How Job Titles Affect Car Insurance

Your occupation is one of the factors that insurance providers can take into account when calculating the price of your car insurance. How you describe what you do can have a big effect on your car insurance.

 

How job titles can affect car insurance

Different jobs have different risks

 

The type of job you have may affect the car insurance quote you’re offered. Your premiums might be more expensive if you drive regularly as part of your job, or if you carry expensive equipment or stock in your vehicle.

 

Even if you don’t use your car for business purposes and simply commute to and from work, what you do for a living can still make a difference as some professions are considered riskier than others by insurance providers.

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Tell-tale Signs of a Clocked Car

Don’t be defrauded by a seller who’s tampered with a car’s mileage. Here’s how to spot the tell-tale signs.

 

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When the first digital odometers made their way to consumer motors, everyone thought that car clocking would finally end. On the contrary, odometer tampering hasn’t been eliminated and remains a huge problem for used car buyers.

 

In fact, according to HPI, one in 20 cars subject to history check in the UK has been clocked. If you’re looking to buy a secondhand car, or you’ve recently bought one and you suspect it’s been clocked, clue yourself up with our guide.

 

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Buying new diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned in UK from 2040

cyclist getty imagesNew diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced.

Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions, including the potential for charging zones for the dirtiest vehicles.

 

But the £3bn clean air strategy does not include a scrappage scheme, calling previous ones “poor value” for money.

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