How To Keep Vital Documents Safe In A Disaster
As you may have heard, the strong Santa Ana winds are raking havoc in the California landscape, destroying acres of property and putting people in danger.
It is never good to see personal property of any kind damaged. From one car-guy to another, the twisted, blackened shells of vintage cars and trucks is heartbreaking. This once-gleaming pride and joy is reduced to smoldering wreckage. So how to you protect your ownership documentation when filing a classic-, vintage-, auto- or vehicle claim?
Our friends at Hagerty say the best place to keep your vehicle title, is in a fireproof safe or safe deposit box, not your glovebox. It is not just another piece of paper like the registration or insurance paperwork.
So what happens in the “it’s too late” situation that many are facing? Depending on which state you live in, they may handle a stolen, lost or destroyed title differently. Call your Department of Motor Vehicles to find out the process you need to go through to obtain a new title.
If it hasn’t happened to you, don’t let this be one of those “I wish I would have listened” moments. We all do it. Procrastination is normal is our very busy lives. However, making those things you want to protect a priority will save you a lot of headaches later.
So no matter if you are in the freezing cold of the North East, in the hot blazes of California, or in the mountains of Colorado when they flooded the state a few years ago – make sure you are protecting your auto title. In fact, you should do this same thing with your will, any other titles you have, birth certificates, passports, financial and insurance documents, military service identification, etc.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends keeping these very important documents in a fireproof and waterproof container that can be grabbed quickly if you need to leave your home.
Have a great day!
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