Real Car Insurance 

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Real Insurance offers home insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, funeral insurance, pet insurance and car insurance.

Real Insurance has been providing cover to Aussies since 2005. Real Insurance is a part of The Hollard Group, a global insurer with offices all over the world.

If you’re looking for flexible and affordable car insurance, Real Insurance offers the following policy options to Australian drivers:

    • Comprehensive Car Insurance
    • Pay As You Drive Car Insurance
    • Third Party Fire & Theft Insurance
    • Third Party Car Insurance
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Save up to 10% when you buy Real Car Insurance online Online applicants save 5% on first year premiums, and up to an additional 5% off to exclude drivers under 25. Minimum premiums may reduce savings discount.

Last verified 12 May 2017

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Save up to 10% when you buy online.
  • Protection against accidents, fire, storms, theft, damage to car and belongings
  • New car replacement in first 12 months
  • Guarantee on repairs for specially selected insurers
  • Lock and key replacement cover if keys are stolen
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Pay As You Drive
Pay As You Drive
Save up to 10% when you buy online. Only pay for the kilometres you plan to drive.
  • Choose from a range of optional extras
  • New car replacement in first 12 months
  • Guarantee on repairs for specially selected insurers
  • Lock and key replacement cover if keys are stolen
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Third Party Property, Fire and Theft
Third Party Property, Fire and Theft
Save up to 10% when you buy online. Receive cover for Third Party Property Damage along with theft or attempted theft, malicious damage and fire.
  • Cover for accidental loss or damage to car from theft, malicious damage and fire
  • New car replacement in first 12 months
  • Guarantee on repairs for specially selected insurers
  • Lock and key replacement cover if keys are stolen
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Third Party Property Damage
Third Party Property Damage
Save up to 10% when you buy online. Protects you against the cost of any damage to other people’s cars and property.
  • Up to 20 million legal liability cover
  • Limited protection for damage caused by uninsured drivers
  • Roadside assistance option for breakdowns, batteries and flat tyres
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Real Car Insurance Cover Options

Real Car Insurance customers can choose from the following four policy options:

Third Party Property Damage Car Insurance

This basic policy protects you against the resulting costs when you cause damage to other peoples’ cars or property.

This no-frills policy is designed to provide essential cover incidents including:

  • Uninsured motorist extension benefit
  • $20 million of liability.

Third Party Property, Fire and Theft Car Insurance

  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Fire damage
  • Malicious damage
  • Legal liability
  • Hire car after theft
  • Trailer and caravan cover

Comprehensive Car Insurance

The highest level of cover available from Real, this policy provides the ultimate cover for accidents, theft and damage to your car and possessions. Comprehensive Real Car Insurance includes cover for:

  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Fire damage
  • Malicious damage
  • Natural events
  • New for old car replacement
  • Towing costs
  • Legal liability
  • Optional roadside assistance

Pay As You Drive With Real Car Insurance

Real Pay As You Drive Car Insurance offers the same benefits as Comprehensive cover but costs less as you only pay for the kilometres you plan to drive.

In order to apply for Pay As You Drive Cover you will need to agree to a kilometre range with Real. This is the maximum distance you think you will drive during your cover period.

BenefitThird Party Property DamageThird Party Property, Fire & TheftComprehensivePay As You Drive
10% discount if you buy online  YesYesYesYes
14 day money-back guarantee (if no claim was made)YesYesYesYes
24-month new car replacement coverNoYesYesYes
24/7 emergency claimsYesYesYesYes
24/7 Roadside assistanceOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Bicycle coverNoNoNoNo
Caravan and trailer coverNoYesYesYes
Choice of agreed valueNoNoYesYes
Choice of excessYesYesYesYes
Emergency accommodation and travel costsNoYesYesYes
Excess-free windscreen coverNoOptionalOptionalOptional
Hire car coverNoOptionalOptionalOptional
Lock and key replacementNoOptionalOptionalOptional
Max $500 for essential repairs after accident / theftNoYesYesYes
Max $500 for replacement on baby capsules, child seats and pramsNoYesYesYes
New for old replacement (if car is a total loss in the first 2 years)NoYesYesYes
No extra cost for pay by the monthYesYesYesYes
Pay for only the kms you driveNoNoNoYes
Personal property coverNoYesYesYes
Substitute car coverYesYesYesYes
Towing costsNoYesYesYes
Transit coverNoYesYesYes
Uninsured driver damageYesYesNoNo
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Are there any general exclusions I should know about?

