Auto insurance quotes for commercial vehicles

>> Friday, June 4, 2010

Having car insurance is mandatory in the vast majority of states, regardless whether it's a personal or commercial auto you are driving. There are numerous enterprises that have their own vehicles used for commercial purposes as well as for personal use of their senior staff. Smaller home based businesses are also using commercial vehicles to a great extent and this segment of the market is currently on the rise.
Regardless of the size of the enterprise, it is mandatory to carry the necessary amount of auto insurance coverage in order to assure that any damages the commercial auto has caused will be paid for no matter what. Of course, liability coverage is a must and the policy should carry the state specified minimum amount of bodily injury and property damage liability as indicated in minimum state requirements. Of course, one can assume that if the vehicle is owned by the enterprise it's the enterprise that will pay for the damage due to the accident. However, not all companies can assume such financial responsibility, especially if speaking about smaller home based businesses, and there's no other way to gain the necessary financial support other than purchasing commercial auto insurance.
Quite many business owners purchase the necessary liability coverage above minimum limits and choose to include other types of coverage such as comprehensive and collision as well. Some business owners even include underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage to their commercial policies too, taking the fact that there are so many drivers with no insurance coverage on their cars out there on the road.
When looking for auto insurance quotes on commercial autos insurance companies usually employ the same mechanisms of calculation as for individual car insurance. The most weight in the final rates will have such factors as the amount and type of coverage to be included into the policy, the location of the business (traffic, theft rates and repair costs), as well as the actual driving record of the employee (or employees) who will be driving the commercial vehicle.
Having commercial auto insurance is of course very beneficial for the business owner. Having a vehicle stolen or damaged in a car accident can cause a serious drop in income for a period of time, especially if it's a small business. Having your commercial auto covered by car insurance will assure that the repair will take a short time and you won't have to pay for restoring the auto in order to get it back on track.


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