Audifans.net trade Specialist
Joined: Jun 17, 2010
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:07 pm
Phone Quotes v Comparison Sites
I often hear members say things like "Yeah, but you won't be able to compete with the price comparison sites will you? - I mean they're just so cheap". And my response is this...
Actually we're just as likely to beat an online price as any other. It's not a case that you should only go online when searching for quotes, just as it isn't necessarily going to work best for you if you only get phone quotes. The key is to try both - they're different offerings and either could come up with the winning quote for you as an individual.
Different deals exist for brokers that mean we can easily compete in the market, especially if there's a specialism like Chris Knott's for car club members (modified or standard).
Yes price is very important and we know that's normally the buying trigger but cheapest isn't always also the best. When you look at some of the companies listed on the comparison sites finding a contact phone number is difficult and there's no physical address available or they're based abroad - are you sure you're going to be able to get the advice and assistance you need when the time comes? Or are they keeping you at arm's length for a reason?
Will you get personal service and trusted advice from qualified insurance experts or just a call centre team with a script? Will you get the ongoing support you need as their client if you need to change anything or make a claim? How do their charges compare for adding mods, changing cars or an address, replacing a lost Certificate? There are alot of things you need to consider (without any help) when picking your insurer.
As a broker we have access to a panel of insurers who are specifically seeking car club/forum members because of your love for your cars and they'll quote accordingly. We'll advise you on which is most suitable for your needs and we also offer all the positive things mentioned above.
It may be then that by avoiding Chris Knott you're missing out on a better deal. Our price may be similar or better AND you'll get the service benefits by default - surely the extra value added would win in that situation?
I guess what I'm saying is don't just dismiss brokers and phone quotes. Give us a try in the mix. We could just as easily be the best option for your individual set of circumstances. Like we were for the clients quoted below if you want to see testimonials...
Of course, if you're anything other than Mr or Mrs Standard you might find it difficult to get a quote online at all and you'll need a specialist/someone you can talk with and explain things to anyway.
And if you get a quote by 31/5 you'll be entered for our Triple Supercar Prize Draw (details elsewhere in this forum section).
Chris Knott Insurance
QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477
Here are some examples that specifically show Chris Knott beating the online sites - we have many more, these are just a selection:
"Moving to these chaps next month saved me £87 from the cheapest quote I could get from Compare the Market" Thom89, Astra Owners Network
"Couldn't recommend these guys enough. Beat the best quote I got online as well as my renewal" davidm5575, Fiesta OC
"Chris Knott almost halved my insurance! Just wanted to put this on here mainly for Chris Knott to see. Would really like to thank the team that sorted me out with my insurance for this year. My renewal was going to be £1286 this year from my current insurer which was an increase of £418... However, the good news comes in when I contacted CK who saved me: £25 from the best price I found at all the comparison sites I looked at; £123 from the price I paid last year; and a massive £541 from my renewal quote. So I just wanted to say a massive thanks." Snoop, Fiesta Owners Club
"Again managed to beat the best Confused.com quote for me, thanks!" fixitagaintomorrow, ClubCento
"Very happy with CK, got a cheap renewal quote. Better than the comparison sites. Nice staff. That spoke English - crazy I know right. And an all round great company to work with. Honestly amazed at how great they have been for me. Will defo stay with them!" John Ansell, Facebook
"I purchased my policy from you a couple of weeks ago - so much cheaper than my renewal quote, and still cheaper than the lowest quoted price from comparison site! good work guys!" 2k7smiffy, Juke Owners Group
"I tried a few brokers on here and for me, every single one of them managed to beat any comparison site out of the park! Chris Knott and XXXXXX XXXX for me were some of the better ones in my particular case (price wise)." mr.raw, audi-sport.net
"Wifey bought herself a nice 2.0 Mk IV Mondeo estate today & the quote from Chris Knott beat the comparison sites again, just like they've done for me the last 2 years running. £135 cheaper than her current insurer & cheaper than the cheapest deal on Go Compare, with a better level of cover. The staff even stayed late to call me back so I could get temporary insurance to pick the car up tonight - otherwise we would have had to delay picking the car up. Can't believe how good they are!" Brycie, VWAudiForum
"Insurance time again...used Chris Knott, all mods declared cheaper than best quote on two well know car insurance comparison websites....breakdown cover chucked in too." jamesy12345, Volvo Performance Club UK
"I've actually just taken out another car policy with Chris Knott. Once again a superb offer that couldn't be matched by online comparison sites." Deks, Juke Owners Group
"Cannot recommend @ChrisKnottIns enough, excellent service and always beat the comparison sites. Thanks again for your help today guys." @danhans42, Twitter
Chris Knott Insurance - official insurance scheme
Call 0800 917 2274 (or 01424 200477 for mobiles)
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