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HDFC ERGO Car Insurance

Car Insurance
  • Get third party cover at low premiums
  • Choose from a variety of zero depreciation and roadside assistance covers
  • 3100+ cashless garages

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd. is an ISO certified firm known for providing high- quality insurance products ranging from car insurance, health, travel, home, and personal accident insurance. It is a joint venture between the country’s well-known Housing Institution HDFC Ltd. and ERGO International AG, an insurance entity of Munich Re Group. The company has 108 branches spread across 91 cities in India.

Car Insurance Online HDFC ERGO

Third-Party Cover Up to Rs.7.5 lakhs
Cashless Network Garages 3400+
Incurred Claim Ratio 85.8%
Net Earned Premium Rs.79025
Covers Provided
  • Depreciation cover
  • Downtime protection
  • No claim bonus
  • Return to invoice
  • Emergency assistance wider cover
  • Cost of Consumables
  • Engine & gearbox
Features
  • Quick claim settlement
  • Instantaneous purchase
  • Hassle free claim settlement
  • Host of discounts
Inclusions
  • Personal accident cover
  • Third-party cover
  • Loss or damage due to natural calamities
  • Loss or damage due to theft, fire, riots
Exclusions
  • Loss due to wear & tear
  • Damage due to general ageing of the car
  • Nuclear risks

Features and Benefits

  • Online transactions- With HDFC ERGO, you can get your car insured online in a quick and easy manner. Once you provide your details, a customer care representative will call you, inspect the car and issue the policy. One can also renew the policy if the previous policy has expired.
  • SMS updates & online tracking- Once you apply for a new insurance policy or renewal, you will be kept informed about the status of application through regular SMSes. Also, online tracking can be done with the unique number provided.
  • A number of discounts-The HDFC Ergo car insurance policy comes with a host of added benefits and discounts. Special offers are extended to those who are registered members of the Automobile Association.
  • A variety of plans-HDFC ERGO offers a wide range of plans and you can choose the best plan that suits your needs. Some of the insurance plans include Silver Plan, Gold Plan, Platinum Plan and Titanium Plan.
  • Excellent customer support-With a dedicated customer support team available 24/7, any queries can be resolved instantaneously.

Easy Steps To Apply for HDFC ERGO Car Insurance Online

With HDFC ERGO, buying an insurance policy online is hassle-free and instantaneous. Just log on to their website and follow these steps:

  • Fill out the online form to get a rough estimate of the premium payable for the type of insurance policy that you have chosen
  • Fill in your personal details
  • If you are happy with the quote, initiate the payment process online and you will receive your car insurance policy in a matter of minutes.
  • The policy document can then be downloaded online.

Why HDFC ERGO

Number of offers & discounts
Customer centric
Variety of plans offered
Comprehensive products
Wide range of add-on options
Paperless online process

Add-on covers on HDFC ERGO car insurance policy

HDFC ERGO insurance plans provide a comprehensive variety of add-on covers that ensure the best protection for your prized possession. The covers enhance your protection and reduce the chances of out-of-pocket expenses. Below are the covers provided:

  • Loss of use or downtime protection-This cover ensures that the policyholder does not spend any money out of his/her own pocket when the car is damaged. Reimbursement will be made for an alternative mode of transport taken when the car is undergoing repairs. A sum of up to Rs.500 per day will be provided for 5 days in case of partial loss and 15 days in case of total loss or theft.
  • Zero depreciation claim-Policyholders will be eligible to avail the full claim amount at the time of an unfortunate event. However, this is excluding the cost of repair or replacement of tyres or batteries. All car parts excluded under the India Motor Tariff policy will be covered under this add-on.
  • Engine and gear box protection- This add-on covers the cost of repair and replacement of internal parts of the gearbox or engine. Damages may be caused due to water ingression, any leakages of lubricating oil, etc. A claim can be made under the own damage section of the policy for this add-on.
  • No claim bonus-Even if a claim has been registered during the policy year, the policyholder will be eligible for no claim bonus. This benefit can be availed even after 3 claims are made if damage has been caused to the windshield glass or losses arising through external means, flood or earthquake.
  • The cost of consumables-This add-on covers any losses arising out of damage caused to consumable items in the car, provided they are covered under section 1 of the policy statement.
  • Emergency assistance cover-Emergency assistance services are provided for on-site repairs, battery jumpstart, duplicate keys, tyre change, locked or lost keys, fuel delivery, towing assistance or emptying of fuel tank.

