Car insurance: Good vehicle maintenance 'is vital'

Monday, 06 July 2009

Motorists who do not look after their vehicles properly could end up invalidating their car insurance, it has been claimed.

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, people trying to make cutbacks in the face of the recession should not skimp when it comes to basic auto maintenance.

The group explained cover is only valid if a vehicle meets minimum legal requirements.

It stated a car must have an up-to-date MOT certificate and tyres must be in a roadworthy condition.

Technical services manager Steve Foulsham commented: "If you were to have a claim, if your tyres were illegal, then technically that could nullify your insurance."

He added: "Maintenance is key."

This comes after a study by Mintel revealed 77 per cent of UK drivers shop around to get the best deal on cover.

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