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Number of young people learning to drive falls as expensive lessons and insurance 'price them off the road'

September 15, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Number of young people learning to drive falls as expensive lessons and insurance ‘price them off the road’ According to recent figures, only 29% of 17-20 year olds hold a full driving licence – down from 35% 10 years ago. The increasing costs of learning to drive and running a car have been cited as the biggest reasons why the amount of young people passing the driving test is falling, according to official figures. Only 29% of 17-20 year olds now hold a full driving licence according…

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Black box insurers can penalise young drivers for driving BELOW the speed limit

September 14, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Black box insurers can penalise young drivers for driving BELOW the speed limitSome black box insurance companies no longer measure young drivers based on stated speed limits, but by the average speed of more experienced drivers. Young drivers who have black box insurance may think they just need to not exceed the speed limit on a given road to be deemed a ‘safe’ driver. However, some telematics insurers are now using aggregated data from other drivers, rather than just relying on the…

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Police remind motorists that using their phone as a Sat-Nav could face a £200 fine and a ban

August 25, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Police remind motorists that using their phone as a Sat-Nav could face a £200 fine and a ban Police chiefs have warned that drivers using their mobile phone to navigate while driving will be treated just the same as if they were calling or texting while driving. The clampdown on motorists using mobile phones to call and text at the wheel began in April, but drivers have been warned this also extends to using their phones as satnavs while they drive. It is not illegal to run a navigation app…

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The latest new cars you can buy with the new 67 reg plate

August 22, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

The latest new cars you can buy with the new 67 reg plateIn the market for a shiny new car in time for the new 67 reg? We’ve rounded up some of the latest car models to help you make your choice… The new 67 registration plates will be out on 1 September 2017, and if you’re looking for the perfect car to go with the brand new reg then you are spoiled for choice. Whether you’re looking for a sporty hatchback or a luxury SUV, there are new models available to suit everyone.   Get…

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Driving test changes - third of motorists don't think they will improve road safety

July 18, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Driving test changes – third of motorists don’t think they will improve road safetyThe government has pushed for changes to the practical driving test to try to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the road, particularly amongst the young drivers. The new test will be in place from the 4th December 2017 and there have been mixed opinions on the changes being implemented. A poll of 2,000 motorists has found that a third of drivers – equivalent to 15 million drivers…

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Car leasing companies urged to publish sub-prime loan figures amid fears of defaults

July 18, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car leasing companies urged to publish sub-prime loan figures amid fears of defaultsConcerns are growing about the lack of industry-wide figures for arrears and defaults in the growing car leasing industry. Large numbers of personal contract purchase (PCP) leasing agreements allow customers to hand back their cars if they are unable to pay, which shifts the risk on to lenders. In the UK, over 85% of new cars are now financed using loans, up from just over 50% eight years ago, leading to fears that…

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The easiest and hardest places in the UK to pass your driving test - revealed

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

The easiest and hardest places in the UK to pass your driving test – revealedIn 2015/16 1.3 million practical driving tests were taken and just 48 percent of those tests resulted in a new driving licence – so with a test costing at least £62, over £42 million was spent on failed attempts last year. If you have failed a driving test then you know how bitterly disappointing it can be – you might feel like the world is against you and that it definitely wasn’t your…

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How to make sure you get the best price when selling your car

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

How to make sure you get the best price when selling your carPlanning to sell your car? Here are our top tips to help it sell and get you the most out of it. There are loads of options nowadays when it comes to selling your car – making it easier to sell than it ever has been. You now have lots of selling platforms online, like AutoTrader, Gumtree and Ebay available to you, as well as companies like WeBuyAnyCar and BestCarBuyer who are willing and guarantee to take your old car off…

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Car insurance claims from Brits driving abroad jump 160% in five years

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

Car insurance claims from Brits driving abroad jump 160% in five yearsAccording to the latest figures, motor insurance claims from Brits driving their own cars abroad have risen 160% in the last five years. New research from motor insurer Admiral shows that the most common circumstances for making a claim for an accident abroad are if you are a 30-something Londoner, driving a Volkswagen Golf in France. Where are you most likely to be involved in an accident leading to an insurance claim? A…

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Volvo announces all their cars will be electric or hybrid from 2019

July 5, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Volvo announces all their cars will be electric or hybrid from 2019In a landmark move, Volvo becomes the first major car manufacturer to stop making cars solely powered by petrol or diesel. Every car sold by Volvo from 2019 onwards will either be fully electric or have a hybrid engine, in what the company has labelled a “historic end” to building cars with just an internal combustion engine. Volvo will launch five new fully electric car models between 2019 and 2021, and will…

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