It’s that time of year again when the car insurance renewal letter drops through the letterbox and I have to go through the whole rigmarole of calling Admiral Insurance to tell them how disgusted I am at the unreasonable price increase for them to then waffle on about automatic renewal letters, not necessarily the best price blah blah blah blah.
Usually the unreasonable, automatically generated price isn’t too much more than the previous year’s price and I’ve accepted that after writing-off my trusty Passat during 2016, my insurance premiums were going to remain high for a few years yet.
But, for my insurance premium to increase from £578.76 for 2017 to £798.27 in 2018 (a massive increase of almost 38%) is absolutely ridiculous. IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) has only increased by 2% since I took out my motor insurance in 2017 and I’ve made no reportable claims since that time, meaning that Admiral Insurance are hoping that I’ll happily pay them 36% more than I did last year without questioning it.
Well, Admiral Insurance can fuck right off.
Just as soon as I can be arsed to get other quotes (including one from Admiral Insurance as a ‘new’ customer) I’ll give them a ring and nag at them just enough so that they eventually agree to beat my best quote, as they invariably end up doing year-on-year.