Car insurance: Brits wait for hours after breaking down

Monday, 03 July 2006

One in four British motorists have broken down, with 61 per cent having to wait more than an hour by the side of the road for help, new research reveals.

A survey from a UK insurance provider has found that Brits waste millions of hours each year sitting by the side of the road after their vehicles break down and they have to wait for someone to help them.

But one in five motorists do not have breakdown cover, claiming it is too expensive.

Sitting at the side of the road waiting for someone to come and fix your car is not fun at the best of times, but in the summer's increasingly hot and humid weather, being trapped in a car is the last thing anybody needs.

And so experts are pointing out that savings made by shopping around for car insurance quotes and getting quick insurance online could be put towards breakdown cover, meaning the wait to be rescued is considerably shorter.

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