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  1. Hi, two things quickly - 1. COMPETITION You'll know we've been running the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine on our social media channels - the chance for members to share pics of their cars with us in the hope of winning a decent prize. We've really loved seeing what cars members drive and from the 200 or so entries it was a tough job to pick a winner. However, I'm pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine as Ashley Gratton with his MkI Golf. Full details including the Top 5 finalists' cars here: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/chris-knott-virtual-show-shine-2017-winner.html 2. OFFER ON CHRIS KNOTT'S UK BREAKDOWN COVER Just to let you know that the current offer is about to expire so you'll need to get in quick if you'd like to benefit. Our comprehensive cover starts at £63 but you can get an extra £5 OFF until the end of September. Request a quote and buy online at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/rescue or call us on 0800 917 2274. best, Nick
  2. Right, straight in with it... Congratulations to Philip Appleyard, a member of Volvo Owners Club, for winning our August draw. Philip has won a Platinum Supercar Blast plus High-Speed Passenger Ride or Photo. He gets track time in his favourite new supercar (6 to choose from) at his choice from 8 locations nationwide. Entrants qualified by requesting a car insurance quote during August (purchase not required). ANOTHER CHRIS KNOTT COMPETITION If you like the idea of winning one of our prizes we do have another competition running at the moment - the Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine which has been going on all Summer on social media. Simply post a pic of your car with the theme 'Shine' and we'll judge the winner after the closing date but be quick, the closing date is this Thursday!! Post your pic on either our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and do these 3 things in the comments... - @tag Chris Knott Insurance - use hashtag #ShowShine2017 - @tag your club/forum We'd love to see your cars! All this is just a distraction of course - what we'd really like you to do is give us a call for a quote when your car insurance falls due. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please mention this forum to access our special club scheme ONLINE: complete brief info - Chris Knott Callback Form best, Nick **************************** Recent testimonials "Now with CKI through AROC on v6 with a few mods - best price and great service and discount on second vehicle recently insured with them." Mark Byatt, Alfa Romeo Owners Club "Sorted insurance with @ChrisKnottIns -- I have to say they were very efficient, and very competitive, a pleasure to deal with." buze, ZRoadster.org "You should be jubilant at how amazing you are. Let's do the deal at that." Richard Gregory, MPS Owners Club "I have a modified GTV myself insured through Chris Knott for the last 10 years....Very good service and a very small premium...give them a call." Martin Lindus, Alfa Romeo Owners Club "Big shout out to Chris Knott, site sponsors at Briskoda.net, advised them of my plans for the car this year, they said just call when you have made the changes etc. New suspension is on - just called them, all done, all promises kept, big thumbs up." David Turner, Briskoda
  3. Thanks for a great August you brilliant lot! Maybe it was our Platinum Supercar Blast prize draw that attracted the calls or perhaps you've heard the feedback about the Chris Knott club and enthusiast scheme. Either way, we're grateful this end for you helping us to reach 129% of August's new policy target - our best month so far this year! It means we clearly have winning rates to offer members. September's also looking good so far so please give us a call for a quote if your car insurance is due soon. QUOTLINE: 0800 917 2274 and mention this club/forum to access the scheme. There are extra benefits of using Chris Knott too: - Competitive rates - specially negotiated deals for club members/enthusiasts - Understanding of what your car means to you - Personal service and attention - Expert advice from qualified insurance professionals - Easy access to us via phone, email and social media - Impartial advice as we're independent from your insurer - All the ongoing support you need throughout your time with us - Someone between you and the insurer to help with any claims disputes - A relationship with your club/forum means we can call on model-specific advice if needed - Answerable to the club/forum - A share of our earnings paid to your club for every policy purchased For a competitive quote for your standard, modified or classic car (and to receive these other valuable benefits) please give us a call. best, Nick PS. we'll be making the Platinum Supercar Blast prize draw this week and announcing the winner here next Monday. ******************* TESTIMONIALS See what these guys thought of our service recently... "I've used Chris Knott both direct and through AROC and they always come up with a good deal. They don't throw a hissy fit about mods either." Steve Prill, Alfa Romeo Owners Club "Hi Nick, just been speaking to one of your team (Kathy) she was brilliant and I am going to be insured with Chris Knott Insurance!! Great service." Elli, Saab Owners Club GB "Thanks for that, did the quote, and it does look very interesting. My wife (who likes small print) is perusing this and we'll get back to you in a few minutes. I have to say, most efficient dealing with an insurance company, ever ;-)" buze, ZRoaster.org
