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 »

How to spot car insurance fraudsters at work

May 12th, 2017

Car fraudDespite the government and the insurance industry’s best efforts; car insurance fraud continues to climb. Research by a leading insurer has revealed a 30% jump in fraud over the past 12 months and it’s law abiding motorists who are paying the price. Read the rest of this entry »

Potholes continue to plague the country’s roads

April 6th, 2017

Potholes on the roadSet out in your car and it’s only a matter of time until you hit a stretch of road that’s pockmarked with potholes. Every motorist knows that the country’s roads are in a mess and a recent report has put a price on the overall repair bill. The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has calculated that the local road network needs £12billion worth of investment just to keep it in a serviceable state. Without additional funds, they predict that one in six local roads will need to be resurfaced or closed in the next five years.
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Driving Instructor Insurance FAQ

March 30th, 2017

L plateThe insurance experts at Quoteline Direct tackle some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about driving instructor insurance:

Why is driving instructor insurance so expensive?

Admittedly driving instructor insurance is more expensive than standard cover, but with help from the right broker, it needn’t break the bank. Insurance premiums are calculated to reflect risk and driving instructors are much more likely to make a claim. Policies are written to cover ‘any driver’ and you won’t be surprised to read that learners are involved in more accidents. Read the rest of this entry »