Third party or comprehensive insurance?

Motor vehicles are without doubt one of life’s necessities rather than the luxury item that they used to be many decades ago. That is why car insurance is also a necessity, as it helps to prevent the car owner from having to pay potentially huge sums of money in the event of theft or damage. Most cars in South Africa are covered by third party insurance which covers fire and theft. If you want a more comprehensive insurance policy, there are many insurance companies out there.

01-07-05_0131

(Photo credit: ‘Scratch’)

Third party insurance is fine if you have to stick to a budget; however, this type of cover is not going to cover you for the costs of damage caused by having a road traffic accident that was your fault. If you want to make sure that there are no hefty repair or compensation bills about to head your way, then you should opt for a comprehensive motor vehicle insurance policy.

Car insurance quotes can be obtained from many different insurance companies that specialize in providing motor vehicle insurance policies. Car insurance quotes are an estimate of the cost of covering your motor vehicle against loss and damage and is provided free of charge (if a company wants you to pay for an insurance quote, politely decline and move on) to the vehicle owner.

With everyone looking to save money due to the difficult global financial situation, a lot of people are looking to make substantial savings when the time comes to renew their motor vehicle insurance. That is why you need to compare as many quotes as you can, from as many different motor vehicle insurance companies as possible. That way you will have a clearer picture of who can offer you the best deal on your car insurance.

The best (and by far the easiest) way to compare multiple car insurance quotes, is to look on the internet. There are more and more companies that are dealing with their customers, exclusively online and this can be a great money saver. Because they are doing all of their business online they have less expenses and this means that they can offer better discounts on car insurance policies.

Car insurance is great as it helps to protect your car from unwanted damage or loss and this is especially true if your car is your only means of getting around. If you were to lose your car, then without adequate insurance, you may not be in a position to replace it.

Thanks to the internet, it is now easier than ever before to compare motor vehicle insurance quotes from a number of different motor vehicle insurance companies. With so many different companies out there vying for business, it is no wonder that the cost of motor vehicle insurance is fast becoming a better value for the money. This amount of competition can only be good for the consumer and is leading to an upsurge in the amount of discounted insurance policies that the average person can choose from.

 


Shop Around For Your Car Insurance Quotes

Car owners in South Africa should be aware that fully comprehensive motor vehicle insurance is not as expensive as they might think, if you know where to look. So how do you go about searching for the best car insurance quote?

Joyride Terminus

Joyride Terminus (Photo credit: IntangibleArts)

When it comes to motor vehicle insurance, searching for a policy that suits both your needs and your budget can seem a bit daunting. There are a few things that you will need to think about when it comes to searching for car insurance quotes online.

Firstly, you will need to take your time and do not opt for the first tempting car insurance quote that you come across. Using a website that allows you to compare quotes from a number of different companies is a good place to start, as they will list the outline details of what each insurance company has to offer, all on one page. Once you have found one or two insurance quotes that catch your eye, then you can click on the link that will take you to a page that will list the full details of what that particular insurance company has to offer.

Motor vehicle insurance companies will offer differing quotes and some companies will offer the same policies for less money. Furthermore, there are companies that will allow you to pay your monthly premiums via the internet. This can help you to avoid the unnecessary cancellation of your policy due to your latest payment getting lost in the post.

When searching for car insurance quotes on the internet you will probably be surprised by just how much each company’s policies differ from one another. Some will offer discounts for having more than one car on the same policy whilst others will reward older or safer drivers with a lower premium.

If you have a poor driving record or are below a certain age (typically 25) you may find that most of the motor vehicle insurance quotes you receive will be quite high. Insurance companies do this in order to offset the risk of paying out on a premium, which for someone who is a careless or inexperienced driver is likely to happen. Insurance companies do not like to pay out, but they are more than happy to take your money. If they think that there is a high risk of them having to pay out on an insurance premium in the future, you can expect to be paying a lot more money than an older safer driver.

If you already have a fully comprehensive motor vehicle insurance policy with an insurer, and it is up for renewal, then you may find that you can negotiate a lower monthly premium if you have been with them a long time and not made a claim. Of course, they are under no obligation to provide you with a cheaper monthly premium, and it is for that reason that you should be prepared to look elsewhere in order to save yourself some money.

Comparing Car Insurance Quotes

Accidents Will Happen

Accidents Will Happen (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

If you are searching for cheap car insurance quotes, then you will need to think about which insurance companies are in a position to be able to offer you the best deals. Having your own personal motor vehicle insurance is important when you are driving in South Africa as you need to make sure that you are covered against any unwanted damage to your car.

There are a lot of different companies out there who are currently in a position to offer competitive rates for motor vehicle insurance. Trying to negotiate through all of the information and data can sometimes be a bit of a chore, not to mention, confusing. As it is, a lot of people end up paying more than they need to for their motor vehicle insurance and this is because trying to find the best deal can be difficult.

