determined value agreed upon when you sign your policy.
This second option is generally more expensive and is reviewed each time you renew your policy. The actual cash value policy is more common and insurers will generally use the Dealers Association (NADA) or Kelley Blue Book to determine your vehicle’s value.
4. Do I have Uninsured/Underinsured coverage?
Underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage generally does not come standard on all policies because it is not required by all states. If your state does not require it, this is something you’ll want to add to your current policy. Especially in states where it is not required, many drivers do not have adequate insurance to cover you if you get into an accident at their fault.
Uninsured or underinsured coverage (UM/UIM) can be purchase for bodily injury or property damage. UM/UIM insurance is not a replacement for collision coverage, but it is cheaper, if you can’t afford full coverage. It only pays out a minimal amount for repairs, but generally requires no deductible. If you carry a collision policy as well, you can use your UM/UIM policy to contribute to your deductible if needed.
Always ask for clarification from your insurer on specific clauses or paragraphs you are unsure of to be sure you understand exactly what is covered. Asking the right questions can give you peace of mind knowing that you have the right coverage for you and your family.