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What is

 Standalone Own Damage Car Insurance?
Standalone Own Damage Car Insurance
Standalone Own Damage Cover as the name suggests helps shield you against costs incurred due to damages caused to your car by natural calamities, fire, theft, accidents, etc. While it is optional unlike the third-party liability cover, it is essential to ensure your car is covered with a standalone own damage cover too. So if you already have a third party liability cover for your car, securing it with this cover should be your next best step.

Standalone car policy inclusions and exclusions

Covered in Car insurance policy - Accidents

Accidents

Been in a car accident? Keep calm, we cover damages your car sustains in an accident.

Covered in Car insurance policy - fire explosion

Fire & Explosion

We won't let a fire or an explosion burn your finances to ashes, be rest assured your car is covered.

Covered in Car insurance policy - theft

Theft

Your car getting stolen could be your worst nightmare come true, but we ensure your peace of mind is not disrupted.

Covered in Car insurance policy - Calamities

Calamities

Calamities can wreak havoc and your car is not immune to them, but your finances are!

Covered in Car insurance policy - Personal accident

Personal Accident

Keep your focus on recovery because in case of injuries due to a car accident we cover your treatment charges.

Covered in Car insurance policy - third party liability

Third Party Liability

Caused damage to a third party? We cover damages to a third party property or injuries sustained by a third party person.

Did you know
Not having a comprehensive policy can leave you vulnerable to risks in turn causing huge financial losses!

Calculate your standalone own-damage car insurance premium in a breeze


Planning your finances in advance but clueless about the car insurance premium amount? Now, help is at hand with HDFC ERGO’s Car Insurance Premium Calculator. This efficient tool gives you a heads-up about the premium amount you will incur in return for your car’s security. All you’ve got to do is fill in some requisite details and click to get the premium amount while sitting in the confines of your home. Can it get any more convenient and better? Our answer is yes, read on to know how to derive your car insurance premium amount beforehand – the quick and smart way:

Step 1 to calculate car insurance premium

STEP 1

Enter your registration number

Step 2 - Select policy cover- calculate car insurance premium

STEP 2

Select your policy cover*
(In case we are not able to auto fetch your vehicle details,
we will need just a few details of your vehicle - Make,

Select your policy cover*
(In case we are not able to auto fetch your vehicle details,
we will need just a few details of your vehicle - Make,
model, variant, registration year and registration city)

 

Step 3- Previous car insurance policy details

STEP 3

Provide your previous policy
and No Claim Bonus (NCB) status

Step 4- Get you car insurace premium

STEP 4

Get your car insurance quote in an instant

Choice of add-ons to enhance your standalone own-damage car insurance

Boost your coverage
Zero Depreciation Cover - Insurance for Vehicle

A car’s value is bound to undergo depreciation but with zero depreciation cover, there are no depreciation cuts even when you make a claim, and you get the entire amount in your hands.

No Claim Bonus Protection - Car insurance renewal

Now making a claim need not nullify your NCB discount! With this add-on cover, protect your No Claim Bonus earned so far and take it to the next NCB slab earning you a significant discount on your premium. 

Emergency Assistance Cover - Car insurance claim

Get round-the-clock assistance to deal with any technical or mechanical breakdown issues of your car with this cover.

Boost your coverage
Return to Invoice - insurance policy of car

Is your car an asset for you? Don’t let it become a liability with this add on cover and recover your invoice value back in case of theft or total damage to your car. 

Engine and gearbox protector by best car insurance provider

It is crucial to protect your car’s engine considering it is the heart of your car. This cover shields you from the financial losses incurred due to damage to your car engine.

Downtime protection - best car insurance in india

Car in the garage? This cover will help bear the expenses you would spend on cabs for your daily commute while your car is getting repaired.

Read more about how you can bolster your car insurance coverage with these add-ons and what they comprise click here!

Filing a claim is now as easy as 1,2,3,4!

Filing a claim just got easier with our 4 step process and a claims settlement record that will ease your claim related worries!

  • Step 1-  Register for car insurance claim
    Upload Documents
    Ditch the paperwork! Register your claim and share required documents online.
  • Step 2-  digital inspection or self inspection by surveyor
    Self Survey/ Digital Surveyor
    You can opt for self inspection or an app enabled digital inspection by a surveyor or workshop partner.
  • Step 3 - Track insurance claim status
    Claim Tracker
    Relax and keep track of your claim status through the claim tracker.
  • Step 4 -  settle when claim is approved
    Claim Approved
    Take it easy while your claim is approved and settled with the network garage!

