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Motor Trade Insurance

At Trade Risk we specialise in the construction trades, but we can still point mechanics in the right direction.

Whilst we can’t help you ourselves, we recommend getting in touch with Guard Insurance Brokers.

Guard specialise in motor trades insurance.  Follow the link to visit their website or call them on 1300 167 143.  Tell them Trade Risk sent you!


Whatever size motor trade business you operate, a broker can assist with your insurance needs.

The types of businesses a broker can help include the following:

  • Mobile Mechanic
  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Auto Electrician
  • Car Detailer
  • Panel Beater
  • Paintless Dent Removal

Whether your business has its own workshop or operates as a mobile business, a broker will know how to get the right cover for your needs.

If your business type is not listed above, still get in touch with a broker as they will most likely be able to assist.

Insurance Types

There are a number of different insurance types a mechanic or motor trade business will require.

The policies that you require will depend on the type of business that you operate.

If you are running a mobile car detailing business you may only require public liability insurance and a small amount of tool insurance.

If on the other hand you are running a large mechanical workshop, your insurance needs will be far more complex in order to protect your investment.

Some of the common insurance types that we assist mechanics and motor trade businesses with are as follows:

  • Public Liability
  • General Property
  • Machinery Breakdown
  • Theft
  • Business Interruption
  • Income Protection

Driving Risk Extension

Whilst the basic insurance policies for a mechanical business are no different to those used by other business types, there is one very important exception.

If you are driving your customer’s vehicles, then you need to ensure that your public liability insurance policy includes the driving risk extension.

Although a standard public liability policy includes damage that you cause to other peoples’ property, this does not extend to damage that you cause to a client’s vehicle whilst driving it.

By adding the driving risk extension to your policy you can cover this risk up to $100k or $250k depending on your needs. Other amounts may also be available on request.

Tradies Love Trade Risk

In 2020 Trade Risk was awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "I’m a busy tradie, and trade risk sorted my insurance swiftly and with no hassle. Would definitely recommend"
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    "very cooperative and friendly."
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    C.L Forde & M Forde T/As Parkhurst Home Electrical Service | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Very helpful and quick service thankyou"
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    "Very easy to deal with, responded in quick time with my request, would highly recommend them."
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    "Trade Risk company is so approchable, and easier to renew public liability. Price was reasonable."
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    "Was easy to use & competitive prices , great cover for all my painting needs . Thanks"
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    "Great service with the broker I spoke to."
    Chris | Tradesman Insurance | Wollongong
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    J Jackson | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Sydney
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    "easy to use, no hassle good straight forward pricing"
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    "We've been using Trade Risk for a few years now. Communication has always been excellent and prices have been good also."
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    "All done with no fuss & good price. Thank you."
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