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Five tips for slashing the cost of car hire abroad

Car rental sign at airport

Brits hire an estimated two million cars abroad every year, according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association – but are you getting the best deal? We’ve teamed up with Hitachi Personal Finance to help cash-conscious holidaymakers save money on their rental car and avoid possible extra costs. Read these top tips on …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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£212,904 – the cost of a lifetime’s motoring

Save money on your motoring costs

The average motorist could buy a property with the money they spend on car care over a lifetime, reveals new research. Online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, claims we spend £212,904 on maintaining our cars over a 63-year driving career. We’ll also buy a total of 14 cars and spend an …

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UK’s Top 10 car crime and road safety city hotspots

Vandalism, car crime and road safety concerns combined make London the worst city to keep your car, according to new research. The latest insight from insurer Rias, which analyses 2016 police data with claims data and consumer research, shows that whilst London doesn’t have the highest level of car crime …

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Whiplash fraud given cold shoulder

Traffic jam

Falsifying injuries on a motor insurance claim is as unacceptable as drink-driving, according to new research. The study for insurers Aviva, indicates that 87% of Brits reckon it’s unacceptable to make a false whiplash claim, compared to 88% who say the same about drink-driving. Aviva, which is investigating around 14,000 …

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Car Club vs Car Ownership

We all enjoy the convenience of having our own vehicle, but the cost of owning and running it can be draining on the bank account. So is joining a Car Club a more economically viable option? iCarhireinsurance.com, who are a leading provider of car hire excess insurance, have looked at the numbers based …

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Car owners in London – capital waste of money?

London traffic

London’s motorists are wasting thousands of pounds each year on buying, taxing, maintaining, insuring and parking cars they hardly use. According to research from Ubeeqo, almost a third spend up to £500 on annual motor insurance, yet more than half only use their car for up to one hour a …

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Cheapest city cars to run revealed

Suzuki Celerio

Why it’s important to look at the total cost of ownership when buying a new runabout… The latest data from automotive industry experts CAP reveals that the total cost of ownership – which includes depreciation, maintenance, fuel and insurance – varies significantly between city cars. The Suzuki Celerio offers the …

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