General News

/General News

Top tips for fighting fatigue as a young driver

We hear a lot about driving under the influence of drugs and drink and the dangers it can cause for young drivers on the road. While we’re all aware that driving under the influence has life threatening repercussions for young drivers and legal repercussions for that matter, fatigue is also a major problem on the roads. The slogan ‘tiredness kills’ is present on road signs all over Ireland and for good reason. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland every year are related to tiredness. Fatigue is the physical and mental impairment which [...]

2020-11-27T14:48:55+00:00November 27th, 2020|General News|

Recap: Top Tips for Buying a Car as a Young Driver

Buying a new car is a right of passage for any young driver. You might have been practicing in your parents or sibling’s car for a while and you might be contemplating purchasing your own. Buying a new car can takes time as there are quite a few things to consider. Before you succumb too much to your new-found sense of freedom, consider these tips to ensure you make an informed decision. Consider your budget. Sit down and address your financial situation. Depending on whether or not you have been saving up, you might want to consider a loan. It’s [...]

2020-11-20T09:45:32+00:00November 20th, 2020|General News|

How to prepare for the road as a learner driver.

Learning how to drive can be a nerve wrecking experience. Some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are when you’re starting out the less stressed you will be doing your test or starting out on the road. Avid preparation is the key to success. Here’s some tips before you sit into the driver’s seat. Before we get started, because of Covid-19 the driving test waitlist has undoubtedly been affected. There has been calls to put a calculated grade system into operation in order to help with the delays however, no further [...]

2020-11-13T12:27:49+00:00November 13th, 2020|General News|

How to be a safer young driver

When you’re a young driver you have a lot going on. You have to think about car insurance, you have to think about your first NCT, all the rules and regulations of your new found independence and much more. Here are at Cover in a Click, we know it can be a lot to take in but safety has to be first on the agenda. Young drivers simply don’t have a lot of experience when they are starting out on the road. Subsequently young drivers are a much higher risk of having a collision than more experienced drivers. So what [...]

2020-11-06T15:00:58+00:00November 6th, 2020|General News|

6 car gadgets all young drivers need.

Being a young driver can be daunting and sometimes you might wish there was things that could make it a little easier. Well the good news is that these products do exist. Determining the good ones from the OTT ones however, brings its own challenges. If you want to invest in some handy car gadgets that can simplify your life and make you a safer driver then listen up. Here are 10 great gadgets that you can drivers can avail of to make driving easier; we also have some handy nick-nacks that could have positive impact on your car insurance [...]

2020-10-30T12:47:55+00:00October 30th, 2020|General News|

6 breakdown tips for young drivers

For many young drivers, the prospect of breaking down on the side of the road can be hugely daunting. This can seem like the worst-case scenario for young drivers who are already lacking in confidence on the road.  What do you do? Who do you call? It’s not just young drivers who dread breaking down – this is a universal pet-peeve for drivers of all levels. Not to worry, we’re here to help. In the event of a breakdown, follow these six tips to make sure your car is back on the road quickly and with as little stress as [...]

2020-10-23T11:56:03+00:00October 23rd, 2020|General News|

6 hacks for saving on car insurance as a young driver

Car insurance rates have undoubtedly continued to soar for young drivers over the last number of years. Unfortunately, even as 2021 approaches, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for this existing trend. Insurance is all about the calculated assessment of risk.Due to the inexperience of younger drivers, they tend to pose more of a risk on the road than a driver who has many years of experience under their belt. This issue is further coupled with the increasing trend of compensation culture which also appears to be contributing to rising insurance costs. Compensation culture essentially is a [...]

2020-10-16T11:08:22+00:00October 16th, 2020|General News|

Top car maintenance tips for young drivers

Obtaining your driver’s license is a right of passage and it marks a significant milestone in many young people’s lives. However, getting on the road for the first time brings certain challenges. You have to practice the rules of the road daily for example and you also have to source and finalise the right insurance cover for an affordable price. Finally, you must handle the maintenance of your car. When you’re a young driver the concept of car maintenance might be alien to you. There’s a lot to consider from tyres, to wipers and all that ‘under the bonnet stuff’. [...]

