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What is the difference between zero depreciation and RTI car insurance

Car insurance is extremely important for any vehicle owner. It protects you against financial losses that may occur due to accidental damage, theft, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

  • 12 Jun 2023
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When choosing a car insurance policy, two popular options that you may come across are Zero Depreciation and Return to Invoice (RTI) insurance. In this article, we will explore the differences between Zero Depreciation and RTI car insurance.

 

Difference between Zero Depreciation and RTI Car Insurance:

Feature

Zero Depreciation

Return to Invoice (RTI)

Definition

Zero Depreciation car insurance covers the full cost of repair or replacement of damaged parts, without taking depreciation into account.

Return to Invoice (RTI) insurance covers the cost of repair or replacement of damaged parts, along with the depreciated value of the vehicle.

Coverage

Covers the full cost of repair or replacement of damaged parts, without considering depreciation.

Covers the cost of repair or replacement, along with the difference between the insured declared value (IDV) and the invoice value of the car.

Benefits

Lower premium, full coverage for damaged parts.

Higher coverage, covers depreciation and invoice value difference.

Premium

Higher premium compared to RTI insurance.

Lower premium compared to Zero Depreciation insurance.

Suitable for

Newer vehicles with a higher value.

Older vehicles with a lower value.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Zero Depreciation and RTI car insurance both have their own set of benefits and drawbacks. Zero Depreciation insurance provides full coverage for the repair or replacement of damaged parts without considering depreciation. On the other hand, RTI insurance covers the cost of repair or replacement, along with the depreciated value of the vehicle.

The premium for Zero Depreciation insurance is higher compared to RTI insurance. It is best suited for newer vehicles with a higher value, whereas RTI insurance is more suitable for older vehicles with a lower value. Before choosing between the two, it's important to carefully evaluate your needs and budget. You can also consult with your insurance provider to find the best option for your specific circumstances.

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