Insurance

You need to have full comprehensive vehicle insurance over the vehicle(s) used as security. You can arrange this directly with any insurance company in New Zealand.

We also sell the following optional insurance products on behalf of our related insurance company, Beneficial Insurance Limited. If insurance policies are chosen the premium will be added to the amount you borrow:

  • Guaranteed Finance Protection (GFP);
  • Consumer Credit Indemnity (CCI);
  • Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI).

Guaranteed Finance Protection

Many of us have a loan to pay for our vehicles. And it’s prudent to have at least 3rd party insurance to cover the damage done to other vehicles or property if you were in an accident. But what if your vehicle was damaged beyond repair or written off by the insurance company – you’d be left without your car, you’d still have the balance of your loan to pay off and you’d find it difficult to finance a replacement vehicle!

For example, you owe $12,000 on your car but its current insurance value is just $9,500. If your car is written off in an accident, you will have a shortfall of $2,500 still to pay on your loan. With Autolife GFP policy, this amount would be covered by the policy – meaning you would no longer owe the finance company any money!

Guaranteed Finance Protection cover will

  • Pay off any outstanding balance of your loan not covered by insurance.
  • Protect your credit rating, making it easier to get into your next car.
  • Avoid you having to pay off a loan for a car you no longer own.
  • Help you get back on the road quicker.

Credit Contract Indemnity

When you’re unable to, credit contract indemnity could cover repayment installments for a specific period on a finance loan contract during medical or work-related situations. Imagine unexpectedly being made redundant – wouldn’t that put pressure on finances and your ability to meet your loan obligations – even just for 3 or 4 weeks. That’s where Consumer Credit Indemnity or CCI steps in – Your loan repayments on the applicable contract can be met for a specific time or in some cases until you are able to find new work.

CCI indemnifies or compensates you for certain situations, dependent on your policy, which could include:

  • Death by Accident – In the event of Death by Accident, your Finance Contract will be paid off.
  • Sickness Cover – In the event you are unable to work due to a sickness then for a specific time, we will pay your installments.
  • Temporary Total Disablement – In the event, you are unable to work due to an accident then for a specific time we will pay your installments.
  • Redundancy – In the event you are made redundant and cannot find work then for a specific time we will pay your installments.

Mechanical Breakdown Insurance

While standard vehicle insurance might cover theft and damage from accidents, Mechanical Breakdown Insurance can cover mechanical faults and repairs, like steering problems, engine repairs, electric battery replacements or auto-electrical issues. The cover applies to new and used vehicles and provides peace of mind that you’re covered for unexpected mechanical repairs.

Mechanical Breakdown Insurance policies also cover costs associated with breakdowns, such as towing and rental car coverage. Also included is a 24-hour roadside assistance service.

Policy Wording or Making a Claim

Please contact Autolife on 0800 288 654 or info@autolife.co.nz or visit autolife.co.nz for a copy of Policy Terms or to make a claim.