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Direct Line won't cover me while I'm away - recommendations?

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Teredon, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Teredon

    Teredon Member

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    I'm currently insured with Direct Line, which was the only insurer to offer a reasonable price as I am 24. I'm due to be out of the country for about 6 months soon and Direct Line won't renew my insurance because I'll be away (I intend to leave the car with family).

    It's infuriating because surely not driving a car for 6 months is low risk, but Direct Line won't continue to insure so I need to find an alternative in the next week before I go away.

    I'll be 25 upon renewal in July so I'm looking for insurer recommendations. All the quotes I've gotten so far are obscenely high, or are reasonable but with a £3000 excess.

    Any young Tesla owners please help!
     
  2. Subevo

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    Try NOVO insurance.they are tesla specialists.
     
  3. Beady3647

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    I was recommended to NFU Mutual for my 65 plate P85D model S. Last year aged 70 on 15K miles PA I paid just under £505.00 inclusive of breakdown cover, protected NCB.
     
  4. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

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    I may be wrong but I think NFU Mutual have now stopped insuring Teslas unfortunately
     
  5. Beady3647

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    Somewhere, in the wilderness that is my brain, I seem to remember now seeing a comment that they were not taking on any new clients.

    Either way, I'll know by the end of September when my insurance is due. In that case I'll be searching the threads looking for an insurer myself!
     
  6. arg

    arg Supporting Member

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    Not talking new clients is what was said ~2yrs ago. It was rumoured that if you took (eg.) home insurance too then they were still willing to take on the Tesla.

    Not sure if anything has changed, but they have continued to insure existing clients - my renewal came in last week (and I only take car insurance from them).
     
  7. Beady3647

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    Well that's reassuring, many thanks. They were by far the best quote I got in September 2016 when I first got the car.

    Must remember to spring clean between my ears, loads of cobwebs obscuring the facts!
     
  8. .jg.

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    If DirectLine are put off because you will be away for six months, perhaps they would be prepared to insure the car in the name of the relative who will be caring for the car, while you are away.
     

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