Say goodbye to claim related worries!


If filing a claim was a cakewalk with our 4 step process, our claims settlement record will put to ease any claim related worries you may have. The word ‘claims’ makes many break into a sweat but with HDFC ERGO’s claim settlement records of settling 50% car claims the same day to our express theft claim settlement, you can wipe that sweat from your brow. Still hesitant? Here are 5 reasons why we call our claim process quick and easy:

Reason 1
WhatsApp claim intimation
Making a claim is a cakewalk as we are just a chat away, all you’ve got to do is message to intimate a claim
Reason 2
AI enabled motor claim settlement
Our AI enabled tool IDEAS enables a faster and hassle free motor claim experience
Reason 3
Overnight repair service
Now no more losing precious sleep over car repairs with the overnight repair service your car is ready for commute by morning
Reason 4
8000+ cashless network garages
Our network spans pan India meaning no more carrying cash and worrying about help even in the remotest corner
Reason 5
Paperless Claims Processing
No more piles of paperwork or standing in serpentine queues, documents processing is now 100% paperless at HDFC ERGO
WhatsApp claim intimation
Making a claim is a cakewalk as we are just a chat away, all you’ve got to do is message to intimate a claim
AI enabled motor claim settlement
Our AI enabled tool IDEAS enables a faster and hassle free motor claim experience
Overnight repair service
Now no more losing precious sleep over car repairs with the overnight repair service your car is ready for commute by morning
8000+ cashless network garages
Our network spans pan India meaning no more carrying cash and worrying about help even in the remotest corner
Paperless Claims Processing
No more piles of paperwork or standing in serpentine queues, documents processing is now 100% paperless at HDFC ERGO/div>
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6 Factors that affect your Standalone Own Damage Car Insurance Premium

1
Age of the Car
As your car gets older your premium amount increases, the reason being an older car is more prone to wear and tear. Opting for a Zero Depreciation cover with your insurance plan will help reduce your premium marginally.
2
IDV (Insured Declared
Value) of the vehicle
The current value of your as per the market rate is your IDV and the higher the IDV higher the premium. What can help is increasing the voluntary deductible amount or in simpler language increasing the amount you shell out in case of a claim while the rest is taken care of by the insurer significantly reduces the premium amount.
3
Your geographical location
Where you reside and park your car is also a factor that affects your car insurance premium. If you live in a region prone to vandalism or theft, your premium amount may be on the higher side to offset any potential losses.
4
Your car model
Your premium will vary based on how expensive your car is. More expensive cars with a higher engine capacity (exceeding 1500cc), like luxury sedans and SUVs, will have higher premiums, while base car models with lower engine capacity (below 1500cc) will have lower premiums.
5
Fuel type
Insurance premium for cars that run on Diesel and CNG is more than the premium for cars running on petrol.
6
Car Safety
Another major factor affecting your car insurance premium is how safe your car is. Insurance premiums for cars with advanced safety features like airbags, ABS, collision warning systems, anti-theft alarms, and automatic braking make your car less susceptible to theft and accidents hence reducing the premium amount.