Real Car Insurance will not pay your claim in these circumstances:

  • Your car was driven by someone under the age restriction shown on your certificate of insurance
  • Your car was being driven by someone who was not properly licensed
  • Your car is driven by a learner license not accompanied by a full licensed driver
  • Your car was being driven by someone under the influence of alcohol (over the legal limit) or drugs
  • Your car was driven by someone who refused to undergo a drug or alcohol test if asked by the policy
  • Your car was driven by someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol test
  • It results from your car being used to transport dangerous goods or substances
  • It arises from your car being used as a courier or delivery vehicle
  • Your car was being used for any motor sport or racing
  • It results from you using your car to carry more passengers or tow a heavier load than it was designed to do
  • Your car is in an un-roadworthy condition
  • Your car was being driven outside Australia
  • Your claim results from a deliberate, intentional or malicious act by you or someone acting with your consent
  • It results from an act of war or revolution
  • It is for any consequential loss caused by you knowingly driving your vehicle in a damaged condition
  • It is for depreciation
  • It is for wear and tear or rust and corrosion
  • It is for mechanical, electrical or computer breakdowns
  • It is for any repairs carried out without the express consent of Real Car Insurance
  • It is for damage to tyres by punctures, cuts or bursts
  • You have failed to take reasonable steps to protect your car and prevent loss or damage
  • Your car has been modified or fitted with non-standard accessories without the express consent of Real Car Insurance.
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How much does Real Car Insurance cost?

There are several factors which influence exactly how much your Real Car Insurance premium will cost, including:

  • The policy you choose
  • The claims history of the people who will drive your vehicle
  • The age of the drivers and how much driving experience they have
  • The age, make and model of your vehicle
  • The optional extras and accessories you have fitted to your car
  • The postcode where your car is kept and whether or not it will be kept garaged overnight
  • How you use your car
  • Whether you opt for agreed value or market value cover
  • Any optional extras you choose
  • The excess you choose to pay.
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What is an excess and what does it do?

The excess is the amount of money you are required to contribute towards the cost of a claim, however you will not need to pay an excess if you were not at fault for damage caused by another car or if no other car was involved and you were not at fault in any way.

The following excesses may apply to your cover:

  • What is a basic excess? This is listed on your certificate of insurance.
  • How does an age excess work? This applies in addition to other excesses if at the time of the incident your car was being driven by someone aged between 18 and 25. However, this excess does not apply for claims of fire, theft, malicious damage, broken windscreen, and claims for damage while your car is parked.
  • Will an inexperienced and learner driver excess apply to my policy? This applies if your car was being driven at the time of the incident by a learner driver under 18 years of age or someone over 25 years old who has not held an Australian driver’s licence for more than two years.
  • What is an undeclared young driver excess? If your car is driven by someone under 25 years of age who has not been declared as a driver of your car on your certificate of insurance, this excess will apply.
  • What does special excess mean? Real may apply this special excess depending on your car, how it is used or the claims history of the drivers of your car.
  • How does a kilometre range excess work? This excess applies only to Pay As You Drive policies and you exceed the agreed kilometre range as shown on your certificate of insurance.
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How can I save money on my policy?

  • Is pay Pay As You Drive right for you? This option means you only pay for the amount of kilometres you drive, so you can save a great deal of money over the cost of a Comprehensive policy.
  • Should I get an agreed and market value policy? Agreed value policies usually feature higher premiums, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not the right option for you.
  • How much cover do you really need? If you don’t require Comprehensive cover, save money by choosing a more basic level of cover.
  • Do you really need all those extras? If you’re highly unlikely to need the cover provided by extra cover options, don’t add them to your policy.
  • Can you afford a higher excess? This will result in a lower premium.
  • Why not Build Your Own policy? This policy option allows you to pay for the cover you need and none that you don’t.
  • Should I buy online? Real allows you to take advantage of a 20% discount when you buy your car insurance policy online.
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Real Insurance FAQs

Q. What optional cover benefits are available?

  • A. You may wish to add one or more of the following options to your policy: Pet Cover, Bicycle Cover, Hire Car Cover, Excess-free Windscreen Cover, 24-Month New Car Replacement Cover or Roadside Assistance.

Q. Can I change my excess?

  • A. Yes, it’s possible to increase your excess at any time, but you can only decrease your excess when you renew cover.

Q. I’m a learner driver - am I covered?

  • A. Yes, Real Car Insurance will cover you as long as you have a valid learner driver’s licence or permit and you are accompanied by a fully licensed driver.

Q. Can I get a CTP green slip from Real Car Insurance?

  • A. No, Real does not offer CTP policies.
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Deciding on the right car for your needs is a very important choice, but deciding on the right car insurance coverage is just as important. Motor vehicle insurance provides financial protection against a wide range of risks, from theft and fire damage right through to liability for causing third party injury or property damage, so you need to know that you have adequate cover in place before you hit the road.

When you’re looking for insurance coverage for your vehicle, each of the four policy options from Real Car Insurance is worth considering. Just make sure you shop around and do plenty of research before you choose one of the many policies available.

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3 Responses to Real Car Insurance 

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    joe | September 25, 2016

    I already have comprehensive insurance with real insurance of my car. My car is standard but recently i replaced the rims and tyre of my car. The car has standard of steel wheels of 15″ and i upgraded to 18″ of alloy wheels. Do i need to inform to my insurance about that and what happened if the accident will happen they are going to cover my car or not.

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      Richard | September 26, 2016

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for getting in touch. While it will depend on your insurer, it’s generally advisable to update your insurer with any modifications you make to your car.

      All the best,

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      joe | September 26, 2016

      Hi Ricard,

      Thanks for your response i really appreciate it, i think its better to inform them before any mishap happen.

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