Once you know the approximate value of your car and the cost to carry collision coverage, then you can make an informed decision about purchasing that coverage. Many people find that it's a good idea to cover newer cars, but as cars get older, their values decrease, and you might consider omitting or dropping this coverage to save money on your auto insurance.
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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If your car is worth more than $3,000 and/or is less than 10 years old, we'd also suggest both collision and comprehensive coverage, too. Our estimates suggest drivers can buy comprehensive and collision insurance for an average of $600 to $700 per year (however, the cost may be higher for some cars), so you would spend $3,000 to $3,500 in premiums over five years. If your car is currently worth less than $3,000, you will have spent more on insurance than your car is worth. You can obtain the estimated value of your car from sites like Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds. Once you have both the value and a quote for coverage, you can determine whether collision insurance will be worth it.
What's more, most car modifiers take extremely good care of their cars, which is a big plus with your insurer. Low mileages, top-of-the-line garaging, and more-than-regular maintenance come standard for these hobbyists. Because they've spent thousands to create the car of their dreams, they're not likely to risk losing that investment to reckless driving.
From the outset, Cuvva was about a simple idea: making insurance simple. We strive to leap forward by offering a fresh take on the way people take out insurance to fit with their needs. Our intention from the outset was to build products that make a difference. We started by making it easy to get covered on a friend’s car, then we provided infrequent drivers the opportunity to buy driving cover when they needed it. We’re continually innovating to provide temporary cover to fit the needs of everyone.
Short-term policies are generally more flexible and less expensive than purchasing a traditional policy or changing an existing one. It doesn’t make sense to place a visiting relative on your full-length car insurance policy, especially if they have a history of car crashes. Adding a bad driver can considerably increase your full-length auto insurance rates. There is another benefit of keeping a separate one-day or short-term policy for unusual needs or circumstances: Should you need to file a claim on your short-term policy, it won’t affect your claims-free discount on your full-length policy.
If you’re going on holiday in the UK and driving, getting a daily policy from Cuvva can be a cheap way to do this. However, if you’re driving to Europe, we would recommend you do not use Cuvva as we only offer the most basic of 3rd party cover whilst you are abroad and you will not be able to buy any further policies once you leave the UK. If you need European cover, you should be able to find other specialist brokers who will be able to offer more suitable products.
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.
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.
Matthew thanks for posting this. You’re absolutely right. USAA has gone down the tubes, I dont get it, a simple claim recently for auto, turned into a nightmare. bouncing my calls all over the country with a bunch of idiots for claim reps answering the phones, and forcing my car into total loss when it should not have been, and paying only a portion of the damage even though I have collision.
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.

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!
This car has been practically rebuilt in order to achieve 765bhp! This particular car, as stock, came with an N/A engine which usually produces around 200-220bhp, and had a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The car has gone through an incredible amount of changes in order to produce 765bhp / 596ftlbs torque at the wheels – which is what it produces now. The engine has been fully forged to the point where it has the potential to withstand 1000+BHP (with the right supporting modifications, of course). Chris chose a T67 Turbo, as he believed it has the best all-round acceleration and top-end speed.
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The key difference in collision vs. comprehensive coverage is that, to a certain extent, the element of the car driver's control. As we have stated before, collision insurance will typically cover events within a motorist's control, or when another vehicle collides with your car. Comprehensive coverage generally falls under "acts of God or nature," that are typically out of your control when driving. These can include such events as a spooked deer, a heavy hailstorm, or a carjacking.
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