Essential Car Insurance | Rear End Damage

Car Insurance Scenario

A squirrel crosses the road in front of you — and naturally, you stop. Unfortunately, a lead-footed, tail-gating motorist slams into you from behind. While the squirrel is unscathed, the rear end of your vehicle is heavily damaged. What should you do about rear end damage?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Rear End Damage

It’s almost impossible to put a price range on this kind of damage. Rear bumper replacement costs can range from a few hundred dollars for a bumper up to $10,000 or more if the frame of your car is bent.

Your Insurance Coverage

Since you are not at fault in this scenario, the other driver’s insurance should cover the damage to your vehicle as well as any injury you sustain, assuming he is insured.

Damage to Your Car

In the scenario given, damage to your vehicle would be taken care of, first, by the property damage portion of the other party’s liability policy. The requirement for property damage in California at the time of posting this blog is only $5,000. If your fellow motorist is only carrying the required state minimums, you may end up responsible for the costs to repair your car.

Let’s say the other driver is completely uninsured, or is carrying low coverage levels, your own collision coverage would likely cover the cost to repair or replace your vehicle, minus your deductible. If you did not purchase collision coverage for your policy, your only other option would be under your uninsured/underinsured motorist property damage coverage. This coverage kicks in to repair or replace your vehicle if the person who hit you is uninsured or not carrying enough coverage to fix your car. The maximum limit for uninsured/underinsured motorist property damage is $3,500.

Your Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in a rear-end accident. There are roughly three million new whiplash cases every year in the United States. In many cases, mild to moderate whiplash claims can result in anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 in medical costs. If the driver who hit you doesn’t have proper coverage, you may be on the hook for these medical costs.

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Should You File a Claim?

In the given scenarios, it’s the other person’s insurance that should cover both your vehicle and your own injuries. If the other driver is uninsured you may have to make a claim under your own uninsured policy coverage. This could also be true if their insurance is simply insufficient. In all of these scenarios, it is recommended that you report the claim to your insurance carrier to better protect yourself.

It’s important to fully understand what the various aspect of your policy mean. Your experienced, local independent insurance agent can walk you through your policy. We’re here to ensure that your policy is right for you and your needs.

 

First in the series: Essential Car Insurance | Bumper Damage
Previously in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Suspension Damage

 

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“I reached out to Sarah at Stromsoe Insurance and she was awesome. Sarah broke down my current coverage and explained how everything worked. I was with another insurance company before and they kept raising my rates, so I decided to switch my insurance over to Stromsoe Insurance Agency. I had a great experience working with Sarah and the Stromsoe team and they were able to save me a good amount of money on my car insurance.”
Paul Senn – Temecula, CA – Client Since 2020

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How Gap Insurance Can Benefit YOU

What is Gap Insurance?

If your vehicle is totaled or stolen, and you owe more than the car’s depreciated value, gap insurance will help you pay off your debt. Only the initial loan or leaseholder on a new vehicle is eligible for this form of coverage. Gap insurance helps pay the gap between the depreciated value of your car and what you still owe on the car.

How Does It Work?

Say you bought a brand-new car for $25,000. You still owe $20,000 on your auto loan when the car is totaled in a covered collision. Your collision coverage would pay your lender up to the totaled car’s depreciated value — say it’s worth $17,000. If you don’t have gap insurance, you would have to pay $3,000 out of your own pocket to settle your auto loan on the totaled car. If you have gap insurance, your insurer would help pay the $3,000.

Keep in mind that, in the above scenario, the car insurance reimbursement goes completely to your auto lender to pay off a car that’s no longer driveable. If you think you would need help buying a new car after yours was totaled, you might want to consider purchasing new car replacement coverage.

Is Gap Insurance Worth it?

If you’re thinking of buying, keep in mind that you may only be able to get it if you’re leasing or financing a new vehicle. Then consider how much you owe on your vehicle loan compared to its worth. (A site like Kelley Blue Book will give you an estimate of how much your car is worth.) Do you owe more on your vehicle than it is worth? Could you afford to pay the difference out of pocket if your car is totaled?

