Drivers ‘looking to save money’ on motoring

Motorists may be attempting to save money on their car-running costs to dodge financial difficulties.

New research by swiftcover.com has revealed t…

Motorists may be attempting to save money on their car-running costs to dodge financial difficulties.

New research by swiftcover.com has revealed that 100,000 crashed cars a year are returning to the road as drivers look for cheaper motoring.

The number of these vehicles has increased by 10 per cent over the last two years and the website has warned that many of them may not be insured.

On top of this, some people may only find out their car has been in a previous accident when they make an insurance claim, it added.

Robin Reames, claims director at the company, acknowledged it might be tempting to buy a written-off motor if the price is attractive, but “the cost of repairing the vehicle again following an accident … means such vehicles are an insurance risk.”

It was recently reported that some motorists are costing the average driver £44 every year by taking part in ‘crash for cash’ insurance scams.

By Joe Shervin

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