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A closer look into Business car insurance

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If you plan to use your car for your business, you'll need business car insurance - here are some of the key things to consider

nabeel-syed-Jk3-Uhdwjcs-unsplash Do you make use of cars as part of your business? If so, this will mean researching into a different type of insurance than ones used on vehicles for personal use. Usually these could be costly, but in the long run more extensive cover could lead to overall cost savings. 

Much like ordinary insurance, the cover you can expect will very much depend on your policy. Experts such as ALA, provide extensive advice on the multiple policies and other extra cover you may want to take into consideration. Let’s dive deeper into this subject and shed some light into what a business should take into consideration:

Three numbered classes:

There are three numbered classes of business insurance, which will help you identify into which class your business falls into:

Class 1: the first class covers daily work commute and also any business trips that involves the use of a vehicle. Worthy to note, not all commuters will require business insurance, thus this will very much depend on your business needs.

Class 2: includes all aspects of class 1 with the exception that you will have the option to add a second driver to the policy.

Class 3: this class is most appropriate for high-mileage drivers, whose job requires driving from city to city (or longer distances). But beware this does not include workers such as: delivery drivers, taxi drivers or chauffeurs – these require more specialized forms of insurance.

Other cover and Add-ons

photo-1450101499163-c8848c66ca85Most people tend to shy away from considering add-ons and extra cover as it may be considered a waste of money. However some of these extras might prove to save your business money long-term, nonetheless consider your business needs before opting for any extra cover. Here are some add-ons worth considering:

Personal Effects Cover: This particular add-on will ensure that all items in the car are covered. However, beware of possible limitations depending on your business. There is usually a hard cap on this cover so if you’re transporting expensive tools/items be sure to have fully understood the limits of your cover. 

Alloy wheel insurance: Designed to keep your tyres on top condition and your car looking its best, alloy wheel insurance covers damage to the car’s wheels which is common through scuffs and scratches with parking often being the main reason that the alloys be-come damaged. This damage is usually only cosmetic, but it can bring down the tone of the car and could make it harder to sell the automobile. Claims on these policies are either free or a very small fee with a maximum payout usually up to £200 a wheel with a limit of a few repairs a year.

Personal Injury Cover: If you feel that you or anyone within your business is particularly vulnerable, then this add-on might be worth considering. This cover will bump up the standard level of injury compensation up to around £100,000. 

When making business insurance arrangements it is worth doing proper research; look to specialists for advice and ensure the decision is financially sound and appropriate for your business.

 


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Published on: 27th October 2020

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