×Coronavirus Update: Read our latest news and updates here

Our latest motoring news

Going green in COVID-19 – Is now the time to buy an electric car?

Submitted by Dean on 10 July, 2020 - 13:51 with 0 comment

While it’s predicted that the car sales market will contract by 15% this year as a result of COVID-19, at the start of June it was reported that electric car sales had actually gained market share in Europe and this is likely to remain steady for the rest of the year.

Continue Reading

MOT expiry date extensions: Ensuring your vehicle is safe to drive

Submitted by Dean on 1 April, 2020 - 12:06 with 0 comment

Due to the latest rules around social distancing, the government has taken steps to protect both drivers and motor traders by extending all MOTs due from March 30 by six months.

Continue Reading

MOT exemptions to take effect from March 30

Submitted by Dean on 30 March, 2020 - 15:13 with 0 comment

New Department for Transport (DfT) legislation will offer the grace period to allow critical workers to continue with essential travel.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 are able to do so.

Continue Reading

Commercial motor vehicles and Covid-19

Submitted by Dean on 30 March, 2020 - 11:44 with 0 comment

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in restrictions on movement and ‘social distancing’ measures which will cause businesses significant challenges in the coming months.

Continue Reading

Is your car a classic yet?

Submitted by Dean on 6 February, 2020 - 13:03 with 0 comment

Car manufacturers will often boast the launch of an “instant classic” fully in the knowledge that cars need to be around 20 years or older to be deemed a “classic”. And that’s just for insurance purposes, depending on each provider.

Continue Reading

Would you fly on a pilotless plane?

Submitted by Dean on 6 February, 2020 - 12:42 with 0 comment

Driverless trains, such as London’s DLR, have been around for a while, and now autonomous cars and unmanned drones have further boosted society’s acceptance of machine-operated technology. But would we be comfortable flying in a pilotless plane?

Continue Reading

Fraudulent claims valued at £1.2bn in 2018

Submitted by Dean on 15 December, 2019 - 13:20 with 0 comment

The Association of British Insurers revealed that a total of £1.2billion was claimed in 98,000 fraudulent applications in 2018, while 371,000 dishonest applications for insurance payouts were made last year, up five per cent on 2017.

Continue Reading

Avoid invalidating your Car Insurance this winter

Submitted by Dean on 14 December, 2019 - 13:10 with 0 comment

British winters are usually wet, windy, snowy, rainy and muddy affairs and this winter isn’t set to be any different.

Continue Reading

Uber and Other Rideshare Apps – How Should They Be Insured?

Submitted by Dean on 22 October, 2019 - 11:07 with 0 comment

They’ve revolutionised public transport in cities across the UK. But what’s the right way for tap-and-go taxi apps to approach insurance?

Continue Reading

Delivered to your door: the courier business

Submitted by Dean on 26 September, 2019 - 13:05 with 0 comment

Got a bike and some spare time?

Continue Reading

About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Membership & Accreditation

Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association