I am glad to see USAA at the bottom; but it should not be on the list at all. I am currently going through a claim with them (total loss, I got rear ended, pushed into the car in front of me and they hit the car in front of them; not at fault). I have all correspondence recorded and proof of them lying to me, and using made up regulations to justify it. When asked for the reference for said regulations, I am ignored. I have been throwing WAC at them, quote after quote as to how they are being unruly. This was in December, it is now April and they have YET to give me a valuation report in compliance with WAC. I will be more than happy to provide a copy of our correspondence (with PII edited, obviously), proving how bad USAA is at customer service and how willing they are to break the rules if it benefits them. Email me if you want to see it. I finally had enough and contacted the Washington State Insurance Commissioner; USAA has until the middle of this month to respond to them… We will see what happens next.
Now, when many of us think "collector car," chances are we see Model Ts, '57 Chevys, and 1970 Dodge Challengers. But collector car insurance provides an ideal solution for insuring all kinds of vehicles, from Brass Era classics to, yes, even your modified Honda Civic (believe it or not, the Honda Civic is one of the most popular cars to modify, which may help explain why it's also one of the most-stolen cars on the road).
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.
Many drivers make the mistake of thinking if they rent a car they are covered by the policy the rental agency offers. You should realize that most rental agencies assume drivers are getting their own policy and the one they offer is usually terrible coverage at exuberant rates. Get better prices with better coverage with your own one day auto policy in place.
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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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.
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Modifications: Just some of them include: DO-LUCK Front bumper, TRAIL Rear bumper smoothed, BLITZ Side Skirts smoothed, re-paint in Liquid Yellow, Dash sprayed in Liquid Yellow, Chrome heater knobs, Greddy gear knob, OEM Recaro Seats, Large front mount intercooler, Walbro Fuel Pump,  HKS boost controller, Polished cam covers,Inlet, throttle body, HKS Dump Valve and elbow, 24ct gold plated Fan Cowling, plinth and top hose pipe, APR Carbon rad cooling plate, APR carbon fuse box cover, Carbon bonnet struts, APR Carbon Spark Cover, Engine bay painted matt black, CCW LM20’s gloss lip Satan centres and many more…
Hi Eric – What you’ve seen is not an unusual situation. A company that’s good in one state isn’t in another. Liberty Mutual worked for you in California, but not in Florida. This is why it’s not possible to say one company is the best. That will vary by state and by your own personal profile. That’s why we produce these “10 Best” lists, to give you companies to investigate.
Start with a car built prior to 1949, toss in a few modifications to the engine, transmission or body, then add a lot of creativity. What you wind up with is one amazing set of wheels. Street Rods are built for cruising and turning heads. Classic Auto Insurance understands you want to take your Street Rod out and show her off. That’s why our individualized policies will cover you wherever you are.
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.
Liberty Mutual just dropped my family because of two claims that were made on my daughters car. She had her car at school freshmen year and It was parked and hit on the rear corner closest to the road. It wasn’t her fault and no one came forward to admit to the accident. She no longer has a car at school, and drives rarely when she’s home. The second accident was when she was pulling out of the carport and her front bumper caught a wooden railing when she was backing out. That was her fault, but an accident. Isn’t that why we have insurance????? Before I got this letter from Liberty mutual, I sang their praises. I will loudly have bad things to say from now on. Don’t count on Liberty Mutual
Modifications: Just some of them include: DO-LUCK Front bumper, TRAIL Rear bumper smoothed, BLITZ Side Skirts smoothed, re-paint in Liquid Yellow, Dash sprayed in Liquid Yellow, Chrome heater knobs, Greddy gear knob, OEM Recaro Seats, Large front mount intercooler, Walbro Fuel Pump,  HKS boost controller, Polished cam covers,Inlet, throttle body, HKS Dump Valve and elbow, 24ct gold plated Fan Cowling, plinth and top hose pipe, APR Carbon rad cooling plate, APR carbon fuse box cover, Carbon bonnet struts, APR Carbon Spark Cover, Engine bay painted matt black, CCW LM20’s gloss lip Satan centres and many more…
At Classic Auto Insurance we offer you Agreed Value coverage on your Modified Street Rod. Unlike other insurance companies who want to tell you what your car is worth, we will work with you to determine the real value of your car and write a policy based on that price. So if life throws you a curve ball and your car is totaled in a covered loss, you will receive the exact agreed upon value on your policy minus your deductible.
The main difference between collision and comprehensive coverage comes down to the question of what the driver controls. Collision insurance will 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," or things that are typically out of your control when driving. These can include events such as a spooked deer, a heavy hailstorm, or a carjacking.
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