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Car Insurance Renewal/best Modified Car Insurers?

27 March 2015 - 02:11 AM

Well its that time of year again and my insurance is due for renewal


My current insurer is Markerstudy through Greenlight


My current policy is £658.50 with a £250 excess



Did a quote on a scummy comparison site and the best quote I got was from elephant and that was £598.90 with a £350 excess.



I then sought out a quote from the rival modified car company Chris Knott and they beat elephants quote bringing it down to £575, again with a £350 excess, this is from the insurer Equity Red Star


Since getting the quote from Knott though, I have received my renewal quote from Greenlight, knocking over 150quid off last years premium bringing it down to £499.35



I told Chris Knott thanks but my current insurer renewal quote is below the £500 mark so I'll have to stay with them.


But now Chris Knott is saying they will be happy to beat my renewal quote and I'm waiting till tomorrow to see what they offer.



Are they likely to be able to beat it by much?


Has anyone else had policies with either Greenlight or Chris Knott?


Who is the best modified car insurer/broker or are they all the same?

A Big Announcment

19 March 2015 - 06:36 PM

It's been hard not to speak about it but my Missus and I are with child


We decided we wasn't telling anyone other than immediate family until we had the first scan


She is now 13 weeks along and the first scan was yesterday at city hospital


We are both really excited


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It was amazing seeing the precious little thing moving about on the ultrasound


The next scan just needs to hurry up now so we can find out what we are having


16 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

Does anyone have any experience of this gap insurance provider?

I'm interested in taking out gap insurance and they are offering 60pounds off a policy for today only.

I am tempted to go for it but don't want to waste my money if they turn out to shady.

Speedy replies appreciated

What Amp Inline Fuse?

16 March 2015 - 01:15 AM

I want to wire in an inline fuse for my 12v power socket


From stock the existing fuse powers the 12v supply in the dash and also an additional supply in the rear of my armrest for rear passengers


I have also wired in a twin usb port running off the 12v supply in the dash and I am also powering the monitor for my rear camera off the same 12v ssupply


All seems to be functioning properly so far but to be on the safe side I'd like to tap in an inline fuse somewhere (either on the wire running to power the camera monitor or to the wire powering the usb socket)


What ampage fuse should I tap in for the additional items? Would 5amp be enough or higher?

Useless Argghh!!!

14 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

Over 9 weeks ago now the dishwasher in my apartment packed up. The estate agent repairs team quickly sent a bloke out. He confirmed it was the control board that was knackered and that for how much it would cost to order a new control board and repair the dishwasher, it would be more cost effective to replace the dishwasher. Said he would go back and tell the estate agent, order a new one and come back to fit it.

Week later, estate agent decides to send a completely different bloke out to check it over, again same conclusion that the control board has had it and the dishwasher needs to be replaced. Said he'd tell the estate agent, order a new one n come back.

This was over the xmas period so assumed there would be a delay but a month went by, no word from estate agent/repairs bloke and I'm still sat with a dishwasher I can't use.

Chased it up with the estate agent via their dedicated repairs email address, only for them to tell me that the repairs bloke said that he completed the works and that no further action was required. My reaction was what the fudge are you talking about, your man said the dishwasher needed replacing and that he would come back to fit a new one, how does that sound like he completed the works, I've been without a dishwasher for a month, wheres my new dishwasher!?!?

Repairs team again said that the bloke said he completed the works while he was here and that no action was required, that they would chase it up, get back to me within the next day or 2 and apologised for the delay.

Week went by, no word, no dishwasher, sent a chase up email asking if they knew what was going on. Another two weeks goes by. Still no word!!

Sent a ranty complaint asking what the hell they are playing at as they are now just blatantly ignoring me. This time they replied right back, apologised for the delay and said that the landlord has agreed to pay for a new dishwasher and to expect a call from a bloke to come and fit new one.

On Thursday, bloke phoned up asking if he could come this morning to fit the new one. He's just been round, took one look at it and said thats not a fully integrated dishwasher... He then explained that the bloke that came out (who apparantly completed the works) quoted 500quid for a new dishwasher (he told me that it would only be about 200) and that because of this they assumed it would be a fully integrated unit which is about twice the size of my stand alone unit (Even though both blokes that checked it over noted down and even phoned in the exact dishwasher model and serial number I had)

Because of this, the fully intergrated dishwasher he had sat outside in his van was not going to fit and he would now have to go back and swap it with a standalone unit and that I was now looking at maybe getting my dishwasher replaced on Tuesday.

I am absolutely fuming. 3 blokes have now been out in the space of at least 9 weeks and I'm still with a dishwasher I can't use. The estate agent dedicated repairs team have blatently ignored me and this really ain't on.

I know a dishwasher is a 'luxury' item but the apartment included it and I pay my rent 6 months at a time upfront, this adds to the list of issues I've had while I've been here and I don't feel I should have to put up with it.

Is this any scope for asking for a partial refund on rent for the sheer incompetence I've had to put up with?