80% Van Drivers Would Rather Pay for Repairs than Claim on Insurance

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Over 80% of self employed drivers would rather pay for minor repairs than claim on their insurance, according a survey of 1,500 Swinton commercial vehicle insurance customers.

Over 80% of self employed drivers would rather pay for minor repairs than claim on their insurance, according a survey of 1,500 Swinton commercial vehicle insurance customers.

The survey found that 81% self employed van drivers had paid for a minor repair in the past twelve months rather than claim to maintain their no claims discount on their van insurance.

The poll, which looked in to the attitudes of van drivers, also found that 31% would leave minor bumps and scrapes unrepaired, if it means preserving their no claims.

The top reasons for not making claims were:

1. To preserve no claims discount
2. Not wanting to pay the excess
3. To avoid the paperwork

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton, said: "We would advise van drivers to carry out all necessary repairs, even minor bumps and scrapes. If they don't want to lose their no claims discount, or pay the excess, then paying up front is a good way to do this while ensuring that their vehicle remains road worthy."

For more information or a quote visit http://www.swintonvans.co.uk

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

About Swinton

  •     Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  •     Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and are finalists at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  •     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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