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Garage Owners

The major mistake that garage owners make when deciding on insurance is when they base their decision solely on price. 
 
We get it! Premium costs are a major factor, but knowing what you are getting for that premium can literally make or break you and your business in the event of a loss. 
 
Different garagekeepers policies cover different things.
 
Legal Liability - this is typically the least expensive garage package available. It comes in to play if a customer's vehicle is damaged but the customer must prove that you are legally liable in order to recover damages from your insurance. This is not typically a good choice as it doesn't end well for your relationship with your customer.
 
Direct Excess - this is much better than legal liability because there aren't any stipulations that require your customer to prove your negligence. This coverage is only applicable AFTER the client files a claim with their own personal auto insurance carrier. If their policy doesn't cover all of the damages, then the garagekeepers policy would apply.
 
Direct Primary - This is by far the best coverage available to you, mostly because in the event that a customer's vehicle is damaged while in your possession, it removes the burden of proof from your customer. Thereby helping to retain a strong customer relationship. Basically, you, as the garage owner, are taking responsibility for any claims and you are not putting any additional burdens on your customer's to file a claim with their own insurance company. Direct primary is definitely a win-win situation.

Contact us today to learn how we can help with your business insurance needs. 
 

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Capital City Insurance Services, LLC.

5901 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27609

Telephone:  (919) 887-2415
Fax:  (919) 861-7810

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