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In South Africa Motorists Buy The Most Expensive Cars But The Insurance Must Be The Cheapest!

Updated: Aug 29, 2022


This blog post is for you if you're looking for ways to save money on your premiums. We'll dispel some of the most common myths about car insurance and show you how to get the best rate possible.

Insurance Talk With Albert & Johnny




Read on to learn more!


You don't need car insurance.


Car insurance is not compulsory in South Africa, but it is always a good idea. Auto insurance protects you from costly repairs, medical bills, and lawsuits. A car insurance policy can help pay for the damages if you are involved in an accident. In addition, the cover can help protect you if your car is stolen or vandalized. While you may be tempted to save money by not buying car insurance, it is essential to remember that the costs of an accident can quickly outweigh the savings. Many road users belong to a legal wise and other legal assistance, and even if it were not your fault, they would come after you as if it was. A car insurance policy is a wise investment that can give you peace of mind on the road. Make the insurance company your partner to protect your asset and your investments.


All motor insurance is the same.



Car insurance is one of those necessary evils we all have to deal with if we want to drive. And it can be a pain trying to figure out which policy is right for you. However, it's important to remember that not all cover is the same. There are a variety of factors that can affect your premium, from your driving history to the type of car you drive. So before you go with the first policy you find, make sure you do your homework and shop around. Finding the right policy for you can save you a lot of money in the long run. The motor vehicle premium is the most significant portion of any person's cover. Car owners are fussy about their cars and should also be picky about the auto insurance policy. If something happens, you want to hear you got the best car insurance policy, nothing else.


Car insurance is too expensive.





The car cover is a necessary evil for most drivers. Car cover costs make up the bulk of a comprehensive plan. While the monthly premium can strain the budget, the alternative—being stranded without coverage—is even worse. However, there are ways to save on cover without sacrificing quality or coverage. One way to do this is to shop around for the best rate. Insurance companies offer various discounts, so it pays to compare rates before selecting a policy. Another way to save is to choose a higher deductible. It means you'll pay more out of pocket if you have an accident, but it will also lower your monthly premium. Finally, take advantage of any safe-driving discounts that may be available. By following these tips, you can get the coverage you need at a price you can afford. If you have finance and drive without insurance, you will have to pay for a car you don't have, plus you have to buy another. For most, their car is the most significant investment other than a house. Can you afford to lose it? Here are some things that affect the rate and help reduce car insurance costs.

  • Young drivers

  • Add on covers

  • Good driving practices

  • Good credit score

  • Defensive driving (do a defensive driving course)

  • Put other cars on the same policy and qualify for lower car insurance.

  • Change from comprehensive coverage to third-party fire and theft or third-party insurance only.

  • Comprehensive cover is always the best and compulsory if you use finance, and the car dealerships won't let you leave with a new vehicle without proper comprehensive cover. Liability coverage is part of all three.


Industry is build on the perception that the biggest benefit is cheap premiums.





Comprehensive insurance cover is a complex and ever-changing industry, and finding reliable information about which companies offer the best rates and coverage can be challenging. Unfortunately, online reviews of companies are often biased and unreliable. In many cases, the people writing the reviews are vested in promoting one company over another. As a result, it's essential to take online reviews with a grain of salt. If you're looking for unbiased information about companies, your best bet is to speak to an independent insurance agent. Insurance brokers are often not affiliated with any company, so they can offer impartial advice about which insurer is right for you, negotiate a better insurance rate, and assist when you need to put in an insurance claim.

Insurance companies offer discounts.

  • If its a new car

  • Fewer miles (If you use the vehicle less, the risk is less)

  • Gender

  • Age (the company offers a lower premium for pensioners)

  • If multiple motor vehicles are insured (Get the best cover for all your vehicles with one insurance company)

  • membership in a national association like the AA may help

  • anti-theft devices


You don't need car insurance if you have a good driving record.

Car insurance is a type of cover that protects drivers from financial losses associated with car accidents. It is an agreement between the driver and the insurance company in which the driver agrees to pay a premium for the insurance company's protection. The primary purpose of insurance is to provide financial security in an accident. Although having a good driving record is one way to reduce the cost of car cover, it is not the only factor that insurers consider when setting rates. Other factors, such as car type and age, can also affect your premium. If you are a safe driver with a good driving record, you may be eligible for discounts on your car insurance premium. However, even if you have a perfect driving record, you still need to purchase cover to protect yourself financially in an accident. It is not to say that because it did not happen, it cannot occur in the future. A road is an unpredictable place.


If you're not married!




Insurers base the rates for car cover on several factors, including the driver's age, gender, and marital status. For unmarried drivers, car insurance rates are typically higher than for married drivers. Unmarried drivers are considered riskier, thus posing a more significant financial liability to the insurer. Insurance companies factor in the number of claims made by unmarried drivers and the severity. In general, unmarried drivers can expect higher rates for their cover than married drivers. However, there are ways to lower these rates, such as maintaining a good driving record and shopping around for the best deals.

If you are unmarried and need better car insurance premiums, get married. Some men even put the car in the wife's name to get better insurance rates. We are joking but being married doesn't just give you a lower car premium. It reduces life assurance rates as well.


How to choose the right insurance for you?




Car insurance is an essential purchase for all drivers. No one wants to be caught without cover if they are in an accident. But with so many different types and levels of coverage available, how do you choose the right cover for you?

The first step is to understand the different types of coverage. Most policies will have liability coverage, which pays for damages if you are at fault in an accident. Collision and comprehensive coverages will pay to repair or replace your car if it is damaged in an accident or by a covered event such as theft or weather. Other optional coverages include medical payments, rental reimbursement, and roadside assistance. The right car insurance policy should have all of this.

