Car insurance frequently asked questions
Zurich is not currently offering new quotes or policies for car insurance. If you have an existing quote, you can still retrieve this and purchase car insurance. The last date you will be able to retrieve this quote is December 6th 2018.
If your car insurance policy number starts with “39” or you have recently heard from us about your policy renewal you can find all the contact details you need on the manage my car insurance policy page, or on your renewal documentation.
It may take a number of months to settle the other driver’s claim. We’ll endeavour to agree a fair and reasonable settlement. If you are at fault then we can assist the other driver with any repairs that are required and help them with any alternative transport that they may require whilst their own vehicle is being repaired.
If they are injured, we'll assist them with any rehabilitation treatment and will compensate them fairly for their injury.
Under the current legislation claims for injury can be made up to a period of 3 years and for non-injury claims it is 6 years after the accident has taken place, or 5 years in Scotland.
In the event that we do not agree that the other driver's claim is reasonable, we will pay an amount which we feel represents the true value of their claim. We will only pay for damages which we feel have been caused solely by the accident and are reasonable. This may result in the other driver issuing court proceedings in an attempt to recover their losses in full.
Any claim you wish to make through your own insurance policy will be subject to your excess and may affect your No Claims Discount (NCD). By going directly to the third party’s insurance you can avoid this payment and the incident will only be recorded on your policy for notification purposes, therefore not affecting your NCD.
Zurich will normally use a network of approved repairers to replace or repair your car or any part of it. Following an accident, you must use a supplier that has been agreed by us before your car is repaired, otherwise we may not pay.If you choose not to use a one of our approved repairers, we will increase your compulsory excess by £100.
Your policy cover will normally run for 12 months unless you or we choose to cancel.
It's no problem to change your details, but please note that we may apply an administration fee for making changes to your policy. You can find all the details you need to contact us about changing your policy on the manage my car insurance policy page.
It's no problem to change your details, but please note that we may collect an administration policy charge for making changes to your policy. You can find details of how to make changes on the manage my car insurance policy page.
An insurance excess is the first part of each and every claim that you are required to pay. Your excess may vary depending on the type of claim, the insured vehicle, the driver, or if your policy carries a voluntary excess in addition to any compulsory excess.
Excesses for each driver will be shown on your schedule. If you choose not to use a one of our approved repairers, we will increase your compulsory excess by £100.