Craig’s Ford Focus RS is extremely modified. The engine is forged with oversized pistons etc. It’s also had lots of headwork – it’s running a gtx 35/86r turbo with 1000cc injectors. In addition, it’s running an emu black ecu, is on bc racing coilovers and has a full roll cage (painted orange) fitted. Other modifications include: racing bucket seats, a wrap (done by blueprint), a btcc front end, and many more.
There is a case to be made for getting just comprehensive and not collision insurance, even if your car is not valuable. Comprehensive covers you for a lot more perils than does collision--including, most importantly, against theft. Regardless of the value of your car, having it stolen is a major inconvenience. Even if your car is worth only $2,000 at the time of the theft, and your insurer gives you $1,500, that sum would go a long way in buying yourself a new vehicle. As we discuss in more detail below, comprehensive insurance generally costs no more than $200 per year, so a $1,500 reimbursement would make the coverage valuable.
To calculate the added cost in purchasing comprehensive and/or collision coverage we looked at annual insurance quotes for a 30 year old male from New York across four different insurance companies, and the ten best-selling vehicles in the US. We look at the range of rates you could pay from basic liability to policy plans with comprehensive and collision coverage. Collision typically costs more than comprehensive, although some companies require you to carry both rather than just one. Comparing quotes across at least three companies can get you lower car insurance rates.
The modifications on Matthew’s impressive Mazda include: full feed body kit, Bridge port, BorgWarner efr turbo, water methanol injection, Haltec ECU, custom bucket seats, custom stainless exhaust, Billet fuel rails, 1860cc secondary injections, 750cc primary injectors, front mount intercooler, over-sized ally rad, 450lph fuel pump, fuel lab fuel pressure regulator, beaded fuel lines, Exedy stage 2 clutch, short shifter, custom flat boot, Lambo style rear lights and custom headlights.
Hi Stephen – I think you’re doing the right thing – as long as the premium continues to be reasonable compared to the competition. Even though we obsess on low rates, quality of service matters. It does little good if you get the cheapest policy, then they stick you when you have a claim. With must auto claims there’s going to be a human error factor (especially with new drivers), and you can’t be with companies that will hold that against you to such a degree that it seems like they no longer want your business.

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Now flash forward present day. Last month I had a wreck. It was not my fault. I called USAA to get my rental covered because the cop wouldn’t give me the @ fault driver’s info said I had to wait for the police report. USAA informs me that I don’t have rental. Excuse me 3 months ago when I added collision I told you add rental & you said you would. USAA claims I did not tell them that, but I know I did because Roadside made it but not rental? Now mind you my Escalade is totalled. The frame is warped among many other things. I’m not @ fault & USAA (my own insurance company) tries to screw me? (The @ fault driver’s insurance company is someone I’ve never heard of but it’s not USAA) The adjustor says not totalled we’ll settle for 10Gs…. no I’m not settling for 10Gs on 50G+ truck especially with a warped frame NO WAY!! I’ve lost major retail value & nobody will buy it with the carfax that’s attached to it now.
We love to cover enthusiasts who are as passionate about the vehicles as we are. A few examples of modified cars can be found on our Facebook page and just show the sort of passion and commitment our customers put into their pride and joy! Whether you have a Japanese Import, Hot Hatch, Sports Car, High Performance Car, etc., we have the insurers happy to cover you. Please call us and speak to a fellow enthusiast for your modified car insurance.
If you are searching for temporary car insurance, you will probably come across websites and unscrupulous agents claiming they offer one-day auto policies. The truth is, you may only need the coverage for a single day, but the majority of these policies are written to cover you for about 30 days. Perhaps the misinformation is due to the rental car coverage that is offered when one opts for the additional liability coverage at the counter. The reality is this policy isn’t so much car insurance as lawsuit protection coverage. Whether you need car insurance for one day, a week or a month, rather than the coverage for six months to a year offered by traditional policies, it’s important to know that what you are really looking for is short-term car insurance.  
I have been a GEICO customer for about least 15 years. Claims and customer service are not the issue with them. After said years of faithfully paying my insurance on time and renewing each year I accidently back into a car in my driveway. The cars were repaired without incident. However, GEICO penalized me by taking away my good driver discount and increase my monthly insurance rate by nearly $100.00 ; leving a hefty penalty for making a claim. I can’t imagine the money they made off of me during the 15 years I’ve faithfully paid auto insurance. I am hunting for a new auto insurance carrier since GEICO obviously thinks driving is perfect and accidents never happen.
Modifications: 19” WheelMania aftermarket alloys, Bilstein adjustable coilovers, Amuse front bumper, Amuse rear bumper, Amuse front splitters, Blitz rear spoiler, Chargespeed sideskirts, Veilside bonnet, Japspeed exhaust, Brembo calipers, Stoptech brake disks, Full respray in Datsun Sora blue, Full clarion custom sound system, Custom door cards in leather, Custom leather seat covers, Custom build rear sub and amp -compartments, Fairlady z Datsun badge, Samco white hose kit, Ultra racing strut brace, and a Pipercross foam filter.
Let's use the aftermath of a major storm to illustrate the differences between collision and comprehensive. Within that storm, let's consider two hypothetical events: First, a heavy telephone pole was blown down and fell on your truck, or second, you swerved to avoid a falling tree and wound up crashing into a guardrail. In the first event, you couldn't control when or why a tree fell on your car. This kind of accident would get reimbursed under your comprehensive policy. In the second situation, you were driving the car and ultimately swerved into the guardrail. This makes it a collision, and collision insurance pays for the damages.
I have been with Geico for 10 years, what kept me with them is that my daughter had just graduated high school and started college she asked to borrow the car because she was late for school, I said yes she got into a fender bender. Geico paid the claim and they even asked its my choice to add my daughter to my policy or not. Insurance only went up by $30 dollars a month.
The modifications on Matthew’s impressive Mazda include: full feed body kit, Bridge port, BorgWarner efr turbo, water methanol injection, Haltec ECU, custom bucket seats, custom stainless exhaust, Billet fuel rails, 1860cc secondary injections, 750cc primary injectors, front mount intercooler, over-sized ally rad, 450lph fuel pump, fuel lab fuel pressure regulator, beaded fuel lines, Exedy stage 2 clutch, short shifter, custom flat boot, Lambo style rear lights and custom headlights.
Modifications on Indy’s iconic Cosworth include: a fully re-built bottom and top end, fully detailed engine bay, forged Wossner pistons, steel rods, modified crank, new T34 modified turbo, new grey injectors, live map, RS500 intercooler, -31 Actuator, 3 bar map sensor, group A Coil, group A K&N Air filter, fully adjustable lowered suspension, and Ford 17” Diamond cut alloys.

