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Car Insurance FAQ Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory to buy car insurance in India?

Yes. It is illegal to drive a car on Indian roads without car insurance.

Disclaimer - *Conditions apply. This product is offered under the Group Insurance scheme wherein Bajaj Finance Limited is the Master policyholder. The insurance coverage is provided by our partner Insurance Company. Bajaj Finance Limited does not underwrite the risk. IRDAI Corporate Agency Registration Number CA0101. The above mentioned benefits and premium amount are subject to various factors such as age of insured, lifestyle habits, health, etc (if applicable). BFL does NOT hold any responsibility for the issuance, quality, serviceability, maintenance and any claims post sale. This product provides insurance coverage. Purchase of this product is purely voluntary in nature. BFL does not compel any of its customers to mandatorily purchase any third party products.”

Do private and commercial vehicles both need insurance?

Yes, all cars need insurance, be it private or commercial.

What should I do if I have a car accident?

- Take immediate safety precautions like inform the police, ambulance (if needed), and switch on the hazard lights.

- Collect the details of everyone involved in the accident like all drivers, passengers, and witnesses.

- Contact your insurance company and start your claim procedure.

How can I reduce my car insurance premium?

Few ways to reduce the premium:

- Pay annual premium instead of monthly premium

- Research the market and choose an affordable policy

- Customise your policy with only necessary add-ons

When can I renew my car insurance?

Renew your car insurance online. You will be notified in advance of the expiry date, renew it within the grace period.

What amount can I insure my car for?

The insurance amount is calculated based on several factors, like your car type, model, loans involved etc. Insurance companies customise a quote based on your needs and policy type.

What is No-claim Bonus (NCB)?

If you don’t make any claim during the whole year, you get up to 20% No-claim bonus. This gets deducted from the subsequent year’s premium for your car insurance policy.

Why do I need car insurance?

If you are driving on the roads, you must have car insurance. Here’s why:

1. Mandatory law: Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is illegal to drive on Indian roads without car insurance.

2. Unexpected expenses: A car accident is an unforeseen event that can incur a huge amount of expenses. Not having car insurance can hit your savings and leave you cash-strapped.

3. Third party damages: Damaging someone else’s property or vehicle due to a collision can land you in a nasty situation. If you have car insurance you can get the third party damages compensated without any hassle.