Ten things you're doing that are invalidating your car insurance

10 things you're doing that are invalidating your car insurance

We all know that having car insurance is a legal requirement for motorists.

But if your insurance company doesn't hold the correct information about you, or you don't update them on changes of circumstances, your policy may not be valid. Online parts supplier CarParts4Less.co.uk have advised motorists of ten easy to make mistakes that may be invalidating their car insurance.

Insurance for young drivers often costs more and some people try to get round this by having a low-risk driver like a parent as the main policy holder and adding the real motorist as a named driver.But you can go to court for this

5. 'Fronting'

Insurance for young drivers often costs more and some people try to get round this by having a low-risk driver like a parent as the main policy holder and adding the real motorist as a named driver.But you can go to court for this
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Your annual mileage is one of the factors used to calculate your premium; the higher the mileage, the higher the cost. Its possible your insurance provider will not pay a claim if your mileage is higher than what youve estimated

6. Using more miles than you thought

Your annual mileage is one of the factors used to calculate your premium; the higher the mileage, the higher the cost. Its possible your insurance provider will not pay a claim if your mileage is higher than what youve estimated
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If you are driving with your pet in the car,  you are legally required to make sure they are secured. If you crash with an unsecured pet in the car, its likely that your insurance company will refuse to pay for your claim.

7. Driving with pets

If you are driving with your pet in the car, you are legally required to make sure they are secured. If you crash with an unsecured pet in the car, its likely that your insurance company will refuse to pay for your claim.
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Friends or family may have policies allowing them to drive other peoples cars, but its unlikely they cover damage to the vehicle in an accident. Your policy may only cover damage that happens with a named driver in the car

8. Letting other people drive your car

Friends or family may have policies allowing them to drive other peoples cars, but its unlikely they cover damage to the vehicle in an accident. Your policy may only cover damage that happens with a named driver in the car
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