The perfect companion to your car insurance - Our add on covers

Zero Depreciation Cover - Insurance for Vehicle
Zero Depreciation Cover
It is common knowledge that the depreciation value of any commodity be it electronics or a car starts its journey southwards as soon as you make a purchase. This is where a zero-depreciation add on cover comes into the picture. It helps protect your finances in case of a claim due to physical damages to your car. It is recommended for new and premium cars since it helps to decrease the expenditures involving losses.
How it helps
Aasaan and Pareshaan Singh had unfortunately been in an accident and while Aasaan was recovering at home and binge watching movies, Pareshaan was worried sick of the financial burden he would face on making a claim! Aasaan had ensured he bought a Zero Depreciation Cover along with his car insurance, the result being his sole focus was on getting back on his feet and getting his car back in shape while he got the entire claim amount with no depreciation cuts.
No Claim Bonus Protection - Car insurance renewal
No Claims Bonus Protection
Don't we all love rewards? Be it those that come with working hard or being a responsible citizen. Well, driving is going to be no different! If you’ve been on the right side of the law while using your car, you earn a no claim bonus of upto 50%. And this add-on cover helps you continue to retain the benefits earned for a longer time despite making claims in the insured year.
How it helps
Both Aasaan and Pareshaan Singh were responsible drivers who diligently followed all traffic rules. The reward for this was their no claim bonus that they accumulated over the years, however one fateful day a cyclone left in its wake damages and destruction. Their cars were not spared either. And while Aasaan pieced together his life after the calamity knowing his NCB is protected despite making a claim, Pareshaan suffered sleepless nights. The NCB protection cover protects the NCB you earned and carries it to the next slab.
Emergency Assistance Cover - Car insurance claim
Emergency Assistance Cover
It is a great feeling to know someone has your back at all times, the emergency assistance cover is just that - a friend in need. With 24X7 emergency assistance services like refueling, tyre change, towing, lost key assistance, arranging for a mechanic etc. You can heave a sigh of relief because with this add on cover help will always be at hand during emergencies when your car suddenly breaks down in the middle of nowhere.
How it helps
Aasaan and Pareshaan went on a road trip to an exotic south Indian destination and while on a scenic coastal road they both faced some issues with their respective cars. While Pareshaan struggled to communicate with the locals about his car breaking down not knowing the local dialect, Aasaan sipped on coconut water as a professional technician helped jump start his car batteries.
Return to Invoice - insurance policy of car
Return to Invoice
As a car owner you may live under constant fear of theft or irreparable damage to your car, this is where our return to invoice add on cover comes to your rescue. Opting for this cover can help you get the original invoice value of your car including road tax and registration fees. It allows you to bridge the gap between the declared insurance value and the actual invoice value of the car.
How it helps
A burglary in the neighborhood made Aasaan and Pareshaan victims of car theft. And while Pareshaan was sulking on losing his beloved car, Aasaan was not stressed owing to the return to invoice add on that he had purchased with his car insurance. This add on cover offers coverage for an equivalent car replacement and protects you against losses like car theft or total damage.
Engine and gearbox protector by best car insurance provider
Engine & Gear Box Protector
The engine protect cover is crucial to safeguard the most vital part of your car - your engine, from prospective damages and the resultant repair costs that can be steep. Whether it is waterlogging or damaged roads, your car and its engine are vulnerable to damages.
How it helps
Aasaan and Pareshaan lived in an area that was prone to waterlogging and their car engines were vulnerable to damage. Then one day when the rain gods unleashed their fury both their cars got submerged in water and while Aasaan drank hot tea at home, Pareshaan was busy drying his tears. The engine and gear box protector helps save costs incurred due to replacement or repair of your engine.
Loss of Use – Downtime Protection
Loss of Use – Downtime Protection
A car accident not only causes financial loss in terms of the repair the car undergoes but also leaves you without a means of transport. But no more feeling helpless while your car is recuperating in the garage. The loss of use - downtime protection cover aids you with a pre-decided daily amount to offset any inconveniences faced by you while your car undergoes repair.
How it helps
While on their way to office Aasaan’s car broke down and Pareshaan had a minor accident, as a result both their cars were in the garage for some days. While Aasaan took a cab to office the following days, Pareshaan jostled and hustled to find a bus to office in a bid to save commuting cost. This add on cover helps you with your alternative transport or cab expenses from the time your car is sent to the garage till it returns home.
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Frequently asked questions


Modification that alters your car’s performance or changes its safety parameters will affect your insurance premium in an unfavorable manner. The premium for modified cars is often higher and it is not advisable to opt for the same.
The insurance policy has to be transferred from your name to the new owner. Supporting documents like sale deed/form 29/30/NOC of seller/NCB recovery amount are required for this. However, you can transfer the No Claim Bonus accumulated in your policy to your name which can be used for your new vehicle. You also have the option to cancel the existing policy at the time of selling.
The expired policy can be renewed online. All you have to do is visit the website of the insurer, make a self-survey of your car, and upload the required documents. Once the documents are approved, a payment link would be sent. After the payment is done, your policy will be renewed.
In case you miss your renewal, your policy will lapse leading to hefty fines and loss of accumulated No Claim Bonus if any. In addition to this, you have to get your vehicle inspected once again before you get a fresh policy. And if in an unfortunate incidence, if you meet with an accident without a valid insurance policy, you will have to bear all the expenses by yourself.
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