GIO Platinum Car Insurance will cover not only your car but your keys if they are stolen and any personal property within your car up to the value of $500. Windscreen cover also comes as standard as part of this policy and you are given the freedom to select a repairer you personally trust if your car needs fixing. If you want greater control over your cover, GIO will talk it out with you beforehand and come to an agreed value for your precious set of wheels.
If the worst case scenario eventuates and your new car is stolen or written off, GIO will replace it with a brand new car of the same make and model just as long as you’re the first registered owner and had it insured with GIO within 13 months of purchasing the car. The main thing to note about Platinum Car Insurance is that it doesn’t come with roadside assistance as standard but is available as an additional extra for $90 a year.
GIO ease the strain on your wallet by applying a few discounts to this policy. First off, by taking the policy out online you’ll earn a 10% discount straight off the bat. If you’re under the age of 25 and an older family member is already a comprehensive or Platinum Car Insurance policy holder, GIO will shave an extra 10% off your premium. Finally, if you’ve kept your driving record squeaky clean you could be up for a no claim discount of up to 20% so make sure to enquire about your eligibility for these discounts.
Who it's good for:
If you’re a young driver, insuring your own car can get pretty pricey so make the most of GIO’s 10% family discount for drivers under the age of 25. Alternatively, if you’ve recently bought a new car and want to make sure that, in the event it is written off or stolen, it will be replaced then GIO’s lifetime new car replacement feature makes Platinum Car Insurance an attractive option for you.
Keep in mind that roadside assistance or monthly premiums are optional extras as part of this policy and will cost you a few extra dollars to take up. It is also a good idea to keep GIO up to date with a list of drivers otherwise if you lend your car to a friend and they are at-fault for an accident, you’ll be forced to fork out for a $1,400 unlisted driver excess.