Cape Town - More than 40 000 car insurance claims get thrown out, either partly or in full, each year in South Africa. Don't let yours be one of them.
Gumtree head of automotive Jeff Osborne said: “Not knowing exactly what you're covered for could cost you. Go through the policy before you sign on the dotted line - it'll save you time, money and a lot of frustration.”
These are the five main reasons why insurance claims get knocked back by insurers:
An unlicensed driver was behind the wheel
Letting other people drive your car is your choice. But if they're involved in a crash and it turns out they don't have a valid driving license, you're not covered for the cost of the damages - no matter whose fault it was.