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Types of Motor Insurance

Types of Motor Insurance in India

Private Car Insurance Policy

This is motor insurance that needs to be taken for any private car owned by an individual and is mandated by the Government of India. It covers the vehicle for damages against accidents, fire, natural disasters, theft among others and also covers for any injury to the owner. It also covers any damages and injuries caused to the third party.

Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy

This insurance policy covers two-wheelers like a scooter or a bike and is mandated by the Government of India. The two-wheeler is covered against damages from accidents, disasters, fire, theft, etc. as well as any damages and injuries to the third-party. It also offers a mandatory personal accident cover for the owner rider and can be taken for passengers too.

Commercial Vehicle Insurance

This insurance covers all vehicles that are not used for personal use. his type of insurance covers all those vehicles which are not used for personal purpose. Trucks, buses, heavy commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, multi-utility vehicles, agricultural vehicles, taxi/cab, ambulances, auto-rickshaw etc. are some vehicles that are covered under this insurance.

Types of Motor Insurance Policies in India



Third-party insurance is one of the most common types of vehicle insurance; in which only damages & losses caused to a third-party person, vehicle or property are covered.



Comprehensive insurance is one of the most valuable types of vehicle insurance that covers both third-party liabilities and damages to your own vehicle as well.




Add-ons with Comprehensive Motor Insurance Policy

Listed below are few of the ‘Add on’ covers that can be availed at a slight premium over the basic motor insurance policy cost.

Zero Depreciation

Age comes with its drawbacks. The same applies to your vehicle. The older it gets, the more the value of your car or bike drops or ‘depreciates’. But, not to fret, Zero depreciation add-on ensures that the value of your vehicle will remain as valuable as the day you bought it. After all, the insurer will not consider depreciation during final settlement!

Engine Protection Cover

Engine & Gearbox Protection Cover is an ‘Add on’ that offers financial protection for damages caused to the engine of the vehicle. Any damage caused, from water entering the engine to leakage of the lubricating oil, is covered under the policy.

Roadside Assistance

How do you fancy your set of wheels breaking down on a lonely dacoit-infested road at the stroke of midnight? Fear not, roadside assistance is there to rescue. All you need to do is give them a call and they’ll come to the spot and repair your vehicle. If not possible, they will tow it to the nearest service station. At least you’ll be dacoit-free!   

Consumable Cover

Nowadays, motor insurance companies provide a consumable cover add-on to cover the service costs of your vehicle, from the new engine oil put into your vehicle right to that missing nut on your engine cover. 

Return to Invoice Cover

In case of theft or damages beyond repair, return to invoice add-on gives you the benefit of getting back the complete amount of your car/bike invoice value, including the cost of registering a new vehicle and its road tax respectively.

Tyre Protect Cover

Generally, tyre damage isn't covered in standard insurance unless the damage takes place during an accident. That's why this tyre protect add-on gives you the benefit to safeguard and cover for your car's tyre damages such as tyre bursts, bulges or cuts during all other situations possible.