The summer months are full of fun and, for many, a major move. Temporary car insurance can be one way to alleviate the pressures of a major move. With the hard economy, many people have little choice but to do a DIY move. Renting a moving van and hauling their own items from one home to another is stressful enough. Add to the the costs, even of renting a van, and the stress can seem overwhelming.
One thing many overlook until the day of the rental is the cost of the insurance from the rental company. Many may incorrectly assume that their own car insurance will cover the rental as it does when a passenger car is rented. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Since a large moving van is a "Commercial" vehicle, the personal auto policy will not automatically cover losses either for liability nor for physical damage.
The moving van rental agency makes this clear to renters and promptly offers their waivers for the renter to buy. Without any other insurance protection, a renter of a moving van has no choice but to pay the high additional daily fee to protect for liability and for damage to the van, should some accident occur during the move. But there is an alternative, temporary car insurance.
Temporary car insurance is short term insurance that can be written for a day for a few months. It is possible to insure a commercial vehicle such as a moving van and add additional drivers who may not reside in the insured's household, something that is difficult to do with personal insurance. The rates for temporary car insurance are quite reasonable. As such this benefit alone makes it an appealing alternative to the insurance waivers from the rental agency. Additionally, temporary car insurance can offer additional coverages for the insured such as Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured Motorist. These coverages are not offered by the rental insurance waivers. The waivers only protect the interest of the rental agency.
With some advanced preparation and a quote in hand, a family planning a move this summer can cut a bot of the cost off the expense of renting the moving van. Purchasing a temporary car insurance policy to cover the a rented van can be a smart move. For more insurance tips and information, visit The Coverage Geek.