CMF reports on average motor vehicle repair times as of the first half of 2020

  • On the CMF website, individuals can find out the average number of days it takes to repair a vehicle by insurance company; brand and model of the vehicle; magnitude of damage; and deductible established in the corresponding policy.
  • The average time from admission into the workshop until the vehicle is available for pick-up by the policyholder reached 32.4 days in the first semester. This figure varies significantly depending on the magnitude of the damage.
  • Between the first and second quarters, following the start of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a drop in the number of reported casualties and an increase in repair times.

September 3, 2020 - The Financial Market Commission (CMF) reports on average motor vehicle repair times as of the first half of 2020. This information is reported to the CMF on a semi-annual basis by insurance companies, in compliance with Circular Letter No. 2,236 from March 6,2018. Said regulation sets forth rules for the submission of information related to repair processes of motor vehicles.

The platform available on the CMF website includes semi-annual information since 2018 on cars, vans and motorcycles for non-commercial use and partial losses that required the repair or replacement of parts and pieces. This applies to claims by both policyholders and affected third parties whose repair process was completed during the consulted period.

The objective of the platform developed by the Commission is to provide information to be used by both policyholders and insurance brokers who provide advice to individuals seeking to take out insurance.

Results

In the first half of 2020, there were 76,495 insured vehicles damaged. Most of said cases involved payment of a deductible.

Table 1: Number of damaged vehicles by deductible

Deductible (CLP)

No. of Claims

Percentage

None

18,855

24.6

1 to 80,000

12,158

15.9

80,001 to 130,000

23,721

31.0

130,001 to 250,000

15,957

20.9

Over 250,001

5,804

7.6

Total

76,495

100.0

By magnitude of damage, 45 percent of the claims reported were in the minor category, as seen in Table 2.

Table 2: Number of damaged vehicles by magnitude of damage and deductible

Deductible (CLP)

Minor Damage

Moderate Damage

Severe Damage

Total

None

10,440

29.8%

5,729

22.3%

2,686

17.1%

18,855

24.6%

1 to 80,000

4,870

13.9%

5,212

20.3%

2,076

13.2%

12,158

15.9%

80,001 to 130,000

10,688

30.5%

8,043

31.3%

4,990

31.7%

23,721

31.0%

130,001 to 250,000

6,681

19.1%

5,066

19.7%

4,210

26.8%

15,957

20.9%

Over 250,001

2,388

6.8%

1,657

6.4%

1,759

11.2%

5,804

7.6%

Total

35,067

100.0%

25,707

100.0%

15,721

100.0%

76,495

100.0%

The magnitude of damage is defined by the range of the vehicle and the total repair cost. They are classified into the following categories.

Magnitude of Damage

Low/Medium Range

High Range

Minor

UF 0 to 20

UF 0 to 40

Moderate

UF 20.01 to 40

UF 40.01 to 80

Severe

Over UF 40.01

Over UF 80.01

The average time measured from the time the vehicle enters the workshop until it is available for pick-up by the policyholder increased in the first semester compared to earlier periods, with an average of 32.4 days. However, the number of vehicles affected by accidents decreased. This was due to the limitations of workshop operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is evident by splitting data for this year in two quarters, as seen in Graph 1.

Graph 1. Number of damaged vehicles and average time elapsed from date of entry into workshop to date on which the vehicle is available to the policyholder

As seen in Table 3, repair times by insurance company vary significantly depending on the magnitude of damage to the vehicle.

Table 3: Average time by insurance company from date of entry into workshop to date until the vehicle is available to the policyholder

Ins. Company

Minor Damage

Moderate Damage

Severe Damage

No. of Claims

Avg. Days

No. of Claims

Avg. Days

No. of Claims

Avg. Days

BCI

9,520

22.7

6,509

28.4

5,692

39.9

BNP Paribas

99

12.1

40

19.0

27

26.7

Chilena Consolidada

0

0.0

7,164

34.5

0

0.0

Consorcio

2,752

14.5

1,562

18.9

1,713

27.9

FID Chile

30

17.6

20

25.5

16

17.0

HDI

6,886

37.9

3,201

45.1

2,577

55.4

Liberty

8,365

30.4

3,027

36.5

2,565

40.2

Mapfre

2,202

18.7

986

24.7

632

31.7

Porvenir

172

18.7

69

32.3

42

38.1

Reale

1,516

17.1

949

23.6

891

35.1

Renta Nacional

743

17.4

381

24.4

336

32.3

Suramericana

1,829

13.9

1,214

20.7

759

29.6

Zenit

953

22.3

585

29.1

471

35.5

Total

35,067

20.3

25,707

27,9

15,721

34.1

There is also an increase in repair times in the Metropolitan Region, depending on the magnitude of the damage, as seen in Graph 2.

Graph 2. Number of damaged vehicles in the Metropolitan Region and average time elapsed from date of entry into workshop to date on which the vehicle is available to the policyholder

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