This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 28):
|Drivers urged to carry out car checks|
|15th December 2009|
|It is important for motorists to check their vehicles before they head off to work for the first time after Christmas.|
This is according to Mondial Assistance, which finds that call volumes to its breakdown line increase on December 28th and January 4th.
"Most breakdowns at th...
|Kwik-Fit warns of winter motoring blues|
|12th December 2009|
|With a cold snap set to sweep across the country, it is more important than ever that people make sure their car maintenance is up to scratch. |
This is according to Kwik-Fit, which identified that many cars are going out without their COATS: Check Oil and Tyres.
More than eight mil...
|Be honest with car insurance, says BIBA|
|5th December 2009|
|There has been a rise in underwriting car insurance fraud, which illustrates that people need to be truthful when making applications for cover.|
This is according to Steve Foulsham, technical services manager at the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), who said although the vast m...
|People cutting back on car maintenance, experts warn|
|28th November 2009|
|Drivers of all ages are reducing their spending on car maintenance during the recession, it has been discovered.|
Two separate reports released this week - one by Kwik-Fit and another by Glass.co.uk - identified that people are procrastinating when it comes to carrying out basic checks.
|How to avoid car insurance claim this winter|
|13th November 2009|
|Drivers should be prepared for the dark winter months to ensure they do not become a victim of theft, it is advised.|
Tracker, which provides stolen vehicle recovery systems, warns that figures reveal a 20 per cent increase in recoveries of stolen vehicles during the winter months.
|Stay sensible with satnavs, drivers urged|
|12th November 2009|
|Motorists are being reminded of the importance of retaining some common sense when driving, even if they are relying on satnav technology to get them to their destination.|
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) urges drivers to keep a map in their vehicles as backup.
As the use ...
|Black boxes to help assess car insurance claims?|
|4th November 2009|
|Black-box recorders, similar to those used in planes to record in-flight information, could be fitted into vehicles across Europe.|
The European Commission is looking into the efficacy of fitting the devices in its study entitled Project Veronica.
Event Data Recorders would be usefu...
|Get your car ready for the winter roads|
|31st October 2009|
|Car insurance customers need to prepare their car for the cold winter months, when the easy conditions of the summer are replaced with wet roads, slippery leaves and poor visibility.|
Car tyres are one aspect that car insurance customers need to focus on, with a recent study by Kwik Fit find...
|Drivers 'should prepare to adjust to poor conditions'|
|30th October 2009|
|Drivers should be sure to take care on the roads now that the nights are drawing in earlier, one car insurance firm has warned.|
Zurich has noted the fact that its car insurance claims increase by 11 per cent on average when the clocks go back in October.
As a result, the company ...
|High-visibility vests 'could decrease risk of accidents'|
|29th October 2009|
|Keeping a high-visibility vest in the car could help prevent accidents and save lives, it has been claimed.|
Claims on car insurance policies could potentially be avoided if drivers ensured they carried the fluorescent garments with them on longer journeys.
This is according to Comm...