About Car Insurance in Chennai
Chennai, the cultural capital of southern India. But there’s a lot more to the city than its Marina Beach (the second longest in the world), spectacular temples always resounding with dance and music, and of course filter coffee. For instance, not many people know that the College of Engineering, Guindy, the first Engineering College in India, started as a Civil Survey School in 1794 with just one student. Or that over 30 per cent of India’s automobile industry is based in and around Chennai, which is why it is also known as the “Detroit of India.” As a car owner in Chennai, you must know that car insurance is a must for any vehicle. But before you insure your vehicle, remember that buying the cheapest policy is not necessarily the best policy. After all, in the unfortunate event of a mishap while driving to the hill stations of Ooty, Yercaud, or Kodaikanal, or during a weekend trip to the old French colonial town of Puducherry, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your policy covers the damage. Don’t fret. LGI, a trusted motor insurance brand, has you covered. Whether you opt for a simple third party policy or a full comprehensive cover, you can rest assured that you will not have to run from pillar to post in case of an accident.
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Types of car insurance policies
Third Party Insurance
Driving without a Third Party or Liability Only insurance policy is a punishable offence under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. This policy, however, only covers loss or damage suffered by a third party in case of an accident arising out of the use of the insured vehicle. Remember that it does not cover any loss or damage to the insured vehicle or to the insured.
As the name suggests, this is an all-inclusive policy which offers complete coverage for loss or damage to the third party as well as to you in case of an accident, damage or theft.
Liberty General Insurance also offers various add-on covers such as depreciation cover, passenger assist, consumable cover, engine safe cover, GAP value cover, key loss cover, and roadside assistance cover. You can pick and choose from these depending on your needs and budget.
Own Damage (OD) Cover
This policy covers damage caused by fire, explosion, lightning, burglary or housebreaking or theft, riots and strikes, earthquakes (fire and shock damage), typhoons or floods, riots and malicious acts, terror activity, etc.
What the own damage insurance does not cover
- Damage to third-party vehicle
- Damage to third-party property
- Injuries caused to other people in an accident
- Normal wear-and-tear of the vehicle
- Mechanical and electrical breakdown
- A vehicle being used other than in accordance with the limitations as to use. For example, if you use your Private car for commercial purposes.
- Damage to/by person driving without a valid driving license
- Loss or damage caused while riding under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance
- Consequential loss
What’s the best way of buying car insurance?
You can purchase car insurance either online or at any of our offices across the country. However, we recommend that you buy it online since it will be convenient for you. Moreover, it will be more environment-friendly since paperwork is not involved. You will get a soft copy of the insurance policy after purchase.
If you are a new car owner or want to port your insurance policy from another company to LGI online, you can do so in the following way. New customers or those porting their policy can visit here, while those renewing their policy can visit here.
Do I have to renew my four-wheeler insurance every year?
That depends on whether you have a single-year or multi-year policy. In any event, car insurance policies have to be renewed on time, or they will expire. If you’re driving with an expired policy, your claim will not be entertained in case of an accident. Doing it online is so much quicker, and thus is your best option. While renewing, do remember to choose some add-ons so that you get much better coverage.
What are the factors that influence the premium for a car insurance policy?
Several factors determine the premium of your insurance policy, including:
- Insured Declared Value (IDV) of the vehicle
- Cubic Capacity of the vehicle
- Geographical Zones (City of Vehicle Registration). Your premium in Chennai will be different from a car registered in Mumbai or Delhi or Bangalore
- Age of the vehicle
- Claim History of the Vehicle
- Selection of Voluntary Deductibles in the motor insurance policy
What is No Claim Bonus or NCB in four wheeler insurance?
No-claim bonus (NCB) is a discount in OD premium offered by vehicle insurance companies on car insurance if an Insured has not made a single claim during the term of the motor insurance policy. No Claim Bonus (NCB) is offered to an insured as per the NCB Slab. An insured becomes entitled to NCB only at the renewal of a policy (which was bought as a new car insurance policy) after the expiry of the full duration of 12 months.
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