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40% of car insurance claims `from three-to-six-year-old cars`

25 February2010

Car owners driving vehicles that are three-to-six years old have been warned that they are statistically the most likely to have to claim on their car insurance.

Virgin Money Car Insurance said that 40% of car insurance claims come from vehicles in this age bracket, although they make up only 24% of cars on the road.

9.6% of all claims were from drivers with five-year-old cars, with four-year-old cars slightly behind, according to the research.

An insurance expert at Think Money said: "Car accidents and theft are things that many people assume will never happen to them, but statistics show that we are all at risk.

"It pays for drivers to take the time to make sure they are properly insured. That doesn`t necessarily mean finding the very cheapest quote - they also need to make sure that policy fully meets their needs. For anyone who`s unsure, a car insurance adviser can help."

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