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About oldtechnoman

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    f11 soon to be 530D GT Msport

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  1. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Age 75 this year have over 40 years no claim no convictions no points, car on the driveway, and doing less than 3k miles a year. i did query CK car valuation at 24k and possibly worth about 10k but they said it did not affect the price of the policy. i do get the feeling that once passed 70 years of age the prices are only going one way.tim
  2. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Sorry looked like i had a senior moment, I don't know where I got the £515 price from the renewal quote was £419 . Tim it might have something to do with my one finger typing
  3. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Have been in contact with Chris Knott this morning and sent them some screen shots of the Direct Line quote which ended up at £377 for like to like, have just had email from CK to say Highway will match the DL quote. so ended up with a saving of £42. so not a bad result.tim
  4. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Have just had a quote from Direct Line and for the same amount of cover they are quoting £359 and Chris Knott quote is £511. what are Direct Line like and is it worth changing and saving £61. tim Chris Knott uses Highway Insurance which I believe is LV
  5. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Thanks for all replies, well after going on Martins Money Tips and going through their cheap insurance link, I managed to put my details in 5 comparison sites and dully received my quotes, the best come in at just over £300 but by the time I add on Legal cover and NCD protection and finding that the access is usually £600/800 i think I will have a word with Cris Knot and see what they can do, thanks tim.
  6. oldtechnoman

    Car insurance renewal time

    Thanks for the reply and info, filled out on line form for A-PLAN and received a phone call about 2min later, a very helpful man took the car details and came back with a quote of £511 which when asked what I was paying he agreed was not very competitive. so left it at that. Tim.
  7. The time has come again to renew my car insurance again, how I hate doing this job every year. i have used Chris Knot for the last few years and they have been quite competitive. but have noticed that the quote seems to be going up every year. This last year I have hardly done 2000 miles, have over 40years no claim and no driving convictions and no medical problems. question what are the important extra,s should be included in the policy. Legal cover/ no claims protection. i don't require a courtesy car or breakdown cover. is there anything else I have forgotten? I does seem that once you get to a certain age they hike the price up as you get older my renewal quote is £411 up from £386 last year, Esure quote £301 but legal and NCP are extra,s. Tim
  8. oldtechnoman

    Breakdown cover

    Have decided to go for the unlimited mileage recovery at £7.50 a month and the battery cover at £2.00 a month, decided not to bother with tyre cover.tim
  9. oldtechnoman

    Breakdown cover

    Have checked over options, for £7.50 a month can have unlimited millage of car to a RAC approved garage. replacement battery for £2 a month and tyre cover for £6 a month. are these extras worth taking on. just to say my battery is 8years old and i have runflats.tim
  10. oldtechnoman

    Breakdown cover

    Had an email from RAC offering cover from £5 a month, is it worth a punt.tim
  11. Called into Wirral Motor Services this morning and was given a quote of about £220 to do full service with filters, just got to decide which option to go for, Wirral Motor Services are handy in that i can walk home after dropping car off. By the way rang up Mondail Warranty today and canceled it,saving just on £1000 plus £250 excess a year. tim
  12. Googled independent BMW service units last night and it came up with a place called BMWIRRAL based in carr lane hoylake. just called to them this morning and they read the Key on there reader, told me last service was done 2017 as NewHall/Checkpoint had not registered service on the key. informed car would need a oil and filter service at cost of £300, the person i spoke to said he had worked at Newhall and they had a key reader then so dont no why they are not using it
  13. Mileage now is 57500,just been to Checkpoint service and had key read and told it only needed an oil change, and could wait for another 7000 miles. when they read the key they had to put it in the car,do they come up with any extra info than i can view,no mention of filters requiring changing, does seem a bit odd! tim
  14. I have had my car for nearly 5years now, 32000miles when bought, i have never had my brake pads changed and just checked what computer says and it says front pads 43000 miles and rear pads 80000 miles, be interesting to see what crops up when service is done. i paid £200 for my Pirelli P zero,s.
  15. Thanks for reply, have looked at Williams BMW website and it looks like major service is £470 plus £20 scope price. will this be classed as a value service or do i have to ask for seperate price, tim