Motor insurance can cover your motor vehicle against accidental damage and theft. It can also protect you from the financial costs of repairing or replacing another person’s vehicle in an accident where you’re at fault.
If your car is damaged in an accident where you’re at fault, having comprehensive motor insurance helps to pay for repairs – or can replace it all together if your car is written off.
If your car is stolen, comprehensive motor insurance can pay you the agreed or market value, so you can buy another car.
Third party property damage (TPPD) insurance – can cover the costs you may be liable to pay if you are at fault and damage or write off someone else’s car – is also available as a standalone policy. However, if you only have this cover, there’s no cover for any damage to your own car.
|Cover to help repair or replace your vehicle if it’s damaged or stolen.||Cover for the cost of a rental car for up to 14 days, if your car is stolen.|
|Cover to help you pay for damage you cause to another person’s vehicle.||For financed cars, cover for 50% of the difference of the finance gap between the insured value and the vehicle’s contract residual value following a total loss.|
|A replacement of the same make and model if your new vehicle is written off within three years and has less than 60,000 kilometers.||An automatic 21 days cover on replacement vehicles.|
|Choice of your own repairer or one from our preferred repairer panel.||Up to $30 million of legal liability cover.|
|Repair guarantee for materials and workmanship on authorised repairs.||The option to include one excess free windscreen claim per year.|
|Re-keying and re-coding of vehicle keys if they are stolen.||The option to include hire car cover following an accident. No additional excess except for young or inexperienced drivers if they are named.|
Each policy is different, but generally you won’t be covered if the vehicle is:
In addition, there is a deductible/excess.
There are other exclusions which your Insurance broker can outline for you
On her way home from work, Sylvia was involved in a minor accident with a SUV, which was her fault. While the other car had a minor scratch, her car had some serious damage.
After pulling over, Sylvia contacted her insurance broker who took some details and arranged for her car to be towed and assessed. Because her policy also contained a rental car inclusion, they helped Sylvia arrange a hire car so that she could get to work while her car was off the road.
An assessor contacted her the next day, letting her know that her car could be fixed and that her insurance would cover the cost. They arranged to have it repaired at her smash repairer of choice. While she was waiting for her car to be repaired, Sylvia had access to the rental car – with the cost also covered by her policy.
Important note – the information provided here is general advice only and had been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. A product disclosure statement (PDS) is available from your insurance broker. You should consider the PDS in deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold, business insurance.