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It’s common when running a business to use your personal car for work purposes. However, you may require commercial auto insurance to ensure you are properly protected. Unfortunately, the difference between commercial and personal auto insurance can be tricky to understand. Many people are driving their vehicles thinking that they are properly covered, when in reality they are not. Here is a quick guide to the differences between commercial and personal auto insurance. 

Differences Between Commercial and Personal Auto Insurance

Whenever you get behind the wheel, you are putting yourself at risk. The risks are physical, but also financial if you are liable for damages or injuries. However, if you are using your vehicle for commercial purposes, there may be different risks involved than if you are using it for personal use. 

Personal coverage is geared towards providing protection for personal use. Commercial coverage may need to be more comprehensive since using your vehicle for work could involve different risks. It could depend on the industry you are in, such as construction, or the type of work you do. In general, a personal coverage plan will not cover activities undertaken while you are working, and a commercial policy will not cover you for personal activities. 

Commercial Automobile Coverage

There are thousands of deaths on roads in the United States every year. You never know when disaster might strike, and you want to make sure that your business is protected against any claims that may be made against you. You might drive between work sites, or have a delivery business of some kind, but no matter what, you need commercial auto insurance you can trust

Your commercial auto coverage should be custom designed so that you are protected against the specific risks of your business. Because of this, there are many possible policy options. It’s important to look them over carefully to make sure that you are properly protected. Not all insurance providers provide the same options either, so find one that is flexible. Be as diligent as possible. You never want to find out that you are not covered for something when it comes time that you actually need it. Must haves when it comes to commercial auto coverage include: 

Personal injury for anyone in the vehicle, which includes yourself, your employees, or any passengers that you might have. Coverage should include lost wages and medical costs. Coverage against injuries or damages when loading or unloading the vehicle. This is especially important if deliveries are a part of your business, or if you need to transport tools or other objects that might cause injury or damage. Coverage to replace the car if it is damaged and needs repairs. When you are operating a vehicle for your business, any downtime will affect your business’s bottom line. With this coverage, you can continue to operate until your vehicle is ready to go. 

Personal Auto Insurance

Personal auto insurance is meant for the day-to-day activities for which you might use your vehicle. This includes going to work and school, shopping, personal tips, and even a small amount of business use if necessary. Someone may have a job that requires traveling to different work sites but that doesn’t carry extra risks, and still be covered under a personal plan. This could include real estate agents who head from home to home on a regular basis. At the very least, your personal auto coverage should include: 

Liability coverage that protects you financially if you are found liable for an accident causing injury or death. Accident benefits coverage will help if you are injured and require medical and

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: Commercial vs. Personal Auto Insurance
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75361/commercial-vs-personal-auto-insurance
Published Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 16:11:45 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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