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San Francisco Gas Station Insurance: Driving Away With the Gas Pump

San Francisco Gas Station Insurance Driving Away With the Gas PumpSan Francisco Gas Station Insurance: Driving Away With the Gas Pump

Driving away with the gas pump still in your car is an extremely common occurrence. Yet, many drivers are afraid of facing the cost of repair, which may not be that much depending on damages. After multiple incidents, we wanted to develop some of these claims and the potential cost for San Francisco gas station owner or car owner.

Every person will act different in each situation. From the San Francisco gas station owner to the owner of the vehicle, each party must act appropriately.  According to Paul Fiore, executive vice president of the service station association Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades, how the situation is handled often depends on the gas station. “The policies in place will be as varied as the owners’ and managers’ personalities,” he said. “Each company will have their own approach to this delicate situation. Is it a good customer? Did the customer get an ‘attitude’ right away as if it was the gas station’s fault? Every little thing is a factor in deciding how an owner or manager handles a customer that has damaged store property, and I would imagine it is no different across the retailing spectrum.”

The claim amount may vary depending on a multitude of factors. For instance, if it’s just the pump itself that is broken, an average claim may be only $1,000-$2,000. Yet, this is just a starting base for gas station owners. For most San Francisco gas station owners, the tight limit of your gasoline station’s allocated space limits your ability for a large number of gasoline pumps. For most gasoline stations in San Francisco, this might only mean 4-6 gasoline pumps, so when one pump is out of order a loss of revenue could increase the cost of the claim significantly.

DiNicola Insurance Services is uniquely qualified to be that strategic partner. We offer specialty programs for businesses that make up the energy sector including:

  • Fuel transportation industry – jobbers and haulers
  • Retail and wholesale distribution of home heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and lubricants
  • Gasoline stations (including those with convenience stores)

We provide Gasoline Station Insurance throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Mateo, San Jose, Alameda, and Marin County, California. To get started on a complete insurance program for your business needs, contact us by phone at 855.247.1912.

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