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New Research Shows Car Insurance Can Cost £184 More if You Make a Claim

August 2, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

New research shows car insurance can cost £184 more if you make a claim New research has shown that making a claim on your car insurance policy can cause the cost of your annual premium to increase by £184 on average. The analysis, by car insurance comparison site comparethemarket.com, found that the typical premium cost for a driver who has not made a claim in the past five years is £660. This amount jumps to an average of £844 for drivers who had made a claim - either after…

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How to Report an Uninsured Driver

July 27, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How to report an uninsured driver According to data from the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), it is estimated that there are around 1 million uninsured drivers on UK roads. This works out at about 4% of all motorists in the country. Driving without the minimum level of car insurance (third-party only) is illegal in the UK, as accidents involving uninsured drivers can prove costly for insurance companies and other motorists. This means the majority of UK drivers are forced to pay higher premiums to cover…

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MOT Checklist | All You Need to Know About Your MOT

July 23, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

MOT Checklist – Everything You Need to Know About Your MOT The Ministry of Transport (MOT) test is an annual vehicle check that's performed by MOT station technicians and it involves examining the vehicle’s safety, roadworthiness, and exhaust emissions as per UK law. An MOT test is legally required in the UK for most vehicles over three years old with the exception of any vehicle built before 1960. MOT test results are stored on a secure central database connected to all MOT testing sites,…

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Van insurance groups explained

July 19, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Van insurance groups explainedThe amount you pay for van insurance can depend on a lot of different factors. One of the most important of these is what insurance group your van is in. Below we explain everything you need to know about van insurance groups. For more information, visit our van insurance page Van insurance groups are set by a governing panel that includes members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), and are very important when it comes to how much van insurance premiums…

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How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance As A Young Driver

July 16, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How to save money on your car insurance as a young driver Car insurance can be a big expense for new or younger drivers. In fact, according to Compare the Market, the average car insurance price for drivers aged between 17 and 24 is a whopping £1,154! Compare quotes for young drivers here: Why is insurance so expensive for younger drivers? Put simply, it is because new drivers are statistically more likely to have an accident and may need to make an insurance claim compared to older or more…

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Short-term car insurance - a complete guide

July 6, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

A complete guide to short-term car insurance Compare quotes for short-term car insurance now >>> As well all know, most standard car insurance policies run for 12 months from the date you take it out – and is then renewed on that date each year. But what if you don’t need car insurance cover for a whole 12 months? What if you’re just borrowing a friends car for the weekend, or if you’re teaching someone to drive in their own car, or you only need the car for…

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Over 50% of Drivers Think They're Spending Too Much on Car Insurance

June 25, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Over 50% of UK drivers think they are spending too much on car insurance now they drive less A new survey by the RAC has found that motorists are beginning to question whether the price they pay for car insurance is “reasonable” as they are driving much less than usual due to the pandemic. Car insurance customers have found themselves “locked in” to annual policies and are not driving anywhere near the amount of miles they initially predicted. The RAC has warned that the uncertainty…

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Good First Cars for 17 Year Olds | Top 10

June 18, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

10 cheap cars to insure for 17-year-olds and young drivers While getting a new car as a young driver or someone who’s just passed their test is one of the best feelings in the world, it can also be quite a daunting thing to do, financially.  On top of your monthly finance payments, or the lump sum payment if you’re buying a new car outright, you’ll need to pay for car insurance (as well as road tax) to be able to drive it on UK roads in the first place. And there’s no…

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Car Insurance Groups Explained (UK)

June 16, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car insurance groups explained (UK) Car insurance is something that no one really enjoys paying for, but it’s an incredibly important thing to have to ensure that you, your car and other third parties are protected if an accident or incident ever occurred. In our guide to car insurance groups explained, we take you through what exactly car insurance groups are, how they work and the price difference between them. Car insurance due for renewal? Get a free quote to see how much you could save: What…

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Drivers More Likely to be Banned for Not Having Right Cover than for Driving Dangerously

June 15, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Drivers are more likely to be banned for not having the right cover than for driving dangerously New research by car leasing company, MoneyShake, has found that more UK drivers are punished for not having the right car insurance policy than for their driving ability. A Freedom of Information Act request to the DVLA found that a total of 14,512 drivers were banned from driving for not having the correct insurance cover between 2017 and 2021. That is compared to a lower 13,900 drivers who lost their…

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