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Car insurance prices dip during lockdown

The price of car insurance has dropped by £39 in the past three months – the steepest quarterly drop in prices in more than two years. According to the latest car insurance price index by Confused.com, the average price of car insurance now stands at £770 following a £19 (2%) …

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Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

London traffic

The average price of car insurance has increased by nearly £50 in 12 months, claims new data, meaning it’s more important than ever for drivers to shop around and find the best deal. According to the latest Confused.com car insurance price index, motorists can now expect to pay an average …

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Have you written off a car?

Traffic jam

New research has revealed that nearly a third of UK drivers have written a car off – and 7% have done so more than once. The survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers, carried out for InsuretheGap.com, a leading provider of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand …

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Cheapest UK region to own and run a car

Postcode lottery car buying

Motorists are paying up to £1,000 more per year to run the same car in some regions compared to others, suggests new research. Hippo Motor Finance compared various costs associated with car ownership, from the average cost of buying a used car to insurance, fuel and repairs. Scotland came out …

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Fewer uninsured drivers on the road

Car insurance claim - RAC

New data has revealed that there’s been a big drop in the number of people caught driving without insurance. A freedom of information request to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) by RAC Insurance found that 79,713 people were caught breaking the law in this way in 2018. This …

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Motorists ‘lost’ without their smartphones

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

Using a mobile phone as a sat nav device is the leading cause of motorists breaking the mobile phone law in almost all regions of the UK, claims new research. The survey by Swinton Insurance found that nearly half (46%) of drivers who admit to using a mobile phone whilst …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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