How to Check the Car Insurance Expiry Date with Easy Steps?

One of the most important things to be aware of when you buy a vehicle is that it will need to be insured. Auto insurance is equally as important as buying a new vehicle. If there are any lapses in your insurance coverage, you may get fined for driving an uninsured car and even face legal penalties if you get into an accident. No one wants this to happen, so make sure that your vehicle is always insured. However, there are circumstances where you don’t have access to the policy document but still want to figure out the expiry date of your car insurance. This guide will help understand how to check four-wheeler insurance policy details online.

How to check the expiry date of a four-wheeler insurance policy?

Checking the status of your automobile insurance is a quick and straightforward process. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has created the Insurance Information Bureau, a repository for insurance data (IIB). IIB is an online site that facilitates the tracking of auto insurance policies. 

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to check the expiry date of a four-wheeler insurance policy:

  1. Visit the IIB website. (https://nonlife.iib.gov.in/IIB/PublicSearch.jsp)
  2. Then you need to fill in your name, email address, mobile number, vehicle registration number, time of the accident, a security ‘Captcha’ code and submit it.
  3. The policy details of the vehicle will pop up. If it is not accessible, the prior policy details will be displayed.

Alternatively, you can also use VAHAAN e-services to check the expiry date of a four-wheeler insurance policy. The steps are as follows:

  1. Visit the VAHAAN e-services website. (https://vahan.nic.in/nrservices/faces/user/searchstatus.xhtml)
  2. Navigate to ‘Know your vehicle details’ on the page top.
  3. Next, input the ‘vehicle registration number’ and the required ‘verification code’.
  4. Select ‘search vehicle’.
  5. The policy details of the vehicle will appear. IT will include the expiry date of the ongoing plan.

Or, you can also visit the website of your insurer to get a status update of your ongoing four-wheeler insurance policy.  

If you wish to check the expiry date of the four-wheeler insurance policy offline, you can: 

  • Call your insurance provider. They will be able to provide you with your plan details.
  • Visit the nearest RTO office.

Conclusion

If you want to know the expiry date of your car insurance policy, you can check it online. There are a few different ways to do this but we’ve provided a step-by-step guide that should help make sense of how to find out what you need quickly and easily. You should also consider checking e-services of insurers when you compare insurance plans.

Oct 22, 2021
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Gayatri Prabhu, Head-Digital Business at Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited (MIBL) is one those few digital leaders who has the width and depth that is required to execute an ROI driven holistic digital strategy. She cuts through the noise, identifies the critical levers and leads her team to successful execution of the defined strategy. Her core mantra to win new and retain existing customers is: understand the consumer behavior and craft experiences around it.

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