How do I set up car insurance?
Be ready for the unpredictable by getting your car insured before taking it on the road.
Be ready for the unpredictable by getting your car insured before taking it on the road. Insurance protects you in the event of an accident, damage to your car or someone else's, fire damage and theft. Getting a car insurance quote is a straightforward process and you can even secure your car insurance online.
Trade Me Insurance coverage depends on what you need. Comprehensive insurance – covers any damage to your own car or damage to someone else's vehicle involved in an incident with you. This includes fire and theft. Third-party accident – covers you if you accidentally damage someone else's car, but not your own. This can extend to fire and theft.
We’ll give you a quote
It’s a good idea to consider a variety of insurance companies to secure the best possible premium, but we recommend using Trade Me Insurance – it's easy to set up and whether you're a young driver, experienced driver, super safe driver or pretty much any kind of driver, it'll give you the cover you need. Just enter your details and we’ll do the rest.
You can set up your insurance in a few simple steps:
- Head over to the Trade Me Insurance car quote section.
- Enter the registration number of your car or enter the car details manually and fill in your address and driver details.
- You’ll get a quote – which will ask you for a few more details. For example, if your car has any mods and accessories, if you’ve made any car insurance claims in the past 2 years, how long you’ve had your licence for and offer optional extras.
- Confirms who the policy will cover – we need a bit more info about who will be driving the car – is it just you, or will someone else be driving it regularly?
- The legal stuff – take the time to read the terms and conditions. It will also ask you about any driving offences, licence suspension and criminal convictions you may have had.
- Confirm details – read over all the info carefully and make sure all your details are correct and you're happy with your quoted insurance premium.
- Buy - congrats, you’re now covered by car insurance! Remember, Trade Me members get a discount on their premiums!
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