You may want to consider gap insurance in the following situations:

  • Made less than a 20 percent down payment
  • Financed for 60 months or longer
  • Leased the vehicle (carrying gap insurance is generally required for a lease)
  • Purchased a vehicle that depreciates faster than the average
  • Rolled over negative equity from an old car loan into the new loan

Do You Need to Buy at the Dealership?

Gap insurance isn’t just available at auto dealerships; many insurers have it as part of a car insurance package. According to the Insurance Information Institute, purchasing gap insurance from an insurance carrier is often less expensive than purchasing it from a car dealership. For more information on how gap insurance can protect your financial future, talk to your local, experienced independent insurance agent today.

 

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“Arranging for new car insurance was easy as faxing the sales receipt directly from the dealership to the office. Thanks for the personal service and prompt attention.”
Bob and Sarah Sandor – Fallbrook, CA – Client Since 2000

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Updating Your Insurance When You Get Married

Updating your insurance probably isn’t top-of-mind on your big day, but they are an important part of your for better or worse commitment. If you decide to change your name, there are a lot of steps that have to be taken in order to change it on every utility bill, financial account and library card. We’ve created a handy checklist to help you through this process. Regardless of if you change your name, you should update your insurance to fit your needs now that you are no longer single.

stromsoe-insurance-agency-marketing-checklistsUpdate Your Beneficiaries

A beneficiary is the person or entity (like a business or trust) that receives the benefit of something like your insurance coverage when you’re gone. When you own a life insurance policy, for example, the beneficiary receives the check.

That person is probably going to be your spouse now. So, update your beneficiary. If you have coverage through your workplace, be sure to update your beneficiary designation for that policy as well.

In addition to life insurance policies, review and update your beneficiaries as needed for the following:

  • Retirement accounts (IRA and Roth IRA)
  • Workplace retirement plans (Pension, 401(k), 403(b) and others)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA, HSA, Dependent Care FSA)

These allow you to designate a beneficiary who will inherit the account if you die. It’s also a good idea to update any wills or trusts that you may have. The beneficiary designation on an account will supersede what’s in a will, but it’s still a good idea to have everything match.

Consider Combining Coverage

Start at your job. Ordinarily, you have a small window of time annually to choose your health and employer-sponsored insurance coverages for the following year. After that window passes, those choices remain fixed — unless you experience a qualified “life event.” Marriage is one of those rare events.

Keep in mind that you typically have a limited amount of time from your wedding day to choose new coverage. Be sure to take a look at each of the plans available through your jobs and assess your options.

Next, look at your personal insurance — particularly car insurance. If you’ve been carrying two separate policies, you’ll probably save money by going with a single policy for both cars. Plus, you’ll likely get additional savings, since insurance companies consider people who are married less risky than singles (score!).

Consider Increasing Your Coverage

Now that you’re married, you may need more insurance. For instance, does your existing renter’s or homeowner’s policy cover your new bling? Check your policy’s limits for jewelry and consider adding a rider if you need additional coverage. Also, make sure you have enough coverage to replace all those amazing gifts you got.

If you have a mortgage or other major expenses or are considering having children soon, you may want additional life or disability insurance. On the other hand, if your combined assets are quite high, you may want to add an umbrella policy to protect those assets in a potential lawsuit.

Re-Evaluate Your Deductibles

If you’re transitioning from a one-income household to a two-income family, it’s time to give your deductibles a fresh look. With both of you on a single insurance policy and with a two-person income, it may make sense to raise your deductibles. For instance, if your auto insurance deductible was $500 when you were flying solo, see whether $1,000 or more would be a good fit for your new family.

Raising your deductibles is one of the easiest, instantaneous ways to decrease your insurance premiums. So be sure to review all your policy deductibles — auto, home or renter’s, medical, dental and more.

Review Your New Routines

If you relocated around your marriage, you may be able to save money on your car insurance. The amount you pay is dependent on where you live, so you’ll likely see a rate change accompanying your new location.

