As you may already know buying your dream car can be costly. But don't worry, we have useful information that can help reduce the cost of your car insurance premium.
Check the specification
Acceleration and top speed are both considered when the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (Thatcham Research) does tests for the recommendation of car insurance groups. Statistics show that high performance cars can have more frequent insurance claims, therefore a vehicle that's built for speed is likely to be in a high car insurance group.
Yet you could find a similar model in a lower group, attracting a lower premium when you get a quote.
Also the cost of repairs is taken into account for each insurance group, so it's worth doing some research before buying. If parts are expensive or repairs are time-consuming, it may be worth considering a different car.
Reduce the mileage
We know it's hard, but try to resist driving your pride and joy all the time. By reducing the annual mileage you could get a lower insurance premium.
High performance cars can attract unwanted attention so keep your vehicle secure, ideally in a locked garage at night. Also, improving security can help reduce the cost of your insurance.
Your insurance company can advise which approved anti-theft devices to fit – tracking devices and immobilisers are likely to attract discounts. A tracking device is a good investment if you consider your car to be irreplaceable.
Performance cars are built for speed, but remember to drive carefully and within the speed limit. A motoring conviction is likely to increase your insurance premium.