2020-10-02T11:05:04+00:00October 2nd, 2020|General News|

Top tips for preparing for your driving test.

Doing your driving test can be a nerve wrecking experience. Hey, some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are going into the test, the less stressed you will be for the duration of it. Avid preparation is the key to success when it comes to passing your driving test. Here’s some tips before you sit into the driver’s seat.   1.Plan your lessons properly.  Consider how many lessons you have left to undertake. Then consider the possibility that you might need one or two additional lessons outside of your required 12.  When you have done these calculations, try to [...]

2020-09-25T10:55:55+00:00September 25th, 2020|General News|

Why is car insurance so high for young drivers and what can you do about it?

Are you a young driver who’s eager to get on the road but is firstly on the hunt for car insurance? By now, no matter how minimal your search has been you’ve probably noticed a large disparity in quotes between you as a young driver and someone more experienced. We understand that it can be demoralising especially if your trying to save cash wherever possible. At coverinaclick.ie we’re here to give you some advice on steps you can take to reduce your premium but first it’s important to understand the rationale behind why car insurance quotes for young drivers are [...]

2020-09-18T10:58:37+00:00September 18th, 2020|General News|

How to prepare for your theory test

As a new learner driver, you undoubtedly have a lot of things on your mind. You’re asking questions like ‘how will I afford car insurance?’ and ‘who’s going to provide me with lessons’? While all these questions are more than valid, it’s crucial to start at the beginning, the theory test. Before you’re permitted to sit a practical driving test in Ireland, you must first sit a written one. If you have been fretting over booking your theory test, here are 6 useful tips to help ease your worry.  1.Revise using the official material.  There are a few options available [...]

2020-08-27T15:14:30+00:00August 27th, 2020|General News|

Win €5000 with Coverinaclick.ie and Love Island

Coverinaclick.ie is delighted to partner with Love Island and Virgin Media Two to give one lucky viewer the chance to win a massive €5,000 every two weeks for the duration of the popular show. “We are delighted to be partnering with the most popular show of the moment - it’s a perfect fit for our customers who enjoy life, know how to have fun but if the going gets rough – stick with us - as there’ll be no drama” says Johnathan Hehir, Managing Director of Coverinclick.ie Coverinaclick.ie can offer excellent discounts to young drivers including: - A discount for [...]

2019-08-27T08:57:32+00:00July 4th, 2019|General News|

Driving Test Tips

How To Avoid Stress When Preparing For Your Driving Test For many of us the driving test seems to be a daunting task. It is not designed to judge you, but to make sure you know what you are doing when finally hitting the road. You have been preparing for this moment with your driving instructor, however, the best preparation can be undone when your heart starts racing, your legs turn into jelly and your hands start shaking. Coverinaclick.ie has collected eight helpful tips on how to avoid stress when it comes to your driving test. 1. Don’t Announce It Avoid telling [...]

2019-07-22T10:35:23+00:00February 19th, 2019|General News|

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Car

Congratulations, you’ve obtained your provisional, or even your full licence and the much-anticipated time has come for you to invest in your first car. Unfortunately, the cost of the car is the least of your troubles; you may think you’re saving a fortune by purchasing a good ole-fixer-upper; when in fact, this approach could accelerate the cost of your insurance premium, especially in Ireland. As featured in the Irish Times, we have brought you some top tips on what to consider when making your first car purchase. Read our guide below. Engine Size & Model It is always best to [...]

2019-06-19T16:13:22+00:00January 16th, 2019|General News|

Young Drivers Limiting Value Options by Going Direct for Motor Insurance

The difference between having access to a variety of providers – and going to just one – can be over €2,000. Limited competition in the first-time drivers market and a mistaken belief that going direct to an insurer is the best value, is costing young drivers thousands on an annual basis and may be precluding some from even getting on the road. Coverinaclick.ie's latest survery has found that young drivers are vulnerable when it comes to motor insurance as a lack of knowledge, experience and a limited budget are all combining to make insurance a very expensive business for them. The [...]

