As somebody wanting to take a motor trade insurance policy and wondering how to get the best deal on it, the following methods would be of great help.It is worth mentioning here that not every expense vital to the conduct of your business can be evaluated in terms of only the money that is spent on it. The intangibles play an equally important part and insurance is one such expense where the intangibles such as peace of mind, comfort factor, protection against the probability of actual losses all stack up and cannot be given a quantitative dimension. Hence when opting for insurance, though it is necessary to get the best deal possible, you must concentrate more on what kind of cover and facilities the service provider is able to offer you that is most suitable to your business rather than just focusing on the rate factor.As with the purchase of any product or service in the market, prior research and understanding of the various terms and possibilities of motor trade insurance needs to be understood by you. This is where most of us shy away and do not put in the required effort to get to know it either due to lack of time or just due to lack of inclination. In some cases, the understanding itself is an issue despite the effort, thanks to jargon and the way things are explained. Whatever the reason, getting to know about the service and its implications on your business through the print media, visual media and the internet will put you in the right frame of mind to identify your specific requirements, which you can put forth to the insurance service provider during negotiation.The next step is to ask for quotes from a couple of service providers. Here again, the specifications for which you need quotes have to be clearly mentioned so that you are able to make an apple to apple comparison. This is again another stage in the learning curve. You might get some generic quotes since the motor trade insurance industry has a number of options and unless you can discuss the various possibilities with a representative from the firm, it might not be possible for them to give you the exact service and cost. But even something generic with its scope of coverage would be enough for you to ascertain what you should ask for from the service provider and is as mentioned part of your learning process. The best way to get these quotes is through the online process. You would not have to speak to pesky call centre operators and have to keep repeating details to get what you want. The process is simple and quick.Having understood the scope of the service through your reading and actually seeing a couple of quotes, you are in a position to call up the service provider and discuss your specific needs with their representative. You may have to do this with two or three providers to get a fair idea about the variance in quotes.