Guide to car insurance

We all shop around for a shiny new car, but somehow that shiny new car insurance policy is lower on the shopping-around list. However, not all vehicle insurance was born equal, and you could save a boot-load of money from a quick glance at the ins and outs of car insurance.

Windscreen Cover & Insurance

Windscreen Cover & Insurance

A car’s windscreen is the first line of defense against bugs, gravel and other airborne road hazards you may encounter while driving. So you want to make sure it’s adequately covered by your car insurance.

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What to do if you are involved in a car accident: A guide

What to do if you are involved in a car accident: A guide

As the old saying goes, ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst.’ The last thing anyone wants is to be involved in a car accident, but if you are - it’s best to be prepared. For that very reason we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on what to do after a collision on the road. 

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Storm and hail damage car insurance

Storm and hail damage car insurance

When you’re comparing car insurance policies, you want to make sure you’re on the lookout for all the important features that are relevant to you and your wheels. While some of these might be more specific to your personal circumstances – like wanting cover for baby capsules or car modifications – you might assume more general protections like cover for storm and hail damage are included as standard. 

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How much is car registration in Australia?

How much is car registration in Australia?

The cost of car registration in Australia differs considerably depending on which state or territory you live in. It can range from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000, with each of the states having specific criteria for how they calculate these charges.

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Mazda car insurance

Mazda car insurance

Love wheeling around in your Mazda? Well you're certainly not the only one! In 2020 the Japanese-owned car brand was one of the highest selling vehicles in Australia - second only to Toyota.

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Mercedes-Benz car insurance

Mercedes-Benz car insurance

If you relish pulling up to events in red carpet style, you might be a Mercedes-Benz driver (or are ready to become one). Motorists in this luxury car crew are part of a large network of stylish drivers, with Mercs being Australia’s leading prestige car brand in terms of sales, according to carsales.com.au.

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BMW car insurance

BMW car insurance

So you’ve joined the ‘proud-owner-of-a-BMW’ club! You’re undoubtedly eager to get your luxury wheels covered by the right insurance. Well, it just so happens that Mozo has collected some interesting statistics on BMWs, including how much insurance could cost you and how to select a suitable deal. Keep reading to find out more.

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Toyota car insurance

Toyota car insurance

The votes are in, and Aussies simply love Toyotas. Various Toyota models have once again dominated the last year of new car sales in Australia.

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Buying a car interstate: Costs, insurance and other factors to consider

Buying a car interstate: Costs, insurance and other factors to consider

Buying a car, whether it’s your first set of not-so-slick wheels or a shiny new upgrade, can be a big emotional and financial commitment. When scouting around for your ideal ride, you might first look at car yards and independent sales within your immediate vicinity.

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A complete guide to business and commercial car insurance

A complete guide to business and commercial car insurance

So, you know how car insurance works for your own set of wheels - the ones you use to drive to the shops or for road trips, but what about for your company car? Or your delivery truck? How does car insurance work for a vehicle used for work purposes?

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Pay-as-you-drive car insurance guide

Pay-as-you-drive car insurance guide

Every motorist and their wheels are unique, so you should be on the lookout for a car insurance policy to suit your circumstances. From third party car insurance to comprehensive cover, there are myriad options and extras to consider. If you want to investigate pay-as-you-drive car insurance, you’ve come to the right place. 

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Car insurance must-haves: Do you know the rules where you live?

Car insurance must-haves: Do you know the rules where you live?

Once you have your driver’s license, making the decision to buy your very own car can be pretty exciting. Then, when you’ve settled on the wheels to take your dream road trip, the next step is to get your car registered and insured.

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Car insurance discounts: A complete guide

Car insurance discounts: A complete guide

There’s no question that having your own car can open up possibilities. Think last minute road trips, travelling further for work and not having to lug your shopping home on the bus. The problem is maintaining your wheels can be pricey. Getting cover for your vehicle, fuel and registration all adds up. 

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Average cost of car insurance: How much does it cost and how can you save?

Average cost of car insurance: How much does it cost and how can you save?

Update: If you're after a current assessment of car insurance prices and trends in Australia, check out Mozo's 2020 Car Insurance Report.

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How to switch car insurance policies

How to switch car insurance policies

Here at Mozo, we’re all about helping everyday Aussies find the perfect car insurance policy. But if it’s been a while since you last reviewed your car insurance policy and insurance provider, there’s a good chance of a better deal out there. And depending on your situation, switching policies could save you big bucks and deliver even bigger value.  

