How does gap insurance work?
Suppose you finance a sweet new sedan for $30,000, and a year later you total it. Your car insurance covers the car’s depreciated value of $22,000, but you still owe $25,000 on the loan. That leaves a $3,000 gap between what your auto policy pays and what you owe your lender. Gap insurance covers the $3,000 difference so you don’t have to write a big check.