What is auto insurance?
The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "auto insurance."
Auto insurance -- also known as car insurance -- is a sort of financial bumper when you own and drive a vehicle. It protects you against loss when your car is stolen or involved in an accident. You pay the insurance company to take on the risk that something might happen, and the insurer will reimburse you if you make a valid claim. A car lease or loan might require that you carry a certain level of insurance.
Auto insurance is one of those "just in case" kind of things. You buy it just in case of car theft or a crash and count on it for a payoff, if you need one.
To shop for auto insurance, visit the insurance section at Bankrate.com
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