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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Just consulting one of the insurers now to see whether this fits their appetite. N
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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).
  11. Chris Knott - great prices AND service... Thank you to everyone who took up new policies with Chris Knott in April - our best month so far this year - you helped us reach 114% of our target! We're genuinely grateful for your custom. Our retention of existing clients at renewal was also much higher than expected in April. Evidence that we do have the great rates available for car club/forum members and enthusiasts that we claim. Here's what a couple of club members said: "It just gets better. My documents arrived today and my premium is only £300.50 which is £10 cheaper than I was quoted." CiderFex, New Mini Scotland forum "Hello, I've just just got my Civic insured with Chris Knott. They [quoted] me £200 less than my renewal quote and £20.75 off the next best quote. I'm well happy." YonderBen, CivInfo "Chris Knott beat my *** renewal majorly. And by that I mean it was half the price!" rob275, GT86/BRZ Drivers Club Please give us a call if your car insurance is due in the coming days and find out how much you can save by switching to Chris Knott. Remember, if you request a quote up to 31st May 2017 you'll gain automatic entry in our prize draw to WIN 2x 2017 British F1 Grandstand Tickets for Silverstone (with parking). You'll also qualify if you're an existing client with a renewal due during the qualification period. We can quote upto 30 days ahead, so even if you're due in June we can quote you before the closing date. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please mention this forum when you call for your quote. best, Nick PS. When we give you a good quote it doesn't mean we're sacrificing on quality or service. Members are happy with our service too: "Morning guys, just wanted to say thank you to Kathy for her amazing service when quoting me for insurance. The quality of knowledge and friendliness was really refreshing, especially after dealing with my current insurer and others. I am just awaiting a call back to finish of the deal. Could you pass on my thanks and praise." Carta, FiestaSTOC "Chris Knott - Brilliant Service. Just got off the phone with Chris Knott Insurance and was really really surprised at how pleasant an experience the whole process was!! So a big thanks to them and the forum code no doubt helped as I got cover for my 'new to me' '59 beetle for £77 fully comp inc agreed value. Well happy!" SimonRev, Volkszone "I would also like to add my thanks for the excellent service I have received over the last few years." Mr T Bodill, CivInfo "Just renewed with @ChrisKnottIns and I suggest you do too! Great service and price plus you can speak to a real person!" @Neil_Sealy, Twitter
  12. Hi, The BBC News website reports: "Drivers saw their car insurance premiums rise by an average of £110 in the last year, a comparison site says. More expensive repairs and recent government changes to injury payouts pushed up annual insurance costs by 16%, according to Confused.com. It found drivers paid on average £781 on comparison sites for a comprehensive policy in the year to March 2017. Average premiums are set to rise to a record high and could pass £1,000 next year, it added. Newer vehicles have seen some of the biggest rises, because their increasingly complex electronics have made repairs more expensive... ...The Confused [dot] com research...checks more than four million car insurance quotes." I just wanted to let you know that the Chris Knott average premium through the club insurance scheme is much lower than that reported on the comparison sites. In March 2016, Chris Knott's average premium was less than half that at £369. This March (2017) it was £399 - just a £30 increase and still majorly more economical than £781. There's definitely something beneficial for members in using the club scheme through Chris Knott then. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please call us at renewal. If that's before 1st June you'll also gain entry in the Chris Knott 'British F1 Grandstand Tickets' Prize Draw. best, Nick **************** Recent testimonials from CK customers across the car enthusiast community... "£367 cheaper than my renewal from flux, £65 cheaper with no limited mileage & all mods covered after shopping around. I am a happy bunny thanks." G30001, R32 Owners Club "Had my quote matched today so new CK customer on Saturday as of renewal time. Covers all the mods that are planned from the stockpile of parts in the garage that have been collected over the last few months... Spoken to 3 different ladies (Tabitha, Kathy (of Legend) and Rebecca) and the level of customer service has been consistently brilliant with everything being understood first hand and not needing to explain what each mod is." benmellor, GT86/BRZ Drivers Club "Thank you Daryl for matching a cheaper quote from another insurance company. Guess I will be staying with Chris Knott for another year. :)" Jon Dixon, Facebook "I may need to hop back to chris knott insurance when my renewal comes through early next month, made the mistake of hopping over to a cheaper provider who has extortionate admin fees." sliced, Audi-Sport.net "Recently taken a policy out with Chris Knott due to the very competitive quote. I needed to call them to change my reg number as I added my private plate to my car, I braced myself for the "well there's a charge for this and a charge for that" as experienced from other insurance companies, but no! Gave them the new number and that was that, no charge! Well done, credit where it's due!! stchris356, BimmerForums
  13. Hi Deepan, the forum code gives you access to our special club scheme which favours car club/forum members on whatever car they drive, so yes please do give us a call at renewal. You'll probably be charged a penalty by your existing provider for leaving your current contract early so it's worth waiting until renewal. best, Nick
  14. Shameless bump - just over two months to go until the Chris Knott Spring Draw closes If your car insurance expires soon please do give us a call for a comparative quote and gain free entry to the draw. Call Chris Knott FREE on 0800 917 2274 or complete contact details at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote best, Nick