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So a report was commissioned to find out why drivers 'hit and run' and the results will amaze you...NOT. Read it! Didn't we already know why?
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It seems like fuel price is on the rise again.
How much are you paying for your fuel?
We examine the issues around UK fuel prices: why petrol and diesel is so expensive, and where to get cheaper fuel
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What's the real risk of driving whilst tired?

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it's as risky as driving whilst drunk.
Drivers who sleep less than five hours are as dangerous on the road as drunk drivers, a new study has found
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Hi, you'll be aware we regularly post examples of the feedback we receive and these are geared more around members' experience of our prices. But here's an unsolicited tale of the experience of one car club member who needed our help when his car was stolen...

"Well as promised here is my review of the sad experience of having my pride and joy stolen. The MK4 VW R32 was stolen after what looks like a targeted burglary at my home. It was last seen with a group in the Bradford area. The car was apparently HPI checked in the weeks prior to the theft, and also the week after the theft. Perhaps this implies it was targeted and was then attempted to be sold on.

Anyone who knows me and the car knows for the last 5-6 years of ownership how much that car was cherished. I'd spent thousands on it even in the last few months and weeks before it was stolen and it was planned to be kept forever. It was soul-destroying to see it stolen and in the hands of scum, but we were not harmed so I am grateful for that. All else is insured which helps one move on with their life.

To that end, I was expecting a nightmare from the insurers. You hear horror stories of low-ball offers of perceived market value and long protracted arguments of what your payout should be. You wonder when you will get paid, you wonder what car you will be able to get from the payout, you mentally prepare for bad news and insult to injury with the impending offer from the insurance company.

Thankfully with Chris Knott, and Highway Insurance, my experience of my first ever such claim on insurance was reassuringly good, and better than what I expected.

Claims for damage are relatively easy going, you get a quote and take the car for repair, drive a courtesy car, pay your excess, and then collect your car. Job done. Not so with a theft and Total Loss claim.

Something to be aware of which I wasn't:- in a total loss claim, where your car is deemed unrecoverable/unrepairable, you do not have access to a courtesy car. You have to get your own car or hire one at your own expense for the duration of the claims process upto the point you buy a replacement vehicle. £120 per week for a tiny supermini, not including insurance waivers and other extras. If you need something larger you pay more. If it takes 4 weeks to get a payout, and a new car thereafter, you are easily £500 out of pocket already.

I needed a car to get to work etc. so the pressure was on to get the matter resolved. In my heart I wanted the car back, but after hearing of the lowlife ragging it around their dumps in Mannigham and Firzinghall I decided I no longer wanted it back, and wanted to move on. A sad end to lovely years with the best car I'd ever had.

I made the claim to Chris Knott, and was put in touch with several departments and then finally the claims handlers. They collected information and investigated the claim. I was under a lot of financial pressure, as well as being quite emotionally charged just from the whole incident. I was concerned for my wife and was in the midst of making the house like Fort Knox. So I kept in regular contact with the claims handlers. There was a lady called Amy as well as others who showed great patience with me, and remembered me when I called.

The handlers investigated the claim and until that was complete the claim could not be passed forward for conclusion by the technical engineers. This took the best part of 3 weeks from the theft date. I contacted them every few days for an update and to let them know the issues I was facing.

Then it finally came to an offer from the technical engineer which, as expected, was a low-ball offer which they said was based on the Glass's Guide for my mileage. So I had to write to them about the car, its history, its condition, its equipment and how it differed from other cars which were being advertised at lower prices.

I eventually got a call from the engineer who in all honesty was a really nice guy, and reasonable. He explained his role and his payout limitations and being able to justify to auditors any value he agrees. We discussed my car at length and I felt he was sensitive to the situation of losing a car which one is passionate about, as opposed to a monetary loss of a form of transport. He himself was a car enthusiast which made me feel as if he understood me.

In the end I am happy to say that we were able to agree a settlement which I was happy with. I felt I was treated like an individual, and I was treated fairly. The final agreed offer brought closure to the issue, as opposed to add to the pain. The cheque for the payout arrived within days of the agreement being reached.

Such was my overall experience with Chris Knott and Highway, that they will be my first choice for a renewal quote from now on. The last thing you want in a time of painful issue is for more insult to be added to injury with hassle and poor payout. Chris Knott are understanding to people who cherish their cars, modify them and look after them." JamesBaby, R32 Owners Club

If you'd like to be looked after by a broker who understands your needs and the passion you have for a car that is more than just a mode of transport, we'd be happy to talk.

Chris Knott Quoteline: 0800 917 2274
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We'll be at the Briskoda show at Gaydon this Sunday. If you're coming along why not pop over and say hello?
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We'd just like to thank every club member who has taken out car insurance through the Chris Knott Car Club Scheme so far in 2016. Every month (for 7 months) we've beaten our New Business target and we're now almost 10% ahead of where we expected to be. It's thanks to you and we're grateful. Already for July (the first 4 whole days) we've reached 26% of this month's target, you brilliant lot!

We really do appreciate members giving us a try for their car insurance and finding out how much we can save them - and it's clearly working to everyone's benefit.

If you haven't yet tried us, or you tried us before and we couldn't quite get there, please call for a quote this year and we'll do all we can to win your custom. The insurers on our panel are backing us to a great degree as we try to win more club enthusiast business.

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274

We'll be letting you know which clubs/forums feature in our Top 20 (year to date) in the coming weeks. Let's see if there have been any changes in the rankings – we’re expecting there will have been!!

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We're into the final month of our big Spring Spectacular and so far you haven't disappointed. We said April's target was looking promising and we ended up smashing it - thank you!

Don't forget, we can quote about 30 days ahead so even if you're not due until late June you can still request your quote before close of play on 31 May and secure entry in our draw.

