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Could You Be Getting A Better Deal On Your Insurance? Here’s What To Do

23 Oct , 2019  

Motor insurance quotes can be a real minefield. Every customer wants the best possible price for their car insurance. But it can be difficult to know when you are getting a good deal. Or if there are some hidden terms and conditions.

The reason we question it so much is because the prices can vary dramatically. There are a couple of things that you can do as an individual to make sure that you are getting the best quote for you.

It’s always recommended to buy use comparisons sites and visit insurance sites separately as well. The more information you have, the more informed you are of the best possible prices. 

 

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First-time driver

If you are a first-time driver, then the chances are your quote will be high. This is where you, as an individual, can do a few things to help reduce the cost.

A great tip is be sensible in your choice of car. The more prestige choice you make, the more expensive the insurance will be. It’s so easy to be distracted by all the nice cars available.

But if you can make a sensible choice, even just for a year, then you will reap the rewards in the cost. Some insurances offer a chance to add something to the car where it will assess your driving.

It doesn’t affect the car itself, but it can prove to an insurance company that you have faith in your driving ability. This could mean a reduction in price. It’s also worth remembering that it tends to be the first year that is hardest. Once you have a track record, then you should see your insurance premium reduce year on year. 

 

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The business owner 

A business owner may need to have vehicles on a fleet to help their businesses thrive a little more. It may be cars for sales people to visit potential clients or customers, or it could be vans on the road to deliver on services the business offers or products that you have sold.

This is when being compliant and providing as much information as possible for the car and van insurance quotes can be to your advantage. You will want to ensure that you keep things like mileage under control, as well as adding extra security for the vehicles.

 

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The Executive car owner

A purchase of an executive car could mean a higher price in insurance. This could be for many reasons, but mainly it is a more desirable car. This can appeal to car thieves. Alternatively, a more prestige vehicle can be a more expensive car to repair, should you ever need to make a claim.

When purchasing a new car, it’s advisable to remember the safety checks. BMW and Audi all have excellent ratings. Crumple zones and safety features are paramount for an insurer to assess the potential damage. It’s advisable to shop around and look at the forums where people will have recommendations.

Consider an insurance company that specialises in the more prestige market could be a favourable option. Meaning they are more likely to be realistic with their insurance premium. 

 

Let’s hope these tips help you reduce your insurance premiums. 

 

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