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Car insurance UK: Your policy can be invalidated by forgetting to update this information

Car insurance UK: Your policy can be invalidated by forgetting to update this information 1

Young motorists are also urged the rules even apply to students who may have taken their cars with them to student accommodation.

Students will be not be covered on the policy they signed up to at their parents address and will be unavailable to claim repairs in the event of damage.

Matt Oliver from GoCompare Car Insurance said: “A change of postcode will see your premium fluctuate due to factors like crime rate, risk of accident and how built up the area is, so it’s essential you are keeping your insurer up to date, as they need to assess the risk of your vehicle and adjust your premium accordingly.

“If your car is registered at an address in a city, but you’re moving to an out of town campus, you could see your premium go down, whereas if you’re used to living more rurally, you could see your premium increase if you’re taking your car to a city.”

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