Your boat may be one of the most expensive properties you own, so make sure you take good care of it to make it last as long as possible. Proper boat maintenance can extend its life. It will help reduce the need for costly repairs and help make sure that your passengers are safe. Here are some tips you should follow.
The coming of the winter season means you need to prepare your boat for storage. A quick and easy way to do that is self-storage. If your boat is still under warranty, consult the manual or the manufacturer’s website. And then decide how and where you’ll store your boat.
Just like your cars and homes, your boat needs insurance as well. Boat insurance covers repair costs, including weather-related damages. Most importantly, it covers medical expenses in the event of a boating accident.
Choosing the right boat insurance coverage is essential. But how do you what’s best for you? To answer this question, here are some tips you need to remember.
Summer is finally here and what better way to spend it than to take your boat out for a drive and feel the warmth of the air on your face? But before you do that, make sure you have boat insurance. If you already have it, ensure that it is up-to-date and that you have the right coverage. However if you still didn’t have your boat insured, it would be wise if you know and understand the different types of coverage first.
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There are a lot of options when it comes to buying insurance. You can visit insurance websites to get quotes online, use a smartphone app, call an 800 number, or contact a local insurance agent. There is no better way to buy insurance than from an independent agent. Of course we’re biased, but there are too many reasons to buy from an independent agent instead of from someone who works directly for an insurance company. Here are 4 of our favorites:
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Independent insurance agents work with multiple insurance carriers, which means we can run quotes for several different insurance companies at the same time and determine right away where you’ll get the best deal. If you visit individual insurance company websites or call 800 numbers you’ll have a hard time getting more than 3 quotes an hour.
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Since independent insurance agencies like Velox work with so many different insurance carriers, it’s easy to find a company that has the most competitive price for your situation. Whether you have a perfectly clean driving record or are high-risk, we’ll find an insurance carrier that wants to have clients like you and is priced accordingly.
You’ll Get the Best Insurance
Because an independent insurance agency has many different carriers to sell insurance through, they have first-hand experience working with many different insurance carriers and if an independent insurance agent has bad experiences with one carrier they’ll stop selling their insurance.
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Insurance agents who only sell for one insurance company are not in a position to give honest and forthright information to their clients. When a salesperson only has one option to sell you they’ll either be unconsciously biased toward their product or will consciously tell you things that are not true about the insurance company because they have no other options!
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Boats are a lot like cars. You drive them, park them, store them and they can be stolen or damaged by the elements. It seems to make sense that insurance for cars and boats would be exactly the same but there’s actually a few important differences to understand if you own a boat. Here’s three of the biggest differences between car and boat insurance:
Does your boat have the Atlanta, GA boat insurance to protect it?
Now that the weather is cooling off and the winter is rapidly approaching in Atlanta, Georgia, it is the perfect time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. Before you store your boat for the winter, check its health and make any updates.
The best place for your boat to be during winter is out of the water, under cover, and in a climate-controlled boat storage area. However, if this option is not available to you, you may opt for shrink-wrapping your boat.
Read on for a boat checklist to tuck her away for the winter:
- Flush the engine with non-toxic antifreeze by using an intake hose to the water pump.
- Thoroughly inspect the stern drive and remove any plant life or barnacles from the lower limit.
- Clean the lower unit with soap and water.
- Gauge the remaining fuel in the tank and treat it with the correct amount of fuel stabilizer.
- Wash the outboard engine down with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.
- Change the fuel filters and water separators.
- Clean the interior and remove any valuables or electronics.
Before storing your boat, take a moment to review your boat insurance. As it is designed to protect your boat and finances, you should ensure that you have the correct amount of coverage.
To protect your boat year round, visit Velox Insurance for a smooth-sailing selection of the right policy for you! We are located in Atlanta, Georgia but serve all neighboring cities. Contact us today!
Auto insurance. Home insurance. Rental insurance. Motorcycle insurance. These are the things you’ve come to expect from Velox Insurance to cover your favorite things in life. You know these types of insurance. You’re familiar with the quotes. You expect the top insurance companies to offer them. So it might not be until you’re out on your boat or similar watercraft, enjoying a warm summer breeze that you even begin to consider finding coverage for something else. Continue reading