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Types of Car Insurance in India

When you take a new car, you protect it with utmost force in the world. You do everything to keep it safe and in the best condition. And to aid you in this, your car insurance takes a step forward. Your car insurance protects you and your car from unnecessary hassle during adversary conditions and ensures that you are car gets the best treatment always.

Types of Car Insurance Policies

Third Party Liability

This is the minimum basic insurance needed to be able to legally drive your car. A third-party car insurance is mandated by the Government of India on purchase of a vehicle and covers only damages to a third party’s vehicle, property or in case of any bodily injury.


This not only coves a third-party car for damage to their vehicle, property or bodily injury, the comprehensive car insurance also covers ‘Own damage’. That means, it covers for any damages on your vehicle due to an unfortunate event, theft of your car, total damage, any damages that you have inflicted on anyone else’s property, vehicle or caused any injury. It also covers in case of death or disability for the owner driver. Not only this, comprehensive insurance also covers damages to your car in case of a fire or natural disasters.

Difference between Comprehensive & Third-Party

Understand the difference between comprehensive and third-party car insurance policies.


Third party

Theft of your vehicle

Car Insurance Coverage

There are 3 other types of car insurance coverages available in India

Collision Coverage - This covers your vehicle only in the case of an accident, which includes repair expenses to your vehicle. Unlike a comprehensive cover, this only covers the vehicle in case of a collision and not in any other circumstance.

Personal Injury Coverage - This cover protects the owner-driver and the passengers in case of an accident. The medical bills and hospitalization charges are all covered by the insurance, not considering whose fault it was. 
Uninsured Motorist Protection - This is a type of insurance that comes handy if you are hit by another vehicle and the at-fault driver doesn’t have car insurance to cover your repair damages. Typically, any repair or medical bills should be covered by the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. However, if the at-fault driver doesn’t have it then you will have to pay it out of your own pocket. An uninsured motorist protection policy covers you against such expenses. 

Car Insurance Add-ons

The other important thing that is available only with a comprehensive insurance cover, are some important addons. Let’s see what they are:

Zero Depreciation: your car depreciates i.e; the market value drops by very passing day since its purchase. This cover ensures that your car is just as valuable as the insurer will not consider depreciation during the final settlement.  
Engine Protection Cover: this covers the financial protection for damages caused to the engine and gear box in case of water damage, leakage of lubricating oil etc.
Roadside Assistance (RSA): this cover comes handy when you’re stranded on the road due to car breakdown. The RSA will come to your rescue and repair your car or take it to the nearest service center.  
Consumable Cover: this covers the consumables of your car. This includes the lubricating oil, nuts, screws and bolts etc. 
Return to Invoice: this ensures that in case of theft or total loss you get the ex-showroom price of your car as a compensation and not just the IDV or market value.
Passenger Cover: this cover ensures that not only you but everyone else who is travelling with you, or the passengers in the car are covered too against any emergency.

Which is a better Car Insurance?

Taking a comprehensive car insurance cover is always advisable as it provides complete protection of not only someone else’s car like a Third-Party car insurance, but also the Own damages to your car, as well as any injury to the owner driver.

Also, with a comprehensive cover, the service benefits are a great addon: Pick-up Repair and Drop with a 6 months repair warranty in over 1000 Digit authorized cashless garages, Smartphone enabled self-inspection are some of the benefits that we offer at Digit .

Do choose your car insurance wisely, so it covers you completely when you are in need!

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