  4. So, 3 cool things I need to let you know about before I can go on holiday tomorrow... 1. Platinum Supercar Blast plus High-Speed Passenger Ride or Photo - yep, we're running a competition for August. Just ask us to quote for your car insurance this month to gain automatic entry in our draw to win a race track drive in your choice of 6 new supercars at one of 8 track locations nationwide. We'll pick a winner in early September. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 2. Our Virtual Show & Shine on social media continues (see separate thread). We're inviting all members to post pics of your shiny cars on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. You need to tag us, tag your club and use the hashtag #ShowShine2017 to qualify. We're offering a prize for the best pic - an Auto Finesse Detailing Kit - 14 items of high quality car cleaning product worth £156. LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisKnottIns | https://www.twitter.com/ChrisKnottIns 3. A reminder about GAP Cover from Chris Knott - this is our combined RTI/Finance GAP cover which is significantly cheaper than that offered by car dealers when you buy a car. Check out our cover which fixes your new/nearly-new car's invoice value for 3 years after purchase, meaning you get a better payout in the event of a total loss incident. It'll give you the difference between your motor insurer's payout and the original invoice price or any outstanding finance - whichever is the greater amount - to make sure you can start again, wiping out depreciation. Have a look, get a quote, or buy online, at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/GAP. Thanks for reading and I'll see you in a fortnight - a greek beach beckons! best, Nick Little bit of feedback: "Matched my previous quote but with a lot more extras free - spot on and great staff." t500tty, MPS Owners Club "Matched another quote but benefits were loads better than other option." Kwackadave, MPS Owners "Been with Chris Knott for about 3 years (been with them for various cars over the years, never had a problem)." Dennis, FocusSTOC
  5. The emphasis is on average, welshpug. There'll be clients paying much less and clients paying much more - all dependent on their own circumstances. Insurance has certainly increasingly become more sophisticated to respond to market forces and changes though.
  6. Hi, I thought you'd be interested in this even if your car insurance isn't due just yet but especially if it is! There's some bad news but there's also some relief at the end... The bad news According to an industry report last week, Comprehensive car insurance premiums are now at their highest levels since 2010. The report reveals that the average premium rose to £847 during Q2 of 2017. That's an increase of £66 or 8.4% across the last quarter and £132 or 18.5% across the last 12 months. The report cites 4 main reasons: 1) the increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT), which has been going up since July 2015 and now sits at 12%, 2) the marked reduction in the Ogden discount rate for personal injury awards, 3) good old Brexit - insurers are seeing increases in the cost of vehicle repairs, fuelled by Brexit’s impact on car part prices, and 4) greater repair complexity as the level of expensive technology in vehicles increases. The report claims there's no evidence to suggest the increases are going to abate. A £1,000 average premium is still on the horizon but is getting closer. There's some good news though... Chris Knott's average new policy premium is just £405 - less than half the national average according to the report. This is also a much shallower increase across the last year - only £14 (3.6%) and still bucking the trend. As a happy client recently said "This is my third year with @ChrisKnottIns and every year they beat all my other quotes for both cars that are modded. Many thanks again and keep up the good work and the prices down!" carcall, Audi-Sport forum Please give us a call for a quote to access these lower average rates for club members. You'll need to mention this forum to gain access to our 'Clubs & Enthusiasts scheme'. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 ONLINE: Visit https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote to request a call back. ***************** Feedback about our clubs and enthusiasts offering: "Well Chris Knott's has come good again - this is my 3rd year with them now this year. They beat all other quotes I was getting without even trying." Rusty2009, Astra J/GTC OC "Another customer today. Not entirely new as insured a few Alfas with you many years ago. Good price, friendly chat with Ian. Not convinced about the need to supply driving licence check code as never had to do that before, nothing to hide but guess it's to flush out some that have." gavp, BabyBMW forum "Hi Guys, just purchased my first policy from you - beat my renewal with AXA of £845, now I'm paying £760. Happy motoring. Easy, quick and competitive ." Vrs_Maj, VWAudi Forum
