As the old adage goes: You lose 10% of value the moment you drive your new car off the lot. This drop in value creates a “gap” that is hard to cover for most people if an accident occurs on a financed car, and this is where Gap Insurance comes into play!
Gap Insurance pays the difference between the balance of a loan on a vehicle and what your insurance company pays if it is stolen or totaled in an accident. If you are looking to insure a financed car, this will be a coverage that you would use to cover what you owe on the car in full if it is totaled or stolen and the car insurance payout is too low!
Unless you are buying rare exotic sports cars, your car will depreciate in value relatively quickly and you may end up with a lower payout than what you owe if you have an accident. It’s best to be prepared for all scenarios, and this is always a good type of coverage to consider!\