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Why Used Car Dealers Need Specialized Insurance

If you are a used car dealership, of course you need insurance.

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Like any business, insurance is an essential part of protecting your company from accidents or mishaps that can occur on any given day.

A typical business owners’ policy can include the following bundled BOP plan:

  • Property Insurance

  • Product Liability Insurance

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Commercial Auto Insurance

  • Business Trip Insurance

  • Workers Comp Insurance

  • Casualty Insurance

  • Business Interruption Insurance

Unlike the average business person, there are specific risks that call for further specialized coverage for the used car dealer. Used car dealerships are an especially hard to place business class due to several problematic exposures.

These include:

  • Because of used car value fluctuations there exists a problem in determining correct valuation

  • There are completed products considerations regarding instances where the dealer offers repair and maintenance servicing

  • Theft, hail and vandalism are particular worrisome risks in many scenarios where the used cars are kept in open lots

In addition to the above, used car dealerships that offer their own financing options face further insurance coverage requirements.

For more on commercial insurance that addresses the unique needs of the used car dealer, speak to an experienced, independent agency.

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Summary: Used car dealerships need an enhanced business owners policy that focuses on the unique exposures of the industry.  


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