22nd December 2016
Insurance companies have once again come in for criticism from consumer groups, after it was revealed they penalise motorists for accidents or minor damage – even when it’s not their fault.
Campaign group Which conducted a survey which found the majority of participants did not understand the insurance company’s interpretation of ‘fault’ or ‘no fault’ when dealing with claims – resulting in tens of thousands bearing the financial brunt in terms of increased premiums.
When researchers contacted several major insurers recently, they obtained quotes for a fictional character with exemplary driving history and low annual mileage. They then obtained quotes on the same basis, but with the addition of a ‘minor scrape’ to the vehicle, that was not the driver’s fault.
The results showed increases ranging from 29% to 33% from all companies contacted! Even in the circumstances where repairs were covered by the other party, one third of the insurers raised their premium.
But there are other alternatives, says Ella Pugh, Marketing Manager of ChipsAway, part of the Franchise Brands plc group:
"Once motorists are better-informed about what happens when they claim, they look for other alternatives. We’d suggest contacting ChipsAway would be one of the most financially astute things to do.
All motorists have to pay an excess on their policies. By the time this has been taken into account, plus the additional costs of increased premiums, this money could have been used more shrewdly by paying ChipsAway directly for the work. It ensures your premiums stay low, and the car stays in good shape."
16th October 2017
ChipsAway’s annual conference and awards dinner celebrated 23 years as the UK’s leading minor car body paintwork repair brand.
31st May 2017
ChipsAway are thrilled to announce the launch of their brand-new responsive and fully optimised new website.
1st May 2017
ChipsAway are marking the 9th anniversary of TV advertising for the SMART repairs brand.
14th March 2017
ChipsAway have recently achieved a prestigious 5* rating from online consumer review company TrustPilot.
24th February 2017
Many ChipsAway franchisees join the network because they are already so passionate about cars and see the franchise as a great opportunity to turn their career into their hobby.
I could see the flexibility of ChipsAway’s business model would work for me. Working for myself as a franchisee is a world away from my life before.Neil Dobson, franchisee since 2013
I’m absolutely thrilled with the way my business is going. I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. ChipsAway fit the bill and has proved to be everything I’d hoped for. ‘It does what it says on the tin’, and if you follow the business model you can’t go wrong!Andy Cornell, franchisee since 2011
Brand Leader - ChipsAway is the UK's leading minor automotive paintwork repair brand
Fantastic earnings potential - Many franchisees achieving in excess of £80,000 pa, some turning over £300,000 pa