Car insurance for your Smart

Cover your Smart with Defaqto 5 Star rated car insurance
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Why choose LV= to insure your Smart?

Join over 5,000 like-minded people who insure their Smart with us

5,195 people insured their Smart with us (figures correct at September 2020)

Here's what you'll like about our comprehensive cover...

  • Accidental damage cover
    Scratched or dented your car? We pay for repairs so it's as good as it was before the accident

  • Uninsured driver promise
    If the other driver is not insured and the accident's not your fault, you keep your no claim discount and there's no excess to pay - as long as you have the details of the other vehicle and driver
  • Misfuelling cover
    Accidentally filled your petrol or diesel car with the wrong fuel? It happens. We pay to drain and flush your fuel tank, as well as cover the damage to the car's engine
  • European cover
    Get the same level of cover as you have in the UK in the EU for up to 180 days a year. Perfecto! You'll need a Green Card when driving abroad. To apply, fill in this application.
  • Vandalism promise
    If your car is vandalised and you have to claim, you'll keep your no claim discount - you'll just need to pay your excess
  • Replacement child car seats
    We'll replace your child car seats if your car has been in an accident - even if there's no apparent damage
  • New locks and keys
    If your keys are lost or stolen. After all, accidents happen
 

Have an electric Smart? All this is included as standard...

  • Recovery to the nearest chargepoint 
    Run out of charge in the UK? We'll recover you to the nearest chargepoint. We also have a fleet of vehicles we use in partnership with AFF the national roadside electric vehicle charging assistance company, which can recharge your vehicle and get you on the road again. This won’t affect your NCD and there’s no excess to pay
  • Cover for charging cables
    Charging cables, wall boxes and adaptors are covered for accidental damage, fire and theft
  • Battery cover
    Battery cover for accidental damage, fire and theft – even if you’re leasing it separately from the car
  • Over the air monthly updates (OTA)
    OTA updates are covered as standard when you insure your electric vehicle with us, but if you or the previous owner paid for additional performance upgrades affecting speed or acceleration, we'll need to know. You'll only need to tell us once and not everytime you upgrade.


And if you choose our optional hire car cover:

  • We’ll provide the use of an electric or hybrid hire car if your green machine is off the road

Smart Safety features

Most newer Smarts have a number of beneficial safety features

Things like...

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a smart safety system that automatically applies the car's brakes if the driver doesn't react quickly enough to a hazard ahead, the system can help avoid or mitigate potential collisions.
  • Crosswind assist activates at speeds of more than 50 mph on straight roads and slight bends. It controls the braking of individual wheels to help you keep the car on course without having to put so much effort into the steering.
  • Hill start assist prevents your car from rolling backwards when moving off on a hill. When you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal, it'll maintain the brake pressure so you don't accidentally roll back.
  • Lane Keeping Assist helps prevent you from accidentally leaving your lane. A camera scans the road markings to detect the differences in contrast between the road surface and the lines. If you start to drift, it alerts you with a visual warning and a sound.
  • ESP® - Electronic Stability Programme - this system compares the Smart Car's behaviour to your driving inputs. If necessary, it can brake individual wheels and adjust torque to stabilise the car.

Smart EQ insurance

So, where do Smart stand on electric cars? 

Here's the lowdown:

Smart has the Fortwo and Forfour in its electric vehicle range, combining the best features of their existing models with zero emissions engines. 

Both models boast the ability to travel over 70 miles on a single charge.

All smart EQ Fortwo and Forfour models are in Vehicle Excise Duty Band A, so you’ll pay no car tax. You’ll also qualify for the Office of Low Emission Vehicles which offers up to £3,000 off the cost of the car. 

For more information visit Smart's website

So, are you ready to go electric? 

Policy documents

Learn more about the nuts and bolts of our cover – the policy documents are all here

You can get these and other documents from us in Braille, large print or audio by dropping us a line.

Now sit back, relax and start your quote