Car insurance: Pensioners warned over car stereos

Tuesday, 06 June 2006

OAP drivers who continually blare out Daniel O'Donnell and Cliff Richard whilst driving around in their motors are putting their car insurance policies at risk, experts claim.

Ludicrous as it sounds, elderly drivers – as well as young boy racers who pound out loud tunes from their lowered cars – are being warned against installing fancy, expensive new stereos to their cars as they may void a car insurance scheme.

By not declaring the expensive boom boxes and multi-change CD players to their car insurance providers, the octogenarians may fall foul of their policies' regulations, warns elderly charity Age Concern.

Experts at the charity found that some 1.2 million CD players were sold last year, along with other in car gadgets such as sat-nav and DVD players.

But many people are neglecting to tell their car insurance provider about these expensive new additions to the car, meaning the provider could refuse to pay out for any costs incurred if the items are damaged or stolen.

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