Furthermore, let your insurer know if your commute looks different after the wedding bells. If you have a shorter drive, or have swapped out your car travel for public transit, you’ll probably see a drop in your premium as well.

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

Phone: 877-994-6787
Email: insure@siaonline.com
Text: 951-482-8144
Web: www.siaonline.com

PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“I had a good experience with this umbrella insurance query. Sarah Long is our agent and she always treats us as though we are her family- that is, with the best of care and attention.”
Anita Born – Murrieta, CA – Client Since 2003

PPS Every policy is backed by our iron clad, 100% complete satisfaction guarantee. Ask for your copy today!

 

Essential Car Insurance | Suspension Damage

Car Insurance Scenario

You’re driving to work when your car drops into a huge pothole, damaging your car’s suspension. What should you do about suspension damage?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Suspension Damage?

Costs can vary dramatically depending on the damage and your vehicle. The suspension system is made up of a variety of parts and repair costs can quickly add up. A full suspension replacement may run up to $5,000.

  • Strut / Shock Absorber replacement – between $488 and $597
  • Wheel Alignment – between $115 and $302
  • Ball Joint Replacement – between $225 and $285

Your Insurance Coverage

Damage from “colliding” with a pothole, would be paid by your collision coverage on your auto insurance policy.

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Should You File a Claim?

Collision comes with a deductible. In all cases, contact your local independent insurance agent to determine if the damage is  enough to make a claim worthwhile.

Filing a collision claim will normally result in a premium increase. Its often best to save your insurance for major repairs and pay smaller ones out of pocket. However, if your entire suspension needs to be replaced or you can’t afford the repairs, using your insurance may be a necessity. If you have questions, you can always talk to your experienced, local independent insurance agent to see what is right for your situation.

TIP: If you incur damage to your suspension, your vehicle may not be safe to drive. Consider having your vehicle towed instead. Also, take photos and, if needed, a video of the scene while you’re there.

 

First in the series: Essential Car Insurance | Bumper Damage
Previously in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Cracked Windshield
Next in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Rear End Damage

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

Phone: 877-994-6787
Email: insure@siaonline.com
Text: 951-482-8144
Web: www.siaonline.com

PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“Great experience overall. I was looking for new car insurance that would cover me when I drive for UBER. My agent Sarah Long was very helpful and found me a great policy with full coverage and ride share coverage. The new policy is cheaper than what I was paying before and the customer service is great!”
Joel Wigand – Murrieta, CA – Client Since 2020

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It’s Summertime, Are You Covered?

It’s summer and boy are we excited! The nice weather brings out motorcycles, campers and boats (oh my!), but with these activities comes increased liability. Take a look at why you should cover your summer toys:

  • Boat Insurance coverage may help pay to repair your boat and other watercraft after being damaged in an accident. It may also help pay to replace your boat if it’s stolen. This coverage usually helps protect a boat whether it’s on water or land.
  • RV Insurance covers similar risks to auto insurance, including collision, comprehensive and liability coverage. You can also get additional protection for your personal belongings on board, equipment and attached accessories.
  • ATV Insurance offers protection in the event of a collision or other damages. It also includes bodily injury and damage to the property of others, if you are at fault in an incident. It can pay for legal expenses, as well as the medical costs of other people and the lost wages.
  • Motorcycle Insurance will help you keep your bike or scooter protected under liability coverage. Required in most states, liability coverage can help pay for another person’s medical bills or property repairs if there is an incident while riding your scooter or motorcycle.
  • Umbrella Insurance keeps you from having to pay out-of-pocket for costs that exceed the limits of your homeowners’ policy. This can be beneficial, for example, regarding accidental injuries on a trampoline or involving a swimming pool on your property.

