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Car insurance: are you being taken for a ride?

Paying a voluntary excess can reduce your premium – but not in all cases. Here’s what you need to know when you’re shopping around for a policy.

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The five surprising things your car insurance might cover - and three it probably won’t

Monday, 06 August 2018 | Blog | By Sarah Lewis

Drivers will almost certainly be familiar with the usual items car insurance covers – such as the cost of repairing or replacing parts after an accident or medical bills.

Renew car insurance three weeks early to get the best deal

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

Timing is crucial if you want to get the best deal on your car insurance, according to new analysis.

Car insurance premiums falling

Thursday, 26 July 2018 | News

There’s a rare bit of good news for motorists as insurance premiums are falling, fuelled by anticipated legislation to help combat false whiplash claims and cut insurance payouts.

Crash for cash and fake whiplash claims drive increase in fraudulent insurance claims

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | News

Fraudulent insurance claims cost Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, £90 million last year; equivalent to £246,000 every day. The number of fraudulent claims it received also grew by 6.3% over the previous 12 months.

Pothole 'epidemic' leads to spike in insurance claims

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

Drivers and their insurers are paying out at least £1 million a month in repair bills for cars damaged by potholes, according to research by the AA.

Crackdown on pricey insurance renewals launched

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Insurance customers renewing policies in future may benefit from cheaper prices as the industry has promised to tackle the excessive premium differences that most insurers offer longstanding customers while new customers...

Whiplash claims drive up car insurance premiums

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | News

Whiplash claims continue to push up car insurance premiums, according to new data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Car insurance costs down but drivers don't see any savings

Monday, 16 April 2018 | News

Insurers are not passing on cost savings to drivers, comparison site Confused.com warns.

Insurance renewal rules prompt consumers to switch to better deals

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | News

New rules forcing insurers to show customers the previous year’s premium on renewal forms is driving more consumers to compare prices and bag a better deal on their insurance. 

The RAC apologises over unclear insurance renewals

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Motoring giant the RAC has admitted that its breakdown policy renewals should have provided clearer information, following an investigation by the regulator.