Guaranteed Asset Protection
Protect your investment with this valuable and affordable option

Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) is a voluntary program that we offer for your new or used vehicle loan. This financial protection covers the difference in the balance on a car and its declared value, as determined by your primary insurance carrier, in the event that it is damaged beyond repair or stolen and never recovered. GAP is not an offer of insurance and does not replace your standard Comprehensive, Collision and Liability coverages, only enhances them.

No matter how terrific a car is, the minute you drive it out of the show room it is worth less. Depending on where you live, the established market value could be less than the actual balance you owe on your car. With GAP, if your car is a loss, the deficiency will be covered. That includes the difference between your primary carrier’s insurance settlement and the payoff of your loan, less delinquent payments, late charges, refundable service warranties, and other insurance related charges. Included in the GAP payment is your primary insurance deductible, which is covered up to $1,000 if a deficiency exists.

Consider; you buy a car. The loan balance after one year is $15,000. The market value is $11,000. Your insurance deductible is $1,000. You total the car, and your insurance company pays $10,000. That leaves a difference of $5,000. $5,000 you would have to pay for a car that you no longer have! With GAP, that $5,000 is paid. Think about it!

Next time you apply for an auto loan, make sure you take advantage of GAP coverage. ACU offers this fantastic coverage for only $300, which can be financed with your vehicle or paid from one of your existing ACU accounts. If you have any questions, please contact us. We’ll be happy to explain.

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