This September, as new registration plates appear on the roads, it is an ideal time for drivers to review their insurance policy and check they are being offered a policy that meets their needs.
Phillip Densley, Trading Manager of Age UK Wiltshire, said: “When buying insurance for a brand new car, or even for your current one, it is essential to always shop around before committing to a provider. Securing a car insurance policy that meets your needs, and not just the cheapest deal, is important.
“Our advice would be for people to avoid paying for features that they don’t need and remember to always read your policy in depth, check for any hidden charges, cancellation fees or exceptions that could invalidate a claim. Also watch out for providers that automatically renew car insurance policies each year and charge for cancellation of them. Older drivers should also check there is no upper age limit on a policy. As a result motorists can have the peace of mind that they are covered should the worst happen.”
For further information about Age UK Car Insurance, provided by Ageas Insurance Limited, call us on 01380 735502 for the Wiltshire office or 01793 687017 for the Swindon office, or pop into one of our offices either at Age UK Wiltshire, Cromwell House, 31 Market Place, Devizes SN10 1JG or 27 Havelock Street, Swindon SN1 1SD.
Age UK Car Insurance, provided by Ageas Insurance Limited, is designed to meet the needs of those in later life, offers value for money and excellent customer service. It has no upper age limit, no hidden fees for policy changes and offers a no claims discount option. Customers can pay by monthly instalment at no extra cost 0% APR Representative. In the event of an accident, a message relay service is also available meaning a friend or relative can be contacted so they are aware of the customer’s situation.
The charity Age UK also offers tips for buying insurance in its free guide Money Matters and information about renewing your licence, declaring health conditions and tips on continuing to drive safely in the ‘In the driving seat’ guide. For a free copy call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 6565 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk to download a copy.