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Pre-season checklist for boat or RV.

By April 3, 2018 Personal Insurance


Start the season off right! Review these tips before you even leave the storage facility.

□ Remove covers and inspect the entire vehicle to ensure everything is in good working order.
□ Make sure tires have the proper air pressure.
□ Check fluid levels and make sure there are no leaks.
□ Before starting the vehicle, check under the hood for any animals or birds that may have nested.
□ Check all batteries and cables. Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
□ Test headlights and brake lights.
□ Be sure to replace boat plugs before putting in the water.
□ Ensure state certifications or registrations are up-to-date.
□ Review your owner’s manual, or take the vehicle to a dealership or service location to make sure it’s ready.
□Take your boat to a qualified marina for a detailed inspection.

And review your insurance policy with your agent for the optional specialized coverages you may need, such as Roadside Assistance, Emergency On-Water Towing and uninsured boater. And it is a good idea to have a Personal Umbrella policy of you own a toy.