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Driving in UK insurance

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    If i was to drive my dads car in the UK, how do i go about insurance wise, can i get a 4 week cover, can i drive it on his insurance on my Aus licence with his approval, its a spur of the moment decision to go, he doesn't know until i knock on his front door.

     

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    stevo

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    Unless things have changed since my last visit. Prior to driving my Aunts car she needed to inform her current insurance company of my details and the duration of use along with an additional payment for the extra driving, sorry I have no idea of how much it cost.

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    My father in law visited us in the UK for a couple of weeks and was added to our insurance as a driver for that period. There was a charge but not sure how much. It wasnt too bad else we wouldn't have done it!!

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    Guest BrianS

    Cost less than. 40quid to drive my dads car for a month when we were over last year, cost 3 times as much to go on my mums insurance though, merc versus a skoda,

     

    Not sure how the Aussie licence situation works though with it as I still had my English one valid ( the old paper style one)

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    Our insurance charged about £30 for my MIL to be added to our UK insurance policy for a month. Its a flat fee with our insurers.

     

    Just phoned them up once she arrived, gave her Aus DL details etc, they sent out the new cover note for the month and then we went back to the old policy.

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    My sister put me on her Insurance when I was over in the UK about 4 years ago and never took me off so when I go home I can use her car anytime, It never cost her anything to put me on it.

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    Guest teamV
    all sorted, 20 quid for 4 weeks, easy.

     

    stevo

     

    Stevo,would it be that easy for me to do in Australia or would I be covered anyway,

     

     

     

    Kev

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    Guest Guest5035

    if i remember rightly yes, my old fella came over some years ago and i put him on mine, i do remember the cost was nothing.

     

    stevo

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    Guest TheTodds

    Hi Stevo

    Do you mind me asking what company you have used and did you tell them you will be driving on an Aussie licence? I am in the same position and will need to drive my Dad's car in the UK in May. My Dad's current insurance company will not cover me with the Aussie licence and he has phoned several other compnies who have also refused. I have found one company but they want £400!

    Thanks, Helen.

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    Hi Stevo

    Do you mind me asking what company you have used and did you tell them you will be driving on an Aussie licence? I am in the same position and will need to drive my Dad's car in the UK in May. My Dad's current insurance company will not cover me with the Aussie licence and he has phoned several other compnies who have also refused. I have found one company but they want £400!

    Thanks, Helen.

     

     

    Not sure what company Stevo has used but we were using 'more than' when my father inlaw stayed with us in the UK and drove our car. He only had a Hong Kong Licence.

     

    Hth

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    Guest Guest5035
    Hi Stevo

    Do you mind me asking what company you have used and did you tell them you will be driving on an Aussie licence? I am in the same position and will need to drive my Dad's car in the UK in May. My Dad's current insurance company will not cover me with the Aussie licence and he has phoned several other compnies who have also refused. I have found one company but they want £400!

    Thanks, Helen.

    got the cover note yesterday, but didn't look at the companies name, i'll look today, but when my dad gave the usual details he read out my australian address, etc etc so they do know, unusual

     

    stevo

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    Guest TheTodds
    got the cover note yesterday, but didn't look at the companies name, i'll look today, but when my dad gave the usual details he read out my australian address, etc etc so they do know, unusual

     

    stevo

     

    Hi

    Sorry to nag ... did you get chance to look who provided cover? Need to get this sorted before our trip in 9 weeks.

     

    Thanks.

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