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

Phone: 877-994-6787
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PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:
“I had a good experience with this umbrella insurance query. Sarah Long is our agent and she always treats us as though we are her family- that is, with the best of care and attention.”       Anita Born – Murrieta, CA – Client Since 2003

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Essential Car Insurance | Cracked Windshield

Car Insurance Scenario

You’re driving along the highway when you get stuck behind a big rig. You get closer, looking to pass, but the big rig kicks a rock at your car, cracking the windshield. What should you do about a cracked windshield?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Cracked Windshield?

In most cases, assuming you have comprehensive coverage on your auto policy, your claim payment will be subject to your deductible. However, if you do not carry comprehensive coverage, you will be paying out-of-pocket for your windshield.

A small crack can be repaired, even without insurance. However, windshield replacement, especially if you are cruising in a high-end car, can be pricey.

According to Safelite, repairing one small crack on a hypothetical 2016 Toyota Camry will set you back roughly $110. On the other hand, entire windshield replacement can cost $410. Repairing a windshield on a high-end car can easily push the price into the thousands.

Your Insurance Coverage

Windshield replacement or repair would be covered by comprehensive auto insurance. It’s important to get a crack repaired, before it spreads across the windshield.

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Should You File a Claim?

There often isn’t a downside to making a claim for a windshield replacement. You’ll get a new windshield, many times for the cost of your deductible and in numerous cases your premium won’t be affected come renewal time. If you have questions, you can always talk to your experienced, local independent insurance agent to see what is right for your situation.

 

First in the series: Essential Car Insurance | Bumper Damage
Previously in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Deep Paint Scratches
Next in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Suspension Damage

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

Phone: 877-994-6787
Email: insure@siaonline.com
Text: 951-482-8144
Web: www.siaonline.com

PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“10/10 I was very pleased with my experience. Bobby was amazingly helpful and so nice. I believe he found me a great deal for my car insurance. It was so quick and easy! I really appreciate the kindness i felt over the phone! Thank you for making what could have been a stressful situation so simple and not stressful at all!”
Megan Switzer – Murrieta, CA – Client Since 2020

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Umbrella Insurance & Underlying Liability Limits

Ultimately at the end of the day, we want you to be protected by insurance, in the form of Umbrella Insurance. We want to make sure everything you’ve worked so hard for over the years, is protected in the event something happens, like a lawsuit.

So let’s talk about that for just a minute because in this segment, I want to share with you what happens if there’s a large liability situation that may turn into a claim against you and your entity or entities and might threaten your assets in any way. That’s why people have Umbrella coverage to protect everything they work so hard for. However, for that claim to be paid, you must make sure that you have proper underlying limits of liability on the policies that are underneath the Umbrella.

If you don’t have proper underlying limits on your underlying policies beneath your Umbrella, the Umbrella will not pay, there will not be any coverage. We don’t want that for you ever, that’s why it’s also super important, when you’re thinking about adding an Umbrella policy, make sure that you put the auto insurance, the home insurance, the rental property insurance, the boat insurance, the RV insurance. If you have all those things, all with the same local independent insurance agent and then put the Umbrella on top of it with the same agent, you’ve got to have somebody there to manage, to lead, to consistently inspect and re-inspect with you as part of proper management for your entire insurance program.

If a claim does arise, regarding anything concerning liability attached to your estate or your business operations, we want to make sure that you’re properly covered, so your underlying limits are critical.

Now here’s the other thing that I want to let you know about. God forbid something happens and you received that lawsuit. Whatever you do, do not talk to anybody except your trusted agent and a representative from the insurance company, nobody else. And don’t let anybody know that you have an Umbrella, because that’s just more for them to attach and go after, you only share that with your loved one, your spouse or significant other, or your trusted people. That’s it, right?

We hope this helps you, if you ever have any questions about any facet of your Umbrella Protection Program, please let us know, we’re here to help.