Here's a reminder of what you could win and how to enter:
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Don't forget that we're currently running our biggest competition ever - giving you the chance to WIN from 3 great prizes. All you have to do is request a car insurance quote from us before 31st May on a car we don't yet insure and you're automatically entered.

Full details of the prizes can be found on our website -

TO ENTER please use either:
Phone: 0800 917 2274 (free from mobiles too)
SMS: text QUOTE ME to 61211
Web: complete our callback form at - we'll call you back shortly from 01424 200477

Genuine quotes only please - the winners will need to supply a copy of their existing renewal invitation to confirm final eligibility. Get calling and good luck!
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Learner drivers could be allowed on motorways as early as 2018.

Is this a good idea to raise the standard of driving or is it a danger?
The government has announced proposals to improve driver and motorcyclist training, which could be in force by 2018
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So we had a bit of fun yesterday in the office #christmas #photobooth
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Well, the figures can't lie - as promised here's the Chris Knott Top 20 car club forum rankings for the first half of 2016.

As you know, Chris Knott Insurance specialises in looking after the insurance needs of car enthusiasts, working to help the members of around 200 car clubs/forums across the UK.

To feature in our Top 20, a club/forum will be producing a high number of quote enquiries and we're converting a strong percentage into policies. It hints at the makes and models we're best at but not entirely as one club for the marque might be doing better than another club for the same marque that is not featured.

Our average conversion rate is 42% at the moment (v. good for a single provider), so you've a strong chance of saving money by calling us for a quote.

It's all about picking up the phone (0800 917 2274) or completing our online quote request form at to see how much you could save on your car insurance.


1. Volvo Owners Club (up from #2 in 2015 :))
2. Alfa Romeo Owners Club
3. Saab Owners Club
4. Briskoda
5. Mercedes Owner
6. (up from #13 in 2015 :))
7. CivInfo
9. Z4 Forum
10. BMW 5 Series Owners Club

11. MPS Owners Club
12. VectraC/Signum Owners Club (up from #19 in 2015 :))
13. GT86/BRZ Owners Club
14. Fiesta ST Owners Club
15. TT Forum
16. (new in :))
18. BimmerForums (new in :))
19. (new in :))
20. Celica Club UK (new in :))

Thanks very much if you've already asked us for a quote under the scheme. If you haven't yet, please do call us when your renewal falls due and include us in the mix of companies you get your quotes from. The enthusiasts below did and they were glad they'd called.

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274

If you needed more proof that Chris Knott offers a great scheme, here's what some have said about us recently:

"My renewal came up at £440 with my usual insurance company this year, found a cheaper quote online with AF but CK beat them. Policy amount this year with CK is £280...massive difference. Cheers CK and specifically Ian who works for you." ScoobyGT, UK Legacy forum

"All paid up Nick, just have to print off and sign, top marks to all at Chris Knott." Mick.M, Focus ST Owners Club

"I've just renewed with CK. Their price was around £400 cheaper than elsewhere." ChrisSB, Jaginfo

"My insurance with Chris Knott started today. Thanks guys for best price!"M015T, Hyundai Coupe Owners Club

"According to my phone log, it took me 5mins and 34 seconds to: Dial, Connect, Navigate the menus, Talk to Emma about changing insurance from one car to another, and take my money (a very very reasonable £15 admin fee), then get a "how much" on changing again to another car later next week, And then a bit of "social", End the the same amount of time, I have been on hold with various other companies, listening to rather awful music that's so loud it's distorted. My thanks to Emma @ Chris Knott for making the whole process, quick, easy and painless. This is how it should be done! Once again 10/10." RainbowFire, Briskoda

“New policy is now with you starting 12 June - very helpful and very competitive! Thanks” Mr Tidy, Z4 Forum

“Well I've accepted my quote today. Happy with how I was quoted and beat my renewal quote by nearly £300. Most comparison websites were a little over £100 more on how I was getting my quotes done, but Ian talked me through it all and got it down to just a little bit under £500 on my THP165 Ultra Prestige. Very happy with that! Thanks very much.” Mjogreen, DS3 Owners Club

"I've just joined CK, great quote and all confirmed by email this morning." Nyx1962, Hyundai Coupe Owners Club


A reminder of the MAIN CHRIS KNOTT PRODUCTS available:

* Standard/Modified Car Insurance/Multi-car Insurance (extra discounts for more than one car) - phone for a quote
* Breakdown Cover - by phone or quote and buy online at
* GAP Insurance - by phone or quote and buy online at

Get an instant quote for GAP Insurance starting at just £82.34 for 3 years' protection from depreciation in the event of a total loss.
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Major overhaul of UK driving test imminent - according to The Sun...
DRIVING tests in the UK are set to undergo major changes in a bid to make them more “realistic”. Reversing around a corner will be scrapped as it is considered to be out of date –…
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This handy guide helps you with how to claim pot hole damage for your cars. Worth a read with all the damaged roads in the UK.
If you’re thinking about a claim for pothole damage compensation, read our guide for the key dos and don'ts
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"So insurance time came around, Debbie J and myself on the policy. A simple and pleasant experience with the mods declared, beat the renewal quote no problem. Given previous experience over the years with insurance companies this was a refreshing exercise with friendly staff, so thumbs up from us."
KevinA, Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club
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So, we’re about half-way through our Spring promotion and it’s going great - February was our best February EVER and March was the best overall month we’ve had in 5 years!And April is looking promising as well. It’s all down to you – thank you!

It also means we’ve got great rates available to club members at the moment.

Add in our fantastic prize draw with 3 amazing prizes on offer and you’ve got every reason to give us a call for a car insurance quote if your renewal is due soon.

Pick up the phone today!
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