2019-04-18T15:02:24+00:00October 31st, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

How Young Drivers Can Get Cheap Car Insurance

Lessons, a full licence and one year driving experience can reduce the cost of young drivers' car insurance Young drivers have faced significant challenges when it comes to motor insurance in recent years. But at Coverinaclick.ie, we say that while their first year on the road can be expensive, an analysis of premiums between year one and year two demonstrate a sharp fall in costs. We want to let young motorists know that more affordable premiums are in sight and that if they can see out the first year and take the necessary steps to help themselves, young drivers could see [...]

2019-06-10T12:00:58+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

New Research Shows a Staggering Number Of Drivers On 3rd Or More Learner Permit

Almost 37,000 people are on their fifth, or higher, provisional licence, according to a study conducted with Coverinaclick.ie. The study also found that more then 65,000 are on their third or more provisional licence. Deirdre McCarthy, Manager of Coverinaclick.ie, said: “There are 65,000-plus people on their third or more learner permit, and 36,814 of them are on their fifth or greater permit, some of whom are in their 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's. While a few may be late bloomers when it comes to driving, it’s apparent that many have been on the roads for years, without either taking or passing [...]

2019-07-18T13:13:53+00:00April 26th, 2018|General News|

3 Steps For Young Drivers To Cut Their Insurance Premiums

Young Drivers can cut up to 80% off their insurance premium by obtaining a full license. Here at Coverinaclick.ie we are calling on ALL young drivers across the country to complete this 3 step process in order to dramatically lower their insurance premiums. The simple 3 step process is; Complete all required driving lessons. Obtain their full license. Get some named driver experience - perhaps on a parent's policy. Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of Coverinaclick.ie has advised; "The Consumer Price Index released this week revealed that motor insurance is down 11.7% between Jan 2017 & Jan 2018 – but if you speak to any young driver [...]

2019-04-18T15:19:09+00:00February 19th, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

Vroom For Improvement On Your Motor Insurance Costs

Motor insurance premiums have finally begun to fall after consumers have been subjected to 3 years of relentless rises. However the majority of motorists have yet to see the benefit and it is worth noting that switching insurers or shopping around may be the best way to cut the cost of your cover. This time last year motor insurance premiums had reached somewhat of a peak, having risen sharply by somewhere in the region of 70% over the course of 3 years. Around this time last year a major government report was undertaken into the cost of motor insurance premiums and it [...]

2019-06-19T14:02:47+00:00January 15th, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

Young Drivers Can Save Hundreds of Euros a Year By Cutting Out These Expensive Habits

Transport is the second highest expenditure for households across the country. The latest household figures available from the Central Statistics Office show that transport now accounts for the second largest chunk of an Irish family's expenditure coming in at an average of €124 per week. Earlier this month, it was found that the cost of keeping a car is even more expensive, with the average price of running a car being €10,671 a year or €205 per week. A number of factors were taken into consideration including fuel, insurance and maintenance, however there are a number of ways you can [...]

2019-07-18T13:12:42+00:00November 10th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Car Insurance Is Still Valid Even In Severe Weather

Car insurance not affected by Storm Ophelia. Ireland is currently recovering from it's worst storm in 50 years. Not since Hurricane Debbie in 1961 has a storm with the wind speeds and destructive force of Ophelia, made its way to this side of the Atlantic. The entire country was subjected to severe 'red' weather warning, an occurrence which very rarely happens and demonstrated just how serious Met Eireann were taking this extra-tropical storm. Motorists across the island have been worried about how the severe weather would impact insurance cover. A number of rumors were circulated on social media that during extreme [...]

2019-07-18T13:16:17+00:00October 19th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

European Day Without A Road Death 2017

Europe wide day of road safety see's Gardaí increase visibility across the country. An average of 70 people die on European roads per day, that's 70 journeys that citzens of Europe set out on but never complete, each and every day. That's 70 knocks on 70 doors and 70 pieces of dreaded news delivered. 70 families left raw and numb with the shock. In Ireland alone last year 186 people lost their lives, while these figures are going in the right direction, road traffic deaths remain one of the highest preventable causes of death in the country and across Europe. Thus Project [...]

