So you’ve bought that swanky new bike and are all set to burn rubber with it. Before you rev that engine and embark on that epic road trip of a lifetime comes the most important post-sale decision you have to make- buying two wheeler insurance.
A majority of two wheeler owners don’t consider this a very important aspect of the vehicle purchase, which could have some unpleasant consequences later on. To avoid having a white elephant of a two wheeler insurance, read on for some tips on how to select the best of the lot for your new purchase.
Buying A Cheap Policy
Two wheeler insurance is the only barrier sitting between you and near bankruptcy, especially if you’re riding on Indian roads. With the sheer amount of things that could go wrong, from accidents to natural and man-made calamities, the list is exhaustive. Paying for every little nick and scratch would be a drain on even the deepest of pockets.
If you’re a first time two wheeler insurance buyer, chances are that you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of insurance companies and policy offerings in the market at present. However, picking the most impressive-sounding policy might not be the best choice, as you would be unaware of the benefits associated with the policy and if they would apply to you or not.
Doing thorough research and comparing the features and benefits of the policies available would enable you to choose the one that offers you the features you are looking for. You could also end up coming across good deals when comparing, making it a win-win situation for your finances and your bike.
Not Reading Policy Fine Print
Another point that is often overlooked but is an integral part of your policy is the fine print. The policy wording is the main body of the policy and contains all the inclusions and exclusions of the policy. It also lays down certain conditions and procedures which have to be followed. Ensure that you go through the policy wording thoroughly so you are aware of how the policy works as well as its scope.
Choosing Small Deductibles
Opting for a smaller deductible is a way many two wheeler owners try to save money on, as it is believed that smaller deductibles are more beneficial. However, the larger deductibles pay off bigger dividends in the long run.
Ignoring the No Claim Bonus
Most insurance policies have a No Claim Bonus (NCB) component, which provides a discount on the premium amount when you renew or buy a new insurance policy if you have not made any claims in a year. Some policyholders forgo this benefit or forget to apply for the NCB when renewing or buying a new policy, resulting in them losing out on a sizeable discount.
To ensure a smooth ride when it comes to your insurance policy, avoid the common mistakes listed above when buying a two wheeler insurance policy.