Texas Garage Keepers Liability Insurance Quotes
Texas Garagekeepers Insurance
Do you have a service station, repair shop, or body shop? Do you work on customer vehicles? What is if someone broke into your shop and vandalized your customers’ cars? What would you do?
A basic garage liability insurance policy is designed to cover bodily injury or property damage caused by an accident arising out of garage business operations. Garage liability coverage is typically purchased by automobile dealerships and repair shops, among other businesses. This insurance provides coverage for:
- Third-party injuries.
- Property damage caused by equipment owned by the business.
- Liability claims such as discrimination and employee dishonesty.
- Products manufactured or sold by the shop that cause damage to a customer’s vehicle.
If a customer slips and falls at your shop, this coverage will help pay for any legal defense if they decide to sue and help pay for any medical bills the customer had due to the injury. It will also help pay for damages if a vehicle owned by the business causes a collision with another automobile or structure, damaging a third party’s property.
A garagekeepers insurance policy protects you if a customer’s vehicle is
damaged while it is at your business. This coverage is not included in a standard garage liability policy. It protects customers’ vehicles from damages while in your possession or control as a result of:
- Extreme weather
- Vandalism at your place of business.
It does not cover damage that occurs from faulty workmanship or parts or insufficient warranties. Basic garagekeepers liability insurance excludes coverage for the contents of your customers’ vehicles, such as the items in their glove box or trunk and any non-factory stereo equipment. You can, however, add an endorsement to your garagekeepers policy to extend coverage to personal property kept inside customers’ vehicles. This is not necessary to avoid any liability exposure, but it does encourage goodwill and will bolster your reputation in the event a client’s vehicle and its contents become damaged or destroyed.
Garagekeepers liability insurance is usually sold with a garage liability policy, but it is still a separate contract. The contents of a customer’s vehicle are not covered under a garagekeepers policy, which only covers vehicles, not personal property inside the vehicles. Garage owners can add endorsements for coverage of customers’ personal property that is in their care.
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