Modifications can mean something as little as adding alloy wheels or a spoiler, or something as extravagant a turbo conversion. This can add value, increase theft risk, make it more difficult to find replacement parts and mean that the driver is categorised as higher risk. This is why insurance providers term modified cars or vans as non-standard vehicles, and the insurance premiums are higher.
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.
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Jason never thought lending the keys to his prized Mustang to his cousin would end up being such a costly mistake. While on his way to work with the borrowed car, Jason’s cousin, who had been living with Jason’s family temporarily, was broadsided by an uninsured driver, which completely totaled the car. Jason was under the impression that his car insurance would cover the damages, and finding out the repairs would have to come out of his own pocket hurt almost as much as seeing Sally’s broken and battered body. While most auto insurance policies cover any driver who has been given permission to use the car, and can protect against damages caused by an occasional driver, Jason’s car insurance was valid only for the family members who had been named as part of their household.
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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.
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.
Know when to cut coverage. Don’t strip away coverage just for the sake of cheaper insurance. You’ll need full coverage car insurance to satisfy the terms of an auto loan, and you’ll want it as long as your car would be a financial burden to replace. But for older cars, you can drop comprehensive and collision coverage, which only pay out up to your car’s current value, minus the deductible.
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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.
Sean’s car is a JDM Import Stagea. imported in 2017, completely stock, it has gone under the knife with a full R34 GTR front end and wide body conversion. Other modifications include: BC coilovers, Rota deep dish wheels (custom pink), Recaro interior, many JDM mods, Greddy, HKS, and Blitz to name a few. It’s got an RB25DET engine, which produces around 300bhp (without a map). Other modifications have been added, such as: FMIC, exhaust, coils, injectors etc.
Financial experts often say it’s smart to drop collision when you drive an old car, then put your car insurance savings in a fund earmarked for emergency repairs or buying a new car. However, when you’re trying to decide when to drop collision coverage, the answer really comes down to your personal finances. “If you’re not absolutely sure that you could deal with paying for repairs or completely replacing your vehicle at a moment’s notice, or else going without a vehicle until you could save for a replacement, it’s best to err on the side of caution and pay the extra premium for collision coverage,” The Simple Dollar advises.
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.