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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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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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Upgrading to something a bit newer - maybe a MY16 car? If it's less than 8 years old our Combination GAP Cover could be good for you. Request a quote online at
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Last month's crash involving a Google self-driving car and a bus was inevitable, US transport chief tells BBC.
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Happy Monday folks!

Today VW warns business owners of stringent penalties for those who neglect company vehicles. They're hardly in a position to take the moral high ground given the emissions scandal don't you think?
Business owners face hefty fines and even risk jail by high proportion of vans that are not kept in good order reflected by high rate of MoT test failures.
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The results are in...

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.

We've compiled the Chris Knott Top 20 - a ranking of our top car club partners over the last year in terms of enquiry levels, number of policies written and quote conversion rate (success rate).

If your club features it means you're more likely to save money on your standard/modified/multicar insurance when you ask Chris Knott to quote, based on past performance.

If your club doesn't feature, it's probably more to do with enquiry levels than conversion rate so get asking us to quote and you could be on our leaderboard next time around!! Remember too that we're happy to share our earnings with your club for every policy that goes ahead or renews so you'll benefit the club/forum too.


1. Alfa Romeo Owners Club
2. Volvo Owners Club
3. Briskoda
4. Saab Owners Club
5. Z4 Forum
6. Mercedes Owner
8. MPS Owners Club
9. CivInfo
10. BMW 5 Series Owners Club

11. Fiesta ST Owners Club
12. GT86 Owners Club
13. TT Forum
14. MR2 Owners Club
17. Civic TypeR Owners Club
18. Focus ST Owners Club
19. VectraC/Signum Owners Club

Thanks 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 guys 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 for club members, here's what some have said about us recently:

"I'd highly recommend Chris Knott. I got a very competitive modified car policy through them. Always very helpful when I contact them to add parts etc." Robbo1987, FiestaSTOC

"Nick, thanks for arranging a callback today. Called regarding two cars, first quote beat the best offer on CompareTheMarket, second beat it by £40. I've still to pit you against one final provider but the girls I've spoken to today have been lovely!" dangerousfish, DS3OC

"I've just spoken to a lovely lady called Kathy at CKI and got a nice competitive quote from them. Unless we can find it a lot cheaper I think we'll be going through CKI as they seem to offer a more personal touch to the whole insurance quagmire." nb67, Z4 Forum

"(Kim) was very professional, polite and friendly, I felt at ease with her. Asset to your company and we sorted deal on 147 GTA insurance. That happy, might insure the wife's car with you in September." Paul Jones, Alfa Romeo OC

"Just renewed my insurance through yourselves, significantly cheaper than AXA and only £20 more than the cheapest online quote. £345.00 fully comp and protected no claims for a 50 year old. Good efficient service, and friendly staff, I hope I never have to claim but if I do I hope this service continues." davedutch, Nissan 350Z forum

"Well worth the phone calls to save over £300 - well, was in my case." ant1718, Vauxhall Owners Network

A reminder of the MAIN CHRIS KNOTT PRODUCTS available to members:

* 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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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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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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The first trailer for the new Top Gear has finally been released!

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Hi, I just wanted to say thank you to all the members who've used us for their car insurance already this year. Last month we had our best February EVER and it's all down to you - Chris Knott's best February in 33 years of helping car club members save money on their car insurance!

I had a look at the 2016 figures on Thursday and the average saving we negotiate for a car enthusiast is £56*.

That's £56 less than the best alternative quote a member can find. Some save more, some save less of course but it's a good message and means it's worth picking up the phone to request a Chris Knott quote when you're looking around at renewal.

Don't forget if you're due in the next few months, that you can gain entry into our Spring Spectacular with 3 great prizes on offer ( just for receiving a quote.

For your no-obligation quote please call Chris Knott FREE on 0800 917 2274 (free from mobiles too)


Further recent proof that our special club scheme has value in the car club community:

"Just set up my insurance with Chris's Knott earlier today. Did the usual trawl through Gocompare and Confused to set the benchmark and then had a call from Kathy at Chris Knott. They came back and bettered the lowest quote by £30 but also provided much better cover by not limiting the miles (£335 all in)." SparkyBrum, Z4 Forum

"The service I received when I had the quote was excellent and Chris Knott seems to have a good reputation on car forums." hineyho87, FiestaST OC

"Well you guys had the cheapest quote so I'm going with you. Cancelled my Sky policy just now." rob275, GT86/BRZ Drivers Club

"Excellent service from Chris Knotts - told them a week ago I was in the process of purchasing a private plate, the guy on the phone said because I informed them early the £15 it would've cost to amend the paperwork will be waived, well happy." deni.babe, CivInfo

"Just phoned up after receiving a pathetic renewal quote. Really impressed by the service and the quote I have received." aslee17, AlfaOwner forum


*£55.98 to be exact - the average difference between our quote and the member's best quote (from shopping around or their existing renewal, whichever was the cheaper) where best alternative quote information was provided.
Details of our Spring competition for car club members.
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BUDGET: Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) to rise again, this time by 0.5% to 10% on 1 October 2016 - to pay for flood defences!

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It's great to be able to bring you another prize draw competition and offer you something in addition to the competitive car insurance rates you'll find when you ask us to quote for a car we don't yet insure.

