Business car insurance functions much like private car insurance in that the insurance company bases the premiums on the cost of the vehicles, the cost to repair, and the cost to replace them. They also base the premiums on the amount of time the vehicles spend on the road. As business vehicles often spend more time on the road than private vehicles, the insurance premiums are often much higher. Many insureds try to cover the vehicles for private use to reduce how much they pay, but if the insurer ever finds out that the vehicle is used for business, even if an accident wasn’t caused while on business, then they won’t cover it based on nondisclosure.
There are other ways, though, to reduce how much you pay on business car insurance. As insurance is merely a balancing act of risk between you and the insurer, the more you take on, the less you pay. Moreover, the less risk there is the less everyone pays.
Claim less on business car insurance
The most important factor in determining car insurance premiums is the risk of accident. In fact, the cost of repairs is the number one contributing factor to increasing premiums year-on-year. While this risk is difficult to mitigate, you can reduce the number of claims you make. Your claims history is one of the factors the insurance company takes into account when quoting you on insurance. The less you claim, the less of a risk you are.
Drive safer with business car insurance
It goes without saying that safer drivers are less of a risk too as this is reflected in their claims history. While this may not be within your control to determine as employees will be driving the vehicles, you can fir them with monitoring devices (which may double up as trackers) to determine the speed, breaking and accelerating habits of the vehicles. This can help you determine your high risk drivers or encourage them to drive safer. Insurance companies who fit these devices though, may only offer it as a private insurance option.
Increase the security of business cars
While theft is not the major contributing factor to determining car insurance premiums, it does add to it. The higher the risk of theft and high-jacking coupled with low risk of recovery, the more you pay on premiums. Trackers work to increase the risk of recover while other devices can be fitted to your vehicle to monitor driving areas. These devices can be set to limit your vehicles’ driving range to safe areas. As soon as the vehicle enters an undesignated area, it warns the vehicle. This limits the risk in the eyes of the insurer.
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