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It's wise to be insured

By unknown | Apr 14, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

it is estimated that about 60 percent of motor vehicles on South Africa' s roads are uninsured.

it is estimated that about 60 percent of motor vehicles on South Africa' s roads are uninsured.

If you have a collision with one of these cars there is very little action you can take against the driver or owner, and probably no chance that you or your insurance company will recover the money paid out for your losses and damages.

With this in mind, and considering the fact that car repairs are very expensive, it is wise to take control of your own insurance needs.

"The first prize is to comprehensively insure your vehicle or, alternatively, depending on your budget, to at least insure it for third party, fire and theft or third party only," says AA insurance general manager Corinne de Villiers .

"In order to make the correct decision it is vital that you understand your options. Comprehensive insurance covers you for the theft of your vehicle, accident damage and any damage you may have caused to other people or their property," De Villiers says.

"Third party, fire and theft cover is limited and covers your car for specified incidents such as damages caused by fire, explosion or lightning. Cover is also included for theft of your vehicle and any damage you cause to others.

"You might not think your car is worth insuring but what about the damage it could cause to others through accidents or collisions?

"It happens to the safest and most careful drivers."

Also important is that when applying for vehicle finance banks and financial institutions insist on comprehensive insurance for the duration of the finance agreement.

It's a compulsory part of the conditions of the credit agreement, and the insurance cannot be cancelled while the agreement is in force.

"A key factor, which most people ignore when they shop around for short-term insurance, is that a low premium often means less cover," De Villiers says. "You have to compare apples with apples and understand all the inclusions and exclusions in the terms and conditions.

"At AA Insurance we will ensure that you get the cover that suits your needs. If you have not reviewed your policies recently, call us to do just that," concludes De Villiers.

Call AA Insurance at 0861 A FRIEND or 0861-237-436 or visit for a free quote.


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