The most common car insurance exclusions include:
- Excluding a certain driver. The insurer may exclude a high-risk driver in the client's household. This will save the policyholder some money. Once excluded, that person should not drive the covered car. Otherwise, if the excluded driver causes an accident while uninsured, the policyholder may face several penalties, including fines, the chance of being dropped by the insurer and denial of all claims.
- Damaging the car on purpose. Intentionally damaging the car is another typical exclusion. Companies will investigate the cause of the damage before resolving any claim. If the damage was caused on purpose, the claim will be rejected and the policyholder can be even accused of fraud attempt.
- Using a personal car for commercial purposes. Many insurance companies will not cover an accident if the vehicle was used to deliver goods or materials at the moment of the accident. For any commercial use, the policyholder must purchase commercial car insurance.
- Custom equipment. In order to cover custom parts and equipment, the client must purchase an endorsement. Furthermore, some companies may not agree with customizing a car beyond certain limits and will drop coverage. Make sure to talk to one of our insurance representatives about covering your custom equipment.