Modifications: Litchfield Stage 4.25 Upgrade: Dyno’d at 695bhp / 626lbft, 1,100cc Fuel Injectors, Large Bore performance Forge intake kit with larger MAF housing, ECUtec ECU, Litchfield 102mm Full Exhaust System, Litchfield Race Intercooler, Litchfield Blow off valves, Litchfield Throttle Bodies, Litchfield Downpipes, Forge Header Tank, Alcon Super Brake Kit, Pagid PS29 Brake Pads, Airlift Performance Suspension, Eibach Anti Roll Ba, AG Carbon Fibre 421 wheels with Neochrome Hardware 20/10 Front 20/12 Rear, JCR Carbon Fibre Shift Paddles, custom carbon fibre interior trim, Recaro Seat Sliders, Expel Matte PPF over real carbon fibre bodywork with Dark Grey Vinyl Rear Quarter, many carbon fibre parts, Tommy Kiara LED Rear GTR Emblem, window Tints, Litchfield Stainless Steel Under Tray Bolts, Audison Voce 5.1K Amp, Audison Voce Speakers all round, Custom Carbon 5-Gallon Tank for Air Suspension, Accuair eLevel Management, and many, many more!

The average company rates you see above will not always reflect your driver profile. Depending on the many factors insurance companies look at when determining rates, your rates could be significantly different than the rates you see above. The best way to find our which car insurance company has the cheapest rate for you is to compare quotes from multiple companies. QuoteWizard can get help you compare from a handful of companies in minutes.
Modifications on Indy’s iconic Cosworth include: a fully re-built bottom and top end, fully detailed engine bay, forged Wossner pistons, steel rods, modified crank, new T34 modified turbo, new grey injectors, live map, RS500 intercooler, -31 Actuator, 3 bar map sensor, group A Coil, group A K&N Air filter, fully adjustable lowered suspension, and Ford 17” Diamond cut alloys.

Now as to Hartford, I have had them for years and claims for uninured motorist on my car ins and for storm damage on my roof due to large hail. Both claims settled satisfactorily. Cost to the company will never be recovered thru cost of my policies. Also policy cost is in line with other large companies but defiantly not cheap. I just received a quote from Liberty Mutual on my car insurance $400 less that Hartford. However the agent seemed reluctant to send me the quote via email. I thought this strange since I wanted to verify the coverage was he same as I have, he said I just reviewed the coverage (via phone call) to which I replied I didn’t record the conversation so please send me an email detailing the cost and coverage, He stated he would but that was a couple hours age and still haven’ heard back. Go figure.

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Craig’s Ford Focus RS is extremely modified. The engine is forged with oversized pistons etc. It’s also had lots of headwork – it’s running a gtx 35/86r turbo with 1000cc injectors. In addition, it’s running an emu black ecu, is on bc racing coilovers and has a full roll cage (painted orange) fitted. Other modifications include: racing bucket seats, a wrap (done by blueprint), a btcc front end, and many more.


Hi Stephen – I think you’re doing the right thing – as long as the premium continues to be reasonable compared to the competition. Even though we obsess on low rates, quality of service matters. It does little good if you get the cheapest policy, then they stick you when you have a claim. With must auto claims there’s going to be a human error factor (especially with new drivers), and you can’t be with companies that will hold that against you to such a degree that it seems like they no longer want your business.
And because you've had the nerve to spend your hard-earned money on making your modified car the envy of your manor - or at least made a start on it - you've probably heard them suppressing their sniggers as they tell you that they won't cover your modifications, and will only give you the 'market value' of the standard car if some muppet writes off your pride and joy. What a rip off!
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As we’ve seen above, just one incident can cost you nearly $100 a year in car insurance increases. With Dallas being one of the largest metro areas in the country, there are plenty of drivers on the road to cause accidents or display bad driving behaviors. In 2017, Dallas reported 25,267 car crashes. Plenty of car crashes for a highly populated city.
Modifications on Indy’s iconic Cosworth include: a fully re-built bottom and top end, fully detailed engine bay, forged Wossner pistons, steel rods, modified crank, new T34 modified turbo, new grey injectors, live map, RS500 intercooler, -31 Actuator, 3 bar map sensor, group A Coil, group A K&N Air filter, fully adjustable lowered suspension, and Ford 17” Diamond cut alloys.
I was with Liberty Mutual for about 15 years and was very satisfied with their prices and service, although I never filed a claim. When I retired and moved from California to Florida, my auto rate went up a ridiculous amount, to almost $10,000 a year even though I had no accidents and one minor moving violation in the last ten years. On top of that, Liberty Mutual screwed up my umbrella policy and told me it was “unenforceable,” whatever that means, but I had to pay for the policy anyway up to the time I canceled and switched to Progressive, which cost about one third the cost of Liberty Mutual for an identical policy. Even good companies change over time.
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