Motor insurance is compulsory. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 mandates a valid third-party cover on your vehicle if you wish to drive it on Indian roads. You, therefore, cannot escape the policy if you own a car or a two-wheeler. What you can, however, do is reduce the premium of your motor insurance policy if you know how. There are various ways to lower your motor insurance premium if you are aware and careful when buying a policy. In 2019, if you would be buying or renewing your motor insurance plan, here are four tips which would help you save on the premium cost:
Compare, compare, compare
The importance of comparing motor insurance plans cannot be stressed enough (hence the usage thrice!). There are dozens of motor insurance policies available for your vehicle. When you compare, you can select the best policy which not only gives you the widest coverage benefits, but also comes at the lowest cost. The online marketplace has made comparing easy as insurance aggregators list all the available policies at once when you look out to buy or renew your vehicle insurance plan. Scroll down the displayed list to find insurers, their plans, coverage benefits and premium rates and then choose the policy which has the lowest premium with the maximum coverage.
Make safety your priority
You must have heard that you should drive safe to avoid possible accidents but do you know that making your vehicle safe also earn you premium discounts? Yes, motor insurance policies offer premium discounts if you install safety gadgets in your vehicle like ABS, anti-theft device, etc. You can earn a discount of 5 per cent to 10 per cent through these devices. So, make your vehicle safe not only for preventing accidents, but also for lowering motor insurance premium.
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