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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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    Classic Contracting Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Took weeks to get back to me. My insurance lapsed and as a result I was unlicensed for 4 days."
    Mikael Erik Amberntsson | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Jennifer from Trade Risk is always happy to help and very prompt in replying to queries and concerns. Trade Risk takes the hassle out of insurance and makes sure the cover I need is the cover I get."
    Luke | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Snowy Monaro NSW
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    "Excellent service. Keshia was very helpful and easy to deal with. I would continue dealing with Trade Risk again"
    Jawo Wollaston | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Pioneer
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    "Happy with the competitive price. Was an increase from last year but that's common."
    Samford Valley Plumbing Service Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    Reynolds Family Trust | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Would recommend them. Great service and prompt follow up to enquiries."
    Riddells Creek Roofing Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "When insurance comes up in conversation I always tell about who I am with and why."
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    "Timely and easy to organise."
    Anthony Walford Thyer | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "It took nearly a month to have our renewal finalised. Our broker never responded to our emails or our phone calls, and there was no communication in regard to a required amendment to our renewal proposal. This resulted in a premium much higher than what we were originally paying. Considering the lack of communication and that it took a week for anyone to even action our request, and that our renewal was not finalised 2 days out from its due date, I sincerely doubt that our broker bothered or attempted to negotiate with the insurer or find us the best deal."
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    "Great service friendly easy renewal of my policy"
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    "This was a renewal for us and they helped us not only with reminders, but they send a questionnaire about our current policy needs and came up with a policy that suited our changing business."
    Airlie Aluminium Marine Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Quick and efficient Attended my query and needs immediately"
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    "Great customer service agent"
    C.M Friend & P.J Friend | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "We have been using Trade Risk for years. They make it easy and it is good value."
    P & J Building & Home Maintenance Services Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Very easy to deal with 👍🏿"
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    "They provided prompt information and quotes and I found them very easy to deal with."
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    "Service was good, but not the premium"
    David Mathew Zemunik | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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