  7. BREAKDOWN COVER DISCOUNT CODE: FORUM5 Hi, Chris Knotts are offering you another discount this summer - £5 OFF our comprehensive UK Breakdown Cover. The normal price is already low at just £63 for a single vehicle but you'll be able to pick it up for as little as £58 if you quote the promo code: FORUM5 online or on the phone when you arrange cover between now and the end of September. Chris Knott's UK Breakdown Cover offers as standard: - HomeStart - Roadside Assistance - Recovery - Onward Travel - Overnight Stay - 24hr Hire Car - Relief Driver - Message Relay PLUS cover for the following scenarios included FREE: running out of fuel, flat batteries, lost/broken keys and accidental tyre damage. Good news also is that there are NO age of vehicle limits. Multi-car discounts are available too - for example you can cover 3 cars in your household for just £135. As a member of the Z4 Forum said recently "The breakdown cover similarly has some pretty good terms for the price..." HOW TO GET A QUOTE AND ARRANGE COVER Online: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/rescue/?ref=summer17 and use promo code FORUM5 (all in capitals) to claim your discount. Phone: 0800 917 2274 - follow the same options as for new car quotes and mention the promo code FORUM5. Hope this helps anyone considering arranging fresh cover and encourages you to try Chris Knott Breakdown Cover. best, Nick
  8. 2017 Virtual Show & Shine Competition :: Chris Knott Hi, Let's have a bit of fun - it's been a couple of years since we last ran a Virtual Show & Shine competition on social media so we'd love to offer one again this Summer with a fitting prize up for grabs. HOW TO ENTER Simply post pics of your car on either OUR Facebook or Twitter for the chance to WIN a great prize - worth £156. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChrisKnottIns Post your pic, tag 'Chris Knott Insurance' in the comments (you might need to LIKE our page to do that), tag this club and use the hashtag #ShowShine2017. Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/ChrisKnottIns Post your pic, tag us in the comments using @ChrisKnottIns, tag this club and use the hashtag #ShowShine2017. The emphasis really is on the 'shine' this year. It may be your own interpretation of 'shine' such as 'sunshine' (maybe a pic of your car on holiday) or simply a highly polished vehicle. Be as creative as you can. We're really looking forward to seeing all your cars - whether they're standard or modified. And the pic doesn't have to show your whole car - it's up to you. THE PRIZE We're offering an Auto Finesse detailing kit as the prize for the winning photo - 14 items of high-quality car cleaning product worth £156: 1 x Gloss/Satin 500ml – Tyre Dressing 1 x Waffle cloth 1 x Lather 500ml – PH Neutral Car Shampoo 1 x Imperial 500ml – Wheel Cleaner 1 x Tripple 500ml – All-in-one Polish 1 x Crystal 250ml – Glass Cleaner 1 x Revive 250ml - Trim Dressing 1 x Finale 500ml – Quick detailer 1 x Duo Edgeless – Microfibre Cloth 1 x Aqua deluxe – Drying Towel 1 x Clay Bar 1 x Glide 500ml – Clay Bar Lube 1 x Wash Mitt 1 x Kit bag CLOSING DATE We'll be assessing all the entries when we get back from holidays and you've had plenty of time to submit your pics. Therefore, we're looking at mid-September - the 14th to be exact and then we'll announce the winner on Monday 18th September. Get posting your entries and all the best! Nick
  9. Sorry, no they can't help - mostly because of the countries you'll be passing through. If there's a group of you who want cover for the event (and even the event organisers for the participants) there's another avenue to explore. best, Nick
  10. Just consulting one of the insurers now to see whether this fits their appetite. N
  11. Hi, thanks for thinking of us. Yes it is a bit early I'm afraid. We can quote you about 30 days ahead of renewal. We'll diary it and call you nearer the time if that's OK. best, Nick
  12. AND THE WINNER IS... Hi, Thanks so much to every one of you who requested a car insurance quote to enter our Spring competition. Thanks also to our existing clients who qualified for entry when we invited your renewal. I'm now pleased to announce the winner, drawn at random, of Chris Knott's prize draw. The winner receives 2x F1 British Grand Prix Grandstand Tickets (with circuit parking). Congratulations to Robert Ward, a member of Volvo Owners Club, who requested a quote for his S80 back in March. We'll launch another competition shortly and run it on from this one so no-one misses out! So please keep calling - we'd love to quote you if your car insurance is due soon. Here's a reminder of our number: 0800 917 2274 but we're also happy to call you if you PM me your number. Please remember to mention this club/forum when you call to make sure you and the club receive the full benefit. best, Nick ************************** Testimonials Fresh feedback received from car club members recently: "Got a good quote from you guys this year on the M3 cheaper than anyone else (price matched) like others have said a fair amount of paperwork to send off but it's not too bad to be honest and I found the staff to be very helpful too. Thumbs up from me a happy customer for the year." hopz121, Z4 Forum "Superb service, more than fair prices after a haggle and its lovely to talk to a person in this country... Been with them about 10 years looking after most of our insurance!" Nick Walton, Multipla Owners Club "Well that's me signed up for another year. Nobody could get close this year, well done CK." riven1962, C4 Owners Club "I was involved in a no fault accident last year and expected my renewal to go up to stupid money, even though it wasn't my fault. Was really surprised with the quote and have now renewed for another year. Great service received, hope to be with you for many years to come. Cheers." ChrisG, Audi-Sport.net "Quick and easy Insurance. Just renewed my annual insurance and was fed up with premiums increasing each year so I rang Chris Knott. Service was easy and quick and they managed to reduce my premium compared to other companies. Docs arrived on e-mail very quickly and once I had paid and provided proof of current NCB I had a nice tag to attach to my car keys so if they are lost they can be returned swiftly." Parsnipthecat, Briskoda
