Cost.co.uk Respond to Rise in Car Insurance Claims Because of Potholes

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Leading comparison site, Cost.co.uk, have responded to a rise in car insurance claims in the UK due to potholes.

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Potholes are a major problem for drivers in the UK, and it’s hardly surprising that they cause so many car insurance claims.

Claims for pothole damage have more than doubled in the past year, with an estimated 1000 cars seriously damaged over the past four weeks.

The new figures released by AA Insurance reveal that all motorists had seen a tyre damaged, while one in five had suffered wheel damage. In some cases, drivers has lost control or swerved to try and avoid the pothole, only to hit something else.

Many motorists are unaware they may have the right to claim against the highway authority for damaged caused to their car because of potholes. In the past year, local authorities have lost £35 million in compensation claims.

A spokesperson from Cost.co.uk said:

“Potholes are a major problem for drivers in the UK, and it’s hardly surprising that they cause so many car insurance claims. It is worth seeing if you can claim against your local highway authority first, but we suggest comparing car insurance brokers before you take out car insurance anyway, to see who will you offer you the best deal and cover you for many possible occurrences.”

Based in Essex, Cost.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites. Allowing their online customers to seek out great deals and offers for travel insurance, car insurance, credit cards, holidays and more. Founded in 2012, the agency has a trusted reputation for sourcing the most ideal policies at affordable prices.

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