The car that you drive is not just a vehicle that transports you but is also the one that protects you and the ones you drive around. The most important thing that you can do to protect your expensive car is to give it adequate motor insurance coverage. Your motor insurance would not only protect the vehicle, but the driver and passengers on the car and also third party liability, is any, arising out of accident. At present in India all vehicles plying on the roads are required to have insurance. Most people ignore motor insurance and consider it an evil drain of money.
While opting for insurance it is a must to get the facts straight. Read up the company websites and policy wordings to understand the benefits offered and you can easily find the best policy convenient for you.
There are simple explanations behind the jargons. In India we have the -Insured’s Declared Value’. It is the current market value of the vehicle. Another such is -no claims bonus’. No claims bonus is awarded when the policy holder has not made any insurance claims in the previous policy period. Always give out valid details while buying the policy so that you do not face problems during the claim. Consider choosing add ons which are beneficial for you and could provide you additional discounts.
The car insurance policy in India is valid for one year and is to be renewed every year. Generally for the first year the showrooms have tie-ins and one is forced to take the policy along with the car. When it is time for renewal one can switch insurers. Do a comparison before purchasing a policy to get an insurance that offers you more in terms of benefits, no claim bonus at a competitive premium. One must start comparing premiums and policy terms sometime before the renewal date. Once the policy has lapsed you cannot take the car out without the worry that you will have to pay for the slightest scratch from your pocket. So renew your car insurance policy in due time.
The premium rates vary as per the location, for example, between the city and town it is more for cities. This rate once determined continues even if the owner has moved from city to town. Remember to check for own damage and third party damage cover. Insurers charge different rates for the same kind of policies so it is best to check the premiums online.
Do not be overwhelmed by all the advertisements and solicitation mails. Only you know your requirement best. Check and compare and trust in your judgment. Read up all the available literature and armed with facts choose wisely.
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