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What is the amount I need to insure my vehicle? / What is IDV?

Vehicles are insured as per their IDV. IDV is ex-showroom price minus depreciation, registration, and insurance.a

Apnainsurance.com Research Bureau

27 Nov 2007

Motor vehicles are insured for a fixed value referred to as Insured's Declared Value (IDV). If the vehicle is stolen or the vehicle is totally damaged and beyond repairs in an accident, the claim amount payable is determined on the basis of the IDV.

The IDV is estimated on the basis of the manufacturer's listed selling price of the brand and model of the vehicle (and accessories) at the commencement of the car insurance, after adjusting for depreciation for every year.


IDV = Ex-Showroom price plus sales tax minus depreciation, registration, and insurance

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