Kwik Fit Car Insurance @ www.kwik-fitinsurance.co.uk

Kwik Fit Car InsuranceKwik Fit is one of the first names that crops up when you think of MOT testing, servicing and tyres. They have built up over 600 centres, most of which are open 7/7. The first was opened in the year 1971. The Group is today part of Japan’s Itochu Corporation. Kwik Fit Insurance Services (KFIS) that started out in 1995 has now become independent, now as a trading name of Ageas Retail Ltd. This deal went through in 2010. In recent years this relationship has been rocky. You may recall Ageas filing a High Court dispute. The owner also hasn’t made a good impression with staff noting the recent announcement that they are closing the Uddingston office.

More than 500 people are now facing redundancy. Relocation to a more tax friendly nation looks to be on the cards rather than a closure or potential sale. The insurer has however now closed down Express Insurance Services and The Green Insurance Company. Ageas now operates through this company at www.kwik-fitinsurance.co.uk. Then there is Back Me Up, Castle Cover and RIAS. Collectively they have ranked over the years as the 6th largest insurer in the UK. Through the featured company they have over 600,000 customers. These hold over 1 million products in total. The current headline offering with the Kwik Fit car insurance is a free MOT test through one of Kwik’s centres.

This is provided when applying direct or when you reach them through either Compare the Market or GoCompare. The product summary also notes up to a 29% online discount, 5 day hire if stolen, £150 personal belongings cover, 24 hour accident claims line, guaranteed courtesy car and full glass cover. They have received a 5 star Defaqto rating for their standard policy and also for Platinum. You will see their quotes popping up on a range of comparison searches. As noted, the free MOT deal is specifically available through Compare the Market and GoCompare. It would be advised to use one of these rather than going direct. This will help you to compare how they measure up.

As a younger driver, you should usually expect cheaper quotes here than through other policies underwritten by Ageas. This includes Castle Cover and RIAS who are each geared towards older drivers. Back Me Up is a pay as you go policy for young drivers. There is a Kwik Fit car insurance login area built within www.kwik-fitinsurance.co.uk. For contact, they note an existing customer line for amendments as 0800 952 4141. The opening hours for return users is Monday to Friday (9am/5pm) and Saturday (9am/2pm). Their customer support has been criticised online for being slow. To balance this out, we sent a query to Castle Cover and RIAS (same group) and they each responded on the same day.