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Buying a car is indeed a big decision; it’s a moment to cherish and celebrate. Thanks to the extensive research and test drives, which helped you achieve this milestone. However, mere buying a car and ensuring timely maintenance won’t suffice, it’s essential to opt for car insurance policy. While driving on road there are high probabilities of accidents. It exposes your vehicle to many external threats that might create a fuss while driving and hamper your vehicle. For an instance, any damage caused to your vehicle due to natural earthquake, landslides or floods may damage your car entirely or breakdown the car engine. Such situations will leave you stranded with a huge dilemma and exorbitant repair costs. To protect your car from unexpected expenses and quick servicing, it’s is quintessential to opt for HDFC ERGO Car Insurance Policy.

HDFC ERGO offers comprehensive motor insurance policy for all round protection and security against all the possible damages against both external and internal factors. Additionally, Car insurance policy covers third party damage liabilities and personal accident too. Just a little precaution for your car is what it takes to ensure smooth driving and complete protection against unforeseen incidents. Buying a car insurance policy is not only essential for staying safe against lawsuits but also for ensuring safety every time you hit the road.


Types of car insurance

Comprehensive Car Insurance Policy

Third party liability only

Key Highlights

Why choose HDFC ERGO Car Insurance?

  • 24*7 Support HDFC ERGO offers round the clock support for convenience and a hassle-free experience. You can call us on 1800 2700 700 or write an e-mail to:

  • Zero Documentation You need not go through lengthy procedures for buying online car insurance policy

  • Trusted by Millions With over 75 lakhs happy customers, HDFC ERGO is a recognized brand for taking care of your insurance needs. The brand has been assigned ‘iAAA’rating by ICRA indicating its highest claim paying ability.

  • Fair and transparent claim settlement policies HDFC ERGO Motor Insurance claims are settled with utmost transparency.



Benefits of buying online HDFC ERGO Car Insurance policy

  • Round the Clock Support 24x7 Claim Assistance

  • Cashless claim service You can avail cashless claim service with over 4800+ authorized network of garages across India.

  • Buy online for added convenience Wherever you go, use your mobile app for instant buying.

  • Instant Policy Thanks to paperless documentation and quick approval, you can download your policy document on successful payment of premium.


Sum Insured

Sum Insured

The value for your vehicle would depend on the manufacturer’s listed selling price less depreciation for each year or the IDV (Insured’s declared Value). The IDV would be the maximum amount payable in the event of a claim for Total Loss / Theft. Subject to necessary excess/deductibles as per the terms & conditions

What decides my Car insurance premium?

  1. Sum Insured / Insured’s Declared Value (IDV)

  2. Type of vehicle

  3. Age of the vehicle

  4. Place of Registration

  5. Fuel type (Petrol / Diesel / CNG / LPG)



What gets covered?

1. Own damage to the vehicle caused due to

  1. Accident by external means

  2. Burglary, housebreaking or theft

  3. Fire, explosion, self-ignition, lighting

  4. Terrorism, riots, strike or malicious act

  5. Transit by road, rail, inland waterway, lift

  6. Earthquake, flood, storm, landslide, rockslide

2. Personal Accident Cover

  1. It covers costs incurred during medical treatment of the driver. However, you can choose to cover the occupants by paying additional premium

3. Third Party Legal Liability

  1. Accidental death or injury to any third party

  2. Any damage to property owned by third party


Optional Covers

Choose a variety of optional covers on payment of additional premium, as listed below:

  1. Electrical / Non Electrical items can be insured separately

  2. Personal Accident cover for owner driver

  3. Personal Accident cover for Named / Unnamed Passengers

  4. Terrorism, riots, strike or malicious actPersonal Accident cover for paid driver / employee

  5. Legal liability for paid driver in connection with the operation of the insured vehicle

  6. Legal liability to Non fare paying passengers

  7. Cover for lamps, tyres / tubes, mudguards, bonnet /side parts, bumpers, headlights and paintwork of damaged portion only

  8. Use of commercial type vehicles for both commercial and purposes

(The above listed optional cover can be opted on paying additional premium)


Add on Covers

Add ON Car Insurance Plans

Opting for HDFC ERGO Comprehensive Motor Insurance plan is indeed the best way to pamper your beloved vehicle. However, it’s always essential to upgrade your motor insurance policy with Add-ons covers to ensure maximum coverage for total protection. Let’s take a quick look at Motor Insurance Add-on car insurance that brings in more safety, protection with added coverage for a happy driving experience.

Zero Depreciation Claim

Provides benefits against depreciation on parts at the time of a partial loss claim

What’s not covered?

Tyre & battery costs

Loss of Use / Down Time Protection

HDFC ERGO Loss of User or Down time protection add-on policy reimburses a daily benefit towards the cost of alternate means of transport for the duration the insured vehicle is repaired or replaced.

Engine and Gear Box Protection Cover

It secures your car against any damage to engine & gear box against unpredictable weather or incessant rains. This add on cover is a saviour and comes to your rescue especially during unpredictable weather conditions

No Claim Bonus Protection

On every claim free renewal you get discount in the form of No Claim bonus; however, accidents are unpredictable and we understand that. Considering this, HDFC ERGO provides an add-on cover No Claim bonus protection helps you in retaining it for the next renewal of your policy.

