When you buy a car, and perhaps even before you buy one, you have to purchase car insurance. Sure, there’s another chunk of some very large change you did not think about when you were trying to fit your dream car into your budget. But don’t fret; there are several advantages to having motor car insurance. Right off the bat, number one being that you are on the right side of the law since car insurance is mandatory by law in India.
Basically car insurance covers you and your car for loss or damage caused to the vehicle. There are two ways to think about how the insurance works. One is a comprehensive policy. This offers full coverage all possible accidents like bumps, dents, mechanical issues and even theft. Some policies don’t offer coverage to include acts of nature like hurricanes, monsoons, etc, so check to make sure your policy does include it somewhere. The other kind of car insurance is third party coverage, which means the payment for the car insurance claims is made to a third party in the case of an accident.
The major benefit of having car insurance is that it acts like a safety net during an unforeseen emergency. The cost of the premium and installments are not as bad as the cost to repair major damage or even to replace the car in the case of loss and theft. The second major benefit is that many claims include medical cover too. If a legal problem may arise, some claims go to the extent of paying the legal fees. So the next time you are driving down the road, you can do so fearlessly knowing that you are covered in the event of an accident, a hospitalisation or a legal boil.
Several insurance companies have tie-ups with car manufacturers and dealers, so you can always pick up your policy on the spot. If you sell your car, or buy it from a previous owner, the policy is transferable and the paperwork for this will take care of it. Nowadays you can get your motor car insurance online in a jiffy. This helps you save time so convenience is no longer an issue. What should determine your choice is what is the best car insurance for you and your needs? Some companies offer an interest-free payment of premiums if they are done online. In fact a really good policy will also include repayment on replaced parts, offer a lump sum against each day of hospitalisation, provide cover for roadside assistance like dealing with minor breakdowns, flat tyres, lockouts, lost keys, alternate transport, etc. Also a cashless facility at a network of garages makes life really convenient.
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