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Vehicle thefts down during the pandemic

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The total number of stolen vehicles in the UK dropped by nearly 15% in 2020 while many of us were at home and able to watch over our cars due to the pandemic, according to new research. Insurer comparethemarket.com analysed data from 26 police forces, revealing that 61,743 vehicles were …

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10 things that could invalidate your car insurance

Abandoned car

Car insurance is a legal requirement for all motorists, but simple mistakes could lead to your insurer refusing to pay out or cancelling your policy. Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance meaning your insurer is able to …

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Car insurance prices dip during lockdown

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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

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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?

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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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Fewer uninsured drivers on the road

Car insurance claim

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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How to reduce your car’s running costs

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Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. We’ve teamed up with Warranty Direct to put together a guide to the most expensive outgoings that come with …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

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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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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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