2019-04-18T15:19:31+00:00September 21st, 2017|General News|

Premiums For Young Drivers Are Grossly Unfair

Coverinaclick.ie Managing Director Jonathan Hehir says that todays insurance premiums for young drivers are "grossly unfair". Car insurance premiums have been increasing recently and according to leading motor insurance broker www.coverinaclick.ie motor insurance underwriters have suffered significant losses.  Theses losses incurred from offering premiums that are too low and with no steps being taken to address imbalanced pricing in the market, young drivers are the ones suffering. Coverinaclick.ie say that insurers should now take time to consider experience over the years which suggests that young drivers are a significantly lower risk than they were 10 years ago, and that their premiums should reflect [...]

2019-07-18T13:17:30+00:00August 17th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Motorists Still Reporting Rising Premiums But Prices Begin To Level Off

Car insurance premiums are finally about to stop rising says Coverinaclick.ie's Managing Director Jonathan Hehir. Some of the largest car insurers operating in Ireland have been reporting substantial 6 month profits for the first half of 2017. This has prompted questions as to why insurance premiums across all sectors have continued to rise with insurers seemingly in fine fiscal health? Coverinaclick.ie's Managing Director Jonathan Hehir has stated that this is in fact the first year that the majority of insurers have posted profits and this is largely due to the Setanta high court ruling; "Large sums of money were being held in reserve [...]

2019-07-22T10:36:46+00:00August 8th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Ask The Expert: Will My Overseas Driving Experience Count In Ireland?

Ever wondered whether or not your overseas driving experience will count towards lowering your insurance claim in Ireland? Question: I have recently moved back home to Ireland after 10 years in the States. When I was living there I drove periodically – by which I mean I moved around a lot, so while I drove for the last two years when I was living outside Boston, I hadn’t been driving for the previous three years while living in New York. I’m unsure what impact this will have on getting insurance in Ireland. Do the two countries share no claims bonus and other [...]

2019-07-18T13:18:19+00:00July 31st, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Consumers Still Feeling The Pinch Of High Motor Insurance Premiums

On his weekly radio show/podcast Matt Cooper discusses high motor insurance premiums with Jonathan Hehir. www.Coverinaclick.ie's Managing Director Jonathan Hehir discusses the impact high motor insurance premiums are having on Irish consumers with Today FM's Matt Cooper on his new show 'Stretched'. Car and van insurance premiums have sky rocketed over the last number of years. While they have begun to level off over the last 12 months or so, many drivers are still feeling the pinch with stories emerging of drivers being forced off the road or worse again driving uninsured. But what has been the cause of these [...]

2019-07-18T13:20:08+00:00July 26th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Calls For Crackdown On Professional Insurance Claimants

Calls For Crackdown On 'Professional Insurance Claimants' - Insurance scammers driving up premium prices for consumers and hitting Irish businesses hard. CFM Group have called on the government to allow the industry to find and expose 'professional insurance claimants' which they say are costing Irish businesses and motorists tens of thousands in increased premiums. CFM Group, who are brokers and the parent company of a number of brands including coverinaclick.ie, insuremyvan.ieand insuremyhouse.ie, say that there is currently no database of claimants which can be cross checked by insurance firms to expose repeat claimers "Current laws protect repeat claimants and pseudo thieves over law abiding [...]

2019-07-18T13:20:54+00:00July 10th, 2017|General News|

Fake Insurance Brokers Going Door to Door To Rip Off Motorists

Fake insurance brokers selling faulty policies door to door Motorists in Ireland have been warned that fake insurance brokers are going door to door selling fake policies. The scammers who operate with a laptop in hand, tell unwary motorists that they can offer massively discounted cover. However these policies are invalid as the phony brokers are unauthorized intentionally falsified details to insurance companies. It is understood that one of these fraudsters has been arrested but not before he sold over 100 dodgy policies in the greater Dublin area. In a recent trend these fake insurance brokers are charging people up to [...]

