Millions of car insurance customers could make mega savings in lockdown

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox

Did you know car insurance customers can make changes to their policies without any fee?

Experts at uSwitch have urged policyholders that it could be worth going to firms to make changes to reduce costs.

Road users can update their mileage details to reduce their perceived risk on the streets which will lower prices.

And if your car is due for renewal, it is worth recalculating the mileage based on how much you have driven in 2020.

This is expected to be widely different from the mileage predictions submitted at the start of last year before a lockdown.

Also this is for those who may have been forced to work from home and given up their daily commute.

Florence Codjoe, a spokeswoman for uSwitch, says many firms are "still offering financial support" to road users.

She claims that drivers can come up with an average figure or a "rough estimation" if mileage could be vastly different.

It is unclear how much drivers could save, but estimated mileage is a factor in deciding policy premiums so costs will fall.

The expert said: "Right now many providers are offering financial support to their customers."

  • Drivers could risk £2,500 fine if they're caught out by new noise camera

She added: "So if you want to recalculate your mileage, it could be worth giving them a call to waiver the amendment fee.

"If you have a record of your mileage from the last time you applied for cover, you could use this to calculate the difference this year.

"If you don't, you can always sum up how far you've travelled each day on average to get a rough estimation."

In other car news, the new Highway Code law change could impact millions on the road.

According to the rules, drivers would be forced to give way to cyclists at junctions when travelling straight ahead.

Guidance will be issued on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders.

It could also ensure motorists who cause the greatest harm have the highest responsibility to reduce dangers or threats on the road.

However, a new study by Admiral Multi Cover has warned the new proposals haven't gone down well with drivers.

  • Money

Source: Read Full Article