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Is your Home Under Insured?

Posted on October 28, 2016

According to the Association of British Insurers latest guide on buildings and contents insurance, research shows that one in five households could be under insured. Whilst we don't have any similar report in Ireland, anecdotal evidence would suggest that there is a similar trend here. Under insurance can cause serious problems if you have to make an insurance claim, as parties who under insure are at risk of being penalised in the amount in the amount they are able to...

How to keep your Home safe over Christmas

Posted on October 28, 2016

Keep you Home Safe For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family, friends and loved ones. Many people travel to spend some quality time with their loved ones leaving their homes vacant. Unfortunately it also means your home is left open to theft. In winter, burglaries increase by 25%. The Garda Síochána have recently stated that "in December, assaults rise and most thefts from cars occur between 2pm and 9pm when people are out doing their Christmas shopping".   Tips...

Alternatives to Diesel Cars

Posted on October 28, 2016

Realistic Alternatives to Diesel Cars For two decades, the Irish people have had a love affair with diesel cars and the savings they provide in fuel costs. However, with the recent VW Group scandal & increased uncertainty over Diesel powered vehicles, many Irish drivers appear more open than ever to the idea of looking for an alternative to diesel cars. Despite the recent advances in petrol powered cars and improvements to their fuel efficiency in particular, it is their hybrid-...

Has Your Car Insurance Increased? – Whiplash Ireland

Posted on October 28, 2016

There are thousands of accidents every year in Ireland where injured or allegedly injured parties seek compensation. Most of these accidents involve cars or vans. Claims reported as 'whiplash' or 'soft tissue' make up 80% of these claims. Why is that? Well the answer is unfortunately very obvious – you can’t clinically disprove a soft tissue injury complaint, no more than you can prove it does exist. Car insurance increased to reflect the rising number of claims being made. So there are 3 essential elements;...

Insurance in 1916 – Who covered the cost of rebuilding?

Posted on October 28, 2016

  This year marks the centenary of the 1916 rising.  Countrywide, there are events to commemorate the rising. Museums have exhibitions with all the memorabilia on show, Glasnevin Cemetery have special 1916 tours to show the graves of the heroes and ordinary people who died that week. Primary schools have been issued with packs which include copies of the proclamation and Irish tricolours so that our youngest generations can learn about their heritage. There have been TV programs and documentaries...

Car Breakdown Assistance

Posted on October 28, 2016

What does Breakdown Assistance Include?  KennCo Insurance provides breakdown assistance with all of our car insurance policies as standard. So you can rest assured knowing that you’re covered no matter what if you have an unexpected breakdown. As well as including breakdown assistance automatically with every policy, we also include home start. Unlike with other insurance companies, if your car breaks down when it is parked at your home you’re still covered!    What does Breakdown Assistance Include? 24 Hour Roadside Assistance Recovery Service...

Looking for Car Insurance after living abroad?

Posted on October 28, 2016

No Claims Bonus after Two Years Have you lived outside of Ireland for the past two years? Are you looking for car insurance and wondering if you will still have your No Claims Bonus in Ireland? In most cases if you've been away for more than two years, your no-claims bonus may have expired. Some car insurance companies may even refuse to quote you. That’s where KennCo Insurance steps in. KennCo takes foreign driving experience into account and we’ll be glad...

Tips to Get Cheaper Car Insurance

Posted on October 27, 2016

Cheap Car Insurance Looking for cheap car insurance? The cost of car insurance is a widely discussed topic at the moment. As we have stated previously, there are many factors influencing the increase in car insurance premiums including under-pricing in the past and the cost of compensation in Ireland. But what can you do to get a cheaper quote? We’ve compiled a list of tips on how you can get cheap car insurance. Car Engine Size Reducing the engine size of your car...

How to Change a Car Tyre

Posted on October 27, 2016

Do you know how to change a car tyre? KennCo Insurance includes breakdown assistance with all of our car insurance policies as standard.  One of the most common call outs requests that we receive is to change a car tyre. Causes of punctured tyres include incorrect tyre pressure, sharp objects and worn tyres to name a few.  Our breakdown assistant repairers are usually out to an incident within the hour. But what happens if you phone is out of coverage or you’re...

Car Insurance Terms

Posted on October 3, 2016

New to Car Insurance Terms? Here's What You Need to Know. Buying car insurance can sometimes be a tedious task, especially if you're a first time buyer. KennCo always try to make purchasing car insurance as easy and simple as possible for you. Therefore, we compiled a list of the most common car insurance terms used. There are some car insurance terms that you will need to be familiar with when purchasing. Below are some translations of basic car insurance terms that are especially relevant when purchasing...