Car insurance: FAQ's

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The different types of car insurance

What car insurance are there?
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Factors of vehicle insurance costs

Which factors determine my vehicle insurance costs
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What is a vehicle registration document (Fahrzeugschein - Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil I)?

Explanation of "Fahrzeugschein" or "Zulassungsbescheinigung Part I"
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What is a vehicle ownership document (Fahrzeugbrief -Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil II)?

Explanation of "Fahrzeugbrief" or "Zulassungsbescheinigung Part II"
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What is HSN/TSN and where can I find them?

Herstellerschlüsselnummer and Typschlüsselnummer
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How can I find the HSN/TSN for an imported car?

HSN TSN on imported cars
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What is the VIN (vehicle identification number)?

What is the car serial number
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How do I get an eVB number and what do I need it for?

Explanation of the electronic insurance confirmation number (eVB)
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Do I have to re-register my vehicle after getting a new insurance policy?

New insurance: Next steps
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What is a no-claims class (SF - Schadensfreiheitsklasse)?

No-claims (SF) class
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Which no-claims class (SF) and type of discount do I have?

No-claims (SF) class
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Can I transfer the no-claims (SF) class from someone else?

Transfer no-claims (SF) class
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Can I transfer the no-claims (SF) class from my previous insurer of my country of origin?

Transfer SF class from abroad
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When do I need to get my car inspected?

Car inspection: TÜV, HU & AU
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What is an assistance coverage (Schutzbrief) and what is its purpose?

Kfz-Schutzbrief
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What is a deductible (Selbstbeteiligung/Selbstbehalt)?

How do deductibles work?
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What is a Mallorca policy?

Majorca (Mallorca) policy
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Can I switch insurance after a move?

Requirements to switch insurance after a move
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How can I import a car to Germany from a country outside of the EU?

Importing a car from outside of the EU
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How can I import a car from within the EU?

Import a car from within the EU
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How can I import a car from the UK to Germany?

Import a car from the UK to Germany
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How can I switch my car insurance?

Switching/terminating car insurance
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How can I cancel/terminate my car insurance?

Cancellation guidelines
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Can I make changes to my current insurance?

Changes on my current tariff
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How do I inform my insurer about a damage or accident?

Reporting damage
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Is car insurance tax deductible?

Tax returns and insurance
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How can I get a temporary licence plate?

Temporary license plate
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What is a provisional coverage? (Vorläufige Deckung)

Provisional coverage
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Does my car insurance cover me for driving somebody else's car?

Lending a car from a friend
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Can I be added to another person’s insurance policy?

Additional drivers
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What happens if I lend the car to a friend?

Zusätzliche Fahrer hinzufügen
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What happens if I borrow a car from a friend?

Risk of borrowing a car from a friend
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