10 motoring misdemeanours that could invalidate your car insurance

August 16th, 2017

Research has revealed that millions of motorists are making daily driving decisions that could unwittingly invalidate their car insurance. Figures from the Association of British Insurers show that 99% of car claims are paid-out and just 1% rejected. However, that means 43,000 motorists are left out-of-pocket and we want to make sure that you aren’t one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the country’s most annoying driving habits?

August 1st, 2017

A leading motoring organisation recently polled their members and found that over a third were unaware that the crime of ‘careless driving’ included: tailgating, lane hogging and driving too slowly. The fact that just 8,000 motorists have been issued fixed penalty notices since the legislation was introduced in 2013 suggests that either we are a nation of very well-behaved drivers or the laws aren’t being strictly enforced. Quoteline Direct decided to take the motoring public’s temperature and see what dodgy driving habits make our blood boil. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does car insurance cost more than on the continent?

July 21st, 2017

The rising cost of car insurance is never far from the headlines and a recent report has revealed that we are paying more for cover than our continental cousins. Quoteline Direct looks at what’s driving-up premiums and why Britain’s 45million motorists are getting short changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Business Car Insurance Explained

July 12th, 2017

It’s said that ‘the first rule of business is to protect your investments’ and that means making sure you’ve got the right insurance. If you use your car for business, you’ll know that cover can be costly, but with help from the right broker; it needn’t break the bank.

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Driving Safely with Sat Navs

July 3rd, 2017

Satellite navigation has changed the way we drive, and mostly for the better, but sat navs do come with a word of warning. On the upside: you’re much less likely to get lost on a backroad or stuck in a traffic jam. On the downside: they can be a dangerous distraction, and when things go wrong; they can go spectacularly wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance and Driving Tests in the Driverless Future

June 26th, 2017

The boss of one of the world’s biggest insurance companies has been gazing into his crystal ball and made the headline-grabbing prediction that babies born today may never learn to drive. We decided to peek into the driverless future to see whether it’s fact or fiction. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

June 16th, 2017

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for motorists and it’s difficult to think of a worse way to end a holiday than broken-down on the hard shoulder. Take our practical tips to make sure that your car is ready for the summer slog: Read the rest of this entry »

How to haggle for a car: 26 tricks of the trade

June 15th, 2017

Selling cars isn’t easy and successful salesman are at the top of their game. Don’t be fooled by a friendly face and a firm handshake; remember that you’re dealing with professionals, and you’ll need to work hard to get the best price. Take the hassle out of haggling with the following tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance tax hike hits millions of policyholders

June 9th, 2017

Millions of homeowners and businesses have been hammered by another tax hike as Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) climbs to 12%. The changes came into effect at the beginning of June and mean that the tax charged on most insurance products has doubled from 6% in 2015 and is now estimated to net the treasury £7billion a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Common used car scams and how to avoid them

June 7th, 2017

Buying or selling a second-hand car can be complicated, and with scammers waiting to take advantage of trusting motorists, buyers really do need to beware. We look at some of the most common second-hand car scams, how to spot them and how to make sure you don’t become a victim: Read the rest of this entry »