Compare & Buy Car, Bike and Health Insurance Online - InsuranceDekho
Claim, renew, manage & moreLogin

Things To Check Before Buying Car Insurance

Written by Sumit Arora
Updated On Oct 16, 20232 min read

This article tells you the things you must know about before buying car insurance

Are you looking for the finest car insurance policy? Experts believe that making a well-informed selection about vehicle insurance may benefit the policyholder in a variety of ways. While having current car insurance coverage is required to drive a vehicle, insurers now provide a variety of additional advantages to select from. When it comes to purchasing a new car insurance policy or renewing an existing one, for example, many people make a hasty decision. As a result, they get car insurance coverage that meets the legal requirements set out by motor vehicle insurance regulations but fails to give acceptable benefits to him/her.

This is why insurance experts stress the necessity of conducting thorough research before buying car insurance coverage. Furthermore, the insurer chosen can influence the insurance experience in terms of premiums, service, deductibles, and add-ons.

Things To Check Before Buying Car Insurance

Things To Go Over Before Buying A Car Insurance

You can maximise your insurance purchase and get more benefits if you have a basic grasp of vehicle insurance. Here’s how -

  • Check The Type Of Insurance

A simple automobile insurance coverage, such as third-party insurance, for example, may not give any compensation to the policyholder if a claim is required. A third-party vehicle insurance coverage only covers damages to others in the event of an automobile accident involving the policyholder.

A car insurance policy, on the other hand, may offer coverage for both the victim and the owner of the vehicle in the event of an accident. Comprehensive insurance, as the name implies, gives greater protection - both to the policyholder and to those involved in the accident - and so costs more.

  • Premium Vs Insured Value

The insured value, commonly known as the insured declared value (IDV), is the cost of purchasing or renewing an insurance policy. Experts in the field of insurance suggest picking a vehicle insurance coverage that is both appropriate for one's needs and inexpensive. They advise against making a hasty selection based on what the insurance is giving without first analysing your personal needs.

The insured value, or IDV, is the entire amount that the insurer is responsible for in the event of a valid claim. A car insurance policy, for example, may have a cheap premium but a low covered value. Experts advise that before purchasing a policy, you should do a thorough assessment of your car insurance needs, taking into account the numerous riders and types of coverage contained in the policy, as well as the premium charged and the insured value, to discover the best match.

  • Additional Features

Many insurers now provide specialised services. One of them is breakdown support, which includes a hotline and roadside assistance as part of the insurance coverage. Some insurance companies can provide help in the event that a car key is lost. Experts advise compiling a list of desirable features before settling on an insurer for someone willing to spend more than the bare minimum on a vehicle insurance policy.

Personal accident insurance for the policyholder's family in the event of incapacity or death, natural catastrophe cover for damage caused by specific, defined natural disasters like storms, and zero depreciation cover are examples of additional benefits.

  • Deductibles

This is the part of the damages that the car insurance policyholder is responsible for. In the event of an accident, a larger deductible implies the insurance will cover the balance of the losses. A lower premium is associated with a greater deductible.

  • No Claim Bonus (NCB)

A No Claim Bonus is a reward that a car insurance policyholder receives for not making any claims during a year, usually in the form of a discount on the annual premium payable. Before purchasing a vehicle insurance policy, it is necessary to understand the NCB in order to make the best option possible if a claim is required during the year. For example, a loss that would cost less than the no claim bonus can be covered out of pocket by the insurance policyholder, making the most of this provision. 


Many insurance companies now provide vehicle insurance plans both online and offline. Meanwhile, experts advise that before purchasing or renewing a vehicle insurance policy online, one should be aware of all of these factors and compare them to one's personal needs before making a decision.

Also Read:

When and Why Should You Avoid Making Car Insurance Claims?

Points to Remember About Car Insurance for Beginners

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard. 


This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.
Author Image
Written by Sumit Arora
View Author

 Sumit is an insurance industry veteran with more than 20 years in the industry. Sumit is a frequent columnist and speaker at major insurer conventions and is a heard name in insurance circles In his free time, Sumit likes to spend time with his family and go on trips

Explore more before buying Car Insurance

    must dotmust graphics

    Why to buy from InsuranceDekho?

    • Instant policy # within 5 mins
    • More than 45 Lac happy customers
    • Claim Support available all 7 days of the week

    People Also Read