YOUR AUTO INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER EVERYTHING
In the event your vehicle is deemed a total loss due to an accident or theft, your auto insurance policy will usually cover only the actual cash value or market value of your vehicle less a deductible. This settlement could be significantly less than the amount you owe to your lender or leasing company. The final result is a financial GAP where you must make up the difference, which could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket.
PROTECTION THROUGH GUARANTEED AUTO PROTECTION
Guaranteed Auto Protection Protects individuals who finance a new or used vehicle from the financial GAP.
Guaranteed Auto Protection is a loan/lease deficiency waiver and is not offered as insurance coverage.
In the current market, during the first few years that you own your vehicle, your loan/lease balance can be higher than the actual value of your vehicle, as a result of depreciation. As your vehicle's value declines, your loan/lease balance may decline more slowly, resulting in a financial gap. If your vehicle were stolen or totaled in an accident, you would be liable to pay the difference between your insurance settlement and your outstanding loan/lease balance.
The purchase of Guaranteed Auto Protection is voluntary and cannot be required as a condition of credit approval.
Guaranteed Auto Protection covers the difference between the actual cash value of your vehicle and the loan/lease balance, less delinquent payments, late charges, refundable service warranty contracts and other insurance-related charges.
Guaranteed Auto Protection will even cover your auto insurance deductible of $500 or $1,000. The actual amount depends on your credit union's program limits. Ask your Credit Union loan officer for details.