How a Car Comprehensive Insurance Policy Price is Calculated in Jordan?

How a Car Comprehensive Insurance Policy Price is Calculated in Jordan?

Mar 20, 2022 by Amwalcom

A comprehensive car insurance policy that you purchase has many affecting factors that contribute to its price.

The factors are not only related to your car and how much it costs. They also rely on aspects related to your driving records. Here are some of the most common factors impacting the price of a car insurance policy: 

Car Value

the value of your car is not the only factor affecting the insurance policy price, but it is a major one. The basic premium that the company calculates, in order to calculate the final policy value, relies mainly on the car value and is usually between 2.5-4.5% of the car value. 

For example, if a car insurance policy is 2.5% of a car value and your car is valued at 15,000 JOD then your basic insurance premium will be 375 JOD (15000 * 2.5%). In addition, insurance companies will utilize other factors to optimize the premium value. 

Generally speaking, when the car value rises, this percentage is lowered. 

Car Features

your car's features impact the insurance policy price. If your car has excellent safety features, that could help lower the price. On the other side, if it lacks basic safety features, the insurance company will consider it riskier and thus might raise the policy premium. 

Car Age

The age of your car is an important factor in determining insurance price, most insurance companies in Jordan will have a maximum car age for eligibility to buy comprehensive insurance (usually this age is about 10 years; meaning that if your car is 11 years old; companies will probably not insure it with comprehensive insurance).

Type of Fuel

The type of fuel a car uses can also be taken into consideration. For some companies the percentage on which insurance companies calculate the basic premium will vary depending on vehicle fuel type (Hybrid & electric will usually have a higher percentage). 

Sports Cars

A sports car can be considered more prone to accidents and reckless driving habits, leading to the rise of its insurance policy price. To insure a sports car, you will probably need special approval from the insurance company. 

Your Driving Record

If you drive safely and your driving record proves it, you'll have your policy price reduced compared to another individual with a record full of violations or accidents. 

If you don't have a driving record, the insurance company will probably raise the price of the insurance, as they don't know how you drive, and because you are a new driver. They can also optimize the price based on your age, as younger drivers can be more reckless. 

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