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“We are extremely pleased with the prompt service we receive. I can call anytime, never placed on hold or had to wait for a return phone call. We are an older couple and at times do not understand the ins and out of really good coverage, so with [the team’s] help we feel comfortable with our home, cars and umbrella policies, I feel protected & safe!”
Phil & Mary Jean Marsh – Client since 2005

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Essential Car Insurance | Deep Paint Scratches

Car Insurance Scenario

You have to pick something up from the grocery store for dinner on your way home from work. The parking lot is absolutely packed. You feel like the luckiest person in the world when you find a spot close to the doors! You hop out and run in to get your things. When you come back out you see that someone has keyed the entire side of your car. What can and should you do about deep paint scratches?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Extensive Paint Scratches?

Like most repairs, the cost to repaint a car can vary depending on the damage and the type of vehicle.

However, let’s assume that one entire side of the vehicle is severely damaged. On the cheap side, a single-stage enamel paint that basically just refreshes the look of the car can run between $300 and $1,000 depending on the vehicle. In this scenario, you’re probably going to need some repair work and a more detailed paint job due to the massive scratches which will most likely push the price range up to $1,000 to $3,500.

If you’re looking for a top of the line paint job or are driving a luxury vehicle, the cost of repainting a car can easily skyrocket up to $7,000.

Your Insurance Coverage

Collision coverage helps pay to repair your car if it’s damaged in a collision with another vehicle or object. Generally, collision coverage comes into play because a driver gets into a car accident. If you cannot find the other driver, you may be able to file a claim under your policy’s collision coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays to repair or replace a covered vehicle that’s stolen or damaged by something other than collision. There are many scenarios that should be covered under comprehensive. For example: fire, wind, hail, flood, theft, vandalism, falling objects, and hitting an animal.

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Should You File a Claim?

In many circumstances, when you’re not at fault, a comprehensive claim may not raise your premium. It’s best to talk to your experienced, local independent insurance agent to see what is right for your situation.

 

Previously in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Bumper Damage
Next in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Cracked Windshield

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

Phone: 877-994-6787
Email: insure@siaonline.com
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PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“I have been dealing with Erica Gates for almost 8 years now. She has helped me with my house insurance, car insurance adding my wedding ring to my home owners insurance and now with my earthquake insurance. Erica does what she says she’s going to do, whether it’s check on something for you or return your phone calls. She has been “OUTSTANDING” since day one. You just don’t find people like Erica everyday. Her customer service has been above and beyond. A real keeper. Thanks Erica for all that you do.”
Norma Gold – Winchester, CA 92596 – Client Since 2010

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Essential Car Insurance | Bumper Damage

Car Insurance Scenario

You’re slowly backing into a parking space at the gym but don’t realize that there is concrete surrounding the light post and this causes you to misjudge the space. Next thing you know, you hear a crunch. You get out to check and your rear bumper is scratched and dented. What should you do about the bumper damage?

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Bumper Damage?

If the damage is minimal, you may be able to repair the bumper yourself with a few everyday tools, but this likely isn’t the case. Bumper repair costs vary depending on the severity of the damage and the type of car. Bumpers these days have sensors that help collision avoidance systems and this can mean costly repairs.  Pricing to replace a bumper ranges from a few hundred dollars for an average car to thousands of dollars on a high-end car.

Your Insurance Coverage

Your collision coverage will take care of the bumper repair. Collision pays for damage to your own car that’s caused in a collision — not only accidents with other cars but also objects, such as a telephone pole, or fence.

Depending on your deductible, you may or may not want to submit a claim. A common deductible amount is $500. That means if you had $1,500 worth of damage to your car, your insurance company would cut a check for $1,000. You would need to pay the $500 balance. What if you also damaged the telephone pole? Your property damage liability coverage, which is required by law, would go toward the repair to the telephone pole. Normally, there is no deductible for property damage liability coverage.

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Should You File a Claim?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to this question; it depends on your personal circumstances. However, if you decide to make a claim, your premium may increase at renewal time. It is always best to talk to your experienced, local independent insurance agent to see what is right for your situation.

