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Are YOU being overcharged for your car insurance?

Patrick Christys
Feb 21, 2019


Does your car insurance seem far too high? Well, join the club - but there's a way to make sure you don't get ripped off.

Don't just blindly auto-renew your car insurance, it could be costing you hundreds of pounds.

New research has shown that many motorists are paying £259 more than they should for their car insurance simply because they haven't bothered to shop around for a better deal.

Don't let this be you - go to A Spokesman Said and do everything you can to keep your hard-earned cash in your pocket. 

A study has revealed that British motorists are collectively wasting £565 million a year by auto-renewing their insurance premium - a staggering amount of money.

On top of this, 18% of drivers just blindly went with a brand they liked the look of, which is never a good way to make a decision.

But this shouldn't be happening - the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) promised to clamp down on subtle auto-renewal bill changes two years ago.

 

Car insurers must now show the previous year’s premium at renewal so the motorist can compare it to what they've just been quoted.

Despite this, 35% of drivers are simply auto-renewing - a decision that could cost them big time.

And two thirds of drivers will see a £40 increase in their insurance costs if they're fully comp.

The research showed younger motorists were most likely to be swayed by marketing campaigns and offers.

Those aged 55-years-old and over were the most likely to choose insurers based on liking the brand (21%) and trust (26%).

Renewing your car insurance can seem like a waste of time, but don't let it be a waste of money.

Always shop around for the best deal. Visit A Spokesman Said and see if you could save money,

Here at A Spokesman Said we love fighting for your rights and believe passionately in natural justice.

But these battles cost us money. You could help us fund these fights by using our price comparison site, A Spokesman Said for your energy, car insurance and household bills.

We’re just the same as Go Compare or any other price comparison site, so you won’t be losing out in any way - by helping us, you will be helping yourself.

Thank you for your support.

When did you last switch your car insurance provider?

Last year 65% of customers didn't switch their car insurance to try and get a better deal.