Factors that affect the price of your car insurance

Factors that affect the price of your car insurance

Car insurance is mandatory for all drivers in the UK, but insurance prices vary wildly depending on a number of factors. Every insurance company will have their own set of risk factors that it will take into account, but there are some general rules that all insurers stick with in the UK. We look at some of these key factors impacting the price of your car insurance.…

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What can cause your car's value to depreciate?

What can cause your car's value to depreciate?

Whenever you buy a new car, you know that you're not likely to have an asset on your hands that holds value in the long run. A new car devalues as soon as your drive it off the forecourt, and unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about it. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the things that can cause the value of your car to depreciate and what you can do to protect its value in the case of an insurance claim.…

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6 ways to save money on your car this winter

6 ways to save money on your car this winter

As winter approaches and petrol costs continue to rise, you might be getting concerned about quite how much it's costing to run your vehicle. At Direct Gap, we're here to make your driving experience as affordable and economical as possible, so here are our top ways to save money on your car this winter.…

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Gap Insurance - Why buy online?

Gap Insurance - Why buy online?

GAP insurance was created to bridge the difference between an insurance payout and the sum required to buy a like-for-like vehicle or cover your inital outlay for a vehicle. How you buy GAP insurance, however, can have a considerable impact on the amount of money you pay for it.…

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Which UK car buyers require GAP car insurance?

Which UK car buyers require GAP car insurance?

Guaranteed Asset Protection Insurance, known informally as GAP car insurance, is often sold when consumers pick out a brand-new vehicle. This kind of cover was created to help car owners out if an accident happens that results in their vehicle being scrapped or stolen and can’t be recovered.…

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Why it makes sense to consider scratch and dent insurance

Why it makes sense to consider scratch and dent insurance

There is no escaping the odd ding or scratch on your car - from overgrown hedges scraping your paint to clumsy manoeuvres in a car park causing a dent, there are countless ways you can end up damaging your vehicle. It doesn’t matter how safely you drive on the road, as even everyday things like grit or small pebbles can cause scratches and damage to your car's paintwork and bodywork. There are many reasons to consider protecting your vehicle with Scratch & Dent Insurance.…

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Why do I need alloy tyre insurance in autumn/winter?

Why do I need alloy tyre insurance in autumn/winter?

Generally, we recommend that you fit your car with a set of alloy wheels when possible. It's best to do this ahead of the autumn and winter seasons to prepare your car for harsher weather. One drawback to alloy tyres, however, is their price, so it makes good sense to protect them.…

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How to get the most out of your car tyres

How to get the most out of your car tyres

Car tyres are one of the most important components of your car, providing grip on the road and keeping you in control while driving. It is really important to keep your tyres in good working condition so that you stay safe on the road and minimise the risk of a tyre blowout.…

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What key things should you look for in a GAP insurance provider?

What key things should you look for in a GAP insurance provider?

GAP insurance can be an invaluable addition to your current car insurance policy. Whether it's a regular car you're looking to cover or an Electric Vehicle, it's essential you find the right GAP Insurance provider. With so many providers offering GAP insurance UK drivers need to be aware of what to look out for, in order to make sure they choose the best for their needs.…

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Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?

Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?

We are entering a new era of motoring and there is an end in sight for the future of petrol and diesel cars. With the date of 2030 firmly fixed as the point when only electric vehicles (EVs) will roll off the production line, it is well worth asking one of the most pertinent questions relating to new car buying. Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?…

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