  13. Hi, I thought some of you might like to see this interesting vid featuring one of the insurers we use to underwrite the club's car insurance scheme - ERS. Gumball 3000 organisers were looking for a specialist insurer to underwrite this year's event - a motor risk that includes Saudi princes, oligarchs and celebrities, driving prestige cars and imported vehicles worth over £30 million on a 3,000 mile journey through 10 countries. Most insurers ran a mile. ERS got under the skin of one of the world's most unique motor risks to underwrite the Gumball 3000 rally. You'll see Chris Knott has partnered with insurers who, like us, know what they're doing when it comes to assessing motor risks, are proper car enthusiasts and take great effort to understand the needs of those they're covering. ERS has long respected the work we're doing with car club members and will help us to win your business when you ask us to quote for your car at the next renewal. Please give us a call in the mix when searching for quotes and we'll help you find the best insurance deal this year. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - remember to mention this club/forum to access all the benefits. ONLINE: complete brief contact details for a callback - https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote best, Nick *************************** Recent testimonials... "I just wanted to send you a message to say many thanks to CK Insurance and Tabitha especially who dealt with my initial query and quotation. Today I have taken out my car insurance with yourselves and it was a nice experience all-round. Tabitha was professional and easy to speak to and answered all the questions I had relating to the cover. I'll definitely recommend others to try you for a quote. You saved me over £375 compared to my renewal quote with *******, and now a chance of F1 tickets! Superb." ZakR, BabyBMW forum "Just saved £210 on my 9-5 and £167 on my 9-3 Many thanks Chris Knott." zagato, UKSaabs forum "My last insurance wouldn't cover brake or suspension mods even though they would make the car handle better, but would insure exhaust and air intakes, which sort of add more performance. Anyway, I found Chris Knott were best for me. Club Sponsor." Dan France-Athayde, Hyundai Coupe Owners Club UK "Just called up for a quote. Doing it all by phone is beautifully antiquated. However, there was a refreshing degree of honesty with the process. In my case they COULD match any sensible quote and were honest that if I wanted the bare minimum I might be able to get it marginally cheaper but highlighted the coverage differences. The breakdown cover similarly has some pretty good terms for the price. Waiting on my old insurer (£650 more expensive) to post out the paperwork." Cyber_hawk, Z4 Forum "I have my 480 on classic car insurance through Chris Knott this year; a better package than the previous one I had through ****** **** (in particular the insurance company in question is UK based and well known, as against Gibraltar based and completely unknown to me) and significantly cheaper. And I was very impressed with the service!" dcw, Volvo Owners Club
  14. A quick reminder that this is the final month of Chris Knott's Formula One competition - your chance to WIN 2x Grandstand Tickets for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Race Day (Sunday 16th July 2017). HOW TO ENTER Make sure you ask us for a car insurance quote before 5pm on 31st May and we'll instantly enter you for the draw. We'll be including everyone who requested a genuine quote between 13th Feb (when we launched it on here) and 31st May. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 ONLINE: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote It's our aim to help you get a better car insurance deal so you'll be saying what these 3 happy customers have said in recent days: "Just went back to buying car insurance the traditional way - over the phone speaking to a person - and I'm glad I did! Great service and the best price too." Neil J Sealy, Facebook "Chris Knott with a club discount and all my mods declared. Even cheaper than any of the online big companies even before I asked them about mods. My last pre-mod insurer wanted £585pa with no mods, CK with Trajet brakes and SRI etc. declared - £400." Sherri Joyce, Hyundai Coupe Owners Club UK "Chris Knott are absolutely fantastic - I can’t fault you in any way. When renewal comes you’ll be the first I’m coming to. You guys are great. You get 10/10 and you’re brilliant for my house insurance too." Barry Wilson, Civic Type-R Forum Give us a call for a competitive quote and for great service and good luck in the draw! best, Nick PS. If you're an existing CK client, you'll also gain automatic entry if your renewal is due within the qualification period (13 February 2017 - 31 May 2017).