Who Needs a Motor Trade Policy?
A motor trade insurance policy is required by any business or tradesman engaged in the motor trade industry. Anyone who deals with vehicles such as cars, motorbikes, vans, and trucks should consider taking out a traders insurance policy.
You need a motor trade policy if your business:
- Buys or sells vehicles
- Repairs or services vehicles
- Offers valet parking services
- Runs a garage or mot centre
IC brokers specialise in creating trade car insurance packages that cover small, big and even part-time motor trades.
What Does a Motor Traders Policy Cover?
Our car insurance brokers create all-round motor traders’ policies that protect against:
A standard cover that pays out compensation in the event your equipment, money, and vehicles are stolen or damaged by an insured event.
A road risks cover is necessary if you take your vehicles onto a public highway. Our road risks policy covers vehicles used for social, domestic and pleasure purposes.
Mot Loss of Licence
A cover that offers financial protection if your mot licence is lost or suspended.
A business interruption policy protects your motor trade business when an insured event causes disruptions or closure. It covers your reduced earnings on a gross profit basis and pays for outgoing expense.
Public & Product Liability
A public liability policy covers medico-legal costs and compensation expenses in the event a member of the public suffers an injury or a property loss as a result of an accident on your commercial premise or due to the actions of your staff.
Product liability insurance covers medical bills, legal costs and penalties in case a product sold or altered by your business causes an accident or an injury.
IC Insurance offers public and product liability insurance within the standard limits of £1,000,000 – £2,000,000 – £5,000,000.
It is a legal compulsion in the UK to take out an employer’s liability policy if your business employs anyone. Employers’ liability insurance protects against the financial consequences of accident and injury claims filed by current or former employees.
Is Motor Trade Insurance Compulsory?
Having the right type of vehicle insurance is a legal compulsion in the UK. If you are involved in the motor trade industry, you must have a basic motor traders insurance policy.
The minimum level of cover required by both full time and part-time businesses is third-party only but taking out liability insurance (especially employers’ liability) on the side is highly recommended.
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