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P-plater Car Insurance

P-plater Car Insurance

When you’re a teenager, there’s nothing more exciting than slapping on some P-plates to the back of your car. And now that you’ve started to get the hang of driving, you may be thinking it’s time you got yourself a car insurance policy.

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Learner Driver Car Insurance

Learner Driver Car Insurance

It’s an exciting experience for teenagers and a nightmare for parents, but once your child gets their learner driver’s licence and can’t wait to get behind the wheel, you’ll need to have a think about your car insurance policy and what it will mean for the cost of your premium. That’s why we’ve developed this guide, to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions by parents when it comes to making sure your child is covered in their new found freedom.

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Telematics technology in your car

Telematics technology in your car

The experts agree; the global insurance industry is primed to undergo a host of technological changes over the coming years and in Australia we’re already seeing the effects of the insurtech craze. 

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Short term car insurance options and when you might need them

Short term car insurance options and when you might need them

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of your own precious set of wheels rolling along the road.

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 Seniors car insurance

Seniors car insurance

Drivers at different life stages require tailored car insurance policies to suit their needs. If you're a senior driver, you might not be commuting to work anymore or taking on massive road trips, so you could be looking for an insurance policy that takes into account your reduced hours on the road. 

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Ridesharing in Australia: How to drive for Uber without voiding your car insurance

Ridesharing in Australia: How to drive for Uber without voiding your car insurance

As a cheap alternative to pricey taxi fares, ridesharing services like Uber, Ola or Lyft have quickly risen to popularity among Aussie commuters.

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7 common mistakes that will void your car insurance

7 common mistakes that will void your car insurance

For a lot of us, driving is a part of everyday life and is as simple as breathing. And aside from the anxiety people can get when asked to reverse park, driving can be quite enjoyable and therapeutic. However, silly – and avoidable – mistakes happen everyday to even the most responsible drivers. So before you next get into your car, here are seven things that can void your car insurance.

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How to reduce your car insurance premium

How to reduce your car insurance premium

Car insurance policy prices are determined by a range of factors, including the driver, the vehicle, the phases of the moon, maybe. It can be really tricky to keep track of just what is affecting your car insurance premiums, but knowing your way around these factors can help you save big time.

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Car insurance features

Car insurance features

Having car insurance can help you out of an awkward post-accident bill, but how much car insurance suits your budget?

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Choosing the right car insurance policy

Choosing the right car insurance policy

Remember yesterday when you were writing in your diary about how you planned on having a car accident tomorrow afternoon? Said no one ever. These awful incidents, no matter how minor or major, are a shock to the system.

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Car insurance claims

Car insurance claims

If you're stuck on what steps to take after an accident, follow this handy guide. It'll answer all your car insurance claim questions and give you an idea of what to expect throughout the process of making a claim on your insurance policy.

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Car insurance - the makes and models

Car insurance - the makes and models

Designers of car insurance are every bit as busy as vehicle engineers. When you take out a comprehensive car insurance policy, there are a heap of features and optional extras to consider.

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Types of car insurance

Types of car insurance

What’s that? Car insurance is your favourite ever thing to pay for? Yeah, we know it hurts the hip pocket and no one wants to really deal with it. But it’s a necessary purchase we all need to think about, whether we like it or not.

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Car insurance in 2018: the ultimate buyer's guide to what it costs, what to look for and how to save

Car insurance in 2018: the ultimate buyer's guide to what it costs, what to look for and how to save

Update: If you're after a current assessment of car insurance prices and trends in Australia, check out Mozo's 2020 Car Insurance Report.

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Car Insurance: Market value vs agreed value

Car Insurance: Market value vs agreed value

Purchasing a new car involves a string of difficult decisions. This includes stuff like which car insurance company to go with or whether to take out third party or comprehensive car insurance.

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4 questions to ask before dropping your comprehensive car insurance

4 questions to ask before dropping your comprehensive car insurance

If you hold comprehensive car insurance, you may have felt the urge to ditch your policy for a cheap option, even if it does mean you're covered for less. You probably get this feeling about once a year when you get a reminder to pay your premium...

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Insurance dilemma: Should you really let your mate borrow your car?

