This is a very personal decision, and you'll want to make this decision on a case-by-case basis.
Here are some factors you may want to consider before making a claim:
- If the cost of the repair or replacement is not much more than your deductible, it may not make sense to make a claim. (The deductible is the amount you must pay before a claim is paid.)
- Will making a claim affect your future premiums? Your driving record is one of the factors that helps determine your premium, so it’s best to factor in the cost or repair/replacement versus the cost of a higher premium.
For auto incidents, you are legally required to report any damage, accident or loss to your insurer.
If you’re unsure, you can always ask one of our friendly and professional Service Specialists.