Research from Sainsbury’s Car Insurance(1) reveals that garages are becoming a less common feature of Britain’s family homes, with an estimated 3.9 million people having repurposed their garage over the past 20 years to provide extra living space. The most popular choice is to make it into a workshop (26%), followed by an office (20%). Other ‘converters’ created bedrooms (13%) or playrooms (7%); or extended their kitchens or living rooms in to their garage (16%).
With the garages gone, Sainsbury’s Car Insurance asked how do we ‘house’ our motors overnight?
The majority of car owners park on their drives (51%) followed by 22% of car owners who park in a garage (19% own their garage; 3% rent one). The street is home overnight to 18% of cars, while 8% use an allocated parking space, and 1% park their cars ‘elsewhere’.
Scott Gorman, of Sainsbury’s Car Insurance said: “Overnight parking can affect the premiums you pay with some insurers. However Sainsbury’s Bank won’t base a premium on where your car is parked.”
With many customers not having access to a garage (50% of respondents said they have not had a garage within the past 20 years), Sainsbury’s Car Insurance has provided some tips on securing cars overnight
Sainsbury’s Car Insurance tips for securing cars overnight
Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance is offering 12 x £2.50 coupons off fuel, one to be used each month, for people buying new Sainsbury’s Car Insurance policies before 21st March 2016(2).
Sainsbury’s Premier Cover car insurance has been awarded a 5-Star Rating by Defaqto, the independent financial research company, giving you reassurance about the cover we provide.
For further information on Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance, underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, call 0800 096 2389, visit www.sainsburysbank.co.uk or pick up a leaflet in store.
For further information, please contact:
Emma Murphy / Saira Khan
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
020 7282 1072 / 1049
0131 286 0779
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