Once you know the types of coverage available, you can start to compare rates. Insurance companies use different criteria to determine rates, so getting quotes from multiple companies is essential. Be sure to compare apples to apples - that is, make sure you are comparing policies with similar levels of coverage. And don't forget to ask about discounts! You may be able to get a lower rate by bundling your car insurance with other types of insurance, such as homeowners or renters insurance, or by taking steps to improve your driving record.

Choosing the right insurance coverage doesn't have to be complicated. By doing some research and comparison shopping, you can find a policy that meets your needs at a price you can afford.


The benefits of having car insurance!

Car insurance is a necessary evil for most drivers. While it may be a nuisance to pay for, it can be a lifesaver in the event of an accident. Car insurance can cover the cost of repairs to your vehicle, as well as the cost of towing. In addition, car insurance can protect against theft and vandalism. While it is possible to drive without car insurance, it is not advisable. In an accident, you could be liable for damages which could lead to significant financial hardship. Car insurance may not be fun to pay for, but it is a wise investment that can protect you and your family in the event of an unforeseen incident. Car insurance cost is just a tiny part of the cost of car ownership. Car insurance does not just cover the car. It protects your savings. Who else will pay for damages?

Car fanatics like myself spend a lot of time shopping for a vehicle and choosing the best car we can afford but then buying the cheapest cover. That makes no sense at all.


How to compare vehicle insurance rates?




Car insurance is a necessary expense for all drivers, but it can be challenging to know how to compare rates and get the best value for your money. You can follow a few simple steps to ensure you get the most out of your insurance.

First, make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking at different rates. Check to see if the coverage levels are the same and that you're both looking at the same time frame. It's also important to consider any extras included in one policy but not another. I gave away enough tips for you to get a lower premium.

Next, take some time to research the different companies. Look at reviews from other customers, and check to see if there are any complaints against them with Hallo Peter. It will give you an idea of what kind of service you can expect if you have to make a claim.

Finally, don't be afraid to negotiate. Car insurance companies are always trying to compete for your business, so they may be willing to give you a better rate if you ask. It's always worth asking if your rate has room for improvement.

These steps will help you get the best possible rate on your auto insurance. By comparing rates and researching different companies, you can be sure that you're getting the coverage you need at a price you can afford.


What to do if you get into an accident?

Car insurance must protect you financially if you're involved in a car accident. Your vehicle insurance will likely cover the costs if the accident is your fault. However, you should take steps after an accident to ensure everything goes smoothly. Make sure you save the roadside assistance number from your insurer on your phone and if you are not injured, call them first. The tow-in service will probably be the first to arrive on the scene, and they usually offer assistance, but they also want to tow the car. Don't let anyone tow if the assistance people from your insurer do not agree to it. If possible, move your car to the side of the road to avoid blocking traffic. Then, call the police and wait for them to arrive. Once the police have filed a report, you should exchange information with the other driver, including your name, contact information, and insurance provider. If there are any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Try to find out if they have comprehensive coverage. Ensure the details you write on the police report and your claim form correspond. Finally, take pictures of the damage to both vehicles and file a claim with your insurance company. Following these steps can minimize an accident's hassle and financial burden. It is all legal documentation, and the accident may end up in court. And you want your insurer to be able to claim back the damage and repay your excess if you were not at fault.


AS Brokers ideal client!

We are a small insurance brokerage firm and aim not to try and work with every client. Our clientele is business owners and professional people working for themselves. We don't want to be the absolute cheapest, but for the client who fits our profile, we are very competitive and offer the best products. We do not do vehicle cover on its own. Contact us if you are a wealth creator and value the best available cover on your vehicle.


Insurance companies measure our profitability, and clients count on us and our ability to pay claims. The insurance company is our partner. Without them, we have no business.


Information we need to quote.



- Your details

- Current coverage information (We need to record advice and compare comprehensive plans). You can leave the premium amount out if you want but give it to us to negotiate the best deal and structure the best cover policy for you.

- Details of the car, including the VIN.

- Previous auto insurance details and the claims history for at least three years. People are often reluctant to give us information, but we cannot quote without it.


Q&A


Can I buy collision coverage only in South Africa

Answer. Not, as far as I know, collision coverage pays if the vehicle is covered comprehensively. Your car damage is covered as well as the damage to third-party property.






Does comprehensive cover include property damage?

I am in the market buying car insurance and heard advertisements about tracking devices. Is it something you recommend?

How can I speed up the claim process, and why do insurers still insist on forms in a time when it is possible to do things paperless?

Why would I use a broker to help me with car insurance? Why would I not just go direct?

Why do the brokers not want motor on its own, and why do you insist on other policy sections to go with it?

Who are the best direct companies if I don't want to use a broker?


Ten car insurance tips





1) Make sure you have a roadworthy certificate. A worn tyre can make the best-kept car unroadworthy.

2) Make sure the car's owner is the person insuring it.

3)Have everybody who drives a valid driver's licence.

4) Is the cars license up to date

5) Does the insurance know if your 18-year-old is driving

6)Obey the law

7) Make sure the security required is fitted and working

8)Don't insure the motor on its own

9) Put the emergency assistance number on your phone

10) Get a broker to assist you in getting the best deal.

Summery

The best cover is not always the cheapest, and the idea that people buy an insurance policy at the cheapest premium should be a myth. The price of a policy is essential, and we can't ignore that, but we deal with claims daily; some products and the providers are better than others. People make their car-buying decisions based on quality and pay more for certain brands but buy the cheapest insurance they can find. We will continue to help them shop for the cheapest, and we won't stop trying to convince them to take the best.

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Albert Schuurman

AS Brokers deal mostly with business owners and professional people working for themselves. Financial planning is divided into three sections, retirement planning risk planning, and estate planning. Our goal is to assist our clients to become financially free.





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