3 Ways to Keep your Car on the Road for Longer

Posted on September 12, 2017

Taking car of your car and properly maintaining it can not only save your money but it also leads to safer driving.   Change Car Filters Regularly  Your car filters collect dirt and debris over time so it's important to change them regularly. Changing your air and oil filters is a relatively easy and inexpensive job that'll help to keep your car on the road for longer.  Your filters are usually changed when your car is being serviced but it's also something you can do...

Are You Putting Off Servicing Your Car?

Posted on August 16, 2017

Benefits of Servicing Your Car Servicing your car can be expensive, especially if you need new parts or as your car gets older. It may be tempting to try putting it off for as long as possible, but doing so may end up costing you more in the long run.  Not only does it save you money by preventing breakdowns, fines or insurance issues, it also helps to spread out the cost of running your car. Instead of waiting for something...

The Best Selling Cars of 2017…So Far

Posted on August 10, 2017

Car Sales Market 2017 The car sales market performed better than expected in 2016, with car sales increasing by 17% compared to the previous year. However the trend did not continue in 2017. Sales have been lower for every month in 2017 compared to the same months last year. We are now half way through the 3rd quarter of the year with the total decrease being at 9.37%.  Along with the changes in car sales figures, there's also been some movement between which...

Back to School Competition

Posted on July 31, 2017

4 Back to School Hampers to be Won It's that time of year again. KennCo Insurance  are giving away four back to school hampers on our Facebook page. September can be a busy and expensive time for families with children returning to school. So we're hoping to lighten the load for four lucky families. Head over to our Facebook page to enter now.  Closing date 14 August 2017.   

What is Car Insurance Fronting?

Posted on July 25, 2017

Car Insurance Fronting occurs when the main driver of a car declares someone else as the main driver (usually a parent) to reduce the cost of their insurance premium.   Fronting is illegal and can result in the cancellation of your car insurance policy or a fraud conviction. Why Do Drivers Front? Fronting is usually committed by new or young drivers because they traditionally pay higher car insurance premiums.  Young drivers are considered higher risk which results in higher car insurance premiums.  Due...

What To Consider Before Buying a New Car

Posted on July 13, 2017

Buying a New Car Buying a new car can be costly, so it's important to ensure that you're making the right decision before you splash out on a new car.  Do You Really Need a Brand New Car One of the biggest factors affecting the value of your car is depreciation. A brand new car's value drops as soon as it leaves the garage for the first time. It may be worth weighing up whether the benefits of buying a...

Automatic vs Manual Cars

Posted on June 30, 2017

The majority of car owners in Ireland drive manual cars. But which is the best option? Unlike our neighbours in the US, the majority of cars in Ireland are manual. Nearly every new driver will learn to drive using a manual car. But what is it that attracts Irish drivers to manual cars and what are the benefits?  Your First Driving Licence  If you're planning on taking the driving test anytime soon, it might be worth noting that if you pass your test...

Looking for the Cheapest Travel Insurance? You may be at risk.

Posted on June 27, 2017

What Does Your Travel Insurance Cover? Irish holidaymakers are leaving themselves exposed by travelling without travel insurance or the inadequate level of cover in place. Many holidaymakers are purchasing their travel insurance based on the cheapest price obtainable and do not take the time to check what is covered under the terms of their policy.  Planning for holidays can be an expensive time so it's understandable that travellers are often reluctant to spend more on travel insurance after paying for a holiday. Travel insurance is...

What is Car Insurance Fraud?

Posted on June 14, 2017

Insurance fraud costs the industry in Ireland over €200 million every year. It doesn't just have an impact on insurance companies; it also results in car insurance increases for drivers too.  What is Insurance Fraud?  Insurance fraud presents itself in many different forms. Whether it's exaggerating injuries to receive higher compensation or providing inaccurate information to receive a cheaper premium, they are all considered as fraud and may result in a prosecution. The number of fraudulent car insurance claims has...

Looking for Car Insurance after Driving a Company Car?

Posted on June 2, 2017

Switching from Company Car Insurance to a Policy in your Own Name If you've been driving a company car for more than 2 years, you may find it difficult to get car insurance when you switch back to an insurance policy in your own name.  Many insurance companies in Ireland will charge you higher premiums or refuse to quote you if you do not have a no claims bonus (NCB). However you must have an insurance policy in your own...