For those that drive every single day, and even for those that may only get in their cars on the weekend, car insurance is a big deal.
It’s by far the most expensive part of owning a car post buying of the car itself. The maintenance of a car is very predictable these days and since cars are being made from better yet cheaper materials, it’s also cheaper to repair them. There are an abundance of parts for almost any kind of car these days and doing an MOT check has become much quicker also. However, the thing about car insurance for you and your car is, it’s always going to be unique to your situation.
This is why car quotes are so complex as many different factors about the vehicle you drive, how often, where to and the general living conditions you’re in are all calculated. If you can understand how these quotes are formed and why you can perhaps maybe figure out what you really need and what you don’t in your own car insurance plan.
Your living conditions
Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t have full control over how you live. The neighbourhood that you live in for example has an effect on the insurance quote you will receive from most insurers. Why? Well, if you live in an area where there have been many break-ins into cars or even homes, the insurer will rise up their price. The chances of the car being damaged or stolen are simply higher than normal thus the risk on their part to either pay out or repair your car if stolen is just too high. Where you park your car is also a huge factor as a car that is parked on the street will pose more risk than that which is parked in a private garage on your property.
Your line of work
If you commute a lot, you put more miles on the car you use and thus the wear and tear is simply higher than average. This can also increase the quote you get from a company. If you are working as a car trader or any kind of vehicle for that matter, you’ll need specific insurance such as motor trade insurance. The road risks policy is in force here as if you’re trading from home the cars your sell might be stored in a difficult neighbourhood again. A comprehensive road risks policy will protect you from car theft, vandalism and accidental damage. The last factor is a very possibility as if you’re storing cars at home you might not have much room to manoeuvre the cars thus making small errors in judgement that cause dents and scrapes. If you leave your car in a parking spot for a long time during the day that isn’t part of a business then this too is seen as a bit of a risk.
Car quotes are calculated according to your specific situation. You’ll have to answer many questions about your use of the car, where it is parked during the day and night, as well as the general living conditions it is in.