There is some confusion as to what comprehensive coverage is on an auto insurance policy. Comprehensive insurance coverage is for fire, theft, glass and collision with an animal - yes collision with an animal. So as the deer start looking for food every fall and come out more, we see much more comprehensive claims being put in.
Some clients ask, should I keep full coverage on my car that is 10 years old? (By full coverage they really mean comprehensive & collision coverage). Collision coverage maybe not, as the value of your car may not be worth fixing. But if you wish to keep glass coverage & collision with a deer (most of the "comp" claims are these 2) then just keep comprehensive coverage on.
This is also true when you are storing a car for the winter. So the risk of collision with an animal is gone but what if something falls on the windshield? Or the garage catches fire? You would need the comprehensive coverage on that auto insurance to file a claim.
Always be a smart insurance consumer and know your risks. We are always here to help and provide advice because your financial future depends on it.