When buying a comprehensive bike insurance policy, there are various add-on covers that you can opt for. However, it is always advised that you choose only the most useful add-ons since these come with an additional premium cost.
Now, if you are wondering whether a zero-depreciation cover would be an ideal choice to go for or not.In this article, we will explain how a zero-depreciation cover adds value to your comprehensive bike insurance plan.
Zero-depreciation add-on covers the cost of depreciation on your bike in case you file a claim for the damages. In claim settlements, the insurance companies consider the depreciation on your bike. Depreciation is a reduction in the value of your bike due to wear and tear with time.
Since the insurers consider depreciation, this may reduce your claim amount. But with a zero-depreciation add-on cover, you can claim the full amount (except deductibles) without factoring in the depreciation on bike parts.
Note: You can only purchase this add-on cover if you have purchased a comprehensive insurance policy.
Comprehensive Bike Insurance Policy
In India, it is compulsory that you have a third-party bike insurance planif you own a two-wheeler or four-wheeler. Third-party bike insurance is by law, however, buying a comprehensive plan, would be a wise choice. Why so? Because it covers you against your own damage as well as third-party liability.
How is Zero-depreciation Add-on Cover a Good-to-Go Option?
Below we have mentioned the benefits of buying a zero-depreciation add-on cover. You can compare the coverage provided by your plan, with and without the zero-depreciation add-on. Have a look at the following table:
|Comprehensive Insurance (withzero-depreciation cover)
|More than the basic third-party bike insurance policy
|Higher than a Comprehensive Bike Insurance plan
|Covers third-party liabilities, loss due to theft, fire damage, total loss, natural and man-made calamities, accidents, etc.
|No depreciation on bike parts in case of damage from accidents or other situations as per the coverage
|Claim settlement amount
|Higher than the standard comprehensive plan
|As long as the insurance plan is active
|· Available for bikes aged below 5 years.· Coverage for bikes aged more than 5 years is mutually decided between the bike owner and the insurer.
|Type of bike
|Mostly, new bikes are covered
|Depreciation on bike parts
|Not covered and must be borne by the bike owner
|Covered and will be borne by the insurer
When should you opt for a zero-depreciation add-on cover?
You are now aware that buying a zero-depreciation add-on cover would be an ideal choice to make. However, we would suggest you make a final decision depending on its use and situation. So, in what circumstances should you buy the zero-depreciation add-on cover? Let us answer that:
- You own a brand new bike.
- You have less experience in bike riding.
- The cost of the bike is more, for example, you own a high-end model, and the parts are expensive.
- You often park the bike on the side of a road with higher chances of accidents.
- You want to reduce out-of-pocket expenses during the claim settlement.
We hope you now have a clarity on the importance of the zero-depreciation cover. If you want to know more or wish to explore more insurance plans and add-on covers, you can download our Bajaj Finserv App!
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