2019-07-18T13:21:54+00:00July 5th, 2017|General News|

Summer Spike In Robberies Of Parked Cars Leads To Garda Campaign

'Most robberies occur between 12-7 PM during summer months' - An Garda Síochána The pattern of robberies spiking during summer months has continued into 2017, prompting An Garda Síochána to launch a fresh awareness campaign. This campaign was even featured on crimecall with a particular emphasis on preventing thieves from breaking into parked cars. We have compiled a number of tips which may seem like common sense but are the primary reasons people might fall victim to opportunist thieves. A handful of change left on display inside your car could result in you forking out €200 for a new window or even put your [...]

2019-07-18T13:22:47+00:00June 27th, 2017|General News|

5 Steps to Cheaper Car Insurance

Consumers have been slammed with steep car insurance price hikes over the last 12-18 months. It's never been more important to seek out the best deal - but how can you be sure you're getting a fair quote? Managing Director of Coverinaclick.ie, Jonathan Hehir said that by simply posing the right questions when renewing your policy can lead to serious savings. When it comes to shopping around, you should ALWAYS ask the following: 1. What's the price of comprehensive vs third party? Check the cost differences between comprehensive and third party fire & theft. It might not make financial sense to pay the difference depending on [...]

2019-07-22T10:34:26+00:00June 13th, 2017|General News|

Professional Claimants Are Making a Living From Insurance Payouts

Insurance fraudsters cash in with law keeping them safe Professional claimants are making a living from falsifying multiple claims in a bid to get insurance payouts. The law stops insurers sharing information on serial claimants, many of whom are criminals. Changes in the law that would allow insurers to share information on serial claimants have yet to be delivered. The setting up the new database of fraudulent personal injury claims is a key recommendation of a Government working group on insurance reform. The database would record all those who have made claims which have raised suspicions. It would be shared between the [...]

2019-07-18T13:23:33+00:00June 12th, 2017|General News|

Insurance Costs: Loading The Young

The cost of car insurance is prohibitive to young drivers and may incur an increase of uninsured drivers on the roads. The Government has published a plan to tackle this issue. They will look at a more realistic approach by the courts to compensation and more rigorous enforcement by gardaí. The figures tell their own story. Data from the Department of Transport shows that the number of 17- to 20-year-olds holding a learner’s permit declined by a third from 90,413 in 2006 to 57,821 in 2016. The number of young people in the same age group holding a full licence declined [...]

2019-07-18T13:25:41+00:00April 24th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Insurance Industry ‘Blame Game’ Leaves Consumers Picking Up The Tab

Coverinaclick.ie MD Jonathan Hehir predicts which price hikes and cuts could be on the way. 2016 was a controversial year for the sector, with the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Taoiseach, setting out to deliver a more affordable deal for motorists, considering the rising costs of motor insurance. In that regard, I would say there is a currently a major “blame game” at play within the industry, leaving you, the consumer picking up the tab. Regulatory change is important as it has a wider impact on premiums, and as a result of the Committee’s recent findings, I [...]

2019-07-18T13:26:34+00:00January 9th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Nearly 1,200 Young Drivers Refused Quotes Last Year

Notwithstanding the fraught state of the Irish car insurance market, the current treatment of young drivers by insurance companies is arbitrary and unfair. 2 days ago, the Garda Twitter account reported that they stopped 7 uninsured drivers at a checkpoint in one day. Our own Jonathan Hehir, MD of Coverinaclick.ie while speaking with various newspapers, said that the premium prices are grossly unfair and potentially lead to undesirable trends in driver behaviour. Due to young drivers being priced out of the market and in some cases refused quotes entirely, an increased number of uninsured drivers has been recorded on the roads. Other [...]

2019-04-09T14:33:07+00:00January 6th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Insurers Urged To Reassess Young Drivers’ Policies

Insurers have been called on to reassess their pricing approach to younger drivers. According to Insurance Broker www.coverinaclick.ie, motor insurance underwriters have failed to take steps to address an imbalanced pricing market in which young drivers are suffering. Coverinaclick.ie claims the insurance companies had experienced significant losses by offering premiums that were too low and that premiums should reflect the fact younger drivers are a significantly lower risk than they were 10 years ago. Managing Director of Coverinaclick.ie, Jonathan Hehir, said the situation faced by younger drivers in the current insurance market is “grossly unfair”. “It seems to be generally accepted now that [...]

2019-07-18T13:30:48+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|