Compare car insurance to find safer options, says VACC
Australian motorists should seek to find the best policies, and not just the cheapest, when they come to compare car insurance, it has been argued.
David Purchase, executive director of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), noted that one area causing concern for consumers is the discovery that after an accident, their insurance contract does not include the right to choose their preferred crash repairer.
"The other common frustration is that insurance documents are written in complex and ambiguous language so that motorists are left confused about who controls the repair process," he added.
VACC has therefore produced a comparison table that provides a "simple translation" of the policies of the major insurers when it comes to "choice of repairer".
In addition, the body advised motorists to read all of the paper work, including the small print, in order to find a policy which gives them what they are looking for and not simply what the insurance company wants.
The news comes after NRMA Car Insurance last week launched a free iPhone app featuring a range of up-to-date safety, security and environmental information for most new cars available in Australia.
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