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Vehicle Insurance Germany

In Germany, having at least third-party insurance for your vehicle is mandatory. In fact, to register your vehicle here, you will have to show proof of your valid car insurance. You will receive a code (EVB number) from your vehicle insurance company. Using this code, the vehicle registration office can check whether or not your vehicle has up-to-date insurance.

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The Most Common Types Of Vehicle Insurance Cover To Choose From

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Third-Party

In Germany (in the EU also), this is the least requirement you need to fulfil to register your vehicle and drive it legally.

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Third-Party Fire and Theft

This type of insurance acts as complementary to your third-party insurance.

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Full Comprehensive

Full comprehensive is also complementary vehicle insurance to your existing third-party and fire and theft insurance.

How to Calculate the Premium for Your Car Insurance in Germany?

No claim bonus (Schadenfreiheitsrabatt ‘SFR’) is allowed in the German vehicle insurance system. It means the longer you drive your vehicle without making any insurance claim, the cheaper your insurance will become.A similar system is available throughout Europe as well and it is possible to bring the no-claim bonus that you have accrued with you from several countries (EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan).

 

With some insurance companies, it is possible to hand in the documents (in German or English) at a later date from insurance companies from Russia and Eastern Europe. These documents must mention the specific number of accident-free years that the policyholder has accrued. Then, individual insurance companies will decide on the amount of no claim bonus to be awarded to the policyholder.

 

If you held an EU license holding for less than 3 years, the majority of insurance companies will classify you as a 0, once your accident-free duration becomes 3 years, you will be classified as 1/2. When you spend another accident-free year, they will classify you as a 1 and so on. Put simply, the amount of your accrued no-clam bonus plays a huge role in determining your payable premium amount.

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How much does it cost to insure a car in Germany?

Determining the cost of car insurance in Germany involves considering various factors such as coverage type, driving history, vehicle specifics, and the area it is registered in also plays a big part. Based on that, annual premiums normally range between €500 and €3,000.

 

It’s important to note that these figures are averages, and your actual cost may vary based on individual factors. Typically, when transferring insurance to Germany, you would be placed at SF1 (no-claims bonus level), paying 100% of the rate calculated for your insurance. However, with our exclusive SF5 deal, you can benefit from a significantly reduced rate of only 55% of the total calculated premium.

 

For a personalized quote reflecting these advantages, reach out to our insurance experts. At MW Expat, we are committed to providing transparent and competitive rates, ensuring you get the best value for your coverage needs.

How to get cheap car insurance in Germany?

Securing affordable car insurance in Germany is a strategic process that involves several considerations. Start by assessing your coverage needs and opt for a plan that provides adequate protection without unnecessary add-ons. Maintaining a clean driving record can positively impact your premium, as insurers often reward safe driving behavior.

 

Additionally, when transferring insurance to Germany, it’s common to be placed at SF1, this basically means that you have no no-claims bonus and therefore resulting in a 100% payment of the calculated insurance premium. However, our exclusive SF5 deal allows you to pay only 55% of the normal premium that you would be charged, providing significant savings. At MW Expat, we specialize in helping you find cost-effective solutions.

 

Connect with our insurance experts to explore personalized options and unlock the best rates tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is car insurance mandatory in Germany?

Yes, car insurance is a legal requirement in Germany. All vehicle owners must have at least third-party liability insurance to drive legally. This coverage ensures financial protection in case of damage or injury caused to others in a traffic accident. Without valid car insurance, you risk legal consequences, fines, and other penalties. Compliance with German regulations is crucial for responsible driving.

 

At MW Expat, we prioritize your safety and legal adherence. Explore our range of insurance options to meet the mandatory requirements while ensuring comprehensive protection for your vehicle and peace of mind on the road.

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There are also many other factors, depending on your chosen insurance cover

There are also many other factors, depending on your chosen insurance cover, that affect your insurance premiums. Major ones include the type of your vehicle, age of registered drivers, the area where the vehicle is registered, kilometres driven per year, points on license, and where your vehicle is parked overnight. Ideally, you should consult a reputable insurance provider to be able to get the most effective yet cheapest car insurance available.

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Third-Party

In Germany (in the EU also), this is the least requirement you need to fulfil to register your vehicle and drive it legally. Third-party car insurance is meant for covering the costs that arise due to an accident that causes damage to a third party when you are liable for the accident and are legally responsible to pay for the damages. This type of insurance does not provide coverage for damages to your vehicle.

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Third-Party Fire and Theft

This type of insurance acts as complementary to your third-party insurance. You will get coverage for damages to your own vehicle that arise through theft of your vehicle (or its parts), fires and explosions, electrical short circuits, broken windows and windscreens, accidents with wild (game) animals, damages by martens, and damages because of hail, lightning, flooding, and storm. Different insurance companies offer different types of cover. However, the basic concept is if you want to get more coverage, you will need to pay more expensive premiums. Therefore, it is crucial to figure out the amount of cover depending on your specific requirements in order to choose the most suitable and best car insurance for your needs.

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Full Comprehensive

Full comprehensive is also complementary vehicle insurance to your existing third-party and fire and theft insurance. You will receive insurance coverage for vandalism by a third party, as well as, for the costs that you need to incur to repair the damages to your own vehicle even if you were liable for an accident.