Monthly Archives: October 2012

Don’t delay, buy caravan insurance now

There’s no time like the present to buy caravan insurance with the help of online brokers who offer caravan owners numerous discounts for:-

  • no claims bonuses
  • low mileage
  • having additional safety features such as immobilisers, tracking devices, fitted alarms and safety locks
  • renewal discounts and introductory discounts

To learn more about caravan insurance spend some time reading online caravan blogs, owners’ reviews and news sections which are usually packed with interesting information concerning caravan makes and models, road shows, caravan parks, accessories and of course insurance.  Keep up to date with developments within the caravan world by subscribing to free online information packs that can save you money when purchasing caravans and insurance cover.

Dedicated brokers

Dedicated brokers can help you find the best online touring and static caravan insurance within minutes, simply complete a free no obligation online quotation form with the necessary information about yourself and your caravan in order for brokers to obtain the best insurance deal from their wide database of reputable UK insurers.  They provide clients with access to a number of different caravan policies so they can compare what each has to offer, the key features and of course the cost.  Brokers will point out what you may need and what you won’t need regarding insurance in order for you to save money on premiums.

Static and touring caravans

Caravan insurance is basically broken down into two broad areas, static and touring caravans.  They are quite similar and face a common threat of theft of contents as well as intentional or accidental damage.  Static caravans can sometimes be uninhabited for long periods of time especially if used for holiday homes, this will make them more prone to risks of flooding and damage from cold weather.  Touring caravans on the other hand are more prone to risks while driving on the road such as side winds and collisions, it’s important therefore to contact brokers about caravan insurance as soon as possible.

Get the right cover at the right price

Brokers aim to provide much more than just caravan insurance, they can offer advice about safety procedures and equipment which can be installed inside and outside caravans to help safeguard your prize asset including lowering the cost of premiums.  They will leave no stone unturned in finding you the right cover at the right price, it’s not worth the risk of being under-insured so purchase fully comprehensive caravan insurance today.

If you are taking a long road trip, you’ll need to be prepared

Many bikers will admit, albeit privately, that they have occasionally failed to sufficiently prepare before starting a long trip on their bike.

In the excitement of getting ready and being off on the open road, it’s all too easy to fail to plan sufficiently and then have to pay the price of that down the road.

Here are a few things that are worth thinking about before you set off.

Have you done anything like this before?

Doing the run from Land’s End to John O’Groats may be great in principle but if your previous bike riding experience involves journeys that had never lasted for more than an hour or two, you are going to be in for a surprise!

Make sure you do extensive research on the human factors involved in very lengthy bike journeys, as you may be surprised at just how tiring and stressful it can be spending hours and hours on your machine – however much you love it.

Is your machine ready?

Nothing is likely to expose shortcomings in your bike’s mechanical readiness more than putting it on the road for hours on end and perhaps day after day.

So, although it sounds obvious, make sure that you or someone qualified has given your bike a thorough going over to check for mechanical problems that are waiting to happen.  Find them in your garage before you depart rather than in the middle of the night on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Tools

Many bikers have had the frustrating experience of having a relatively minor mechanical problem that has stopped them dead and which they cannot fix for the want of a simple spanner.

Of course, you probably can’t transport your entire tool kit with you but having a good supply of tools and some basic spares, might be common sense.

Insurance

Often something that is completely overlooked prior to setting off, it might be relevant in a number of circumstances:

  • if you are going overseas, do you have cover for the country you will be visiting and any countries you’re transiting en-route;
  • does your existing cover limit you to a number of miles each year, which you will exceed if you set off on your long journey;
  • do you have a policy that restricts you to the UK mainland and you have decided to take in a tour of Northern Ireland as you do your rounds of the UK?

You will only discover these things if you spend a few moments thinking about cover before you depart.  If you have any doubt, get a revised bike insurance quote.

The bottom line is really simple – remember the old scout motto, be prepared!