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Guide to classic car insurance

The uninitiated might be surprised to discover the intensity of the debate that rages over just what makes a classic car. Classifications such as veteran (any vehicle made before 1918) or vintage (between 1919 and 1930) may be precise enough, but the definition of a classic car remains altogether more vague. Unless you are an […]

Top tips when buying classic car insurance

Did you know that classic car insurance is frequently cheaper than the premiums you pay for standard motor insurance? Frequently, this is less a case of classifying the car as a classic – a definition on which there is in any case no universal agreement – but the way in which such vehicles tend to […]

Driving safely in icy weather

It is that time of the year once again when temperatures may plunge at any moment, leaving freezing conditions that see our roads covered with ice. Although it comes around on an annual basis, it might nevertheless be helpful to review some of the dos and don’ts when driving in icy weather: Do you need […]

Have you tried our price match service for car insurance?

Popular wisdom has it that you cannot have the best of both worlds. Imagine if you were able to find motor insurance for Southend residents that had all the cost-saving advantages of buying the cover needed from a large, national, online provider; combined with all the local care and attention to personal service that only […]

Stella – the solar powered car

Southend has its fair share of sunny days so what better way to soak up some of that sunshine and do a favour for the environment whilst you are about it than by getting your hands on Stella, the world’s first solar powered family car. That’s right, Stella is no ordinary gimmick of a machine […]

Car safety tips for winter

The winter is slowly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about staying safe on the road as the temperature drops. So what do you need to know to stay safe through the winter months? Here are some key tips to keep in mind, particularly if you have recently passed your test and have […]

The new “64” reg plate censorship

September is the time of year when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) issues the new series of car registration plates and is traditionally a high point in the car dealers’ calendar for sales of vehicles to those who want to show off that they are driving the latest motor car. The month also […]

Why use a local broker for your motor insurance?

The rise in internet shopping has perhaps become one of the biggest signs of the times in which we live. Accompanied by a whole array of different comparison websites, this is also true of the way in which many of us buy motor insurance. But if online shopping for motor insurance is steadily replacing the […]

The future of cars

It may be something of a cliché to refer to the technological revolutions of the age in which we seem to live – but in some areas it is simply impossible to deny that revolution is the only word to use. One of those areas may be the future of the motor car. Already – […]

Getting great car insurance in Southend

Sometimes, support for your local business might seem fine in theory, but less of a good idea in practice. You may find you have to pay over the odds, with better deals on offer from national suppliers – and all this simply to satisfy the notion of supporting local enterprise. Here at Alan Blunden Motor […]