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Selecting the right insurers

As driving school insurance brokers, we have access to a wide range of industry-specific insurers to get you a tailored policy that fits your needs. As each policy differs slightly, we can offer a bespoke approach to cut any unnecessary costs. As an approved DIA broker, our primary focus is getting you the right cover and protection for you and your car.

We consistently review our policies to make sure they work to your advantage.

Driving Instructor insurance is different from standard motor cover for several reasons.

Further policy details

At DIA Insurance, we focus on you and your business, such as the hours you work, the geographic area in which you teach, and your experience and qualifications before we give you a quote. We offer a policy based on your situation. Our policies often include the following common elements:

Dual Controlled Courtesy Car as Standard

Whether the claim is a fault, non-fault, fire, or theft, we’ll get you a replacement dual-controlled car within 24 hours. We have access to the largest fleet of dual control cars with distribution centres all over the UK.

If you raise a claim (fault or non-fault), we will do our best to get a replacement car to you within 24 hours. Our insured instructors have been able to carry on working while their own vehicle is recovered and repaired, all within 24 hours.

We are one of a handful of brokers to offer a replacement car for fault cover. Even if you are at fault for an accident, we will get a replacement car to you within 24 hours. You have access to it for a period of up to 21 days. When an accident is not your fault, your access is unlimited. You will have a replacement car until your car is repaired or replaced. Your business would keep going should your regular car not be roadworthy.

Personal Accident Cover for anyone in your car

Our personal accident cover gives you peace of mind. In the event of an accident, it covers anyone travelling in your car.

  • You
  • Your student
  • Your spouse/partner
  • Any passenger

Additional benefits not found in most standard drive school policies will include:

  • Up to £100 a day if you become hospitalised after your accident.
  • Cover for injury or theft if you are a victim of an unprovoked attack (e.g. Road Rage).
  • Stress counselling after an unprovoked attack (e.g. Road Rage).
  • Taxi fares (If unable to drive after an RTA due to injuries, covering taking children to school and taking your client to/from the hospital or doctors).

24/7 Claims Management Service

We have a simple claims process with a dedicated team to take care of everything for you. You will only need to make one phone call, and they will do the rest. They’ll report the accident to your insurer, arrange your dual controlled courtesy car & manage the claim throughout the process.

Need to make a claim? Call us on 01227 285550 and select option 5.

Calling our claims number and selecting option 5 puts you through to our claims management team. They operate 24/7, 365 days a year. When you call, you will need:

  • Your vehicle registration and details of the accident, including the time and date of the accident.
  • Location of the accident.
  • Registration number(s) of other vehicle(s) involved.
  • Names of other parties involved.
  • Name(s) and contact details of any witnesses.

You must report any accident within 24 hours of the occurrence.

Breakdown Cover

We offer roadside recovery & assistance to get your car repaired or moved to a garage for further work and your passengers home safely.

We will try to get your vehicle repaired at the roadside. If we can’t fix it there, we’ll make sure we get your vehicle to a garage with any passengers taken home should you need to leave the car at the garage overnight. We will cover any taxi/public transport costs for the safe return of your passengers.

Motor Prosecution Defence Cover

We cover legal fees and a solicitor should you need to defend a prosecution brought against you resulting from a driving offence where your driving licence is at risk of being revoked or suspended.

Free Legal Helpline

DIA insurance policyholders have 24/7 access to a free legal helpline.

You can access professional legal advice on any general matter such as tax problems, consumer disputes, contract disputes, motoring convictions, neighbour disputes, etc.

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