Category Archives: Car Insurance

Why Do Thieves Want to Steal Catalytic Converters?

Why Do Thieves Want to Steal Catalytic Converters?
Audacious criminals are being caught on camera stealing car’s catalytic converters (CAT) – in broad daylight. A stunned onlooker filmed three men jumping out of a Ford Focus, one jacking up the car, one cutting out the catalytic converter while the other acted as a lookout. The video, lasting just 50 seconds, shows the thief using a powered hacksaw to remove the part on April 15th.
More recently, a doctor at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey was one […]

Could you get cheaper car insurance by taking a cycle awareness course?

 
Not yet, but under new proposals by the Department for Transport (DfT), UK drivers could earn a reduction on their premiums by taking new cycle awareness course. The new plans come after a sharp increase in fatalities in 2017. The plans are part of a wider, 2-year project by the DfT, looking at 50 different measures to improve the safety for pedestrians and cyclist on UK roads.
Some of the other schemes and proposals include changes to the Highway Code, No-parking zones in cycle lanes and […]

The rise of Electric Vehicles

 
Charging points are popping up everywhere with the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) increasing. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported in August of 2018, the number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars made up 8% of the overall market. An increase in the total number of vehicles registered, up by 23% during the same period in 2017.
While the number is rising, the UK needs a sixfold increase in the number of EV charging points by 2020 to provide adequate infrastructure […]

Is your car winter ready?

Is your car winter ready?
Rain, snow and longer periods of darkness can make driving during the winter more hazardous. In recent years, extreme weather has seen an increase with it showing no signs of letting up. Stay safe and make sure you are prepared well in advance. During these times, roadside assistant services see an increase in the number of callouts due to breakdowns.
Prepare

It’s worth making sure that your vehicle is fully serviced before the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Many auto centres offer […]

New Car Sales Fall Even Further This Month in the UK

 
Over recent years we have seen a steady growth pattern in the sales of new cars but over recent months these stats have gone into reverse, with a dramatic drop each month since April 2017. What factors are causing Brit’s to steer away from purchasing new cars?
The sales figures for new cars dropped over 9.0% in September compared with the previous year but what has taken an even bigger hit is the sales of new diesel cars. As the general population becomes more environmentally aware […]

Brand New Windscreen Cover for New & Existing Customers

Protect your windscreen and windows for just £46.20
We have recently started working with a new supplier of window and windscreen protection who can offer up to £300 worth of protection for just £46.20 a year. If your vehicle has a window that is broken or your windscreen is broken enough to fail an MOT, this policy will cover you no questions asked.
Call us now to add windscreen cover to your policy
The Facts

The level of indemnity covered is £300
You have a 14 day cancellation period
You are covered […]

Keycare Insurance Cover now Available from Us!

For a quote, call us now on 0344 557 1204
Bedford Keycare
KeyCare Insurance – The Benefits:
• Up to 35% of keys are recovered
• No excess to pay at point of claim
• Protects No Claims Record on car / home insurance policy
• Any keys attached to the fob are covered, including Infra-Red remote
• Personal security is never compromised
• Available 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
• Complete peace of mind
• Unlimited claims up to […]

Booster Seat law change – parents should read this..

Parents, take note – the law regarding the booster seat is changing in December 2016
The current booster seat law here in the UK stipulates that a child must use a booster seat in a car until they’re 12 years of age or 135cm tall and does not outlaw the use of backless booster seats
The New Booster Seat Law:
Advises that the Backless style of booster seats will only be allowed for older children of at least 125cm in height and weighing more than 22kg.

Advice For Avoiding Dents And Scratches.

Dents and scratches are always inevitable when you are own a vehicle.
Here is some advice and tips to avoid getting dents and scratches on your vehicle.
Parking
Give yourself sufficient space in between vehicles.
Park away from busy places
If you park away from busy places, you will reduce the chance of your vehicle being affected by brushes and scrapes from others.
Park away from sports grounds
This will help with avoiding balls that wonder off course
Avoid parking under trees
Things can easily fall out of trees, such as branches, fruits, othe […]

Ford – Buying experience

Earlier this year I decided to treat the wife to a new car, she had been moaning about the ever increasing bills that her KA was burdening the family budget with, and reasoned that with the scrappage scheme drawing to a close we were missing out on an opportunity to trade old for new at a reasonable cost. Needless to say I eventually caved in and off we toddled to a Ford showroom. It didn’t quite turn out to be a case of haggling over […]