Audi Q5 Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
A GOOD REASON TO PHONE US IF YOUR RENEWAL IS DUE IN MARCH!

March is generally one of the busiest months of the year for car insurance.

There are a few reasons for this -

Firstly, the new car registrations come out so plenty of new cars to insure.

Secondly, this means that people who buy new cars, sell their existing ones which are then bought & insurance is needed for them.

Thirdly, a major insurance company went bust in the early 1970's in March which left a lot of people without insurance meaning they had to get new policies immediately. There were long queues outside brokers with people waiting to get covered! This means that many of the affected, older generation still have March renewal dates!

And on a totally personal level, we have just had our record week since we instigated these forum insurance schemes so we must be doing something right!

Therefore, if your renewal is due in March, please feel free to give us a call and don't forget to mention the club scheme reference number found in my signature below or in my initial post which started this thread.

0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 if calling by mobile.
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Just a quick note to thank those of you who have tried the club insurance scheme.

In March, we have recorded our best ever week for club 'business' - nearly double that of our previous record set in February, which was remarkable in itself! I had to recheck the figures myself!

This is all due to the fact that people on sites like this have rung us & taken out policies. We must be doing something right!

Just to let you know our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm & Saturday morning, 9am till noon.

(Please don't forget to quote the club scheme reference number when you ring for a quote).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
100 Posts
What a waste of time, first it took me 6 attempts to get through to an agent for a quote, after taking all my details he informed me that your underwriters won't cover any car worth more than ?30k so effectively ruling out all Q5's but as my risk profile was so low he would ask them. Phoned me back with a quote twice as expensive as the best other quote I had obtained.
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
SIMONRICH said:
What a waste of time, first it took me 6 attempts to get through to an agent for a quote, after taking all my details he informed me that your underwriters won't cover any car worth more than ?30k so effectively ruling out all Q5's but as my risk profile was so low he would ask them. Phoned me back with a quote twice as expensive as the best other quote I had obtained.
You can blame me for this!

I asked all the forums with which we're linked to send out a pm to every member just reminding them of our insurance scheme.

Unfortunately, they all went out together from the clubs which meant we were overwhelmed with people ringing for quotes. Literally, thousands upon thousands received the message.

My name has been mud for the last few days as you can expect!

It's good for business but not stress levels!

Re the values, of course second hand Q5's would be OK.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
2nd hand Q5 values..not much use for any of us who have them or are buying them....
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
So are you saying that every member on here will have a brand new Q5 to insure rather than second hand ones?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
well bear in mind most people here have spec'd the car up with at least 5k of extras on top of the minimum of ?30k list price, you won't be getting any calls for at least another year, me included...you have really missed the boat on this one, as there are very few second hand ones for sale and very few new ones on the road and if they are they are all minimum of ?35k to be honest
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Hot off the press!

In 2009 so far, we have saved our new customers a recorded average of ?60 (?60.10 to be exact!) off their BEST quote, not just their renewal price, but their BEST quote!
In fact, so successful is the scheme that we have taken on additional staff & next week we have a meeting to look at taking on further personnel!

So, if your insurance is due in the next few weeks, please give us a call freephone on 0800 917 2274 (or 01580 752961 if calling by mobile) and don't forget to state the club reference number found either in my signature or in my introductory post when we first set up the scheme. Insurers find that club/forum users are better 'risks' statistically so make sure you mention the club!

Don't forget to check the criteria you must adhere to, e.g. age, etc.
(Maximum value ?30,000).
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
With August being the second busiest month of the year, after March, I expect quite a few of you are coming up for your car insurance renewal.

Please feel free to give us a call when you receive your renewal papers through. I have collated a large list of excellent feedback from those who have already rung us so thank you for that.

Our average recording saving for our new customers in 2009 is ?60.02 off their BEST quote so now you know why we have had to take on more staff!

The number is 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 if calling by mobile and PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO QUOTE THE CLUB NAME & REFERENCE NUMBER found in either my signature or my original post introducing the scheme!
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
IT'S WORTH RINGING US BECAUSE........

Well, after my post about August being the second busiest month of the year for car insurance renewals, we have in the last week recorded our BEST EVER income regarding providing insurance for forum users (and their families). That's in 26 years!

If your renewal is due in the next 21 days, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961 if calling by mobile and PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO QUOTE THE CLUB NAME & REFERENCE NUMBER found in either my signature or my original post introducing the scheme!

Don't forget to check out the original thread stating minimum ages, etc, for the scheme
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
NEW IDEA!!!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We are looking at launching a system whereby, to get a quote from us, you have the option of sending your details by email to us and then we will contact you with the quote.

This would also assist those who can't get ring us during working hours or those who would just prefer to correspond through the forum.

My question is would this be helpful to you?

I'd appreciate your comments.
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hi

A tip off!!!

The 'word on the street' is that premiums are 'hardening' meaning that they are going up.

HOWEVER.................

I was in the office yesterday & the New Business Manager told me that due to the success of our insurance scheme this year, the set targets each month have been upped by 25% remarkably! This started on 1/10/09.

Even though we have had a good month already, on reckoning it could be that we are just under the set target so he told me that premiums will be even cheaper for people who have renewal dates from now until 31/10/09 just so that these targets can be met!!!

The difficulty is that from now until February, there aren't as many people insuring cars.

My thought is that, because of these quieter months, the premiums will continue to be cheaper for those who have renewal dates for now, November, December, January & early February.

All I'd say is it's worth a call ESPECIALLY if your renewal date is within these months.

(My long-term thought is that if the insurers show a decent profit due to increased business but at lower premiums, then this will continue throughout next year but that is only me surmising!).
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
After recording our 3rd best month ever in July, we have done it again in October - our 3rd best month ever! So thank you to everyone who has rung.

We've also now provided the option of emailing your quote details to us if you can't contact us by phone & the thread for that is found in an insurance section or my original post offering the scheme.

We are already way ahead in November based on previous years so I would encourage you to ring us (or email using the special template form only) when your car insurance renewal is due.

It really is a good time to ring us!
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Please don't forget to ring us for a quote if your car insurance is due within the next 21 days.

You may have waited all year and now is the time!

Don't forget to mention that you were recommended by this forum.

Our number is 0800 917 2274 or if ringing by mobile, 01580 752961.

Just to let you know also that apart from the usual Bank Holiday closures, we will be shut on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.

Normal opening hours are ?

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-noon (skeleton staff)
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Hi

The phones were quite busy today due to it being the first day back at work for many people so if you couldn't get through then things should be a tad quieter tomorrow!

If your car insurance or breakdown renewal is due in January, then please feel free to ring us on 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961.

Please ensure you quote the club name and reference number found in my signature!
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Hi

Please don't forget to ring us if your insurance is due in February - 0800 917 2274 or 01580 752961.

Things are back to normal here after the snow! Sorry for any disruption though we are moving to a town in March where half the staff live anyway so we shouldn't encounter the difficulties we had getting into here earlier this month!
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Please don't forget to ring us if your car insurance is due in April and realise the benefit of this scheme!

It's a free phone call - 0800 917 2274! (Mobiles can ring 01424 200477)

Please don't forget to state the club name & reference number found in my signature below.

Let me know how you go on!
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top