What does auto replacement protection cover?

I'm buying a new car and looking at auto insurance quotes. I've seen this coverage with various carriers and I'm wondering what it does. Would this cover your loan so you can start fresh if your car is deemed a total loss? Or does it replace your vehicle?

Car insurance carriers often have various names for similar types of coverage. Auto replacement protection is similar to new car replacement coverage.
With this type of coverage, if your new car meets the requirements, your insurance company will pay to replace it with a comparable vehicle if it’s deemed a total loss.
If you are looking for insurance to cover your loan, you’ll want gap insurance.
Gap insurance covers the difference between what you owe on your loan and the actual cash value of your vehicle. If your vehicle is deemed a total loss, gap insurance will cover any amount left over after the insurance payout.
Gap insurance typically lasts for the length of your loan, while new car replacement coverage only lasts for one or two years. You’ll have to look at your specific situation to figure out which coverage is best. “
Emily Maracle
Answered on May 07, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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