Insurance dilemma: Should you really let your mate borrow your car?

We have all been there. Your mate, Dave, has his car in for service and just needs to get to work . Letting him borrow your car seems pretty harmless, but in truth, Dave being behind the wheel of your ride could increase your car insurance costs if something were to go wrong.

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Black box car insurance

Black box car insurance

Black boxes aren't just in planes anymore – they're a new sensation on the Australian car insurance scene. Also known as telematics or insurance boxes, this new technology means Aussie drivers can buy car insurance policies based on their driving habits. The safer you drive, the less you pay in premiums.

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How to haggle on your car insurance

How to haggle on your car insurance

Car insurance is a must-have product for many Aussies across the country, but you shouldn't have to fork out big bucks for a little peace of mind.

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No claims car insurance

No claims car insurance

Did somebody say: No claims bonus? Not sure how that applies to your car insurance? Here’s the what it means in a nutshell: 

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Young drivers car insurance

Young drivers car insurance

Under 25? You might be wondering why your car insurance premium is so high. Well, young drivers or those new to the road generally face a higher premium or excess because they are statistically riskier drivers.

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Fire and theft insurance

Fire and theft insurance

If you’ve ever needed to claim on your insurance, you already know it can be a painstaking experience. From forms to police reports and damage inspections, it really depends on the insurance provider and what they expect from you when making a claim.

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Multi car insurance

Multi car insurance

Have more than one car in your household? That means you qualify for a multi-car policy. Which also means that you get to save on your overall premium. Sounds too good to be true? Not surprisingly! But your insurance company wants to reward you for not only remaining a loyal customer, but also bringing more business to them.

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Third party car insurance

Third party car insurance

A third party what? There are so many different insurances we need to consider in our lives, from life insurance to home and contents and everything in between. When it comes to your car, you might think CTP (also known as your greenslip) is enough, but that's not really the case.

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Vehicle insurance

Vehicle insurance

Whether it’s your first car purchase or your fifth truck, motor insurance is pretty important. In fact, no matter what vehicle you fancy albeit, motorbike, scooter or pickup truck, you’re going to need to think long and hard before making your vehicle insurance. But don’t think too hard about it!

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Car insurance companies

Car insurance companies

When thinking about car insurance companies, top of the mind is probably the big-named, well-known insurance companies. Why do you mostly remember the hotshots? Well that’s because they have a squillion dollars to advertise with in the best media spots so that they can be in your face as much as possible. It’s no wonder you would think of them first! But did you know that smaller car insurance companies may be just as good? If not better? But that’s for you to decide and not for us to say. Let’s have a closer look at them both and compare.

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Cheapest car insurance

Cheapest car insurance

Trying to save money? Driving down your daily dollar spend is no easy task, and it doesn’t help that car insurance can be an exxy, albeit necessary, expense.

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Classic car insurance

Classic car insurance

Motoring enthusiast? Then you probably take your car insurance very seriously. And why wouldn’t you? The gentle purr of the engine, the hand built precision, the walnut interiors and the sheer beauty of the spectacle. We hear you. And so do the insurance companies specialising in exactly what you collect.

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Pensioner car insurance

Pensioner car insurance

It’s nice to know that after working the hard yards and amassing decades of wisdom, you get a little more respect for reaching mature milestones. There are insurance companies around Australia who are taking a particular interest in the over 50s age group. With all your experience and driving expertise, you deserve specialised attention.

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Car insurance news

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Does car insurance cover flood water damage

Does car insurance cover flood water damage?

Accidental flood water damage is covered with most comprehensive car insurance policies. That said, some insurance providers may deem driving into flood water a reckless act and as such may refuse a claim for flood water damage in some cases. 

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Australia s best insurance of 2021

Australia’s best insurance of 2021

Insurance is a vital product, but despite its importance it is an area many people put-off properly investigating. This could be because choosing the right insurance products can often be a complicated process. It's also not the most enjoyable topic to think about. Once you've trawled through the fine print of multiple insurance options and finally picked the best insurance policy to suit you, it involves forking out cash just in case you find yourself, your belongings or your loved ones in an emergency situation. This year, close to 200 policies spanning car, home, landlord, life and pet insurance were analysed by the Mozo judges to identify the best value and best quality insurance policies on the market. We've jotted down the details of a few standout policies which have won awards in 2021 for you to compare and consider here.

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