I’ve always found cars and car insurance a grudge purchase. Cars eat my money. You buy it, then you need new tyres, then it needs a service and then you accidentally reverse in to a shopping trolley and need to replace the rear light.
On top of that you’re throwing money at an insurance policy each month that is meant to protect you when you’re in an accident, need to fix the damage to your car and get back on the road ASAP. The cost of scratching and denting your car (never mind taking the whole side of it out) is something I’ve never really been able to wrap my head around.
I recently made a video with Dave for Digital Custard. We were asked by King Price to play a video game, Burnout Paradise, and they would then evaluate the damage we did to the vehicles so we could get a better understanding of how much it actually costs to fix that rear light when you reverse in to the shopping trolley:
It was an eye opener. Realising the expenses I started re-evaluating my car insurance and realised I was grossly overpaying and the service would grossly under deliver if I were to damage my vehicle. So I jumped ship – to King Price.
After playing the video and seeing the potential damage there was one thing I did do when setting up my new car insurance policy – I went for a lower excess amount. It means that my premiums are slightly higher but it also means I won’t have to fork out a small fortune in the event of an accident. King Price also automatically lowers your car insurance premiums every month so the higher premium won’t be all that high for too long. Want to find out more about their car insurance offering? Take a gander over here.
Disclaimer time…. I actually only moved to King Price because they have this wicked cool Bat Mobile in their offices. Kidding. Not Kidding.
The real disclaimer: While I was paid to create the YouTube video as part of Digital Custard, no one paid me for this blog post. It is not sponsored.
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