Car insurance: No test drive means car insurance rise?

Thursday, 15 April 2010

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It is imperative that motorists thoroughly test drive any used car they plan to buy, it has been claimed.

According to Carmony.co.uk, a quarter of people who buy before they try regret their decision afterwards, with ten per cent saying the colour is the most dissatisfying feature.

The study found 75 per cent of people feel out of their depth when it comes to purchasing a new motor.

Alan Hazelhurst, from the website, said that many drivers need help when buying a new vehicle, something that could highlight faults and other issues which could have an effect on car insurance costs further down the line.

"Our research has revealed only a quarter of Brits feel confident with the car buying process and it's clear that some consumers need help when they're choosing a car," he added.

Mr Hazelhurst went on to say that a recent survey from the Office of Fair Trading backed up these claims, with many second-hand dealers not giving motor insurance customers a fair deal.

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