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Articles, tips, questions, and information about car insurance in Australia.

Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

How long after a car accident can you file a car insurance claim in Australia?

If you’ve been in a car accident, reporting it to your insurer as soon as possible and providing as many details as you can, may help to expedite the process.

Car Insurance

11 Aug, 2023

7 min read

How long after a car accident can you file a car insurance claim in Australia?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Can you get car insurance for learner drivers?

As a learner driver, it’s important to make sure you’re insured, even if it’s through someone else’s policy. Driving an uninsured vehicle is against the law, and there are serious consequences if you get into an accident.

Car Insurance

11 Aug, 2023

4 min read

Can you get car insurance for learner drivers?
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

Can I make monthly car insurance payments?

Your quote for a car insurance policy may suggest an annual premium. Still, most insurers also accept a monthly car insurance payment, often at no extra cost.

Car Insurance

10 Aug, 2023

4 min read

Can I make monthly car insurance payments?
Alex Ritchie

Personal Finance Editor

Why is car insurance for under 25 drivers more expensive?

If you’re under 25, your chances of being in a car accident are much higher. This risk can significantly impact the cost of your car insurance premiums.

Car Insurance

09 Aug, 2023

5 min read

Why is car insurance for under 25 drivers more expensive?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Understanding 4x4 car insurance in Australia

If you own a 4x4 and are planning to use it to go offroad, it’s important to choose the right 4wd car insurance to suit your needs. Understand what insurers offer to decide.

Car Insurance

09 Feb, 2023

6 min read

Understanding 4x4 car insurance in Australia
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

What voids car insurance?

Paying for car insurance can be a costly ongoing expense. However, meeting these monthly payments may mean very little if you’re making mistakes that can void the insurance. It’s important to know the different factors that may result in claim rejection.

Car Insurance

06 Feb, 2023

4 min read

What voids car insurance?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

How to Transfer Car Registration in NSW - RateCity

Every car owned in NSW must be registered in NSW. This means you must transfer registration to NSW if you purchase a car registered out of state or under another name.

Car Insurance

06 Feb, 2023

6 min read

How to Transfer Car Registration in NSW - RateCity
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Understanding capped price servicing

Capped price servicing offers transparency to the service pricing when returning your vehicle for regular maintenance. Find out how it works.

Car Insurance

02 Feb, 2023

5 min read

Understanding capped price servicing
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

What is car rental excess insurance?

Car insurance excess can be expensive. It can also be costly to reduce this amount to zero. Buying car rental excess insurance is an alternative option to consider that may prove to be the most cost-effective solution.

Car Insurance

30 Jan, 2023

5 min read

What is car rental excess insurance?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Is using a car insurance broker worth it?

Getting the right car insurance can help with the premium cost and ensure you’re properly covered. But how do you choose? Car insurance brokers can help.

Car Insurance

25 Jan, 2023

3 min read

Is using a car insurance broker worth it?
Vidhu Bajaj

Personal Finance Writer

Manual vs automatic car: which is better?

Find out the difference between a manual and an automatic car and which is better to drive.

Car Insurance

23 Jan, 2023

6 min read

Manual vs automatic car: which is better?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Learn what to do when you have a car accident in Australia

Worried about what to do after a minor car accident? Remaining calm, getting medical help, and informing your insurer should be the first steps you take.

Car Insurance

18 Jan, 2023

3 min read

Learn what to do when you have a car accident in Australia

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