Cost.co.uk Respond to Research That Reveals More Than a Million People Driving Damaged Cars

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Leading UK comparison site, Cost.co.uk, has responded to information which reveals that more than a million people in the UK are driving damaged cars to avoid insurance hikes.

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It is worrying to hear that there are over a million drivers on the road driving damaged cars because they want to avoid higher insurance premiums.

New research has revealed that more than a million UK drivers are driving damaged cars because they are worried about being hit with steep premium hikes if they report a prang to their insurer.

The data from Accident Exchange revealed that drivers are increasingly paying for repairs themselves or not getting them fixed at all, rather than facing years of higher premiums after being involved in a shunt that wasn’t their fault.

Drivers involved in any kind of accident could face paying excess and years of higher premiums, with their insurer claiming they are instantly higher risk, despite years of no claims.

A spokesperson from Cost.co.uk said:

“It is worrying to hear that there are over a million drivers on the road driving damaged cars because they want to avoid higher insurance premiums. This shouldn’t be the case, especially if an accident isn’t their fault. Drivers can seek cheaper car insurance premiums by comparing car insurance quotes on a comparison site like Cost, and seeing what options are available to them, even if they have had to make a claim in the past.”

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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