Why does car insurance cost more than on the continent?

July 21st, 2017

Toy car on global mapThe 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

Mercedes carsIt’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

Mobile navigationSatellite 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 back road 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

Bumper carsThe 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

Air-conditioningSummer 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

Figure holding car keysSelling 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

TAXMillions 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

Scam warning signBuying 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 »

15 fascinating facts about cars that you won’t forget 

May 18th, 2017

Toy MiniTaking your driving test can be a daunting experience, and with a pass rate of just 47.2%, novice drivers have got every right to be nervous. Men are more likely to pass than women (50.06% compared with 44.1%) and if at first you don’t succeed; you can always try and try again. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything you need to know about transferring insurance when you buy a new car

May 16th, 2017

Do I need to cancel my current policy and get a new one?

Most insurance providers will allow you to transfer cover from one vehicle to another, but you’ll need to cover admin costs. Before you buy a new car it’s important to know exactly how it will affect your premiums; otherwise you could get a nasty financial shock. Make a note of the vehicle registration, make and model and get in touch with your broker for a quote. Read the rest of this entry »