GAP Insurance is usually purchased at point of sale through Auto Dealerships and Automotive Finance Companies. You should look at the paperwork you received from your vehicle purchase.
GAP Insurance is NOT Auto Insurance. It is Finance Company insurance.
Yes, you do. GAP coverage covers the difference between the value of the car and the amount owed. That means that you are making payments on the car, which is financed, which requires full coverage, insurance wise.
Gap coverage is intended to cover the difference between what the car is worth and what is owed on the car. So if you owe 15,000 on a vehicle that has a value of 12,000, you should be covered.
Firstly, talk with your insurance agent before signing for the new car. Dealers will sell you GAP coverage whether you need it or not and their GAP is a very expensive coverage that is paid up front and then financed so you pay even more. The only time you need GAP coverage is when the financed balance is more than the value of the car. If you are trading in another car you may have a lower balance than the book value or the new car. In any case you can purchase GAP from your agent and cancel it after a year or whenever you feel that the loan balance is lower than the value of the car. If you buy from a dealer you pay for the life of the loan plus interest.
WHAT "GAP" does it cover?? The gap between your down payment and what the car is worth or the amount you lack to be current with the payments? Read your "GAP" ins. contract to be sure of the coverage. I've never heard of it covering a repo.
Gap car insurance excludes any equipment that was not factory installed on the car, unpaid or overdue lease or loan payments, and money that was "rolled" into the car such as trade in vehicles.
Look at your local insurance companies. Ask them if they offer gap car insurance. All states will have certain coverage included. You just need to ask.
i recently traded in two cars with gap threw dealership can i get refund o unused gap
No. If a car is determined to be a total loss as a result of a collision, GAP insurance pays the difference between what the collision coverage pays as the actual cash value of the car and the outstanding loan balance.
That depends on what insurance coverage you have. If you bought only the state-required liability, NO. If you have full coverage you will get the book value of the car minus your deductible. If you have a loan on the car, this will probably not pay it off and you will still owe the remainder unless you also purchased "gap" insurance. Gap insurance will cover the remainder of the loan except for the deductible.
I'm sorry I don't know if there is a legal maximum that auto dealers can charge for gap insurance. I do know that you need to speak with your auto insurance agent prior to purchasing gap coverage. When a dealer sells you gap coverage what they do is prepay the entire premium for the term of the loan and add that into the amount financed. After that you are charged whatever interest rate you pay on the vehicle. The auto dealer is paid a large commission for selling this gap coverage and receive all their money up front. Most auto insurance companies offer the same coverage for a very small premium that is simply an endorsement to be added onto your current policy. I think mine is about $6.50 for a six month period. You only need gap coverage for the first couple of years that you own a new car. GAP pays for the difference between the value of the car and the amount owed on the loan. After a couple of years the falling amount owed on the loan becomes less than the value of the car. If you purchase from the dealer you are prepaying for the entire 5 or 6 year time of the loan period.
GAP insurance pays the value of the car minus liens applied to it and only pays in the event of a total loss. If you can get coverage that covers damage (as well as total loss), this would be better. If your liens are substantial in relation to the value of the car, then GAP insurance is not worth it.
I take it that the vehicle was found rather quickly. If they had not paid anything, I would guaranty that they will not be paying the claim for GAP coverage. If there is any damage to the vehicle after it was found, then you could have it fixed under your comprehensive coverage.