Insurance and Transporting a Muscle Car
If you need to ship a muscle car or high performance vehicle over a long distance, there are some things you should know before settling on an auto transport company.
When transporting a high performance car, there are options for both the method of transport and the level of insurance coverage provided during transport. Authorized auto transport companies should offer a base level of liability insurance coverage for all vehicles, as well as cargo insurance to cover your vehicle while it is in their care.
Though there is a base standard of insurance coverage in the auto transport industry, the extent of the coverage can vary widely from company to company. Legally speaking, an auto transport company is required to provide you with their insurance certificate which outlines the details of the coverage they offer.
Once familiar with the extent of coverage and limitations, you can decide if you’d like to purchase additional insurance. While the core level of coverage is typically fine for most cars, owners of high performance cars often choose to go with additional insurance to protect the considerable time and monetary investment they’ve made in their car.
How To Determine What Level of Coverage You Need
The first step in the process of assessing your insurance needs is determining the value of your car. If the value of your muscle car exceeds that of the insurance offered by an auto transport company, it’s a good idea to at least explore the available options.
For the most part, auto transport companies will cover at least the Kelley Blue Book value of your vehicle.
Contact your auto insurance carrier to see if they offer any sort of coverage during auto transport. Some car insurance companies cover damages incurred during auto transport, making it unnecessary to purchase the additional insurance.
If your private insurance doesn’t provide such coverage, be sure to discuss your options with an auto transport professional so that you can fully understand the coverage limits and your options when it comes to purchasing additional insurance.
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