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  1. Hi All You'll all know that, when you buy insurance from Lancaster Insurance, you can add breakdown cover to your policy. You can now buy that breakdown cover even if you're not insured by Lancaster Policies include roadside assistance, nationwide recovery, homestart and mis-fuelling cover as standard. There is the option to buy either UK only cover or extend to full European Cover https://www.lancasterinsurance.co.uk/lp/old-skool-ford-club-breakdown/ Many thanks Dave
  2. Hi all We've got a competition going for you to win tickets to the Lancaster Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November and/or a year's free insurance* Simply click on the link below, upload a pic of your car, fill in your details and you'll be entered into the draw https://www.lancasterinsurance.co.uk/car-club-draw Let's see how many photos can fill up my inbox! I look forward to seeing them *T's and C's apply Many thanks Dave This post has been promoted to an article
  3. Thinking about changing your current classic car insurance policy? Well why not challenge Lancaster Insurance, who endeavour to beat any competitor’s quote?! Additionally as a valued car club member, if you call and take out a policy during June 2016, you’ll also receive an additional £15 off your premium*. Lancaster Insurance has proudly been arranging classic car insurance for over 30 years and understands how important your pride and joy is to you. Lancaster takes the time to listen to its customers’ needs, and using its knowledge and experience, is able to arrange bespoke and tailored policies which can include added benefits in additional offers such as up to 25% discount for car club members. Call today on 01480 400871 and quote ‘CLUB15’ to receive £15 off your quoted premium, tell them which club you heard about them from and find out if they can arrange the right policy for you. *Subject to Terms & Conditions, which can be viewed Here http://documents.markerstudygroup.com/media/8642/CLUB15-Terms-Conditions.pdf
  4. Thinking about changing your current classic car insurance policy? Well why not challenge Lancaster Insurance, who endeavour to beat any competitor’s quote?! Additionally as a valued car club member, if you call and take out a policy during June 2016, you’ll also receive an additional £15 off your premium*. Lancaster Insurance has proudly been arranging classic car insurance for over 30 years and understands how important your pride and joy is to you. Lancaster takes the time to listen to its customers’ needs, and using its knowledge and experience, is able to arrange bespoke and tailored policies which can include added benefits in additional offers such as up to 25% discount for car club members. Call today on 01480 400871 and quote ‘CLUB15’ to receive £15 off your quoted premium, tell them which club you heard about them from and find out if they can arrange the right policy for you. *Subject to Terms & Conditions, which can be viewed Here http://documents.markerstudygroup.com/media/8642/CLUB15-Terms-Conditions.pdf
  5. Hi all, Most of us have probably seen the recent reports in the national classic press of a spate of Cortina thefts. It's a very sad world we live in that our prized classics are no longer safe from the criminal fraternity, but with classic Ford prices soaring, it's become an all too common scenario. At Lancaster we want to make sure your vehicle is not one of those statistics so I thought I'd share my recent editorial on theft prevention tips. I hope you find it useful. Kind Regards Andrew Vehicle theft – don’t let your classic Ford become another statistic Whether your classic has been in the family for years or is a new addition, being the victim of vehicle theft can be devastating. Unfortunately this is becoming all too common for many owners as classic car values soar. Whilst we may not be able to stop every vehicle being stolen, there are a number of ways we can help reduce the chance and here at Lancaster, we’ve created a list of helpful hints and tips that may help. Lock your vehicle Sounds obvious doesn’t it, but it is surprising how often this is overlooked. If your vehicle is left unattended, no matter how small the trip, always lock your doors. An unlocked car is an invitation to a would-be thief so let’s not make it easy for them. Sunroofs, windows open? Cabriolet owners; either secure all belongings in the boot or fold up the roof to protect it. Don’t leave anything visible Contents theft from a vehicle is opportunistic, so making sure nothing is left on display will help reduce the chance of your vehicle being targeted; the best deterrent is to lock your belongings in the boot when your classic is left unattended. Think about where you leave your car When your classic is at your home address and you’ve declared a garage to your insurer, make sure it is stored there overnight. If you are away from home no one expects you to have access to a garage but take a second to think about where you park your vehicle. Leaving it in a dimly lit area will encourage car thieves, so look for a well-lit area or one that has CCTV. Check