What is GAP Coverage? Watch this short video to get a quick rundown to learn how to protect your new vehicle purchase with Guaranteed Asset Protection.
It’s a simple fact that a new vehicle starts to depreciate in value the moment it leaves the lot.
When financing a new car the market value of the vehicle will likely be less than what you owe on your loan. Simply put: what you owe on your vehicle’s loan is more than the vehicle is worth. Standard auto insurance policies will only cover the depreciated value of the car, or, the market value.
This means that, in the event of an accident that totals your car, the insurance company will pay you based on the market value of the vehicle. What happens if this market value is less than your loan amount? Well, in that case you’ll be on the hook to pay the difference EVEN IF the vehicle is no longer drivable. This difference in the market value and the loan amount is called the financial gap.
Guaranteed Asset Protection or gap, is one way to protect yourself from falling into this financial situation. Gap coverage basically erases the financial gap. You won’t owe anything on your totaled car, leaving you clear to purchase a new vehicle. It’s a great way to give yourself peace of mind while owning and driving a brand new vehicle.
For more information on buying a car or to just start shopping for your next vehicle, visit your local Walser dealership.