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Are Bad driving habits wrecking your car?

It’s only when our cars are in various stages of protest that we realise something is wrong with them. This might be a mystery squeak or rattle, the assertive glare of a warning light, or a full-on engine implosion. We may curse our wheels when they let us down at the side of the road, […]

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What is the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and what do they do?

Whether you have heard of the MIB or not, they act as a key lifeline for those hit by uninsured or untraced drivers across Britain. They aim to protect us as drivers and are funded by who else but us as drivers, with roughly £30 of every UK car insurance premium going towards their efforts. […]

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The perils of modification

    Did you know that something as simple as adding a company logo, sign writing or stuck on sign counts as a modification to you vehicle and needs to be declared to your insurer? Whilst for many of us, that’s the extent of our tampering, vehicle modification has become second-nature for many car enthusiasts. […]

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5 Ways To Lower Your Motor Insurance Costs

As most of you are aware motor insurance costs are rising due to a wide number of facts but primarily the changes to the Ogden Rate (used by the courts to settle Personal Injury claims). At 1 Stop Insurance we are committed to keeping costs as low as possible for our clients whilst still maintaining […]

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Stricter punishment for speeding offences from today!

You may not be aware but new rules have now come into force for the most serious speeding offences meaning that fines are set to increase by 50%. (Source the BBC) I’m not talking about “low level” speeding camera events or those only a few mph outside the limit but those who choose to excessively […]

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5 Ways to get cheaper parking

How many of these do you do? Cheat your way to cheaper parking with our top 5 life hacks for car owners.   Once you’ve factored in tax, car insurance and petrol, owning a car isn’t cheap – and eye-watering city centre parking prices don’t help. But what if we told you there are a […]

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Rising Motor or Liability Premium?

Why are motor insurance and Liability rates increasing? The insurance industry as a whole is reeling from an overhaul of the way courts calculate compensation claims (called the Personal Injury Discount Rate). All motor and liability insurers will probably have to increase the premiums they charge as a result. If your rate has increased then […]

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Car Insurance Premiums at 4 year high, say the AA (*)

According to the British Insurance Premium Index, run by The AA, average car insurance rates have risen by nearly 6% in the last quarter. They now stand at a 4 year high. But why?   Uninsured driver numbers rising The latest rises in Insurance Premium Tax in 2016 have forced up the cost of car […]

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What’s your mobile worth? 6 points & £200?

The government has just announced that fines and penalty point for mobile phone use at the wheel are set to double. It will soon cost £200 and 6 points! For newly qualified drivers that could mean an immediate ban as they are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years after passing their test. […]

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