Auto Physical Damage Insurance Products

Compare 87 products offered for Auto Physical Damage Insurance from 39 companies including Nautilus Marine Boat Insurance, HMIA Pty Ltd, and Allstate Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd.

Our Insurance Comparison Tool allows you to pick the Physical Damage policy that's right for you and your car by comparing every plan offered by Canada's leading insurance providers. At a loss? Check the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page.

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Products 41 to 50 of 87
Product name Max Coverage Min Premium Exclusions
All-in-One Farm Pack by Achmea Australia Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A

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Zurich Mercurien Motor Fleet by Mercurien Insurance Pty Ltd Max Coverage AUD10M Min Premium N/A
  • mechanical attachments for doing a job other than driving
  • taxis, limousines, rental and / or hire vehicles
  • underground mining
  • used for the cartage of excluded goods (explosive, toxic, radioactive or asbestos products)

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Motor by Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd Max Coverage AUD30M Min Premium N/A
  • dual / multi-lifts
  • hire, fare or reward
  • motor sports
  • multiple trailers
  • racing
  • underground mining
  • unsafe or unroadworthy condition

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Downtime by QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A
  • loss after the declaration that the vehicle cannot be economically repaired
  • loss after the repairer states that repairs have been completed and that the vehicle has been repaired to its former state of roadworthiness
  • vehicle was hired out without the insured's driver at the time of loss
  • vehicle was in possession of another party for the purpose of sale or rental at the time of the loss

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Overseas Home Contents Removals by SURA Marine Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A
  • cash, credit cards, notes, stamps, deeds, tickets, travellers cheques, jewellery and watches
  • owner packed goods
  • preexisting damage
  • theft

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Motorsport and Classic Cars by Ironshore Australia Pty Ltd Max Coverage US$40M Min Premium N/A
  • road act liabilities

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Car by Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A
  • declined driver
  • failure of computer or similar equipment
  • motor sports
  • motor trade
  • rental
  • unsafe vehicles
  • used for conveyance of passengers for hire, fare or reward

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Nominated Driver and Declared Distance Policy by Enthusiast Underwriting Pty Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A
  • hire, fare or reward
  • motor sports and driver training
  • unsafe vehicles

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Driveline Plant and Machinery by Global Transport and Automotive Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd Max Coverage AUD30M Min Premium N/A
  • dry hire without a driver or operator
  • hire, fare or reward
  • motor vehicle of eight tonnes GVM or greater and / or a prime mover being driven by any person under 21 years of age
  • overloaded vehicles
  • unsafe vehicles

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Z Fleet Navigator by Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd Max Coverage N/A Min Premium N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Auto Physical Damage Insurance?

Auto Physical Damage (APD) insurance provides coverage for a vehicle owner against perils such as collision, vandalism, fire or theft. Whether a vehicle has been stolen or damaged, Auto Physical damage provides financial protection against the costs of repairs or a replacement.

Who Needs Auto Physical Damage Insurance?

Vehicle owners, whether they are individuals or business owners, need APD insurance. Whilst most territories require vehicle owners to purchase Auto Liability insurance before allowing vehicles on the road, most vehicle owners also choose to purchase APD as well.

Several types of vehicle are able to be insured under an Auto Physical Damage insurance policy:

  • owned auto (auto owned by a named insured)
  • hired, rented, leased or borrowed auto
  • non-owned auto (vehicles used in business but not owned or leased by them)

Any vehicle such as a car, truck, trailer or van is eligible for APD insurance as long as they fit the above criteria.

Depending on the use of the vehicle it is possible to buy either a Personal Auto insurance policy or a Business Vehicle insurance policy.

What Does Auto Physical Damage Insurance Cover?

APD insurance is broken down into three separate types of coverage:
  • collision coverage: describes losses resulting from a collision of a covered vehicle with any object or from the vehicle overturning
  • comprehensive coverage: providing for losses from causes such as mechanical breakdown, flood, fire, theft, glass breakage, falling objects, explosion, earthquake or collision with a bird or animal
  • specified perils coverage: similar to comprehensive coverage but instead of being all-inclusive it only covers named risks.

Some Commercial Auto insurance policies also include towing and labour costs in their coverage, or award costs up to a specified limit.

Other features such as roadside assistance or rental vehicle coverage may also be included depending on the scope of the insurance policy.

What Is Not Included In Auto Physical Damage Insurance?

Certain types of physical damage are excluded from most APD insurance policies, including:, racing or stunt activities, blowouts or other tire damage, war related damage, and certain other types of wear and tear

How Much Does Auto Physical Damage Insurance Cost?

The cost of APD insurance will depend on several factors such as the market value of the vehicle and the estimated cost of repairs.

The cost of the premium will also depend on the type of coverage required. A named peril policy will have a lower premium than comprehensive coverage, however this will also mean that certain types of loss or damage may not be covered, resulting in the policy owner having to pay for repairs themselves.

Coverage is not generally subject to a limit. Instead, the insurer will pay the lesser of either the actual cash value of the damaged vehicle or the cost to repair or replace it. If the cost to repair the vehicle exceeds its actual cash value, the insurer will likely declare the vehicle a total loss.

Each physical damage coverage is subject to a separate deductible but it is possible to reduce a physical damage premium by increasing the deductibles. A loss payment made by the insurer may include a deductible (the deductible may already have been subtracted). Alternatively, the insurer may calculate a loss payment without the deductible and then bill for the deductible amount.