What’s it worth?
Play golf at the weekend but leave your clubs in the boot all week or leave your laptop in the passenger seat while you nip to petrol station? It’s all too easy to overlook the costly items that we leave in our cars – tot it all up and you might amaze yourself.
In fact, a whopping £3 billion worth of belongings are left in cars overnight and 53% of car owners admit to leaving their cars unlocked when they are not occupied. And when it comes to your car insurance, leaving your car ‘unsecured’ could invalidate any claims – oops.
Also think about the everyday gadgets in your car that aren’t actually part of the original vehicle. If you’ve upgraded your stereo or put in a sat nav, check your policy to make sure you’re covered. ‘Factory fitted’ technology will usually be covered as part and parcel of your agreement but anything fitted retrospectively might not be covered – so check with your insurance provider.