your garage regularly There have been a few recent stories where owners have checked on their pride and joy, after an extended time, to find it’s gone. The simple solution is to check your vehicle regularly, at least once a week, and if you are on holiday ask a friend to pop in. Remember – the longer you leave it between visits, the less likely it is that the police will be able to recover your vehicle, if it’s missing. Remote storage, (garage/lockup) is the most difficult to keep an eye constantly, therefore consider it’s weak points, i.e. door hinges, locks even what’s it’s made of! Make sure that it’s in good repair. Knowing other renters and developing a mutually beneficial tie with them. A tracker system would be a really useful option. Some activate if the vehicle is moved and informs you via call centre or text message. Fit a security device There are numerous security vehicle devices available, from crook locks and engine immobilisers to alarms and tracking devices. The latter is a very effective way of securing your vehicle and whilst it won’t prevent your vehicle being stolen, it has the highest recovery rate of any device on the market. You can even purchase tracking devices that are both inexpensive and won’t require your classic to be changed cosmetically or structurally to accommodate them. Think about your social media activity Social media is brilliant for finding out information about classic events, sourcing hints, tips and advice as well as connecting with other enthusiasts. However there can be a downside, with many people sharing their whereabouts on a regular basis. Whilst there is nothing wrong with for instance, sharing when you’re on holiday, it does let would-be car thieves know that our vehicles are unattended. To reduce the risk, think about who can see it and if necessary check your privacy settings so that only trusted friends can see your posts. Secure your car at a show Many of us like to visit shows and chat to other enthusiasts and show case our pride and joy. If your car is unattended, lock your doors, place your contents in the boot and make sure that any security on your vehicle is set. Car Shows, especially very large one’s often present thieves with golden opportunities, whenever possible go as a club whereby other members can keep an eye on your pride and joy whilst you’re away from the area. Rare vehicle parts, it’s a sad reality that some people are willing to steal parts from your car especially rare and or valuable items such as badges, alloy wheel centre caps etc. Sometimes awareness and prevention is all it takes to have an incident free day at a show. Securing your vehicle at home Whilst this may not be possible for every owner, if you can, invest in some additional home security. From ground posts on your drive way, to fitting an alarm to your garage or even installing CCTV, just their visible presence could be enough to put off any potential car thief. Keys Remember to store your keys in a place out of sight and well known to you, if you’re without your vehicle. Many of us hang our keys up on a hook next to the front door or leave them visible on a coffee table and this can be an open invitation for any thief. Agreed Value Whilst this will not protect or prevent your vehicle from being stolen, it is vital that your classic is insured for its true value. The classic car market is very buoyant at present, with many owners finding that their prized possession is under insured. When purchasing an insurance policy, make sure it includes an Agreed Value so that, should the unthinkable happen, you’re not left out of pocket. To make sure your classic has the correct level of cover and insured for its true value, please contact Lancaster Insurance on 01480 400871 or go online to www.lancasterinsurance.co.uk.
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    Thank you for the endorsement Vista, glad to have you on board. Danish and dalmarshall, let me know when you insurance is due and I'll get one of our specialists to give you a call. Best wishes Andrew
  7. Hi all, My name is Andrew Misseldine, I’m the Car Club Manager at Lancaster Insurance Services and a fellow classic Ford enthusiast! I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself as well as Lancaster and the services we can offer. Lancaster Insurance Services has over thirty years’ experience in the insurance industry and I myself have been with the company for 20 years. We know how passionate you are about your Ford's and our aim is to arrange the best policies to suit our customers. We can arrange some great benefits and are proud to be able to give a discount of up to 25% off a premium for Club members. If you’d like more details or to get a quote, please do give one or our friendly team a call on 01480 400871 Also as part of my role as Car Club Manager, I work closely with enthusiasts clubs to try and find ways that Lancaster can support them. If you have any ideas you’d like to talk through, I’d love to hear from you and my number is 07788 367186. Hope to speak to you and meet you at some point soon, Andrew.
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