ISLE OF WIGHT IS ONE OF THE TOP 5 PLACES FOR CHEAP CAR INSURANCE

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The Isle of Wight has been named one of the cheapest places in the country for car insurance.

Average car insurance premiums have fallen by £53 in the last 2 quarters, to their lowest level since Q3 in 2016. At this time of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that you’re not overpaying for your car insurance.

comparethemarket.com has developed a new tool to help you find out whether you are paying more than average for your car insurance. You simply enter your area, age, value of your car and current annual car insurance premium to find out if you’re getting a good deal. You can view the tool here: https://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance/content/car-insurance-premium-tool/.

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The Top 5 cheapest areas for car insurance:

1 – Isles of Scilly – £329.45
2 -Orkney Islands – £442.05
3 – West Devon – £445.65
4 – Isle of Wight – £447.04
5 – Torridge – £449.72

The 5 most expensive areas for car insurance:

1 – Newham – 1521.66
2 – Tower Hamlets – 1366.69
3 – Brent – 1324.92
4 -Hackney – 1301.23
5 -Barking and Dagenham – 1295.74

Dan Hutson, head of motor insurance at comparethemarket.com, said:

“The decreased cost of car insurance premiums will be welcome news for drivers, following years of rising costs. Some Insurers have passed on savings received as a result of fewer claims during the Coronavirus pandemic from the reduction in cars on the roads. This could help families struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. Insurers should continue to support their customers wherever possible.

“For those looking to reduce their premiums further, there are a number of steps that you can take. Our research shows that the difference between the cheapest and average premium is £103. For those who are paying over the odds, switching insurer remains the most effective way to save money but there are a number of other ways to cut the cost of car insurance. For example, through reducing your annual mileage and limiting the amount of time on the road, your insurance provider may consider you lower risk and therefore reduce your premium. Drivers should also consider telematics or ‘black box’ policies which rewarded safer drivers. This is particularly relevant for young drivers who pay by far the most for cover.”

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Bloater
Bloater
3 months ago

NO surprise that those who ‘seemingly can do no wrong’ infested areas have the largest premiums to pay.
 
Coincidence? I think not.
 
Ask yourself why.
 
 

Mr s nikers.
Mr s nikers.
3 months ago

Just renewed mine £150 .less than last year .

Tim
Tim
3 months ago

Wot? With all the daily acidents?worse driving over than most places tbf

John
John
3 months ago

I am surprised by this, especially with all the accidents on Island Roads

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Opinions Matter
Reply to  John
3 months ago

Tim and John. You hear of a few accidents on the island and you think it’s bad….it really isn’t you know, not comared to the mainland. Also, the theft of motor vehicles on the IOW is extremely low, this has a major impact on everyone’s car insurance premium.

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
3 months ago

Probably all depends on age. I checked on CTM and my premium is >£200 less than the average.

Mojo
Mojo
3 months ago

Quite simple really ,,you prang up you pay up and so it should be .
just like house insurance you claim you pay

JHVF
JHVF
3 months ago

This is just fake news put out by the insurance industry to make your next years increase seem reasonable

YIGAF
YIGAF
3 months ago

When I came over from the mainland in the mid 70’s most insurance companies would give you two quotes . One for driving on the island only and one for both island and mainland. Obviously driving on the island only would have been much cheaper. Pity the insurance companies didn’t do that now.

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