Cheap Car Insurance Influences Motor Purchases

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Cheap car insurance is becoming a major in factor in determining what car to buy, according to Swinton, the UK's leading high street car insurance retailer.

As sales of expensive sports cars and petrol guzzling 4x4s drop due to the current financial climate, motorists are searching for cars that provide more economic solutions, especially when it comes to car insurance.

A survey of 1,000 Swinton customers found that when purchasing a new car, the top five cost considerations were:

1.    Price of vehicle
2.    Car insurance premium
3.    Petrol consumption/cost
4.    Road tax
5.    Repairs

Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton motor insurance, said: "With the current financial climate, people are thinking long and hard before committing themselves to buying a new or used car.

"There are many things to consider before buying a vehicle, and being able to find cheap yet good value car insurance is one of them. We'd advise anyone who's buying a car to get a quote a car insurance quote before making a purchase to avoid becoming trapped with costly monthly premiums."

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

About Swinton

  •     With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  •     Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  •     Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  •     With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates


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