Most of the different motor vehicle insurance companies will offer a wide variety of car insurance plans, depending on the vehicle size and proficiency of the driver. It is important to make sure that you provide the insurance company with as much detailed, up-to-date and honest information that you can, as this will allow them to tailor the insurance quote to suit your situation.

You can also search for those insurance companies that have offers and discounts for drivers who have an accident free driving history, because safer drivers are deemed as less of an insurance risk. However, just because you have an insurance policy at a discounted price, does not mean that you automatically have the best policy. This is something that you will need to look into before signing on the dotted line. Check the insurance policy against those of other companies in order to be completely sure that you are about to sign up for the best insurance policy for you. Get plenty of car insurance quotes, as many as you can, as this will help you to find out which one will suit your circumstances best.

Some insurance companies will also offer discounted motor vehicle insurance policies for students as well as women drivers. So if you fall into this category then it is worth asking for any special discounts that they might be offering for your demographic.

Finding the best value motor vehicle insurance policies in South Africa is all about comparing prices. The only way that you will be able to do this successfully is to make sure that you can get hold of as many quotes, from as many different insurance companies, as possible. Ask them about their special discounts for older, student or female drivers and keep comparing, in order to find the best deal for your motor vehicle insurance needs. No one wants to pay too much for their motor vehicle insurance and neither should you, as signing up to the wrong policy is going to cost you more money in the long run as well as maybe even leaving you without adequate cover for your car.

 


Cheap Car Insurance For Young Drivers

The latest statistics indicated that young drivers under the age of 25 are most commonly listed as an additional driver on their parents’ car insurance policy. However, in recent months it has become increasingly noted that this age could well be increasing as more drivers up to the age of 31 years are listed on their parent’s policies rather than getting a policy of their own.

A car crash on Jagtvej in Copenhagen, Denmark.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The main reason for young drivers to do this is to save money on the costs associated with running a vehicle which seem to be spiraling ever upwards as countries around the globe experience economic downturns. This means that young drivers not just in South Africa, but in other countries as well, are trying to cut down on living costs. In addition to putting their names on the insurance policies, many young people are moving back into their parents’ homes as well.

 

Car insurance can be fairly expensive, especially for people under 25 who are classed as a high risk by insurance providers. Most countries have legal requirements for car insurance so younger drivers need to find ways to meet the cost. Here in South Africa, auto insurance is not yet mandatory which could tempt young drivers to opt out of securing cover unless they can take advantage of being added to their parents’ car insurance policies. Being added as a secondary driver is not that big of an issue, but it does come with certain guidelines which should be adhered to. The secondary driver is only allowed to drive occasionally, but many parents are actually adding their children onto car insurance policies in their names in order to get a cheaper deal when in fact the young person is the main driver. This can result in the policy being made void if this is uncovered by investigators. However, thanks to autoinsurance.co.za it is possible for young drivers to get cheap car insurance of their own.

 

Instead of having to spend time checking with multiple insurance providers, you should instead enter a few key pieces of information into our form and we will do all of the searching for you. We then return a list of viable options to you so that you can compare prices and policies. This allows you to find the most suitable cheap car insurance to meet your needs with a minimal amount of fuss.

 

Comprehensive Car Insurance

Having a car and driving is not only something that provides individuals with their freedom, but it also requires drivers to be responsible. One of the most important factors related to driving is having some form of auto insurance. The best type to have is car comprehensive insurance. This type of auto insurance will protect you, passengers in your vehicle, your vehicle, and anyone you my come in contact with in the event of an accident.

A car crash on Jagtvej in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Car comprehensive insurance is typically more expensive than other policies, but it also offers more coverage. Depending on the type of coverage you have, if you are involved in some type of automobile accident, certain policies will cover the majority of the costs for repairs, saving you drastically on out of pocket expenses. The more comprehensive your policy the better your coverage will be in case of accidents.

Another benefit of getting car comprehensive includes the costs involved in replacing your vehicle that is insured. If you are in an accident that destroys your car, and repairs are not possible, or your vehicle is stolen, with the proper policy, the insurance company will provide you with the costs of replacing your vehicle. Additional items that are covered with car comprehensive insurance include, damage done to your vehicle as a result of acts of nature, or hijacking.

When searching for the right insurance policy for you, it is important to look at all of the benefits that are included. A car comprehensive policy that is more expensive will have more benefits than less expensive ones. Additionally, comprehensive insurance policies may vary from company to company. It is important to call and speak with the insurance agencies before accepting policy terms. By talking to an agent, you can verify the terms of your insurance policy and all of the benefits that you will receive with your car comprehensive insurance policy.