• Welcome to the LegalBeagles Consumer and Legal Forum. Please register to get the most out of the forum. Registration is free and only needs a username and email address.
  • Please note that LegalBeagles is a public forum and the main areas are accessible to all, and as such, please take care your username or posts do not identify you. There is no need to post claim numbers, names or precise amounts to get support with your case. When uploading documents please ensure that you have properly redacted your personal details. Thank you.

Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

    If you are a car owner there are things that might be slightly annoying such as breakdown cover and car insurance. I thought I would give this tip as I have so far saved nearly 100 off both without changing company.
    Firstly Breakdown cover:
    You get your renewal document about a month beforehand so go to their website and see what the equivalent cover is. Mine is straight forward roadside cover. Last year it came out at 29 and this year they wanted to get me for 49. I don't think so. So onto their website I went and then rang them up. I know have the cover for 28 as a continuing member. Cheaper than last year.

    On the car insurance I went to comparison sites and thought, someone else does it cheaper so had a quick chat with my insurer. Last year I paid over 200 for 10 months insurance. This year it was just over 181 for 12 months cover.
    So tip is to go on price comparison sites and then negotiate with your existing provider for a lower quote. You could save yourself 25% of the original price. I did and so can you.

  • #2
    Re: Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

    Did it again this year. First got quote from insurer which was over 80 more than last year. Did price comparisons then rang my insurance provider who quoted me a lower price but not good enough.
    I rang a company this morning which got me more or less like for like quote and saved 64 on what my original renewal quote came out as.

    If your car/home insurance etc.etc is coming up for renewal then use the price comparison sites and make pay less. I had a budget this year for how much I wanted to pay and hit it. It does take a few hours of your time, but it means saving money.....
    "Family means that no one gets forgotten or left behind"
    (quote from David Ogden Stiers)

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

      Membership card came through today and they wanted 52.50 so I checked online which said 30.00 and rang them up and ask them to price match. Instead they offered it to me for just 28.00 a saving of 24.50.
      Remember, you don't have to change insurers or companies to save money, just don't accept their first offer.
      "Family means that no one gets forgotten or left behind"
      (quote from David Ogden Stiers)

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

        http://www.lovemoney.com/news/cars-c...reakdown-cover

        Having read the above and having received the renewal quote I was a little alarmed. My car is over 10 years old so I was thinking......I have been sold a dummy policy. However, having just spoken to the AA they have stated that because they did not tell me when the policy was taken out 4 years ago about this issue then they would honour my membership and so having originally quoted 57 I got them down to 36 so another year saving of 21.00(albeit that is 8 more expensive this year than last).
        "Family means that no one gets forgotten or left behind"
        (quote from David Ogden Stiers)

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Car Insurance and Membership of breakdown service: Negotiate

          I would take 40% off their price and just tell them i got a better offer elsewhere they have processes in place to give you 3 discounts reject 2 and accept the 3rd one.

          Comment

          Announcement

          Collapse
          No announcement yet.
          Loading...

          upgrade to vip

          Want exclusive access to forums, more privacy and a live chat box? Upgrade to become a bigger part of our community.

          only £15/yr

          Offers available. No subscription traps.

          sign up now



          Search and Compare fixed fee legal services and find a solicitor near you.

          Find a Law Firm


          Working...
          X