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Speed cameras - top 10 myths busted

June 27, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Speed cameras – top 10 myths bustedThere are loads of theories about how speed cameras work. Are some of them switched off? Do you only get caught if you go over 10% of the speed limit plus 2mph? We’ve done the research to bring you the actual facts about speed cameras… Whilst speeding is dangerous and is breaking the law, speed cameras are the nemesis of motorists everywhere. The first speed camera was installed in the UK 25 years ago and since then millions of drivers have…

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Prestige car leasing - how it can work out cheaper than buying

June 27, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Prestige car leasing – how it can work out cheaper than buying If you want to drive a prestige car but can’t find the cash to buy, leasing your next car is a great option – and may save you cash over the term of the lease. All car owners know that as soon as you drive your shiny new car away from the car showroom, it’s value has decreased. In fact, over three years the average new car will be have a residual value of just 40% of what it was bought for – and the depreciation…

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Five ways a dash cam could help you in the event of a crime

June 9, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Five ways a dash cam could help you in the event of a crime Using a dash cam could soon become as common as using a sat nav. Dash cam purchases have shot up over the last couple of years, taking them from being a specialised piece of kit for the more paranoid motorist to a common and mainstream device used by the masses to provide additional protection on the road. Footage from dash cams is now actively sought by police investigating incidents – footage from the drivers involved and even other…

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With sales on the rise, is now the time to buy a hybrid or electric car?

June 6, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

With sales on the rise, is now the time to buy a hybrid or electric car? Alternative fuel cars (hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric) are becoming more popular, with sales rising by 31% in March 2017. March saw an impressive 562,337 new cars registered, with alternative fuel vehicles now having a market share of 4.3% – still low in comparison to fossil fuel cars, but gaining momentum due to increased awareness of harmful emissions from diesel cars. Buyers previously enticed by the tax incentives…

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Are modern cars making the driving test too easy?

May 19, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Are modern cars making the driving test too easy? Experts have slammed the DVSA for failing to keep the driving test relevant with semi-autonomous technology making driving easier. Learner drivers taking their practical driving tests in modern cars are gaining an unfair advantage, as the hi-tech gadgets help them avoid accidents and faults. That’s the verdict of road safety experts, who have slammed the DVSA for failing to keep the driving test relevant and say those taking their test…

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How a cheap dash cam can save you up to 20% on your car insurance

May 10, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How a cheap dash cam can save you up to 20% on your car insurance Sales of dash cams are soaring in the UK – helped by car insurance companies beginning to offer significant premium discounts for drivers who use them Dashboard cameras are becoming more and more popular in the UK, as everyone from new drivers to taxi and Uber drivers use them to record their journey. New data from retail analytics firm GfK has found that sales of dash cams have increased by a massive 671% in the UK over the…

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How do I know if my vehicle qualifies for classic car insurance?

April 7, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How do I know if my vehicle qualifies for classic car insurance? If you own a classic or heritage/collectable vehicle, then classic car insurance can offer certain benefits not available with traditional car insurance policies. Specialist classic car insurance can work out more cost effective as insurers assume that you will be doing a lot less miles in your cherished vehicle, and classic car owners tend to take good care of their vehicles and maintain it to a high standard. Classic car insurance…

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What car makes suffer the most parts failures?

April 6, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

What car makes suffer the most parts failures?New study shows Alfa Romeos, Porsches and Land Rovers have the most parts failures, with over a third of owners claiming on their warranties in 2016. The research by Warranty Direct also found that the average repair costs varied massively for the different brands. The average cost of parts to repair a Porsche was £1,019.07, for instance, while for Alfa Romeos it was £355.47 – although they suffered more parts failures than any…

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Changes to personal injury payouts could see insurance premiums soar - with young drivers paying even more

March 31, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Changes to personal injury payouts could see insurance premiums soar – with young drivers paying even moreYoung drivers could see their car insurance premiums rise by up to £1,000 as changes to the way personal injury compensation is calculated are introduced. Passing your driving test and getting hold of the keys is a major milestone in many young peoples lives. Another of life’s firsts that usually comes along with it is the arrival of the first insurance bill – which…

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Supermarkets set to cut petrol prices - Asda sparks petrol price war with Tesco and Morrison's to follow suit

March 13, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Supermarkets set to cut petrol prices – Asda sparks petrol price war with Tesco and Morrison’s to follow suit Asda have sparked a supermarket petrol price war by slashing prices on their forecourts – and Tesco and Morrison’s have followed suit Asda fired the first shots in the battle to offer the cheapest petrol by reducing the cost of petrol by 2p a litre, which means their price for unleaded will be just 114.7p tomorrow (Tuesday 14 March 2017) – 5.3p less than the…

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