Car insurance can come in a variety of coverage types that you will need to take into consideration when deciding about the kind of policy you will need. Every car insurance policy is tailored to every person's needs and quotes may be different as well, depending on where you live and your concrete situation, which is why it is usually advised to talk to your local agent and determine your priorities to get as much coverage as possible for less money, finding that perfect balance. You can start thinking about your car insurance from the things that you need to purchase and which ones need to be protected. For instance, you are purchasing car insurance to protect yourself and your property if you suffer a loss caused by some other person and you also protect yourself from losses you may cause to others. There are different coverage types therefore that you need to study in order to determine which ones you actually need. Liability coverage includes bodily injury coverage (covers the expenses for other people's injuries or even death in cases it was your fault) and personal property coverage. Some of the claims filed in connection to this can be loss of income, medical bills and suffering. This coverage however is only for you and will not provide protection against damage done to your car. When selecting the limits on your policy make sure they are not too low, as you will have to pay the difference and if serious damage has been done it may mean selling your property or even paying with your future earnings), property damage liability (covers the costs of damage caused by your car to some other people's property. In most cases it's a car, but can also be your neighbor's fence or a house. Remember, that you will be held responsible for any amounts above the limits specified in your policy, which is why it's worth considering your limits to make sure you get plenty of coverage. There is also physical damage coverage and comprehensive coverage that includes cases such as stolen car (damage done to it), as well as damage done to it by animals, flood, fire etc. In this case you need to be careful with a deductible - the higher it is, the lower your premiums may be, so it's important that you balance the possible savings against your ability to cover the costs in case of an accident. Collision coverage will cover damage to the car when it is hit by another vehicle or object. There is also uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage that can cover insured passengers of your vehicle for damage caused by a hit-and-run driver or at-fault uninsured driver. Your medical expenses will be covered up to the limit specified in your policy.