Whether you sell vehicles or equipment, are a franchise or independent, or specialize in used or new products, your dealership needs an insurance policy that fits its specific needs. It’s all too easy to overlook some of the risks for which you need coverage.
You don’t just need to think about insurance for your premises and stock. You also need to explore whether you face any risks of lawsuits if people suffer injuries or damage from using the equipment or vehicles you sell. If you’re dealing in new goods, you may need to help protect yourself against the risks of having to recall a particular model.
For example, if visitors leave their own vehicle on your premises while taking a prospective new vehicle for a test drive or while negotiating a trade-in, you may be legally required to have garagekeepers coverage. This helps protect against damage to the visitor’s car, including theft or vandalism.
Don’t forget to make sure your insurance covers more general business elements such as personal liability for visitors to your premises, workers’ compensation for staff and coverage against discrimination claims and other human resources risks.
To find out more about your dealership’s insurance needs, contact us today.