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What are the top car insurance tips?

Published 9 October 2018 

Tips to help make sure your car insurance measures up.

No matter how good a driver you are, it only takes a moment’s lapse - or bad luck - to do damage to your car. A hailstorm while you’re parked outside or a stone through the windscreen can put you at risk of expensive repairsSo it’s important to get the right cover. 

1. Get the right level of cover

There are several levels of cover you can choose from, depending on your needs and budget:

  • Comprehensive cover pays to repair or replace your own car if it's damaged in an accident, or by natural events like hail or fire, or if it's stolen.

  • Third Party Property Damage Fire & Theft cover pays if you damage someone else's car or property, and also pays if your car is damaged by fire or theft.

  • Third Party Property Damage cover pays if you damage someone else's car or property.

As well as the level of cover you choose, check that your policy includes extras that matter to you - like cover for baby seats and personal items in your car.

2. Make sure you won’t be stranded

If you rely on your car, it can be tough to be without it. So you might want to look for cover that offers 24/7 claims assistance, pays for a hire car while yours is being repaired, and helps with emergency accommodation and travel costs if you’re far from home.

3. Get extra protection for new cars

When your car is new, it’s more special than ever. And a second-hand replacement won’t feel the same. So you might want to look for insurance that will replace your new car with a brand new car if it’s written off.

4. Be honest about modifications to your car

If you like to change the look and performance of your car, make sure you tell your insurer about your modifications and accessories. Not all modifications and accessories are covered and some could affect your ability to claim. But if you're upfront when you apply, you'll know where you stand and can make sure your car is protected.

5. Bundle and save

Often you can reduce the cost of your car insurance premiums by keeping it with the same provider as your home and contents insurance or other insurance — with ANZ, you can save up to 12.5%disclaimer.

6. Keep your policy details close to hand

Get the ANZ App and bring all your policies with ANZ and other insurers into one place. That way you will always have your cover details handy when you need them most.

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ANZ Car Insurance is issued by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited (ABN 78 003 191 035, AFSL 239 545) (QBE). ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ Financial Services Guide (PDF 179kB)ANZ Car Insurance Target Market Determination (PDF 196kB) and ANZ Car Insurance Product Disclosure Statement and Policy Document (PDF 463kB) (available online or by calling 13 16 14) before deciding whether to acquire, or to continue to hold, this product.

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