Inclusion & Exclusion under HDFC ERGO car insurance

Inclusions Exclusions
Zero damage Damage due to general ageing, wear & tear
Theft or loss of keys Valid only in India
Loss of personal belongings Accident due to intoxication
Tyre damage  
NCB  
Engine repair & replacement  
Roadside assistance  
Car damage cover  
Personal Accident cover  
Third party liability  
Other legal liabilities  

Insured Declared Value

  • The Insured declared value (IDV) of the car will be the total amount of sum insured towards the policy. This is fixed at the time of the policy issued.
  • IDV for cars that are more than 5 years old or obsolete models will be determined based on a certain understanding between the insurer and insured.
  • IDV will be considered as the market value through the policy period without depreciation for total loss or constructive total loss claims.
  • The insured car will be treated as a constructive total loss claim if the total retrieval cost or repair cost exceeds 75% of the car IDV.
  • IDV will be ascertained based on the listing price of the manufacturer’s brand, model, and depreciation. Please refer to the below sample table for details:
Age of vehicle % of depreciation
Not exceeding 6 months 5%
Exceeding 6 months but not exceeding 1 year 15%
Exceeding 1 year but not exceeding 3 years 30%
Exceeding 3 years but not exceeding 4 years 40%
Exceeding 4 years but not exceeding 5 years 50%

HDFC ERGO Cashless Garages

HDFC ergo has a strong network of over 3400 network garages that are spread across various branches across the country. The seamless network of garages provide high-quality cashless services to policyholders.

Claim Process for HDFC ERGO Car Insurance

It is quite easy and simple to file a claim on the HDFC ERGO car insurance policy. Download the HDFC ERGO mobile app and log on to the Insurance Portfolio Organizer through Google play store. Once this is done, you just have to fill in some basic details to link your policy account with the mobile app and you can register your claim instantaneously. Calls can also be made on the company's toll-free number to register a claim. There are a few important guidelines that need to be followed while filing a claim. Below are the details:

  • Always ensure an FIR is filed as soon as possible in case of damages to property, theft or bodily injury.
  • In case of a serious accident, it is always better to inform the insurance company immediately so that the insurers can come to the accident spot for inspection and ascertain the value of damage.
  • In cases of serious injuries, death, third party damage, riots, strikes, the incident must be reported immediately to the nearest police station.

Cashless Claim Process for HDFC ERGO Car Insurance

A specific procedure needs to be followed while initiating a cashless claim process. The following are the steps to be taken:

  • Log on to the HDFC ERGO website and locate the nearest network garage. The same information can also be obtained by making a call to the company’s toll-free number.
  • If the car is in a condition to drive, then take it to the nearest network garage. If not, call for roadside towing assistance.
  • The extent of damage will be assessed by the surveyor.
  • Regular updates on the status of the car will be provided through SMSes or emails at each stage of the claim process.
  • Once the car is ready after repair, the policyholder needs to make a payment for compulsory deductibles or depreciation, if any, and take the car home. The balance amount will be paid to the network garage by the insurance company.
  • A claim computation sheet and breakup of information will be provided to the policyholder for reference.

Reimbursement Claim Process for HDFC ERGO Car Insurance

The claim application process slightly varies when it comes to reimbursement. The following are the steps to be taken to file a claim for reimbursement:

  • Register a claim on the HDFC ERGO mobile app or through the toll-free customer care number.
  • Once a claim is registered, a surveyor from the insurance company will assess the extent of damage or losses caused.
  • Fill the claim form and make a submission with the list of required documents mentioned.
  • The claim will be processed once the documents are received.
  • SMS updates will be sent to the policyholder at every stage of the claim process.
  • A claim computation sheet and breakup of information will be provided to the policyholder for reference.