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5 Halloween Pranks Covered by Comprehensive and Collision Auto Insurance Policies
Elephant Auto Insurance posted a festive infographic featuring 5 notorious Halloween pranks covered by comprehensive auto insurance.
We have a text version of the infographic here for your review! So, over the weekend, if you and your customers had to deal with…
1. Airborne Pumpkins
Comprehensive coverage protects you from airborne jack-o-lanterns (pumpkins) that cause damage to your vehicle. Pumpkins flying through the air – known to some as pumpkin chunkin’ – has grown in popularity over the years. If you find yourself a victim of an aerial pumpkin attack this Halloween, you can feel safe knowing that comprehensive insurance covers these damages.
2. Black Cats
Don’t get spooked! Collision insurance covers damages to your car that result from hitting a tree after swerving to miss a black cat. Sadly, if a black cat runs out in front of your car and is hit causing damage to your vehicle, those damages would be covered under your comprehensive insurance.
3. Ghostly Decoration Damages
Damages caused by decorations that crash into your car are covered by comprehensive insurance. Damages to your car caused by crashing into stationary decorations are covered by your collision insurance. If your neighbor’s scarecrow takes flight and crashes into your car, or if while driving home from a fun night of trick-or-treating a ghostly inflatable decoration rolls out into the street and crashes into your car, any dent or ding would be covered by your comprehensive insurance.
4. Toilet Papered Car
If the pranksters scratch your car while wrapping it in TP-comprehensive will cover the damage. This Halloween prank for the most part is harmless. However, if you find that the prankster scratched your car while wrapping it in two-ply, your insurance company will probably consider this an act of vandalism and your comprehensive coverage would cover this damage.
5. You Got Egged
Arguably the most notorious, comprehensive coverage will protect your vehicle from any Halloween egging’s. Eggs can wreak havoc on your car’s paint job. If you are the victim of this Halloween prank, washing off the egg residue may spare your car’s paint job.
Over $1 million – cost of Halloween vandalism.
Cars are, on average, twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween.
An average of 1,253 claims made on Halloween.
$1,528 – average cost per claim on Halloween.
See the infographic below!