Auto Body Shop Insurance

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Why do auto body shops need insurance?

A hazardous workplace and expensive customer property means high risks for auto body shops and collision centers. Business insurance provides financial protection against costly accidents, lawsuits, fires, and storms.

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What types of insurance do auto body and collision repair shops need?

These insurance policies cover the most common risks of auto body repair.

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General liability insurance

General liability covers basic risks at an auto body and collision repair shop, such as a customer who slips and suffers an injury. Add garage liability insurance to gain protection for customers' vehicles.

  • Third-party bodily injuries
  • Accidental damage to a customer’s car
  • Libel and slander lawsuits
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Business owner’s policy

A business owner’s policy, or BOP, is a cost-effective way for auto body repair shops to buy general liability coverage and commercial property insurance together.

  • Customer injuries
  • Business property insurance
  • Business interruption incidents
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto coverage pays for injuries and property damage caused by an auto body shop’s pickup or other vehicle. It’s required in most states for business-owned vehicles.

  • Physical damage and collision coverage
  • Injuries caused by a car accident
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ comp is required in almost every state for car repair businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Cyber insurance

This policy helps auto body shops recover financially from data breaches and cyberattacks. It's recommended for any business that stores credit cards or other personal information.

  • Customer notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring services
  • Data breach investigations
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Commercial umbrella insurance

This policy boosts the limits of general liability insurance, commercial auto insurance, and employer's liability insurance to protect against the most expensive kinds of lawsuits.

  • Multi-vehicle auto accidents
  • Customer injury lawsuits
  • Employee injury lawsuits
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How much does insurance cost for automotive services?

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A small auto body shop with a few workers will pay less for insurance than a larger shop. Factors that affect your premium include:

  • Type of business and its services
  • Value of your equipment and repair facility
  • Business size and revenue
  • Other types of coverage, such as garage keepers insurance
  • Policy limits and deductibles
  • History of insurance claims
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How do I get auto body shop insurance?

It’s easy to get auto body shop insurance coverage if you have your business information on hand. Our insurance application will ask for basic facts about your shop, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find coverage that fits your auto body shop, whether you work independently or hire employees. Get quotes for garage liability insurance and other policies today.

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