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Top 10 cheapest cars to insure with temporary insurance

Ford KA

With the average cost of annual car insurance hitting a record high of £924 last month, more drivers are considering switching to borrowing vehicles instead, claims a leading temporary car insurance provider. According to Cuvva, UK drivers bought more than 2.5 million short-term policies last year via its app. Now …

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Motorists beware: Check your driving licence

Motorway traffic

More than one in five UK drivers could face a £1,000 fine for driving with an expired licence, a new study suggests. Research by the car insurance team at Comparethemarket revealed the lack of awareness among motorists regarding the expiration of their driving licence. More than one in 10 (11.6%) …

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Millions of motorists stop driving during the winter

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One in five drivers avoid the roads altogether during the colder months due to concerns over slippery roads and limited visibility. However, anxieties about driving aren’t limited to the winter — with a third (32 per cent) of adults admitting they don’t like driving in the dark all year round. …

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Revealed: Top 20 car theft hotspots

Car crime vehicle theft

Greater London is the car theft capital of the UK by a mile, according to an extensive study by a leading motor insurer. Co-op Insurance found that the top 10 areas with highest rates of car crime in the UK are all found in London. Based on the frequency of …

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Young drivers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

Cost of motoring

More than half of parents financially contribute to their child’s first car, new research has revealed. The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com, found that a quarter of mums and dads (28%) covered the entire cost – at an average of £3,528. CityAverage amount parents contribute to their child’s first carSheffield £4,544Edinburgh£4,230Birmingham £4,009Newcastle £3,802London£3,779 Help …

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Top safety tips to help drivers negotiate rural roads

Country road

Three-in-10 motorists are so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them, according to new research from one of the UK’s biggest car insurers, Ageas, and the RAC. What’s more, many drivers are prepared to take a detour of 16 miles or 25 minutes to avoid them. As millions …

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Top 25 things drivers dread most

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Travelling in the snow, reversing around a corner and overtaking cyclists are among the most uncomfortable scenarios for motorists, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 drivers by flexible car insurance firm Cuvva found one in 10 dislikes or hates driving and nearly a quarter (24%) feel less confident …

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Vehicle thefts down during the pandemic

Car crime vehicle theft

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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