Insuring your Classic Automobile
Do you own a classic car? Maybe it has been in your family for many years and it is now taking pride of place in your garage, or perhaps you hunted for a long time to find the car you’d always dreamed of owning and found it through one of the classic car sales. They are great to own and fun to drive, but you may need to consider extra measures to look after your investment in addition to your auto insurance. Sarasota car owners will be aware of the risks of auto theft – theft is always a risk for owners of unique vehicles.
While owning a standard vehicle means you don’t have to think so much about where you park it, it can be very different for the owners of classic cars. These vehicles attract attention. The growl of a high-performance engine turns heads, as does a high-quality custom paint job. Secure parking isn’t always available when you are out and about, so the risk of theft or vandalism can be higher, depending on where you leave your car.
You should consider installing a car alarm and kill switches. A good alarm should deter most opportunists. Kill switches are designed to disable the ignition of the car, so that it can’t be started without a key. It means that the only way for someone to take the car is to tow it away.
Finally, speak to an agent about appropriate auto insurance. Sarasota is a great place to enjoy driving your classic, but you want to be sure that you have the right coverage to minimize the risk of losing it.