My car insurance is about to expire. Specifically at midnight tonight. It will automatically renew, but I'm not happy at the price so will not be renewing with this company. I've done the usual, shopped around the various price comparison websites, consulted the excellent advice on moneysavingexpert, included those that arent on any comparison sites. Eventually I found one that saved me about £250 for the same level of cover. I always pay the years premium in full and use the same card for it. So last week was going to renew but -shock, horror- I had lost my card! Panic, searched high and low, but to no avail. Last seen paying for fuel, called station but not been left there, so contacted card issuer confirmed last payment and cancelled card. New one arrived today as I have just finished work, so tried to retrieve my quote but the insurance companies website is down for scheduled maintainance! It will be back up at 12 noon tomorrow. Which leaves me with a dilemma. I can park on my drive, off road, but even thats illegal these days. I can declare a sorn for 12 hours, or I can go for the next cheapest quote.
If there is a 7 day telephone service and you have the quotation details, then try that. If you do not remember the quotation reference number, then a postcode and name might find the details on the advisor's screen.
If it was from a comparison website, then you will need the telephone number from that, because using a direct line to an insurance company might not work, with finding a quotation. I had this problem with the Coop, because the comparison website quote was on an agency agreement arrangement.
If a vehicle has either no tax, insurance or mot then a sorn must be declared to dvla, irrespective of whether or not the vehicle is on the public highway or private property. Failure to do so renders the registered keeper to be thoroughly rogered by a bad tempered dvla subcontracted gorilla with dubious hygene standards etc etc etc...
But blow it. I'm very tired, the car is down my drive and I'm off to bed anyhow.