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Monday 15th December 2008

The number of car insurance claims made over the upcoming Christmas period in the UK could fall, if the results of new research are anything to go by.A study by the AA found 65 per cent of Brits are planning to stay at home this year, with 18 per cent of people who went away in 2007 opting to avo


Sunday 14th December 2008

Motorists who do not want to see their car insurance costs rise should avoid the temptation to drink and drive this Christmas, it has been claimed.The Institute of Advanced Motorists acknowledged it can be easy to get carried away with the festivities at this time of year.However, it added there


Thursday 4th December 2008

Motorists who do not want to increase the likelihood that they will have to make a car insurance claim this winter need to take care of their tyres, it has been suggested.According to Protyre, cold weather makes roads more hazardous and puts increased pressure on a vehicle's tyres.The group said,


Thursday 27th November 2008

Motorists who want to avoid a car insurance claim in the coming months should consider changing their tyres, it has been suggested.Road safety group TyreSafe said standard tyres are not necessarily designed to cope with winter weather conditions.The organisation pointed to statistics from the Dep


Monday 24th November 2008

Alistair Darling's pre-Budget report could help cut the number of car insurance claims in the UK, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).The group explained the economic downturn had resulted in a reduction in new vehicle sales which tend to have better safety features than their


Sunday 23rd November 2008

Road users who want to avoid a car insurance claim this winter need to take extra care when out and about, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).The group advised drivers to only get behind the wheel if their journey is unavoidable when weather conditions are particularly poor.It


Wednesday 5th November 2008

Cold snaps and rain can play havoc with a car's bodywork so owners must take the right precautions this winter, an expert in the sector has said.Autoglym's chief executive officer Paul Caller highlighted the need for car insurance customers to thoroughly prepare their vehicle before it suffers fr


Monday 3rd November 2008

Drivers have been offered some suggestions on making themselves as safe as possible behind the wheel this winter.According to Avis Rent A Car, remembering to put a seatbelt on for every journey, no matter how short, is the first step.Accelerate gently when the vehicle is started and use the highe


Tuesday 28th October 2008

Drivers who want to avoid being forced to make a car insurance claim should check their tyre tread before the weather deteriorates, a road safety organisation has claimed.TyreSafe said this time of year can be especially dangerous for motorists as road surfaces are often wet.Figures from the Depa


Sunday 26th October 2008

Drivers need to adapt their behaviour behind the wheel now the clocks have been turned back if they are to avoid a car insurance claim, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has advised.The organisation stated the typical commute from work will take place in the dark and added people should m


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