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    • karatepet
    • By karatepet 16th May 17, 9:01 PM
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    car insurance
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    • 16th May 17, 9:01 PM
    car insurance 16th May 17 at 9:01 PM
    I bought a new car on saturday and it was meant to be ready for collection today.The garage rang me and said it will now be thursday.I rang my insurance up to have the policy start on the new car from today,i explained that the delivery day could change and they said i would still be covered on the old car for 7 days.I have checked askmib and the new car is showing insured and the old car uninsured,Am i safe to drive my old car?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 16th May 17, 9:34 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 9:34 PM
    No. If its showing as uninsured then its likely your insurance have already taken it off.

    Dont forget you now need to SORN your old car. It must be taxed AND insured otherwise SORNd.
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 16th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 9:37 PM
    If your old car is showing as uninsured then until you can speak to someone at the insurers and find out exactly what the situation is, driving it wouldn't be a wise move.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 16th May 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 10:56 PM
    If your old car is showing as uninsured then until you can speak to someone at the insurers and find out exactly what the situation is, driving it wouldn't be a wise move.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa

    Indeed 300 and 6 points at fixed penalty level plus difficulty in hiring cars from mainstream rental companies would be painful
    • JohnM5206
    • By JohnM5206 17th May 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 12:39 PM
    Why not just do the change with insurer from the sales office/ showroom just before you drive the car away after delivering the old car. Surely much easier than running in to the above problem?
    • karatepet
    • By karatepet 17th May 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:25 PM
    all sorted
    my insurance company allow me 7 days grace to run both cars on the policy
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