You just got home from the movies, and you’re psyched about the modified cars in the movie. You just have to add a turbocharger to your car. The problem is: will your insurer cover it? Many people think that car insurance companies will flat-out refuse to insurer modified vehicles. This is totally untrue, however, you do have to disclose that your vehicle is modified, and you do have to obtain the proper coverage.
Classic car owners everywhere are generally very concerned with the look, performance, and value of their classic cars and rightly so: when you pour a lot of money into something, you want to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth. And one of the areas where many classic car owners spend a lot of time and money is on upgrades. The three upgrades discussed below will spruce up your car’s looks and performance along with adding to its overall value.
When it is time to recycle old bike parts (or the machine entirely), you may be unsure about exactly what you can do. While many people immediately think of junkyards, selling your old parts is just one of many options you have. To help you make your final decision about your machine, here are 3 ways to recycle your old bike parts to consider:
Buying a tyre online can be a risk. It's something most drivers prefer not to do as they don't want to buy the wrong tyre or have to deal with fitting. It's usually easier to just go to the local garage that offers the best price. But is buying online really more affordable and efficient than just going local?
For the vast majority of motorists it is a case of moving up the driving ladder in many ways throughout all the years that you are on the road. When you first obtain your licence you have to accept that you will be seen as a greater risk than more experienced drivers from the viewpoint of the insurance companies. This means that until you have spent some years as a driver you will have to pay much more for the newer and speedier models. As your experience increases though the possibilities begin to open up and you may reach the point when you feel that a sports car is exactly what you want and can afford. The insurance naturally tends to be higher on performance motors but it is possible to find a better deal if you know where to look. These are some tips for bringing the price down on your sports car’s policy so you can focus on spending the money saved elsewhere.
Find a secure place to store the vehicle
When it comes to the adding-up procedure that insurers go through in order to determine the cost of your policy there are numerous conditions that come into play. One example is the area in which your car will be parked because if you live somewhere known for car crime then this will be seen as a considerable risk to the safety of your vehicle and the price of the insurance will rise. Regardless of your surroundings it will help to lower the cost of your policy if you are able to securely store your sports car in a garage.
Consider how often you will drive it
The risk of an accident is always on the mind of an insurance company but you can reassure them in this sense if you can impose a mileage limit on your use of the car. Although issues can occur in the future with them if you do not stick to this limit it will bring down the cost of your insurance if you use it less because there will be a reduced risk of an accident.
Carefully choose your insurer
Insuring a sports car is slightly different than other vehicles and it will help if you can seek out an insurance company that offers cover for this particular need. Other insurers may not have performance vehicles in mind when they set out their policies and you may end up paying more than you would elsewhere.
David Featherstone is a property developer and a sports car enthusiast. When it comes to insuring his vehicle he found www.carinsurancequotes.uk.com to be particularly helpful.
A car accident may be just that – an accident but there are those times when your gut instinct tells you that the situation you are in isn’t safe. It may be that you have spotted someone driving erratically or the weather is bad and has decreased visibility. We have a few pointers to keep you driving safely.
Get out of there. We don’t refer to ‘accidents’ flippantly. There are plenty of times when you may find yourself in an unavoidable situation that leads to you or your passengers getting injured – just remind yourself that if you have taken every precaution then it is not your fault.
Keep your eyes on the goal. If you are in a situation that seems dangerous then focus on the point at which you can evade it and get away – the point past the accident. You are more likely to take action to avoid the situation. Think ahead – move to avoid potential situations at all possible.
Assess the situation. Look at what is happening and take in all the facts. If you log all of this then you will have a good chance of taking the appropriate action. Keep calm and judge what could be the options available to you.
Use all your equipment for safety. Seat belts and airbags are there for a reason and if you are using them as they should be used then you are going to reduce your chances of injury – or worse. There is no point wishing you had put seatbelts on you and your family – especially children once a situation has developed. The law dictates that you should wear a belt too and if you are in an accident and haven’t used the safety equipment properly then it will affect your claim on insurance.
Secure the objects in your car. Anything that might fly around the car loose and able to cause injury is going to be a lethal weapon in a crisis situation. It is essential to the safety of you and your passengers that you make sure that loose items such as flasks, books and even toys are always secured in pockets and foot wells. Make sure your passengers, including children know that flying objects are dangerous and explain to children that they should never throw objects around in a car as this could injure or distract the driver.
Should an accident occur then you can take some actions if you are able. Talk to passengers, especially children about what is happening. This will reduce their fears. For any person – child or adult – the more information they have the better they can deal with a situation. Ask or answer questions that are raised to clarify the situation. And remember that the safest place to be sitting is in the middle of the back seat.
When involved in a car crash where it wasn’t your fault, remember you make a claim for car accident compensation.
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