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Updated 21/09/2023

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Updated sources, added new section on optional Extras available for Comprehensive Cover.
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PD’s car insurance plans are simple and low cost yet value rich.  

PD Insurance was established in Newcastle, NSW many years ago to shake up the car insurance industry and offer their customers some great deals. 

What kind of insurance does PD Insurance offer? 

PD Insurance has a simple mantra: low in cost, high in value.1 That’s why they offer low-cost car insurance for all kinds of cars and all kinds of people. Their comprehensive car insurance is their most popular policy because it balances a bevy of different features with a reasonable price. 

Why choose PD Insurance? 

PD Insurance offers car insurance that’s easy on the wallet and easy-to-follow. But on top of this, they also offer some pretty cool features.  

Their optional extras—which we’ll look at in a bit more detail later—include things like an excess buster. This is a rarity among car insurers where you can pay a little bit extra on your premiums to get them to cover your standard excess once a year. 

This makes PD a name to keep in mind for cost-effective car insurance. Heck, they even made it clear that they don’t charge extra for cars with darker colours—the kind more likely to get into an accident2 — just so long as you don’t have a custom paint job.3 Not too shabby at all! 

What policies does PD Insurance offer? 

You can expect the usual range of car insurance policies from PD Insurance. However, PD distinguish themselves with affordable rates and features that provide added protection.  

  • Third Party Property Damage Insurance: This is the cheapest car insurance that PD offers. It’s meant for drivers who just want to cover themselves if their car causes any damage to other people’s vehicles or property. 

    Sure, it won’t cover your car, but it can spare you from forking out your own money. Just imagine if you got into a crash with someone’s expensive Bentley! This policy can give you up to $20 million to cover the repair costs.4

  • Third Party Fire and Theft Insurance: This is the next step up in cover from PD. It gives you the same cover as Third Party Property Damage insurance, then adds some extras into the mix. Not only does it cover any damage caused to someone else’s property, it can pay out if your car is stolen or damaged in a fire—up to policy limits, of course.

    Plus, it includes some useful, extra features: they’ll cover some of the costs for a hire car if your vehicle is stolen,5 but be sure to read their Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Limits may apply!

  • Comprehensive Car Insurance: PD’s top-of-the-line cover. It gives you all the cover you can expect from the first two policies, but it also covers the repair costs for your car if it’s damaged in a car crash, by hail, by flood, by fire or by storm.6

    There’s plenty of neat features included here, too. For a start, you’ll receive free window glass repair if it can be repaired rather than replaced, a new vehicle or the Market Value for your car if it’s stolen or written-off at less than 12 months old, emergency accident repair cover for your car of up to $500, the reasonable cost of towing / storing your car if it’s damaged in an insured incident and can’t be safely driven and a hire car for up to 14 days if yours is stolen.7 For full details, refer to your policy documents and conditions may apply. 

What kind of optional extras can I get?

Benefit Description
Excess Buster8 Instead of having to pay a Standard excess when you make a claim, PD will cover the cost once per year. Conditions apply.  
Hire Car After Incident9  If you get into a collision or some other kind of insured incident, PD Insurance will pay for a hire car to help you get around. Conditions apply.  
Vehicle Contents Cover10  Covers up to $750 if certain items inside your car—clothes, groceries, personal belongings—get damaged or stolen. Conditions apply. 
Windscreen and Window Glass Replacement11  PD will cover up to $1000 in order to replace a damaged windscreen or window glass that can’t be repaired. Conditions apply. 
24/7 Roadside Assist12  Exactly what it says on the tin: you’ll be able to call for PD’s roadside assistance at any time.  

 

Important 

All of these optional extras will cost a little bit extra on your PD Car Insurance policy. Have a good think about whether they suit your circumstances. Do you already have roadside assistance with someone else? Could you cover the cost of a replacement windscreen if worse came to worst—or would you rather have your insurer cover it? 

How do you make a claim with PD Insurance? 

PD Insurance is all about making the claims process simple and smooth. You can lodge your claim with them in a few, quick steps:13

  1. Go to your online member portal on the PD Insurance website.
  2. Login, click on ‘Lodge a Claim’ and fill out the details of your claim.
  3. All done! One of their team members will give you a bell and run you through the next steps.  

Remember, if your car is stolen, you’ll also want to report this to the police ASAP. This will make the claims process go a lot easier and it might even help you get your car back.


Sources:
1 pd.com.au - Homepage
2 pd.com.au - The Safest Car Colours
3 pd.com.au - 5 Car Insurance Myths You Should Stop Believing
4 pd.com.au - Third Party Property Insurance
5 pd.com.au  Third Party Fire & Theft
6 pd.com.au - Comprehensive Car Insurance

7 pd.com.au - Car Insurance For Fans PDS (Page 11-15)
8 As Above (Page 11)
9 As Above
10 As Above (Page 12)
11 As Above
12 pd.com.au - Third Party Property Damage Insurance
13 pd.com.au - Car FAQ (Claims | How do I file a car insurance claim?)

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