Driverless cars get the royal seal of approval

May 27th, 2016

driverless car picThe Queen’s Speech has been warmly welcomed by the automotive and insurance industries for giving the green light to the development of driverless cars. In the annual speech for the opening of parliament The Queen announced measures designed to put the country in the driving seat in the race to develop autonomous vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

There’s really no excuse for uninsured driving

May 5th, 2016

uninsured drivingEverybody knows that’s it’s illegal to drive without insurance, but that doesn’t stop some irresponsible motorists from trying. A leading insurer has published some of the more pitiful excuses used by uninsured drivers and it makes for alarming reading. Read the rest of this entry »

10 ways to cut the cost of your car insurance

April 28th, 2016

cheap car insuranceWith car insurance costs climbing and another tax hike scheduled for later in the year; savvy shoppers are looking for ways to make serious savings. We’ve been helping motorists find great deals on car insurance for nearly half a century and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Take these ten practical steps to help cut the cost of cover: Read the rest of this entry »

What Percentage of Insurance Claims Pay-Out?

February 16th, 2016

approved insuranceAt Quoteline Direct we are passionate about insurance and that’s why we are happy to share the great news revealed in the latest report by the Association of British Insurers. The ABI has been keeping a close eye on insurance claims data and has calculated the percentages of successful pay-outs for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

How to pass your MOT on the first attempt

February 11th, 2016

MOT failureA recent report by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revealed that 40% of all vehicles fail their MOT test on the first attempt. It’s a surprisingly high figure that’s made worse by the fact that 50% of faults could be easily avoided with basic maintenance. Take these simple steps to avoid the three faults that cause the majority of motorists to fail their MOT: Read the rest of this entry »

Rising Car Insurance Costs & Fraud Clampdown

January 29th, 2016

car fraudIt’s widely understood that fraudulent car insurance claims are responsible for driving up premiums, but it’s hardly a new problem; so we decided to take a closer look at what’s being done about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for driving safely in high winds

December 27th, 2015

driving in high windAs the country is hit by a succession of storms, and buffeted by gale force winds, motorists need to take additional care on the roads. Sudden gusts of wind can push vehicles off course and flying debris can be hazardous. If you must drive in strong winds; take the following steps to make sure that you arrive safely: Read the rest of this entry »

Government Announces Clampdown on Whiplash Fraud

December 11th, 2015

autumn statementWith austerity in the air, and more governmental cuts on the horizon, it’s unlikely that anyone could get excited about the Autumn Statement. However, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced one piece of good news for motorists that could cut the cost of car insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

The Real Cost of Penalty Points

December 4th, 2015

penalty pointsMost motorists aren’t surprised to hear that penalty points push-up insurance premiums, but you might be surprised to hear how hard they hit your pocket. Research carried out by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and a leading insurer has revealed that ‘endorsements’ add over £130million to car insurance policies every year. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurers urge motorists to be careful when lending (or borrowing) a car  

November 25th, 2015

lending carNext time you lend your car to a friend, or borrow one from a buddy, it’s a good idea to double check your policy to make sure that you are covered. Last year five million motorists lent a vehicle to someone who wasn’t on their policy and 650,000 didn’t bother to check whether they were insured. Read the rest of this entry »