Non Life Insurance
Are accessories and extra fittings of the vehicle covered under the comprehensive motor insurance policy?
In case the accessories are detached from the vehicle and kept in a garage and are destroyed by fire, they are not covered. Radios, tape recorders, air conditioners and other electrical or electronic items are fitted by vehicle-owners. These cannot be considered as accessories. These items qualify as extra fittings and the owner has to specifically describe and mention separate values towards them at the time of insurance.
Only on payment of the requisite additional premium, can they be covered. However, if such items are built-in and supplied by the manufacturer, will be treated as accessories and need not be separately insured.