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Progressive Direct Comprehensive Insurance

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Important information on terms, conditions and sub-limits
Monthly premiums available
Yes costs extra
Maximum no claim discount
Not Published
Online discount
n/a
Choice of repairer
No

Mozo editorial review Progressive Direct Comprehensive Insurance - last updated: 26 February 2021

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What's hot
  • 24/7 claims service
  • Free windscreen cover
  • Optional excess buster
What's not
  • $850 unlisted driver excess
  • Up to $850 young driver excess
Mozo snapshot

If you’re after a top level of cover and don’t mind managing your car insurance online, Progressive Comprehensive Insurance is a policy that you should absolutely consider. This Comprehensive Insurance policy gives you a flexible choice of excess alongside a number of optional extras and a 'Claims Free Discount' that means your annual premium doesn’t have to be so pricey.

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Key features

This policy comes with all of the features you’d expect from a complete comprehensive car insurance policy. For example, you’ll be covered for excess-free windscreen repair should yours be chipped and you’ll also have the control to come to an agreed value of your car with Progressive. This policy also offers up to $500 worth of cover for emergency repairs, which will enable your car to be driven home after it has been damaged in a covered incident.

There are a few things that aren’t automatically covered with Progressive’s Comprehensive Insurance, however. While you will be covered for any modifications made by a dealership at the time of sale, you won’t be covered for any modifications made after that. It is also important to note that while the costs of a rental car are covered following theft, you’ll need to opt in for rental costs to be covered after an accident.

You can also add roadside assistance to your policy for an extra $89 a year.

You'll also be able to take advantage of other optional extras: replacement of your windscreen or window glass if it's damaged by an insured event, and an excess buster which allows one excess to be waived in your cover period, given that the cost of repair is over the standard excess amount.

Finally, keep in mind that Progressive rewards customers who pay their premiums in full, so monthly premium payments will cost you some extra cash.


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Who is it good for

Progressive is a 100% online company so its Comprehensive Insurance could be an attractive option for you if you enjoy managing your insurance policies online. It is particularly good value if you have a number of cars and can make the most of Progressive’s multi-car discount.

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Any catches

Be aware of the $850 unlisted and young driver excesses that you may need to pay in the event of an accident. 

Details

Cover information and limits in the table below correct as at 29 May 2024. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Discounts and excesses

Yes costs extra

$400 - $2,000

$1,000 additional excess for drivers under 35 or inexperienced drivers (passed less than 5 years ago).

Not disclosed (TAS)
Not disclosed (NSW)
Not disclosed (SA)
Not disclosed (QLD)
Not disclosed (ACT)
Not disclosed (WA)
Not disclosed (NT)
Not disclosed (VIC)

5 years

n/a

Multi-car discount

Assessed on claims history of each driver.

n/a

Service features

Optional Extra

No

Yes

Excess Buster Optional Extra available for a waiver on the first standard excess per cover period where the repair cost is greater than the standard excess.

n/a

SA VIC NT TAS NSW ACT QLD WA

Coverage summary

Agreed

Yes - within 12 months of original new car registration and less than 20,000km travelled

Optional Extra - up to $750.

Yes - Optional Extra ($0 excess for repair only).

Up to $500

Reasonable towing costs.

Yes - Up to 14 days, maximum $50 per day.

Not at fault - Optional Extra, up to 14 days, maximum $50 per day. At fault - Optional Extra. Up to 14 days, maximum $50 per day.

No

Up to $500, for unbraked trailers or caravans weighing up to 750kg.

No

Optional Extra - up to $750, combined with personal property.

Option to cover some aftermarket accessories only. Does not include aftermarket modifications.

$500 to your estate if due to a direct result of any of the following: collision or impact, fire, flood, malicious act, hail and storm, theft or attempted theft.

No

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Customer Reviews

How are Progressive Direct car insurance rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
7.8/10
Value for money
8.3/10
Policy coverage
7.6/10
Customer service
6.8/10
Claims handling
6.5/10
Trust
7.3/10
Based on 73 Progressive Direct car insurance reviews as rated by the Mozo customers. More about the Mozo Customer Ratings.
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