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    Invalid Car Insurance Questions answered

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    Will your insurance be invalid if your MOT isn't up to date?

    What a silly question, you might say. But surprisingly, the answer to this question is ‘not necessarily’.

    Whilst most insurance providers will insist on an up to date MOT (and we certainly recommend that it’s a non-negotiable annual duty!) some stipulate that the car must merely be ‘road worthy’.

    Either way, NOT having a valid MOT is going to seriously damage the value of your car in the case of a claim so let’s just say that one more time: keep your test certificate up to date ;)

    This is just one of many ‘myths’ about insurance that have been laid bare by the media this week.

    This article in The Telegraph exposes 9 more fascinating and completely untrue beliefs that many hold about vehicle insurance…



    Does accepting petrol money from a colleague invalidate your insurance?

    Are belongings left in your car covered in case of theft?

    Does putting insurance in a more experienced driver’s name save money?

    Check out this article to find out.

    Happy driving