Auto Detailing and Car Wash Business Insurance

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Whether you run a car wash or specialize in detailing, damage to a customer’s vehicle is always a possibility. Detailing or car wash insurance protects against lawsuits over scratched paint and other risks.

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What types of insurance do auto detailers and car washes need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common vehicle cleaning risks.

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General liability insurance

General liability covers basic auto detailing and car wash risks, such as damage to a customer’s vehicle. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Accidental vehicle damage
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is required in almost every state for detailing and car wash businesses that have employees. It can cover medical costs for work-related injuries.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Business owner’s policy

A BOP bundles property insurance with general liability insurance. It's often one of the most cost-effective types of commercial insurance for auto detailers and car washes.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damage to customer vehicles
  • Damage to business property
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy covers expenses from accidents involving a business vehicle. It also covers vehicle damage, such as damage to a mobile detailer’s truck or a mobile car wash van.

BEST FOR
  • Physical damage and collision coverage
  • Injuries caused to another person
  • Vandalism and theft
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How much does insurance cost for auto services and dealers?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Auto services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Why do auto detailing and car wash businesses need insurance?

Constant work on other people’s cars means accidental damage is bound to happen. Water at a car wash might leak through a sunroof, or a detailer could damage a dashboard while cleaning it. Auto detailing and car wash insurance policies protect against auto damage, injuries, and other risks.

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