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Mod Friendly Insurance Companies??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by N8, Feb 19, 2008.

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    Need to sort my insurance out over the next week and I'm just wondering what companies people out there have got with their mods declared. Main ones for me are tints, remap, coilovers, 19"s...

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks :hi:

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    Hi mate

    Simple answer is, there isn't any!

    You will get spanked where ever you go, I declared suspension as a test on my forthcoming S3, the price more than doubled, and did this on Confused, and Go-compare, so most companies covered.

    Also tried the like of Adrian Flux etc, all reddddiccculous prices.

    Good luck

    Cheers
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    Greenlight never seem to fill me with confidence when I'm talking to them. Other brokers to try are Adrian Flux (previously mentioned but competitive for me) and Chris Knott. I've got both our cars insured with Chris Knott. The wife's hasn't got mods anymore but they were still cheaper than Direct Line and all those fools. Take off the 'voluntary excess' that DL etc add and they're no better than anyone else.

    There's no point discussing actual prices because everyone's circumstances are different.
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    I used go compare and got a quote with no mods. Esure were the cheapest but didn't appear to be mod friendly so wasn't going to go with them as was considering a remap. They then called me and asked if I wanted to take up the quote so I mentioned my concern and asked how much extra with a remap. They spoke to the underwriters and came back with a quote only £75 more than as standard.

    £550 for remapped S3 - I'm happy with that :)

    Adrian Flux who I was with before wanted £900 standard. Noel Dazely who covered my modded TT wanted £850 remapped. - Both were supposed to be mod friendly
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    Greenlight are becoming extremely popular here in NI - a guy Tony is the rep on our local site and is sound as a pound!
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    Greenlight will not insure cars over 30K, so if you have a new S3 spec'd up forget it.

    First Insurance Co. that i have come accross who put such a low limit on their insurance.

    Oh well
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    I've just changed to Adrian Flux - 32yr old in BB postcode, all mods declared & covered like for like, 8yrs protected no-claims, breakdown cover, courtesy car, legal cover, personal accident cover, fully comp & £250 excess with 1 accident (liability not decided) - £484
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    I'm with greenlight, I pay £480 for my sportback it doesn't have any mods at the minute but they will be declared with the golf which was the same basic car but with remap and other bits I paid £480, the excess on the A3 has gone up though.

    I've not had a problem yet, my cabby is with HIC and they are cheap, £150 fully comp limited mileage policy.
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    just to show how stupid insurance companies are, with elephant i got my renewal through£1427 for 10 months. i then went online, and for the same car, everything declared same everything, except i increased the vallue of the car the quote was £1005. i have taken it over the full 12 months so i am paying 1127. how do they justify prices, this just proves that it is completely random. its like they make a random figure up. anyway, i think my last quote was pretty reasonable seeing im only 20 and the amount of mods i have. if it was standard it owuld be 650 quid. cheers guys, mark
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    Every insurance company is obviously different and you will get quotes with huge differences, I remember declaring a set of OZ alloys on my old RS4 and the insurance company wanted an extra £600 from me, I had gone to another company and they covered it at no extra cost. I also have a 590 brake 996 Turbo that I also use for the track and have declared all mods and I get track day cover also all for a total of £890.00, what I done was take photos of the vehicle with all visual mods and note down all engine mods and put everything in writing/pics to the insurance underwriters that way they have everything in Black and White and you also have peace of mind knowing that you are fully covered, they seem to like that.
    I just think talking to some insurance companies over the phone regarding modifications on vehicles sometimes causes confusion and the poor person doesn't have a clue what they are declaring.
    If you get a good quote, get it in writing!
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    It may sound strange but I found Direct line the cheapest and even asked them for a quote with a remap and they have a set chart they use depending on % increase in power. They were the cheapest with and without a remap. I even got an additional discount as my wife has a policy with them.
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    Simon, my Good lady is also with Direct Line.

    You are correct, most insurance companies are now working on how much additional power is made this way it's easy to calculate

    lol, wonder how they would get a write off on the Dyno to check though, lol
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    Thanks very much guys. I'll let you know once I've rang them all and what quote is best. Including the mods.....Ta :hi:
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    Adrian Flux have been my broker for years they are mod friendly as long as you tell them.

    Sky insurance is another good one and are interested in club members as they specialise in modded and performance cars, google for their number
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    Thanks bong water...Take it u have a PS3 and are looking forward to GTA IV ?? is it 4/4/08??
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