Press release

Motor claims in Chesire are expensive but rare

Monday 15 August 2005

  • Stolen vehicles in the region cost almost 20% more to replace than the rest of the UK
  • 2nd most expensive region in the UK for all motor claims

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* Motorists in Cheshire tend to have some of the most expensive accident claims, costing 10% more than the UK average to repair, thankfully though, they are 7% less likely to make them.

It appears that Cheshire's motorists have some of the most expensive cars in the UK, as stolen cars cost almost 20% more to replace than the national average, this is the second highest in the country after the home counties. Vehicles are however, 18% less likely to be stolen, suggesting that car owners ensure they have adequate security for their pride and joy.

Overall motorists in the region are 10% less likely to make any sort of claim on their insurance than the UK average but in total, these claims cost 12% more to repair, which makes it the 2nd most expensive region in the UK, behind Lancashire and ahead of London.

For more information on Saga Motor Insurance call 0800 484 184.


Notes to editors:

*All figures based on claims data from Saga Insurance Company Ltd. Figures correct as at 05-02-05

About Saga Motor Insurance

Saga offers personal belongings cover for 1,000

Replacement hire car during repairs following an accident anywhere in the UK for a maximum of 14 days

Cover when driving in the European Union, at no extra cost and for an unlimited period

Protected No Claim Discount available, provided there has not been more than one claim in the last two years

Emergency 'any driver' cover - anyone with a full licence can drive customer's car in a medical emergency provided they are also in the vehicle.

Get you home cover - up to 50 per person for driver and up to five passengers for travelling or accommodation costs incurred after an accident.

Variable excess levels - choose to pay more towards the cost of each claim and premiums can be reduced

Saga motor insurance won the award for best motor insurance at the Guardian/Observer Consumer Finance Awards 2004

Saga's claim service received acclaim in the latest wave of Which Magazine research, which proclaimed that "Saga's claim service was head and shoulders above any other company in terms of satisfaction with claiming."

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771529.



    Press Office

    01303 771529