 

Next in this series: Essential Car Insurance | Deep Paint Scratches

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

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PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“We’ve had our auto insurance with Stromsoe Insurance Agency for several years now. You guys are doing a great job. Unfortunately, we were paying a higher insurance quote and not being taken care of properly, until we found you.”
Jesus and Inelda Luna – Fallbrook, CA – Client Since 2000

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VIP Protection for Your Classic Car

Your everyday car begins going down in value from the time you drive it off the lot. When you’re talking about a collector car, you’ve put much more into the car than your average Joe, making the car worth more than your average insurance policy would pay out should something happen. For any antique and classic car collector, it’s important to calculate an informed estimate of a vehicle’s current value if you’re planning to buy, sell or insure an antique, vintage, collector or classic car.

Although no one price estimator or appraisal tool can accurately tell you how much your vehicle is worth, they can provide a starting point in determining its market value. Using a combination of the price guides and valuation tools, you can estimate your vehicle’s value—however, only a licensed appraiser can offer a truly precise and individualized valuation. Classic car value and antique car values are determined by a multitude of factors both in and out of the owner’s control. A collector car’s value is appraised according to its rarity, condition, restoration quality, and market demand.

By repairing a prominent or in-demand vehicle, taking care of it, seldom using it, and showing it off at automotive shows, value can be gained and improved. However, just like any car, the more often it is driven, the more likely it is to get into an accident. This is where insurance comes in for classic vehicles.

Traditional vs Classic Car Insurance

Traditional Insurance

Auto insurance traditionally protects you from the considerable risk that can be caused when driving, should anything happen to you, your cars, or others. From auto liability insurance to comprehensive and collision coverage, there are various forms of coverage that shield you in different ways.

The level of auto insurance that you have is up to you, but in the event of an incident, most states at least require a minimum limit of liability insurance to keep you safe.

Payouts for repairs or replacement after an incident are typically based on the depreciated, or current market value, of the vehicle.  In other words, if you total a five-year-old car, you’re not going to get the same price you paid when it was new. Instead, the insurer calculates the depreciated value so you can theoretically buy the same make, model, and year like nothing happened.

For older cars, there comes a point that the depreciated value is too low to be worth paying traditional insurance premiums. At this point, you’d be paying more money a month for a very small payout.

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Classic Car Insurance

Similar to typical auto insurance, collector car insurance is primarily reserved for older cars that have maintained value or have been repaired over time to retain value. Collectible cars tend to look and work as they did from the start, unlike traditional used cars. Some people buy such vehicles for the nostalgia of older eras of automotive design. Others simply buy and restore old vehicles for the investment opportunity or the challenge.

In any case, collectors auto insurance operates like standard auto insurance: in the event of an injury, various forms of coverage shield you, your car, and others.

Collector car insurance comes in two basic forms: classic car and antique car insurance. The main difference between the two is the age of the vehicle. Classic cars tend to be at least twenty years old and of sufficient historical interest. Antique cars are older than classic cars. They represent the bulk of collector vehicles since all vehicles reach the typical age of the antique car classification at some point.

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Is Classic Car Insurance Necessary?

Legally, you are required to carry a certain level of auto liability insurance. If you don’t want or need additional coverage because you never drive the classic car and never take it out of the garage, you may find the monthly premiums to be unnecessary.

The more you use or show an antique vehicle, however, the more you should consider antique car insurance. Things can happen to any vehicle on the road, even if you aren’t driving it, regardless of its age. Collision and comprehensive coverage, for example, can cover your vehicle for accidents, bad weather, and unexpected incidents.

An additional benefit for you of classic car insurance is the premiums are substantially less than standard auto insurance.

Some specialty providers even offer other options like restoration coverage and travel insurance as well.

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Here’s 4 easy ways to reach us:

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PS Here’s a few words from one client that trusts Stromsoe Insurance Agency:

“I called Mike Stromsoe and he priced out my insurance for my company and saved me $1,500.00 so far. For all my needs it has only taken one phone call. SIA has taken care over my car insurance, renters insurance and my business liability. It’s nice to be all in once place.”
Mike Hughes – Surprise, AZ – Client Since 2007

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