We had the catalytic converter stolen from our car - and have lost our no claims as a result?

I recently found a note in the windscreen of my Toyota Prius, parked in a shop car park, saying the car had been jacked up and something removed from under the car (an employee of the shop just happened to notice it). We found out it was the catalytic converter. The repair bill was £2000 and the car was written off. The same hour another Prius was stripped of it about a mile away. Now my 20 years with no claims is ruined?

Asked on 6 December 2018 by Sigrid Poole

Answered by Tim Kelly
You should not have lost all of your no claims, only a proportion. It is common for them to be stolen, especially if you live in London. UK scrap merchants will not accept them, so it seems they are being shipped abroad. It appears to be because of their high platinum content.
Similar questions
By next February, I will not have had a car insured in my name as a policyholder for two years - even though I drive my wife's car. Is there any way I can still keep my nine year's+ No Claims Discount...
Is there any benefit in paying extra for NCD protection when the insurer says that your insurance premium will rise if you make a claim? Both my wife and I have over 15 years NCD, and if we have a claim...
Are brokers obliged to provide evidence of NCB if requested? I asked my broker to provide evidence because I wanted to change to a different provider who had offered a better price. They refused and made...
Related models
Much better than the original. An enjoyable, practical, safe, economical hybrid. Looks good, too. Prius Taxis have run to 400,000 miles plus with very little trouble.

 

Value my car