Holidaymakers urged to check car insurance

20 June 2006 / by None
People from the UK who are planning to drive to another country for their summer holidays have been advised to check that they have adequate insurance cover.

Research conducted by independent finance site MoneyExpert found that 25 per cent of fully comprehensive car insurance policies will only cover vehicles taken to other countries if drivers have paid extra.

Seeing as 6.3 million people are getting ready for a motoring holiday over the coming year, it is a good idea to ensure that the car is covered.

Tim Berry of MoneyExpert warned: "Taking your own car overseas makes sense for millions who want to avoid queuing at airports or driving an unfamiliar hire car when you're already struggling to adapt to driving on the wrong side of the road.

"However, insurers have strict rules on what you can and cannot do when it comes to taking our cars out of the country."

Holidaymakers could benefit from taking the time to shop around for a policy that offers overseas cover at either low or no extra cost.

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