Emergency Assistance Service Programme

This add-on cover helps you deal with any mechanical or technical breakdown or road accident. It aims at providing round the clock road assistance for a pleasurable driving experience. Further it has a bouquet of services which includes tyre replacement cover, towing of vehicle to the nearest garage, emergency fuel delivery, battery jump start, accommodation arrangement, alternate travel arrangement, minor repairs on the spot etc

Emergency Assistance Wider Cover

This add-on assists when the keys of the insured vehicle are lost, misplaced or stolen. In such a scenario buying a new key may be cumbersome; under such circumstances we issue you a new set of keys subject to submission of police report.

*Please note these are illustrative exclusions. For a detailed informative list, kindly refer the policy wordings.

*This content is descriptive only. Actual coverage is Subject to the language of policy issued.



What is not covered?

  1. Depreciation

  2. Mechanical or Electrical breakdown, failure

  3. Damage by a person driving under the influence of Liquor / Alcohol / Drugs

  4. Depreciation, any consequential loss

  5. Loss / Damage attributable to War / Mutiny / Nuclear risks

  6. Damage to tyre and tubes unless the vehicle is damaged at the same time in which case the Liability of the company shall be limited to 50% of the cost of replacement

  7. Loss / Damage outside India

  8. Damage caused by overloading or strain of the Insured Vehicle

  9. Damage to any bridge and / or via duct and / or to any road and/or anything beneath by vibration or by the weight of the insured vehicle and / or load carried by the insured vehicle.

*Please note these are illustrative exclusions. For a detailed informative list, kindly refer the policy wordings.

*This content is descriptive only. Actual coverage is Subject to the language of policy issued.


Buy Car Insurance Policy online

Buying car insurance online can be done through a simple three step process on HDFC ERGO website as per your convenience. Follow these simple steps to avail a policy within minutes:

Step 1:- Fill out a simple form in order to estimate the premium payable according to your car type and make.

Step 2:- Enter your personal details in the required fields such as name and address.

Step 3:- Make payment online and own an online car insurance instantly.


Renew Car Insurance Policy online

With HDFC ERGO, car insurance renewal is a quick and hassle free process. With minimal paperwork and speedy processing you can renew car insurance policy in no time. The renewal process is more or less the same as buying a new policy and can be done through three simple steps.

Step 1:- Enter the expiring policy details on the insurance renewal online form. The form can be accessed through the HDFC ERGO website.

Step 2:- Proceed to the next page to examine the new policy details

Step 3:- Make payment online and your car insurance policy will be renewed instantly.


Car Insurance FAQs

What is the tenure of HDFC ERGO car insurance policy?

All Motor policies are generally of one year term.

Why do I need Car Insurance?

As per provisions of Motor Vehicle Act (MV Act), 1989 all the vehicles which are plying on public place are required to be insured for minimum Third Party Liability only cover. Hence it is mandatory to have vehicle insurance.

Can I buy Motor Insurance policy online?

Yes. You can now purchase HDFC ERGO Motor Insurance online by using your Credit Card or online bank account.

What are the benefits of buying car insurance online?

Buying policies online ensures hassle free instant policy issuance with zero documentation involved. Online policy issuance also provides multiple safe payment options like credit card, debit card, net banking etc.

Can I renew my Motor policy online?

Yes, you can renew your HDFC ERGO Motor Insurance policy online by using your credit card or bank account.

Can I renew other car Insurer policy with HDFC ERGO online?

Yes, you can renew your insurance policy online 60 days before expiry of your existing policy. In case your vehicle insurance policy has already expired, we would arrange for vehicle inspection through our approved surveyors and post satisfactory inspection policy would be issued.

What will happen when you sell your car?

Once vehicle is sold written intimation needs to be done with insurance company. As an Insured you will have following options: Name transfer in policy Cancellation of existing policy if the new owner has bought a new policy for himself and seek refund of the premium for remain part of the policy tenure on short period basis. You could also request for reserving the NCB which you may have on your policy for using it on your new vehicle at a later date with in 3 years from the date of sale.

What documents do I need to submit to buy car insurance online?

At the time of buying policies on-line one need not submit any physical documents.

Can I transfer my No Claim Bonus Discount?

In the event that you want to shift your insurance policy from any other company to HDFC ERGO, you can transfer the No Claim Bonus accrued on your previous policy. You can avail the full benefit as you would with your previous Insurer.

Can the Owner of the car also be insured under the same policy?

The Owner of the car is covered under compulsory personal accident cover where vehicle is registered in the name of an individual for a maximum sum insured of Rs. 2 lacs, provided he/she has an effective and valid driving license.

Can the paid driver of the car also be insured under the same policy?

An optional personal accident cover is available under the policy which can be opted for paid driver having maximum sum insured of Rs. 2 lacs

What if my car insurance policy is misplaced?

Just call our toll free number 1800 2 700 700 and ask for a duplicate copy.

What are the discounts that can be allowed under car insurance policies?

There are discounts based on eligibility of each customer which may be availed like Automobile Association of India membership, and no claim bonus.