Are you ready for some football?
Depending on how and where you tailgate, your car can be exposed to numerous risks. The tailgate is a classic American tradition; here are a few tips on how to keep it fun and safe this season.
-When leaving the tailgating, be sure all glass bottles and any other hazards are not in your driving path.
- If you are grilling, be sure to bring a fire extinguisher
- Hide valuables from sight in your car, or don’t bring them at all. Car theft is common during game hours.
-Don’t drink and drive! It’s not worth the risk, always choose a designated driver early.
Zone Defense: Is my car covered?
Collision coverage will protect you as your travel to and from the game, but when you are at the tailgate comprehensive coverage will protect you from damages like fire, theft, vandalism and glass damage. This valuable coverage is a must for tailgaters.
In 2008, Steelers and Redskins fans returned to where their vehicles were parked to find nothing but ashes. It’s suspected that a fan had placed a grill full of hot charcoal in the trunk of a car before going into the stadium, sparking a fire that destroyed eight vehicles and damaged one or two others. It took twenty firefighters about 30 minutes to battle the blaze and caused over $150,000 worth of damage.
The Ravens have us covered on the field, but does your insurance policy cover your cars off the field? Call Rosenkilde and Associates today to speak with an agent and be sure that you’re fully covered.
Happy Football Season!