Swansea Illinois All-Terrain Vehicle Insurance Coverage is Very Affordable
Many people own ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), whether they’re used for work or play. Unfortunately, many of ATV owners are not covered by their Home or Auto Insurance policy. If their ATV is stolen or badly damaged it may not be covered. MJM Insurance® of Swansea can help you get the Swansea Illinois all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage you need to protect you and your investment.
Many states require ATV insurance for vehicles operated on state-owned land, and your homeowners policy might not cover you, or other riders on your ATV, if you ride off your own property. That’s why Swansea Illinois all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage is especially important.
There are several types of ATVs and MJM Insurance® of Swansea can help you get the correct Swansea Illinois all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage you need. The types of all-terrain vehicles include:
Off-Road Utility Vehicles
A “Utility vehicle” is “any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-three inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of 1,850 pounds or less, traveling on four or six wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance purposes.”
- Utility vehicles do not meet the definition of a motor vehicle or ATV, and will not be titled and registered. Examples of off-road utility vehicles include, but are not limited to:
- Max/Buffalo, Etc.
- Utility vehicles cannot be operated upon the highways of this state unless they are:The operator must have a valid driver license, but does not have to be motorcycle qualified.
- Owned and operated by governmental entity for official use,
- Operated for agricultural or industrial on-premise purposes, or
- Operated by handicapped persons for short distances on secondary roads.
- Cities/counties are allowed to issue special permits for utility vehicles to be used on county roads within the county or on highways within the city to licensed drivers for a fee of $15. The fee is to be kept by such city/county.
- The seller of a utility vehicle is responsible for collecting and remitting all applicable state and local tax on new utility vehicles.
- Utility vehicle owners may qualify for a “farm use” tax exemption.
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles
A “Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle” is “any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-four inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of two thousand pounds or less, traveling on four or more nonhighway tires, with a nonstraddle seat, and steering wheel, which may have access to ATV trails.”
- Recreational off-highway vehicles do not meet the definition of a motor vehicle or ATV, and will not be titled and registered.
MJM Insurance® of Swansea offers a variety of ATV insurance coverages, including:
In most circumstances, Comprehensive ATV insurance coverage pays for damage to your ATV if it’s caused by an event other than a collision. For instance, if your ATV is damaged by fire, theft, vandalism, flooding, or an animal, Comprehensive coverage will likely apply. You just pay the deductible you selected, and your ATV insurance will cover the rest.
Collision pays for significant physical damage to your ATV if you hit another ATV, a tree, a parked vehicle, a big rock, a stump, a fence post, or other obstacle. You just pay the deductible you selected, and your Collision coverage will pay for the rest. Due to the rough nature in which many ATVs are used, Collision does not provide coverage for scrapes, scratches, minor dings/dents, and other cosmetic/non-structural damage.
Bodily Injury & Property Damage Liability
ATV insurance coverage offers Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability to pay for injuries to people or damage to property caused by your ATV. Liability coverage also protects your assets, up to the limits you choose.
If the person at fault for an accident doesn’t have insurance – or doesn’t have enough insurance – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury will pay for injuries and damages you suffer that the at-fault party is legally liable for, such as medical treatment and lost wages. You simply select the amount of ATV insurance coverage you want, and you’re protected up to those limits.
Several factors can affect your ATV insurance rate. You may not be able to control them all, but there are a few things you can do if you have ATV insurance coverage and want to keep your rates low:
Ride Smart. If you have violations on your driving record or claims on your ATV insurance policy, your rates will be higher. Choose the right ATV for your needs. For example, if you race ATVs, those vehicles are considered more aggressive machines, and typically cost more to insure.
Similar to Swansea Illinois all-terrain vehicle insurance coverage, MJM Insurance® of Swansea offers recreational vehicle insurance, boat insurance, powersports insurance and motorcyle insurance coverages. Owning additional ATVs on your policy will qualify you for multi policy discounts. Please contact one of our insurance agents for any assistance.
According to The Illinois Department of Revenue, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to title and pay sales tax on your newly purchased ATV. If you do not title the ATV within 30 days, there is a title penalty of $25 on the 31st day after purchase. The penalty increases another $25 for every 30 days you are late with a maximum penalty of $200.
Why Choose MJM Insurance® of Swansea?
We’re committed to outstanding customer service
We start by offering the best insurance products at a reasonable price. But it’s the MJM Insurance® of Swansea team that really set us apart from the competition. With combined experience of 60 years, our sales and support staff members can handle your transactions quickly and efficiently. We service each and every account using out team of insurance professionals and we’re always available to answer your questions.
We’re committed to professionalism
Our dedication to client service comes from a culture of professionalism and respect. All of our associates at MJM Insurance® of Swansea have strong credentials and all of our policies are presented to you in a consistent and professional manner.
We’re committed to solving problems quickly
MJM Insurance® of Swansea has unique industry relationships, allowing us to provide exclusive insurance solutions to our customers. Additionally, every staff member is trained to actively listen and provide helpful answers presented in a way in which our policy holders clearly understand.
We’re committed to earning and maintaining your trust
We believe trust is something earned by listening to our customers while providing helpful advice and support. Trust and consistent underwriting practices is what we expect from our carrier partners, and in return we owe the same level of service to you.