Tennessee Auto Insurance
Independent agency serving the auto insurance needs of Cookeville, and all of Tennessee since 1912
The right car insurance policy in Tennessee will help get you back on the road quickly after your car is damaged or destroyed by accident, fire, theft, or other covered event. It may also provide protection against medical and legal expenses resulting from injury, loss of life, or property damage caused by an accident involving your vehicle.
As a local, independent insurance agency, Carlen-McCawley Insurance can help you find the right policy for your car by comparing quotes and coverage options from several top providers. In addition to cars, we insure motorcycles, classic cars, motor homes, boats, Jet Skis and ATVs too.
Request a free quote or call (931) 526-4234 to learn more.
How much auto insurance do I need in Tennessee?
Our agency is based in Cookeville, so we understand the needs and requirements of drivers in Tennessee.
Car insurance requirements vary by state. In Tennessee, to drive you must carry:
- $25,000 for each injury or death per accident.
- $50,000 for total injuries or deaths per accident.
- $15,000 for property damage per accident.
Even in states where coverage isn’t required, drivers must, by law, be able to pay for losses they cause others. Having insurance is the simplest way for most people to comply. While the above amounts are all that Tennessee law requires, they are often not enough. Contact us to find out how much coverage you should be carrying.
To finance a car in Tennessee, it is usually necessary to have insurance which covers damage to your vehicle. This includes:
Collision insurance coverage pays for damage caused to your vehicle in an automobile accident. Standard collision coverage will pay for any repairs up to the fair market value of your car. Collision coverage usually also comes with an insurance deductible. It’s the amount of money you pay toward repairs before your collision insurance kicks in. The higher the deductible you’re willing to pay, the less the collision coverage will cost.
Comprehensive Insurance (Other than Collision)
Comprehensive insurance covers damage done to your car in some way other than a collision, such as if it were stolen or vandalized. Flood, hurricane, theft, windshield damage and fire are also events usually covered by comprehensive car insurance. Like collision, comprehensive will pay up to the fair market value of your car (less your insurance deductible.) And although it’s not legally required by any state, you will probably need it if your car is financed.
Every situation is unique – request a free quote or call us at (931) 526-4234 today to find out how to get the best price and value on car insurance for you.