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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-02, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi just wondering if you should tell your insurance company everthing you do to your car and how much more does the premiums go up buy. I have extractors, 2 1/2 inch exhaust, thermo fans , mags ect that i havent told them about now i may aswell ring them up and tell them of these mods otherwise i wont be covered and its going to be a waste of time getting insurace.

What i wanted to know is will it go up much more or is it just so they know what u have done to your car.


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Well, thermo fans mean jack all. Best to tell them about your exhaust...technically, the premium shouldn't go up at all with that. They wouldn't give you extra cash on your car cause you got mags, that's a definate.

If you want to insure your car for more than it's worth (that's including the mags too) and you wanna make sure that you get your money back if your car (heaven forbid) get stolen, burnt or otherwise, then it's best to get an independant valuation.

It's best to speak to a guy that did mine. Call Independent Motor Valuations on (07) 3219 8511. It'll cost you $110, and the guy will come to you, where ever you are. Make sure you have recipts for all work you have carried out on your car, so he'll give it the best price possible. Then you take that valuation (you get it in the mail) to Shannons or someone like that, and they honour it. This company is recognised by all insurance companies, so you shouldn't have any problems going to Suncorp or (bleh) RACQ.

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Good info Hoon,

RACV in Vic reckon doing extracters and exhaust doesn't add much (a few dollars a month more), but it's the combination of mods they want to find out about, like stereo, mags, exhaust.
BTW, they won't insure cars with a high flow filter, but zorst and cam mods are OK. WTF??!!??!!
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You guys actually pay more for putting on extractors? That's criminal! I swear the insurance companies are going down the toilet.....with a blue loo flush.

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I told AAMI my car was lowered with a "sports exhaust" (extractors and 2-1/4 free-flow system). They said "yeah, no worries, just let us know if you do anything else".

Being 27 years old helps a lot, because they said under 25's aren't covered if they drive my car with those mods.

My premium stayed the same.

I'm allowed 3 mods.

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Originally posted by BRING_BACK_XF

I'm allowed 3 mods.
hehe.... me thinks turbo for the third! :s6:

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Re: Mods and insurance


Im 22, rating 2 and my car is essentially the same as yours with the same work done, i was insured with Allianz for $1200 a year and thought WTF?? Looked around and found RACV, $740 a year, got the extractors and zorst done and it went up to $790 a year, not much at all really when im payin by the month, only a couple of bucks. I recommend RACV, it seems that if your not a P plater they are actually pretty fair!
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Re: Mods and insurance

I was quite surprised to learn that my premiums weren't to go up with any modifications I added to my vehicle. I was told that I could do whatever I wanted as long as it was legal, and not a turbo. Albeit I'm getting raped with $1400 a year, but at 19 and for the car I have, I'd say I've done quite well.

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Re: Mods and insurance

Hmm, I need to look round for better insurance it seems. I'm 24, have mags, extractors, 2 1/2 exhaust (and tinted windows) and I'm getting $1200 year (Just Car). Was previously with GIO ($670) until they told me they didn't insure vehicles with extractors. NRMA had some problem with 17x8's on an EL.

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Re: Mods and insurance

I'm a 23yo. I've been a rating 1 with RACQ for 1.5 years now. Rather happy with them (but never needed to claim). I was amazed, not only do I get my rating 1 being a 23yo male with a red, lowered, V8 ghia with sports exhaust (and YES definitely tell them, what's the point in paying any premium if you give them a window to invalidate your policy if they find something you didn't tell them about after a claim!) but when I told them about wheel upgrades they said up to $2k of wheel value no increase in premium. Also stezza upgrades are covered with the same premium up to some reasonable value too! Be honest with them and don't give them any loop holes to screw you with. BTW just paid my 12month policy today. Fully comprehensive $573.30 and that's with on street parking in an inner city suburb :s6:
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