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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 2017 Trade Risk was awarded a Gold Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "I called for some confirmation on my insurance, it was a prompt reply and answered all my questions. Great service guys thanks."
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    "I had to follow up trade risk to receive my renewal documents, and then wait 6hrs to talk to someone to follow up receiving my insurance documents a week after it had been paid."
    Bel Electrical Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Very helpful and professional"
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    "Great communication"
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    "Happy with how easy it was to set up online. Fairly priced."
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    "Friendly and easy to talk to"
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    "I was very disappointed with the way the renewal advice was done. I felt like I was being bullied into making a decision. I requested information regarding the ‘advice’ given re the difference between the old and new policy and why. This did not happen. All I got was the new policy. I did my own research and chose Trade Risk as it was already done. Maybe I’m old school, I still think a phone call is a better option as an initial point of contact and followed up by an email . Thank you"
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    "Excellent,"
    Samford Valley Plumbing Service Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "You guys are the best"
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    "I still get constant stupid emails asking me to buy their product... I already have"
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    "Apart from delays in finalizing the insurance I was happy with the service"
    AJ Atkins Electrical Pty Ltd ATF AJ Atkins Family Trust | Tradesman Insurance | Limestone Vic 3717
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    ". The service was good. The staff replied promptly to calls and emails /Prices were great."
    Del Romano Electrical Services Pty Ltd ATF | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "We have been with Trade Risk for 3 years and they have always been very easy to deal with. They respond very quickly and provide great customer service."
    Cheynie Shaw | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Melbourne
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    "Always a pleasure to deal with. Been my go to for many years now, will be back again next year"
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    "Friendly and helpful staff were great to work with. Great product and value."
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    "Easy to deal with insurance renewal at a good price"
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    "Very easy to deal with and helpful with all my queries would recommend and very fast service would definitely deal with them again"
    Raymond Mitchell | Tradesman Insurance | Perth
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    "Very efficient and lovely to rtalk to"
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