Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Harsh winter conditions beginning in the West are forecasted to rake across the continent. To protect a car from being the next victim, OnlineAutoInsurance.com (OAI) recommends brushing up on what is needed on an auto insurance policy and in a vehicle.
With Winter Storm Q expected to dump snow in several states across the Central U.S., these are the parts of auto coverage policies drivers should be familiar with:
--Comprehensive Coverage: The Insurance Information Institute (III) estimates that about 3 out of every 4 policyholders purchase this additional protection for their auto coverage, and there’s no wonder why. Say strong winds break an electricity pole in half—and onto the car. Comprehensive covers these kinds of incidents, whether that incident involves an electricity pole, tree branch, ball of hail, or any number of objects that can damage vehicles in harsh weather conditions.
--Collision Coverage: Collision coverage can prove invaluable when cars are having a hard time on wintertime’s slippery, often icy, roads. Losing control and crashing into that guard rail or light pole is common when the weather isn’t agreeable, and collision coverage will bring the protection needed for such situations.
Q already began its trek across the U.S. as snow in the higher elevations of California earlier this week, thrilling snowboarders at extreme-sport getaways like Mountain High and Big Bear. But it's also stranded drivers, and with the weather system is expected to intensify as it moves into the Central Plains and Midwest later this week, drivers should be aware.
To get ahead of the storm, check coverage and see how much auto insurance costs with the additional protections mentioned above.
“Even here in sunny California we see bad weather from time to time,” says OAI manager Cesar Diaz. “But when a weather system like Q hit several states, it’s important that all Americans know how to protect themselves.”
Visit http://www.onlineautoinsurance.com for quote comparisons with an easy-to-use generator to know how much additional coverage costs, or brush up on auto insurance needs with informative resource pages.