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Best car scrappage schemes 2019

January 13, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Best car scrappage schemes 2019 Car brands offer scrappage schemes that provide discounts when you trade in your old car for a new model. We look at which car scrappage schemes offer the best value for money in 2019. Is it time you sent your old car to the scrap heap? A car scrappage scheme allows you to trade in your old car and get a discount to buy a new, more fuel efficient model. The government car scrappage scheme is yet to be fully revealed, but last year most of the major car manufacturers…

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Van insurance groups explained

January 13, 2018 | 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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Have you been mis-sold a used car? You could be entitled to compensation

January 4, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Have you been mis-sold a used car? You could be entitled to compensationIf you were not told the second-hand car used to be owned by a rental firm, then you could be in line for a payout. Car buyers in the UK could be entitled to compensation if they bought the car from a registered second-hand car dealer, according to a new campaign. A refund – which could be anything from 25% to 100% of the car’s value – may be applicable if the buyer was not informed at the time of purchase if…

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Motorists who only search for third party insurance could be missing out on cheaper comprehensive cover

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

Motorists who only search for third party insurance could be missing out on cheaper comprehensive cover New study has found that motorists could be spending up to £929 more on third party only cover than the cheapest comprehensive policy. New research from uSwitch has revealed that UK drivers could be missing out on cheaper comprehensive insurance deals by only searching for and comparing third party policies. Just under three quarters of drivers (72%) think that third party policies are always…

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Driving instructors want this new test manoeuvre banned - just weeks before it is set to be introduced

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

Driving instructors want this new test manoeuvre banned – just weeks before it is set to be introduced The DVSA will introduce four new elements to the driving test on 4 December – but one in particular has come under fire by driving instructors for being unsafe and against the Highway Code. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced earlier this year that they are changing some of the elements in the driving test to ensure new drivers are tested on modern driving…

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T-charge comes into effect in London today - here's everything you need to know...

October 23, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

T-charge comes into effect in London today – here’s everything you need to know… Motorists who driver older, more polluting petrol and diesel cars in London are now subject to extra £10 T-charge as well as congestion charge. Drivers who own high polluting vehicles must now pay a charge of up to £21.50 per day to drive in central London. From Monday 23 October a £10 T-charge has to be paid by those who drive older and more polluting diesel and petrol vehicles,…

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Is it possible to get car insurance for young drivers under £1,000?

October 17, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Is it possible to get car insurance for young drivers under £1,000?It has always been the case that young people have to pay more for car insurance. New and inexperienced drivers are seen as a higher risk of making a claim, and therefore have to pay the most expensive premiums. However, the current situation with the recent increases in Insurance Premium Tax means that young people are now paying more than ever for car insurance. The average cost of young driver insurance is now over £2,000…

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Uber insurance - what cover you need to be an Uber driver

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

Uber insurance – what cover you need to be an Uber driver If you are a driver for Uber or any other ride-sharing or taxi-hailing app, then it is a good idea to make sure you know about all the car insurance implications.The taxi hailing mobile app Uber has seen tremendous growth since it was first founded in 2009, and it is now a common sight to see cars with the Uber logo on them in just about every main city in the UK. The app allows users to find available cars and request a ride, which…

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How do car modifications affect car insurance prices?

October 11, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How do car modifications affect car insurance prices?There are many different ways to modify a vehicle. Some modifications can be done to improve the performance, whereas others simply make a car look better. However, although modifications to vehicles may seem like a great idea, you must consider the affect these changes will have on your car insurance premium. Here we explain how car modifications could affect you premium costs. What is a car modification? A car modification is a change or addition…

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Just 28% of UK drivers plan to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle next

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

Just 28% of UK drivers plan to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle nextNew study suggests UK motorists are reluctant to embrace electric vehicles, despite recent announcements from manufacturers and rising petrol and diesel costs. Despite the Government’s plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040, the recent news from Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo that they will cease making internal combustion models of their cars in the next three years and the rising cost of fossil fuel,…

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