if the car is only worth $1000, that’s all the insure company will give you if it’s totaled. And if your deductible is $500, you’ll only get $500, right? It doesn’t matter WHAT the used vehicle market is… So if you had the $1000 in the bank, why would you spend $1200 per year to get back $1000 or less? Why not take that $1200 and put it in your car replacement fund?
I’d be afraid to drop collision up here. I know today alone, driving to school, the slush has turned to ice in a matter of hours. The back end of my Suburban slipped out from behind me during my drive to pick up my kiddos from school. Driving home? There were cars in the ditch. I’d breaked quite a bit in advance, but I still couldn’t make my turn to drive onto a main road towards my home. The city bus also “missed” the same turn. We all just ended up going on the road on which we came on rather than being able to turn on to the same county road. It’s not always a matter of whether or not you’re a safe driver up here; the weather has a lot to do with road conditions and as to whether or not your driving in a controlled manner (even if you are driving 15 miles an hour).