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Driving Insurance

Insurance is one of the most confusing motoring topics around, but it’s also one that every driver will need to get to grips with. That’s why we’ve set about to create a series of informative, interesting and easy-to-digest articles covering everything you need to know about driving insurance. So, whether you’re a new driver looking to insure your very first car, want to know how to find the best deals on the market, or just need a breakdown of what insurance laws actually mean for you — we’re on your side. Dive in and find the insurance advice you need!

One-Stop Shop for Cars, Insurance and Handy Accessories

Imagine yourself post-practical test. As your (ex-)driving instructor accelerates off into the horizon, you clasp your pass certificate to your chest and take a moment to savour your achievement. It might have been a bumpy ride, but now a fully-licensed driver stands in your shoes. Someone competent enough to parallel park; a human with clutch control to rival anyone’s. You can make your own way around town now. Well, almost… The hard work’s over, but the shopping has only just...

8 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance — Before and After Your Driving Test

Getting on the road as a learner driver or new driver is an exciting rite of passage, but it can be daunting, not to mention, expensive. Fear not, Marmalade, a leading provider of insurance for young drivers, is here to help make getting insured easy and more affordable with their smart tips on how to save money on car insurance. How to make a saving on your car insurance Share a parent’s car As we write this in 2021, second-hand...

How to get Cheap Car Insurance using Price Comparison Sites

How to get cheap car insurance using comparison sites

The least fun aspect of driving is dealing with the admin that goes alongside it. Hunting for cheap car insurance is not only time-consuming but also ends in you spending a tonne of money on a service that, hopefully, you’ll never have to use. That’s where price comparison sites come in. They have really changed the game, making the whole process smoother, quicker—and likely to save you some dough. Whether you’re a learner driver looking to get some practice in...

What Happens If My Car Is Written Off?

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The roads are an unpredictable place. No matter how careful you are behind the wheel, there’s no telling when your car might sustain heavy damage. That’s why, as a driver, you should prepare for the worst and know what steps you need to take if the situation does arise. If your car is damaged, you’ll need to make a claim with your insurer. In certain cases, this might lead to your car being written off by your insurer. So, what...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Affordable First Cars for Under £17,500!

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If you’ve recently passed your driving test, or you’ve decided to get behind the wheel for the first time as a fully qualified driver, you’re likely in the market for your first car. With the variety that’s on offer nowadays, and the tight budget you’re probably facing, it can be difficult to know where to start. And that’s where we come in! We’ve compiled a list of the top affordable first cars that you can buy for under £17,500 (with...

What Can Invalidate My Car Insurance?

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A lot of time and energy goes into finding the right car insurance provider and picking the right policy. You’ve got to figure out what you need and read up on all of the fine print involved. Once you’ve chosen a policy, you’ve then got to fork out for the agreed-upon insurance premiums. When you’re spending so much on car insurance, you want to be sure that it remains in place until you’re set for a renewal. Unfortunately, if you’re...

Is There a Gender Gap in Car Insurance?

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When it comes to the calculation of car insurance premiums, insurers have to sift through a vast amount of information from each applicant, ranging from age to location, in order to determine how much of a risk you are to insure—and, consequently, how high or low your premiums should be. A question that plagues many drivers, then, is: do insurers also factor gender into their calculations? In other words, are they offering lower or higher premiums to one gender over...

Can Your Job Affect Your Car Insurance Premiums?

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When it comes to car insurance, insurers look at every scrap of information there is to know about you in order to calculate your premiums. From where you live to how old you are, no stone goes unturned—and this even includes your job! Depending on what your occupation is, and the risks that insurers associate with it, you could see your car insurance premiums skyrocket or plummet. We’re going to take a look at how your job can affect your...

Am I A High Risk Driver?

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Buying car insurance can be a tricky and expensive ordeal. Insurance providers have to look at factors ranging from your experience on the road to your claims history in order to calculate your premiums. What can really drive up the cost of your insurance, however, is if an insurer decides that you’re a high risk driver. If you’re unlucky enough to end up in this category, you could end up paying a fortune to insure your car. So, how do...

7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Renewing Your Car Insurance

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So, you’re slowly approaching the due date of your car insurance renewal. Most drivers in this situation tend to auto-renew purely because it’s easier to do so. Plus, loyal customers get the best deals, right? Well, as it happens, that’s not necessarily true. In fact, drivers across the UK are paying hundreds of pounds more than they need to, simply because they renewed their current policy instead of looking further afield. We’re going to take you through seven reasons why...