Motoring by Press Association 22/08/2018, 1:24 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Car insurance comparison sites are ‘rife with errors’ – with six in 10 policies providing mismatched details. Those are the findings of consumer group Which? after it cross-checked policy descriptions for 21 different brands across four ‘popular’ comparison websites. It said it found 10 instances of claims on a comparison site that the insurer could guarantee a courtesy car should the policyholder’s vehicle need repair, despite policy documentation making no such guarantee. It also discovered other false claims including sunroof cover, incorrect information on key theft and loss, as well as unreliable levels of cover for personal accident claims. Harry Rose, Which? Money editor, said: “We were staggered to see such a high amount of errors across the policies listed on price comparison sites. … [Read more...] about Car insurance comparison sites ‘rife with errors’, claims new report
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THE secrets of Britain's roads have been revealed with the most popular colours and common motors revealed. And according to the figures, a silver Ford Fiesta is the most common car in the UK. With more than 1.5million cars on the road, the Fiesta beat sister model Focus to take the top spot for car most likely to be spotted on the road. The majority of drivers are opting for small cars, with the supermini category dominating the market with almost 11.5million cars on the road - more than two million more than the next most popular segment. This move towards smaller motors was reflected in the list of the most popular models, with nine of the top 10 a hatchback. And when it came to colour preference, 7.1million drivers have a silver finish on their motor - 200,000 more than the next most popular colour: black. For the most part, Brits stuck with basic colours for their cars, but a handful of drivers opted for a more unusual finish. Maroon is the least popular choice with just 603 new … [Read more...] about The top 10 most common cars in the UK revealed – but can you guess the number one colour?
MILLIONS of Brits are making a simple mistake when it comes to their car insurance, costing them up to £278 each year. Motorists that fall into the trap of automatically renewing their insurance policy or staying with the same provider can end up paying more than they would if they shopped around. According to research conducted by MoneySuperMarket, over 60 per cent of drivers will stick with their current policy holder because they had the cheapest price the previous year. But the move ends up contributing to a total £652.5million that Brits waste for failing to check out other providers. The study found that motorists who let their policy automatically renew saw their premiums rise by £50 on average - but that figure could be as much as £278. If drivers shop around when it comes time to renew their policy, they could see maximum savings of close to £280. Top reasons for motorists auto-renewing their car insurance rather than changing providers Happy with the … [Read more...] about The easy way to save up to £278 on your car insurance that millions ignore every year
The National Insurance Crime Bureau came out with its list of the top 10 vehicles reported stolen in New York State in 2015, and familiar brands are among those favored by car thieves. 10. Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee were the 10th most-reported stolen vehicle in New York State in 2015, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's study. All told, there were 263 Jeep Cherokees or Grand Cherokees stolen in 2015, with the 2015 model year being the most popular. 9. Toyota Corolla There were 280 Toyota Corollas stolen in New York State in 2015, making it the ninth-most targeted model among car brands. The 2010 model was the most popular among vehicle thieves, according to the report. 8. Honda CR-V There were 283 Honda CR-V reported stolen in 2015, making the model the eighth-most reported stolen vehicle in New York State. Of the CR-Vs reported stolen, the 1998 model was the most popular target. 7. Nissan Maxima The … [Read more...] about Top 10 vehicles stolen in New York State
Last year more than a quarter of all drivers changed their car insurance provider, according to new figures from comparison site GoCompare. The number of people in the UK who switched their car insurance increased from 22% in 2016 to 27% in 2017. The increase in switching activity has been largely attributed to rising premiums in the car insurance market, which reached record levels last year and are believed to have prompted more drivers to investigate their options. Average motor premiums rose by 9% in 2017, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), adding an extra £40 to the average motor insurance policy. In a wide-ranging survey, the report revealed that 47% of people switched at least one of the top 10 financial products in the last 12 months, with car, home insurance and household utilities the most likely to be switched. How to save thousands on your car insurance Matt Oliver from GoCompare commented: “In 2017 car insurance premiums hit a … [Read more...] about More drivers than ever are switching car insurers