How to Do Self Inspection Demo Video for Car Insurance Renewal?

Motor vehicle inspection plays a vital role at the time of expired car insurance renewal process. When you forget to renew your insurance policy on time, it will lapse. You have to undergo the entire process again, which starts with applying for a fresh policy. If you are renewing your lapsed car insurance policy, a car inspection is mandatory. However, has now made renewing a lapsed car insurance policy easier with a 'self-video inspection' feature, read on to learn about this.

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All You Need to Know About ‘Self Inspection Demo Video’ Feature

Self inspection demo video is a feature given to make the car insurance renewal process easier. In this, you need to shoot a video of your car on your phone and send it to the insurer. The primary objective of this feature is to save time and ensure hassle-free experience while renewing the expired or lapsed car insurance policy.

This is also known as a pre-policy car insurance inspection that occurs before the expired policy is renewed. The reason for conducting a pre-policy car inspection is to evaluate the car's condition, identify the existing damages, and check if there is an anti-theft device installed or not.According to it, the car insurance premium is calculated.

How to Conduct Self-inspection for Car Insurance Renewal?

Car insurance self-inspection at is simple and easy to conduct. Here is a process that you need to follow for conducting self-inspection of your car-

  • Install Application

To begin the car inspection process, you need to download the Policybazaar app, which is available for both Android and iOS users.

  • Log In

Next, log in with your registered mobile number in the installed Policybazaar app. Then click on the 'Start Inspection' button.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Recording the Video

Here is a list of conditions that you must fulfill before you record the video-

  1. Keep the car's Registration Certificate (RC) and the Previous Year Policy (PYP) documents handy as you need to record these in the self-inspection video.
  2. Find out the car's chassis number that is engraved under the front bonnet of the car. However, in some cars, it is found next to the driver's door of the passenger's door.
    Ensure the chassis number is on the car's body, not on a sticker of the car's window.
  3. Make sure you park the car in clear sunlight. Avoid parking under a tree, repair workshop/garage or petrol pump.
  4. Clean your car's windshield and windows.

As you complete the above 4 steps, tick off the checklist. Then, press the 'Start Car Inspection' button available on your screen.

  • Start Recording the Video

Follow the above ‘Self-Inspection Demo Video' and as per the instructions, record a clear 360-degree video from all the angles instructed in the video for successful car insurance renewal.

  • Review and Renew

Once you are done with the recording as per the demo video, review your video once. In case you have missed any step, record the video again.

Once all the above steps are completed, press the ‘submit’ button, and the self-inspection video is successfully submitted.

Why Choose Policybazaar Self Video Claim for Car Insurance Renewal?

In case you forget to renew your car insurance policy before the expiry date from Policybazaar. Do not worry, we have got you covered. You can now easily renew your car insurance with the ‘self-inspection’ feature available on the Policybazaar app.

Here is a list of benefits of opting a self-inspection feature-

  1. Time-saving

    Self-inspection for renewing a lapsed car insurance policy saves a lot of time as compared to a physical inspection, which is done by a surveyor appointed by your insurer.

  2. Faster Approvals

    The insurer will review the uploaded video and approve it after verification. Meanwhile, the physical inspection takes approx. 2-3 days.

  3. No Need for a Specialized Surveyor

    As a car owner, you can simply follow all the instructions mentioned in this ‘self-inspection demo video’. Even if you are not tech-savvy or do not have enough knowledge about insurance jargon, you can conduct a self-video inspection without any hassles. There is no need for any specialized surveyor.

  4. No Paperwork

    No paperwork is required at the time of renewal. You can do this with a smartphone and a stable internet connection.

  5. Prompt Customer Care Assistance

    At Policybazaar Insurance Brokers Private Limited, you get assurance for prompt customer care assistance regarding any issues related to policy renewal.


Usually, your insurer assigns a surveyor to physically inspect the car for evaluating the existing damages before renewing a lapsed or expired car insurance policy. However, now the process of renewing a lapsed car insurance policy has been simplified with the 'self-video inspection' feature. Follow all the instructions explained in the article and take enough time to shoot the video. Go through the video before submitting it.

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