Car insurance and finance are the two key elements of the Indian car industry. In the present day, many buyers find the used car market very lucrative and so the insurance and finance of second hand cars.
Insurance is mandatory for all cars running on Indian roads and almost 90% of the car buyers take finance to ease financial burden to a certain extent. So, when it comes to buying a car, the first thing that comes to picture is finance and then is the insurance.
Car insurance is attributed to factors like model, make, cubic capacity, type of engine, estimated cost of premium accessories, and power of the engine. When it comes to buying a used car, almost 75% of the value is insured by the insurance companies. This drastically reduces the insurance premium.
Today in the market, all the certified used car dealers like Toyota U Trust, Hyundai Advantage, Honda Auto Terrace, and Mahindra First Choice have tie-ups with the insurance companies and agents to provide a hassle free insurance service to all the buyers. Even the agents and other companies dealing into used cars have tie-ups with insurance companies.
Apart from that, there are used cars that are already insured by the original owner of the car. In such cases, the insurance policy is directly transferred to the second hand car buyer within 14 days after the transfer of car ownership.
When it comes to used car finance, it reduces the burden on the buyer’s budget and also offers an excellent deal. The important components include market value of the used car, warranty, breakdown coverage, and the age of the car. Depending on these factors, the finance providers offer almost 80-85% of the second hand car value in the market.
The ease of easy finance availability helps the buyers to break their overall payment into several small and convenient payments that can be paid as EMI (Easy Monthly Installments) every month. Though it is one of the best source of income to buy a dream car but then too the buyer should keep in mind his or her monthly income. He or she should also consider the actual amount he or she can free from income every month without hampering his recurring expenses. Buyer’s recurring expenses, saving amount, and the EMI should be well-calculated in advance so that no problem occurs in the future and the buyer can comfortably pay the monthly payments without being pressurized.
Also make a thorough study of the finance options available in the market. Dealers or agents will definitely push you more as they have their own commission in helping you get the finance deal. So, think twice before signing any deal or else directly approach a reputed and trustworthy bank.
Above all, do check the ins and outs of the used car before buying the finance for that particular car. Ensure that the used car does not prove to be heavy on your pockets and burden on your hearts.