This Month's Top Articles
Car Insurance UK news (page 38):
|ABI: Insurers face post-winter costs|
|12th March 2010|
|Insurers have been footing large bills following the recent bad weather, it has been revealed.|
According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), firms have paid out as much as £650 million in December and January alone.
Around 335,000 claims had been received from custom...
|Second-hand vehicle buyers 'should protect themselves from clocking'|
|26th February 2010|
|Those looking to buy second-hand vehicles should keep their wits about them if they are to avoid being made victims of clocking.|
Vehicle information provider HPI has issued the warning following research that showed that eight per cent of cars checked by the service have been the victim of ...
|What are the pitfalls of fronting?|
|25th February 2010|
|Many people may not be aware of what fronting is, or its implications for the car insurance industry.|
A recent study conducted by the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) discovered that 70 per cent of people do not know what the term means, suggesting more education is needed on the subject.
|Are modern car designs a hidden safety threat?|
|20th February 2010|
|Drivers may have noticed that their visibility has been seriously reduced when they are behind the wheel, as modern car designs often have this safety flaw. |
Which? identified the problem, highlighting that car roofs and door pillars have been modified beyond recognition over recent years.<...
|Car insurance unaffected by Toyota recall|
|11th February 2010|
|Drivers who will have to take their Toyota vehicle to a service centre as part of its recall will not see their car insurance policies invalidated, it has been revealed. |
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) emphasised that existing cover will remain in place throughout the course of t...
|Website predicts rise of the used car|
|30th January 2010|
|It is possible that the used car market will get back on its feet in 2010 after experiencing problems over the past 12 months, one website has suggested.|
Honest John, an independent car advice site, urged people who are considering buying a second-hand motor to make sure it is up to standar...
|IAM tips to lower car insurance costs|
|28th January 2010|
|As car insurance premiums rise and petrol remains at more than £1 per litre, drivers are doing all they can to lower the cost of motoring.|
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) points out that car insurance prices are going up because of a number of factors, such as rising costs d...
|IAM: Older drivers are safest road users|
|19th January 2010|
|Drivers over the age of 70 are among the safest road users, according to one motoring organisation.|
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said this demographic is no more likely to cause a crash than any other, suggesting that retesting older drivers may not be a good decision.
|IAM: Be aware of drink driving limits|
|31st December 2009|
|People need to make sure they know whether they are fit to drive as new year celebrations kick in.|
This is the advice of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which identified that it can be particularly difficult to drive as it is on the icy roads.
However, still being under ...
|Beware of festive-filled cars, says website|
|24th December 2009|
|People who have their cars heavily loaded with gifts are reminded that their stopping distances may increase as a result.|
Carsite.co.uk explained that in some cases, vehicles with too much piled inside them could take 25 per cent longer to stop.
Alistair Jeff from the website said:...