How Does Classic Car Insurance Work?

Classic car insurance in Richardson, TX helps protect classic or antique cars that aren’t for everyday driving. While it covers some similar items to regular car insurance, there are some differences to note.

Your car must be eligible for classic car insurance. It must either be a classic or antique car. A classic car is a car that is 10 to 24 years old and has historic interest, while an antique car is 25 years or older and also has historic interest. In addition to having your car qualify, you need to meet some other requirements. This includes using your car only on a limited basis, having your car preserved or maintained in its original condition, and storing it in an enclosed space.

Your insurance agent at Allegiance Insurance Agency will have an agreed value for the vehicle. A professional appraisal helps determine the agreed upon value. If your car is destroyed, damaged, or stolen, then insurance pays you the agreed value and not the actual cash value or the stated value.

Classic car insurance will have some specific terms that can vary by policy and can limit the way you use your vehicle. It’s necessary to understand these terms. You may be limited to using your car at auto club events, parades, car shows, exhibitions, or similar events. There could also be a mileage limit. You do also have to store your car in a specific way when it is not being used. If you do need to make repairs on your car, there may be only certain shops you can go to, so check to see if you can take it to a shop you prefer. Also don’t let coverage lapse. Just because the car is in your garage, it doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Contact Allegiance Insurance Agency, serving Richardson, TX, to get a quote on classic car insurance.