Archive for the 'Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.' category

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Car insurer launches UK's first ever pay-as-you-go policy

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

Car insurer launches UK’s first ever pay-as-you-go policy The UK’s first ever pay-as-you-go car insurance policy has been launched, specially targeting motorists who only drive occasionally. The service, from Edinburgh-based car insurer Cuvva, was inspired by apps such as Uber and Deliveroo and promises to provide motorists with greater control over their car insurance costs by only charging them for the hours they drive. The pay-as-you-go car insurance will cost from £1.20…

Read more »

The motoring changes in 2017 you need to know about...

February 21, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

The motoring changes in 2017 you need to know about… There are a lot of changes to motoring laws, rules and regulations set for 2017 that will affect every driver in the UK. We’ve listed some of the biggest changes due this year below… Penalties for using a mobile phone while driving to increase It cannot be stressed enough that you should NOT use your mobile phone in any way while in control of a motor vehicle. The current punishment for drivers caught using their phone while…

Read more »

New car prices have increased by 5% since the Brexit vote - with some popular SUVs now costing 12% more

February 16, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

New car prices have increased by 5% since the Brexit vote – with some popular SUVs now costing 12% more The price of new cars has increased sharply since the EU referendum result last June, leaving UK car buyers much worse off than they were 12 months ago. That’s the findings of new research by What Car? magazine, which found that the price of new car models have increased by an average of 5.2% since the Brexit vote last year. The rise in prices means that UK consumers have paid an extra…

Read more »

Car tax changes 2017 - will they make a difference?

February 16, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car tax changes 2017 – will they make a difference?Looking for a great deal on car insurance? Get a FREE quote now As part of the 2015 Budget, further changes to road tax were announced. These changes are due to come into effect in April 2017 and will concern how much road tax will need to be paid for vehicles purchased after 1 April 2017. The only vehicles to stay exempt from road tax after 1 April next year will be zero-emission cars – all others will be liable for a…

Read more »

8 things you didn't know were illegal to do while driving

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

8 things you didn’t know were illegal to do while drivingWe all know there’s certain things we shouldn’t do while driving. Using a mobile phone, driving over the speed limit and drink driving are the obvious ones, but there’s also some surprising rules that, if broken, could land your with a fine and/or penalty points. Below we outline eight of the more surprising actions that are actually illegal to do while driving… 1. Splashing pedestrians No, it’s not funny…

Read more »

The UK's favourite new car colour revealed

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

The UK’s favourite new car colour revealedOfficial figures charting the most popular car colours of new cars bought in 2016 have been released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 2016 was a record year in terms of new car models purchased in the UK, but can you guess which paint colour options was the most popular last year? See the UK’s top 10 favourite new car colours below… 10. Yellow – 12,431 new cars sold Yellow reclaimed it’s place in the…

Read more »