Quality Car Insurance: What To Look For?
Car insurance policies have a host of features. This guide is to check which features are absolutely important, highly encouraged or a plus in quality car insurance.
The Essentials Of Quality Car Insurance
These features are the most important when buying car insurance – they cannot be done without. Look for these when buying car insurance:
Repairs or replacements of the windshield from an authorized auto shop. However, this does not include sunroofs and windows.
Personal belongings insurance
Reparation for loss of personal belongings in the car during an unfavorable incident such as fire, theft or accident. But, the exception is money or credit cards, as well as items in an open car or a convertible, unless hidden in the trunk.
Reparation for the loss of keys to the car. Please do not leave car keys on or inside the car, as this does not cover it. It also excludes keys that an immediate family member or housemate takes without permission.
No claims discount
Protection of no claim discount without any loss following a claim. There are limits to the number of claims within a certain period of time – check what the insurance company allows.
Coverage of the cost of removal of an immobilized vehicle, from the scene of an accident to a nearby repairer.
Provision of a courtesy car in the course of a major accident, limited to a certain number of days while the car is in the garage.
Guaranteed coverage of any repair work through the insurer’s approved auto shop. It will not include the cost of repair work at a garage of personal choice.
The Wish-List of Quality Car Insurance
While these features are not as important and exclusively come as add-ons, they are, however, beneficial to include in the policy for reasons you will see below:
In the event of car theft or damage in a major disaster, where the cost of repair is above a percentage of the retail price, the insurer will replace with a brand new car of the same make and specification.
Stereo and Satellite Navigation
If there is loss or damage to stereo and/or satellite navigation equipment, the insurer will provide cover. Though, this will not include non-manufacturer equipment.
The insurance company will arrange for the transport of passengers from the scene of an accident. There will be a limit to the number of passengers.
The insurance company will pay for the cost of the hotel if the passengers are not able to continue their journey or reach home.
24 Hr. Helpline
The insurance company will provide a 24-hour helpline to call in the event of an emergency.
The insurance company will provide roadside assistance if the car breaks down and it needs repair or transport to a garage.
Other Options of Quality Car Insurance
These features are once again not important. Furthermore, they are not applicable to every driver, as they are specifically tailored for a certain segment:
Insurance driving abroad
The insurance company will provide the same level of cover when the insuree drives their car abroad.
Child car seat insurance
The insurance company will also replace the loss or damage to a child’s car seat during an accident in a vehicle.
Enhanced courtesy car
This option allows for enhancing the type of courtesy car to a larger vehicle.
After knowing what to look for in an ideal car insurance policy, it is time to compare quotes. Call us toll-free at 800 POLICY, click on the link or fill in the details underneath.
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Originally published Feb 24, 2020 18:29:42 PM, updated Jun 20, 2021