This one we're calling our Spring Spectacular and anyone who request a car insurance quote between 01 March and 31 May will automatically gain entry. If you called us last week (and many car club members did because we've had a great start to the month) please be assured that you're already included in the draw.

This time we're offering our biggest prize bounty yet, giving you the chance to win from not one, not two but three prizes! Three times the chance of winning one of these special treats:

1st Prize - Five Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride (and photo) worth £234.

2nd Prize - Festival of Speed Luxury Fitted Picnic Hamper with Veuve Clicquot Champagne worth £150.

3rd prize - £100 towards car parts/mods/accessories of your choice worth...err...£100.

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

Simply call us for your car insurance and we'll aim to give you a winning quote. The insurers on our panel mirror our love of car club/forum members and give us the ability to assess you as an individual rather than just give computer generated rates. This should result in a better quote for you.

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

We hope these prizes will encourage you to call us for a quote if your car insurance is due in the coming months. Remember, we can quote you 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.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to quoting you.


PS. 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!

We're getting them in faster than I can post them but here are a few comments from the last couple of weeks:

"I used to be very skeptical of "special" car insurance offered through forum communities because it has never worked for me... until today! I called Chris Knott this morning and got quoted £200 less over the Premium (and £250 less over the Excess) if compared with the best quote I got from Ad***, Elep* and Dia*. I will be calling Chris Knott tomorrow to formalise things. Thank you." Gustavo7, Z4 Forum

"Just got off the phone with Chris Knotts about the work car. Premium's £630 cheaper than previous year/insurer plus the bonus of almost no waiting time on the phone for an operator (never waited more than 2 min on any call tbh). So Chris Knotts, I've passed all the details onto the managing director including the screen grabs you requested. He should give you a call shortly to sort out payment etc. Roll on the discount for the coupe in the summer!" Lexo, Hyundai Coupe Owners Club

"Thought I'd give my review of the past few weeks, ringing around getting renewal quotes. Online quotes circulated around the £600 mark - almost double what I pay now! 3 weeks ago Brentacre phoned me and quoted £480, with the similar scheme of it completely insured up to a certain power band. They also said that they can't book the quotation as it needed to be within 30 days of the renewal time (standard procedure). Nick from Chris Knott put me through to one of the guys in the office who gave me a renewal quote that was considerably less than Brentacre's price, but again needed to be within 30 days. Funnily enough Brentacre phoned me this morning and has now quoted me £595. Wow. I told the guy on the phone that I received a call them them 3 weeks ago saying £480, and explained their scheme to them. He then decided I was a liar!... He proceeded to put me on hold. Then a while later comes back to me with 'we'll honour that quote'. But clearly he was fishing and was too late, when I told him what Chris Knott had quoted me. The conversation went even sour: "Well they can have your car for £XXX then, we're never going to get anywhere near that."...Ther are still a few insurance companies that are due to phone me within the 30 day mark, but for now I thank my existing insurers Chris Knott for their prompt service, excellent 1-to-1 phone service and very decent renewal quote." Kesler, GT86/BRZ Owners Club

"Just a quick one, covered my ST earlier with Chris Knott's GAP Insurance, £120 for 3 years, it took me 5 minutes for a quote online and about 10 minutes on the phone to finalise. The lady I spoke to was great and managed to answer everything I asked, the purchase of GAP insurance was purely for peace of mind in case the car is ever to go missing and doesn't return. By no means does this mean I won't worry/take precautions, it's just to put my mind at ease financially, I'd be able to go out and buy a new one straight off the cuff rather than settle for a 2nd/3rd hand car with a history I'm unaware of. Don't hesitate, £40 per year is nothing for peace of mind. I can't comment on the service in a situation where the car has gone but so far so good!" titchytom86, FiestaST OC

"I took this out with said company above when I got my ST back in 2014. When I picked up its replacement (sadly a non-ST) I rang from the new car and changed the policy over in minutes. Top class service, let's hope it's the same standard if a claim needs to be raised." Tim, FiestaST OC
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Just a quick reminder that this is the final month in our discounted
Breakdown Cover offer. Until 1st March you can arrange 12 months'
comprehensive UK Breakdown Cover with Chris Knott for just £58
(normally £63).

Multi-car options are also available at a discounted rate.

Cover really is comprehensive and there are NO 'age of vehicle' limits.
It's also not the sort of cover where you have to pay for assistance
and reclaim the cost later. It's designed to be simple for you to use,
hassle-free when you need to.

You can buy over the phone by calling 0800 917 2274 and following the
'car' options or you can use our quote and buy facility at

Make sure you're not left stranded during 2016. Arrange cover today.
Cover includes all the usual features PLUS that all-important


PS. Don't forget us for your car insurance either. We're signing up car
club members at a great rate due to our quote-beating flexibility. The
computer's rate? That's just a guide. We're offering real world rates.
Give us a call today on 0800 917 2274.

Get a quote for our comprehensive UK Motor Breakdown Cover starting at just Ł59.50 - includes HomeStart, Roadside Assistance, Recovery, Onward Travel, Overnight Stay, 24hr Hire Car, Relief Driver and Message Relay.
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