Optional Endorsements For Your Antique Auto Insurance

Firstly, classic cars retain their value and may even appreciate in price. Secondly, these optional endorsements will make sure your classic has the protection it needs.

So, keep reading to learn more about optional endorsements. Because although they are optional, some may be useful to you. 

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage

This will cover the damages for non-driving events. It includes a deductible, which is the amount you agree to pay out of pocket. Limits are also for comprehensive coverage are usually the cash value of the insured car. In other words, this coverage protects you from:

  • Theft.
  • Vandalism, fire, riots, and explosions.
  • Windshield and glass damage.
  • Falling trees, tree limbs and other objects.
  • Rocks/objects kicked up by or falling off cars.
  • Storms, hail, wind, floods, lightning, and earthquakes.
  • Accidents with animals (hitting a deer).

Collision Insurance Coverage

This covers the repair or replacement of your car if it’s damaged from a collision. This can be with another vehicle, a collision with an object or a single-car accident. Collision coverage includes a deductible, which is the amount you agree to pay out of pocket. There are limits for collision coverage and it is usually the actual cash value of the insured car.

Additionally,  this coverage is only required for cars that are being financed. It is also wise to buy collision coverage if you cannot afford to replace or repair your car after major damage. You can find out the value of your car using sites like Kelley Blue Book and see if the extra costs are worth it.

Collision coverage protects you from the following:

  • Hitting a tree.
  • Hitting a building.
  • Rolling your car.
  • Hitting a pothole or curb.
  • Backing into another car.
  • Being hit by another car.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Coverage

This pays for your injuries and property damage caused by a hit-and-run driver. As well as a motorist without liability insurance. It will also pay when your medical and car repair bills are higher than the other driver’s liability coverage.

Medical Payment Coverage

Medical payment coverage helps pay for medical expenses that result from an accident, no matter who is at fault. Most importantly, this is not required by the state of Illinois.

Medical payment coverage may help pay for:

  • Funeral costs.
  • Injuries sustained by passengers.
  • Injuries sustained as a pedestrian or cyclist.
  • EMT and ambulance fees.
  • Hospital visits and stays.
  • Doctor visits.
  • Surgery and X-Rays.
  • Nursing services.
  • Prostheses.
  • Dental procedures needed after an accident.

Towing And Labor

The coverage and limits vary by the insurance provider. It does usually pay the cost of towing your car to a repair shop and covers labor charges up to the policy limits. This coverage offers reimbursement payment only. You will have to pay for the costs upfront and later file a claim with your receipt for reimbursement payment.

What does towing and labor coverage include?

  • Towing.
  • Tire changes.
  • Jumpstarts.
  • Lockout help.
  • Gas delivery.
  • Oil delivery.

The labor cost refers to labor charges you may incur at the scene of the breakdown. The coverage, however, does not cover the cost of any needed parts. For example, towing and labor coverage will jumpstart your car if the battery dies. It will not replace a faulty battery.

Many insurance providers do not include towing and labor coverage on basic plans. These services are an add-on, which will increase your insurance premium. This extra coverage typically does not follow you and it only applies to the car that is insured by your insurance company.

Rental Reimbursement

If you only have one car available to use, rental reimbursement is an economical and vital option to include in your auto insurance policy. Rental reimbursement policies come with a per-day and per-accident limit.

It may be tempting to rent a luxury sports car during the time your car is being repaired. The only way for reimbursement is if both your car and the rental are similar.

Moreover, this coverage pays for rental car costs if your car has been damaged:

  • In a car accident.
  • By theft or vandalism.
  • By severe weather.
When your car is in the shop for normal repairs or recreational purposes, this coverage will not offer reimbursement for rentals.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, on average, a car is in the repair shop for two weeks after an accident. Renting a car for those two weeks can be very expensive. People that find themselves in this situation learn that rental reimbursement is not included in basic policies.

More Information

Have any questions about additional insurance products, or the various types of loss? Do you need more information about optional endorsements or how to add coverage? Our agents and customer service representatives are here to help.

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*Please review your own policy carefully for details on endorsements. Endorsements vary by the insurance company.