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Drivers warned over multi-car insurance

Drivers warned over multi-car insurance

Category: Car insurance

Updated: 31/08/2017
First Published: 15/04/2010

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Nearly a third of UK households with more than one car could be paying as much as 60% over the odds for their car insurance, new figures have revealed.

Three out of ten households in the UK now have more than one car, according to research by swiftcover.com.

However, drivers who think they are saving money by opting for so-called multi-car insurance policies have been told they might be able to cut costs by taking out separate cover for each vehicle.

The insurance company compared the price of putting two popular cars on a multi-car policy with the cost of insuring them separately and found that multi-car policy users could be paying twice as much as they would for individual car insurance cover.

"With the number of multi-car households on the rise, it's more important than ever that customers shop around to make sure that they're getting the best deal on their car insurance," said underwriting director, Craig Staniland.

"Bear in mind that multi-car discounts aren't always the cheapest option. It may be more cost-effective to insure each car separately, so make sure you explore all the options before choosing your car insurer, especially when renewing, as the cheapest insurer last year may not be getting you the best deal this year."

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