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Car Insurance? Don't Just Accept The Renewal Quote

Mar 11, 2008
Many millions of insurance renewal, bills will be sent out over the next two weeks, you should consider if it's a good idea to just accept the quote. On the other hand, maybe you should shop around to see if you could find a better deal.

Huge numbers of motorists will be in severe shock when they discover how much their premium will have risen since paying their insurance a year ago.

In the UK, new number plates are issued during the month of March; it is also the month with the highest number of car sales. So obviously, as a side effect is also the month, the highest amount of car insurance policies arranged.

So for many millions March will be the happy anniversary of the purchase of their brand spanking new car. Unfortunately, it will also be the anniversary of taking out their new insurance policy.

Renewal time is an excellent opportunity to look over your policy, and consider, could you get the same cover and pay less money?

A good place to start is by going through all the boring terms and conditions. You may find that in your rush to get into your new motor last year. You did not consider exactly what insurance conditions you needed for you and your vehicle.

You may find that their are some conditions that don't apply to you what you no longer need, removing small pieces of cover can significantly reduce your insurance premium.

The floods last summer had a huge effect on the cost of renewing household insurance because of the massive number of claims. People do not realise that huge numbers of cars were also damaged or destroyed by the floods, which have contributed to an increase in car insurance costs.

The AA has released its latest index of quarterly insurance costs. The survey concludes that there's been a large increase in the number of personal injury claimants on motor insurance companies. The knock-on effect of this has been a 2.5% increase in the cost of insurance cover. The index covers quotes from more than 80 large and small insurers, and found that the average comprehensive insurance premium is now nearly 630 pounds.

Another factor that contributes to increases our insurance premium is the cost of accident damage repair. For several years, the cost of these repairs has risen by 5% per annum.

The cause of this is that most modern cars are now produced a special lightweight materials that are expensive to repair or replace, also safety features such as airbags are very expensive to repair as they require a high degree of skill.

There are several things you can do to help yourself to a lower your vehicle insurance costs. One thing that many people do is simply accept the renewal quotation; this is a cynical move by the insurance company, who know that most people can be bothered to shop around.

It is best to contact a good quality broker, either in person or online and get several comparable quotes, to allow you to judge how fair your present insurance premium is. If you have the ready cash, another good option to pay the entire premium all at once rather than paying monthly payments, this will give you a reasonable saving.

Another option, you may wish to consider is the increase of your excess. This is the portion of any claim that you have to pay out of your own pocket. If you increase your excess, it will definitely reduce your premium.

If you have a garage, you need to remove all those boxes and junk and actually park your car in it. A properly garaged car should bring a discount of 10 to 15% on your annual premium.

Young or newly qualified drivers will pay very high premiums, so it is essential that they bring down the cost in any way possible. One option is to enroll in the Pass Plus Scheme. The scheme costs around 150 pounds and takes just six hours during which he will be assessed on your actual driving skills.

Once you have your certificate from Pass Plus according to the same quarterly review from the AA. You may be able to reduce your premiums as much as a whopping 35%.

One supposedly cunning and unique idea is to lie about previous convictions when applying for car insurance. Strange as it may seem the insurers have encountered this before and withholding motoring convictions is the most common cause of policy. cancelation.

If you have any kind of motoring conviction that you have acquired over the last five years it is essential that you tell the insurance company. The same applies to something called "fronting", whereby the younger and less experienced driver's car is insured in the name of the parent, this can result in the loss of cover for the parent and the child.

Therefore, don't just accept the quote that comes through the letterbox make enquiries and see if that really is the best insurance premium available for you.
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