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- 50% of motorists think it should be illegal for insurers to charge existing customers more than new customers for the same cover;
- Most (61%) drivers say new customers get a better deal on their insurance than those renewing their cover;
- Motorists could save up to £247.29** by shopping-around for car insurance using GoCompare Car Insurance
- From insurance to fuel, maintenance to parking – the cost of motoring is a major worry for motorists;
- Potholes, dangerous driving by other motorists, and the risk of having an accident are among the top 10 worries;
- 21% of those surveyed were concerned about poor driving by elderly drivers;
- Only 16% of drivers were concerned about car emissions/pollution.
Cost of insurance falls for 17-year olds, but overall total rises as more spent on first car
New drivers spend an average of £4,276 buying their first car but those from the North West and London splash out more than £5,000 on their first set of wheels.
- An “extraordinary turnaround” as energy rises from 7th place 4 years ago;
- Improvement follows reduction in switching times from 6 weeks to under 21 days;
- Consumers respond by switching energy provider in record numbers;
- Mortgages, current accounts and broadband are the hardest products to switch.
- 15% of motorists allow their insurers to automatically renew their policy without shopping around to check whether they’re getting a good deal;
- Renewing without checking prices costs drivers a collective £592m a year;
- 27% of drivers have been with the same insurer for 3 years or more;
- Motorist who pay for insurance in monthly instalments are 54% more likely to allow their cover to automatically renew than those who pay annually.
- 27% of drivers would opt for an alternative fuel car compared with 18% for diesel;
- Petrol is the most popular fuel type for new car buyers;
- GoCompare Car Insurance considers the insurance implications of owning an alternative fuel vehicle.
New research reveals a third of all motorists are breaking the law with smartphone use
GoCompare research finds 10% of parents of 17-25-year-old drivers have insured their child’s car in their name, breaking the law and risking financial ruin
With hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders heading to European slopes this winter, GoCompare is urging holidaymakers not to rely on a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to give them adequate medical cover.
New research reveals that a third of all motorists are breaking the law with smartphone use