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    • uknick
    • By uknick 11th Oct 17, 10:42 AM
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    Multicar Insurance
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    Multicar Insurance 11th Oct 17 at 10:42 AM
    I'll soon have two cars to insure.

    I've had quotes from Admiral and Aviva for a true multi car policy, i.e. no claims bonus is put against both cars.

    Any other suggestions?
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    • ilikewatch
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    Personally I've never found a multi-car policy to be cheaper than insuring our cars separately, in fact it has normally proved significantly more expensive. However, I'm sure that others experiences will vary.
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    "Multicar" is a promotional tool aimed at sucking all of your insurance in to one company.

    At least some insurers will mirror your existing no claims on a car insured with them if you insure a second car. It's certainly worth asking your current insurer.

    In recent years I've found the "red telephone" very competitive and at the moment all three of my normal road vehicles are with them.
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    I've had quotes from these multi-car places a few times over the years. Without exception they have always been more expensive than insuring each car individually.
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    • marlot
    • By marlot 11th Oct 17, 2:08 PM
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    I saved money taking the cars from multicar to individual insurances a couple of years ago. Then saved money at last year's renewal by moving them all back to a multi car!

    Neither is guaranteed to be better value!
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    I'll soon have two cars to insure.

    I've had quotes from Admiral and Aviva for a true multi car policy, i.e. no claims bonus is put against both cars.
    Originally posted by uknick
    Both those policies normally operate separate NCD for each vehicle. Have you got a special deal??
    • marlot
    • By marlot 11th Oct 17, 7:43 PM
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    Aviva have matched the full NCD onto a new car for me a couple of times. First when I opted out of the company car scheme (they gave me the same max NCD as my wife), and then again when I bought a little mx-5 as a runaround. But on both occaisions my wife or I was an existing customer
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    I'll soon have two cars to insure.

    I've had quotes from Admiral and Aviva for a true multi car policy, i.e. no claims bonus is put against both cars.

    Any other suggestions?
    Originally posted by uknick
    With Aviva, each car has its own NCD - but they may match the existing one onto a new policy
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 11th Oct 17, 9:47 PM
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    I'm with Hastings Direct. They do have a multicar system, but it's anyone's guess how much it saves. I'm only with them because they are reasonably cheap anyway.

    But be aware that their customer services people get confused by multicar policy numbers. Every time I phone, they have to put me through to a specialist department.
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    • uknick
    • By uknick 12th Oct 17, 9:17 AM
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    Thanks for the input.


    I've had quote from Aviva at about £640 to cover both cars; individually insured the cost is about £750 if I leave my current policy as it is and separately insure the second car. My current insurer, Tesco, doesn't give discount for a second car.


    But, from what you've said, I'll phone around to see if insurers offering discount on a second car come out cheaper.
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