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Avoid invalidating your Car Insurance this autumn and winter

Submitted by Dean on 14 September, 2020 - 12:38 with 0 comment

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

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Planning on driving abroad - From 31st December 2020 you may need a Green Card

Submitted by Dean on 7 September, 2020 - 13:03 with 0 comment

If you are planning on travelling in Europe after the 31st December 2020, make sure you have the right driving documents in place before you go. GOV.UK is now recommending that ALL drivers who need to drive abroad after this date will n

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Does your insurance cover for a courtesy car?

Submitted by Dean on 1 September, 2020 - 14:33 with 0 comment

Every Car Insurance policy is different. Often when it comes to comprehensive cover, even if your insurer does include the option for a 14-day replacement vehicle, this will not be applicable if it was stolen or written-off. Would you be able to operate without a car during this period?

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4 ways to prepare your car for autumn

Submitted by Dean on 1 September, 2020 - 14:17 with 0 comment

From slippery roads to decreased visibility, there’s plenty more things that we need to consider when driving as summer comes to an end.

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Is your vehicle MOT ready?

Submitted by Dean on 3 August, 2020 - 12:00 with 0 comment

When lockdown first began, the Government took steps to protect both drivers and motor traders by extending all MOTs due from March 30 by six months.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
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