If you owe more money on the loan for the car than the fair market value of the car, you are

What if I am upside down on the loan for my car?

 

A: If you owe more money on the loan for the car than the fair market value of the car, you are "upside down" on the loan. Unfortunately, if your vehicle is a total loss, the insurance company is not required to pay more money to you simply because you are "upside down" with your car loan. They are only obligated to pay the "fair market value" of your car.