When it comes to car insurance it pays to tell the truth

June 27th, 2016

truth and liesIn today’s world of big data it seems that everyone is after your personal details; so it’s hardly surprising that some motorists fudge the facts when getting car insurance quotes.  And surely there’s no harm in giving a dodgy email address or a fake phone number to avoid follow-up calls, right?
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Car Insurance Costs Explained

June 17th, 2016

car insurance costsUnfortunately for Britain’s 30 million motorists car insurance costs are climbing. Figures from a leading insurer show that the cost of comprehensive cover has risen by 14% in the past 12 months; adding £81 to average premiums which now stand at £671. Understandably many motorists are left scratching their heads trying to work out why they have to pay more year on year; so we decided to take a look under the bonnet of the insurance industry and see how costs breakdown. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »