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What is EP in car insurance?

The engine protection or EP cover reimburses the bill if the engine sustains damage due to water ingression, lubricant oil leakage, or a hydraulic lock fault.

  • 23 Jan 2023
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Travelling by car and discovering new places is a one-of-a-kind experience. It allows you to capture not just beautiful moments in exotic settings but also creates a wealth of memories. However, if you are stuck in the middle of your trip with a broken car, particularly one with a damaged engine, your excitement may turn to sorrow. Your concerns may be compounded when you learn that even if your vehicle is covered by comprehensive car insurance, you will not receive assistance for engine leakage.

So, does this imply that insurers do not offer any option to cover engines? The solution is the engine protection (EP) cover. You can avail of the benefits of this add-on cover by paying an additional premium. 

As the name suggests, the engine protection or EP cover reimburses the bill if the engine sustains damage due to water ingression, lubricant oil leakage, or a hydraulic lock fault. The coverage also includes key engine components. For example, if an engine's pistons, crankshaft, or gearbox are damaged, you can file a claim invoice.

However, the policy does not provide financial assistance if the engine is damaged as a result of your constant attempts to start your car while it is submerged. Another situation that is not covered is an increase in pressure when the engine is clogged with water.

The Engine Protection Add-On is not suitable for everyone. For example, if you live in a city with a good drainage system and little rain, investing in this cover may not be worthwhile. However, if you live or drive in a flood-prone area, this add-on is a must-have to extend the life of your vehicle.

You can buy this rider either at the time of buying a new policy or during the renewal process.

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