Should I get state-minimum car insurance for my two teenage boys?

Both of my sons are teens who are pretty decent drivers (no accidents or tickets). I had them on full-coverage insurance, but their cars are only worth about $5,000 each. I want to cut costs overall. Should I just get rid of everything but the minimum liability?

Apr 23, 2021
Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered at Apr 23, 2021
“Full coverage (comprising liability, comprehensive, and collision) seems a bit much for vehicles that only cost $5,000. In this case, you can probably drop full coverage.
Use this opportunity to explain insurance coverage to your teens, and if they get into an accident because of their own negligence, guess what? They won’t have a car until they can buy a new one with their own money.
That said, if they get in an accident, you don’t want to be left holding the bill. Minimum liability insurance typically covers very little in terms of other people’s medical bills or property damage.
Instead of settling for minimum liability, you should consider getting a liability policy with coverage of 50/100/50, or even 100/300/100. It may only cost you a few extra dollars a month.”
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