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Buying Car Insurance For The First Time? Use This Checklist!

Even for veteran road users, facing down the selection of South African car insurance companies and their myriad grand promises can be a daunting process. The market is littered with insurers all telling you that they’re the best insurance company out there and muddying the waters with too-good-to-be-true deals and inaccessible industry lingo. For the car-buying newbie, the first-time purchase of car insurance can seem to be an utterly insurmountable mountain to climb. Having a good, trustworthy […]

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Car Insurance – Keeping The Albatross From Around Your Neck

Once upon a time, albatrosses were considered by superstitious seafarers to be symbols of good luck. In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a well-known poem written by Samuel Coleridge around the turn of the 19th century, the titular character is depicted as having killed an albatross, much to the chagrin of his shipmates – the dead bird is then hung around his neck by those appalled crewmen. It becomes a symbol of the bad luck with […]

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Tips On Getting The Best Deal On Your Auto Insurance

Cover more for less No matter what insurers might say, car insurance is a grudge purchase. You don’t take a policy out on your vehicle because you want to, per se, but because you know you more or less have to. And even though you know that comprehensive cover could save you paying a significant amount out of pocket in the event of an accident or theft, the chances are that there are a lot of things […]

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Choosing The Right Car Insurance Provider

While South Africa differs from many countries in the world in that motor insurance is not a compulsory purchase for us, there’s little doubt that it should be near the top of any vehicle owner’s priority list. Not only does insurance provide an oft-needed financial buffer in the event that you have an accident or your car is stolen, but many of our banks will refuse to finance a vehicle that is uninsured. So, it’s not so […]

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5 Top Tips For Choosing and Saving On Auto Insurance

The choice of motor insurance provider is not one to be taken lightly. Your insurer’s reliability and efficiency might be all that stands between you and life-altering inconvenience and expense. It makes sense then to take the time (a few weeks or so) to make a decision that you will not come to regret in the event of an accident, theft, or damage to your car, bike, or other vehicle type. But with so many short-term insurers […]

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Quick Advice on Finding a New Motor Insurance Company

If you are new to researching automobile insurance policies, you may be shocked at the prices, as well as the options available. Insurance companies actually want you to be overwhelmed, so that you will just take their advice and purchase what is in their own best interest – rather than in yours. Do not let this happen. Become a savvy, informed consumer yourself and pay lower prices because of it. Read some tips here on getting the […]

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Understanding The Types Of Car Insurance

Comprehensive and third party cover: what do they mean for you? Choosing the type of motor insurance that you need and can afford to purchase for to cover your car is easily as important as choosing the right insurer to provide that cover. Unfortunately, detailed information can be hard to find, and many of those on the lookout for short-term cover for their vehicles end up having to rely on getting their information directly from the insurance […]

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In the case of car insurance one size does NOT fit all

Your situation determines your options Insurance needs are not adequately met with cookie-cutter solutions. Your unique situation in life produces specific requirements and the tailored option is certainly out there if you’re willing to identify and work around your limitations. Start by honestly, and thoroughly, considering your financial and home situation. Work out what your budget can realistically accommodate and consider alternatives if this amount isn’t enough for decent coverage. How about sharing a car with a […]

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So many types of car insurance, so little time

Important points to ponder A whopping 65% – 70% of South African drivers don’t have car insurance. This means that every time you get on the road you are taking a significant risk. To make matters worse, the consistent power cuts from Eskom are turning the country’s roads into the wild West, with people taking chances and behaving recklessly at every turn. While the government has considered introducing mandatory third-party insurance, thereby forcing careless drivers to pay […]

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Finding Lower Rates On Auto Insurance

Many people struggle every day trying to keep up with their auto insurance payments. The sad truth is that many of them are paying rates that are higher than they have to be. The question is, are you one of them? Here are a few pointers you should think about before you go shopping for auto insurance. They will help you get on the road with a bit of money still in your pocket. Make sure that […]

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