Car Depreciation

When you’re trying to sell your car after an accident that wasn’t your fault, depreciation insurance protects you from losing money.

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What is Car Depreciation Insurance?

The value of your car depreciates over time as a result of normal wear and tear. That’s why the more you drive your vehicle, the lower its value becomes. Depreciation can also be defined as the decrease in the value of an asset over its useful life.

How to Protect Your Car from Depreciation?


One way to protect your car from depreciation is to purchase a Depreciation Cover. This is where the sales value of your vehicle, estimated by your Blue Book, is usually capped at 10% by insurance companies, this is also known as the base loss of value. This base loss of value is the most your insurance company will payout on a claim.

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Why Choose the Thaiger?

It’s our job to make purchasing insurance as easy as possible for our customers, we ensure that you can find affordable coverage that fits your budget in several simple steps. Let us take the stress out of choosing a car insurance plan and add-ons, so you can relax knowing that your car is fully protected with the best insurance for your budget and needs.

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How Fast Do Cars Depreciate in Value?

Before you purchase your next vehicle, do some fast and easy research to get an idea of potential depreciation. Certain brands are more vulnerable, mostly as a result of their residual reputation for poor dependability.

While several variables influence how and when vehicles depreciate, one thing is always true, regardless of the type of vehicle you purchase, new cars depreciate much faster than used cars.

1. After one minute: When you drive a brand-new car off the lot, it loses between 9 – 11% of its value. So, with a 900,000 baht new car, you’re essentially tossing 90,000 baht out the window the first time you drive it home.
2. After one year: According to research, new cars lose the most value within the first 12 months of ownership. Your car would most likely be worth around 20% less than what you paid for it after a year.
3. After five years: The new car will depreciate by 15 – 25% every year after the steep first-year drop before it reaches the five-year mark. As a result, after five years, the new car would have lost roughly 60% of its value.

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Benefits of Car Depreciation Cover

Purchasing car depreciation cover comes with a lot of benefits, here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

Curb Out of Pocket Expenses

Since depreciation cost is not taken into account while filing for a claim settlement, it helps you reduce any out of pocket expenses.

Settle Claims Regarding the Insured Parts

Most of your claims about the insured parts are settled without taking the depreciation amount into consideration.

Adds Value

Car Depreciation Cover adds value to your basic car insurance and reduces your initial investment to almost nothing.

Diminished Value Claims

2-10% of the total amount depreciation value will be paid by your insurer when a claim is made after an accident.

Will My Insurance Company Pay for My Claim’s Diminished Value?

A diminished value claim compensates a driver for the loss of resale value of their vehicle as a result of an accident.

The decrease in value is due to the fact that the vehicle has a damage history or has been involved in an accident or depreciation, lowering its resale value in the eyes of potential buyers. The diminished value of your car is the amount it has lost in market value as a result of being in an accident.

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