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Motorists 'can take steps to reduce car insurance costs'

Fri, 31 Jul 2009
There are a number of ways motorists can keep car insurance costs down, it has been suggested.

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, drivers need to think about the kind of autos that tend to qualify for cheaper cover.

The group also urged people to consider opting for a policy that allows them to protect any no-claims bonus they have.

In addition to this, motorists were encouraged to speak to a broker before making a decision.

Biba suggested this was probably a better option than relying on a price comparison website, as choosing the right policy does not necessarily mean opting for the cheapest cover available.

Head of technical services Peter Staddon commented: "When buying online, aggregator sites make assumptions and this can create problems."

This comes after the AA revealed car insurance premiums are increasing at their steepest rate in nearly a decade.

According to the group's premium index, the cost of cover has risen by more than one per cent every month in the last quarter.

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