What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?

Comprehensive and Collision are physical damage insurance coverages on a personal or business auto insurance policy.

Collision coverage provides reimbursement for damage to your vehicle after you’ve been in a car accident in which there is no fault or you are at-fault. Comprehensive provides reimbursement for a set of named perils that include, fire, hit an animal, falling object, car get’s struck by lightning and more.

Comprehensive will often be provided in conjunction with full glass coverage but is technically a separate part of the auto insurance policy.