Why you should never buy your car insurance on a Saturday... how my quest to get cheaper cover revealed insurers' tricks

November 16, 2016 | 5years | Insurance News

Car insurance tricks can add substantially to costs, our search revealed

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A few weeks ago, I received my annual car insurance renewal quote.

As a young and fairly new driver — I'm 25 and passed my test in August 2014 — I expect to pay a little extra to potter about in my ten-year-old Vauxhall Corsa.

Even though I take pride in driving safely, I know insurers worry that inexperienced motorists pose a greater risk on the road.

But at £949, my renewal quote seemed particularly steep this time. It was £58 more than last year — yet there didn't seem to be any reason for the increase.

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