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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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If you are thinking of taking out a GAP insurance product then we've managed to secure a great deal on already heavily discounted insurance policies taken out through ALA.<div style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">
All Club members will receive a 5% discounttoo - just follow the link below:
http://www.ala.co.uk/r/?r=Carforumand use code:forum123
Have you thought about gap insurance?From the moment you drive your car away from the dealer forecourt its value automatically depreciates. This depreciation will increase drastically over the course of you owning that car.You may not be aware but should the worst happen and your vehicle is stolen or is involved in an accident where it is damaged beyond repair, even if you have fully comprehensive insurance, you will only receive the current market value as a payout from that insurer.
This could result in a shortfall of up to two-thirds of the value of the vehicle in as little as 3 years. Crucially a motor insurance company may not pay enough to settle the outstanding finance on the vehicle.
By purchasing GAP insurance this shortfall can be prevented. A GAP policy covers the difference in price between the initial price paid for a car and the market value payout by your comprehensive insurance company. It therefore ensures that you don't suffer the financial loss otherwise associated with the loss of your car through theft or irreparable damage.
Are you thinking this will never happen to you?.........<ul>[*]UK Car Crime is a third of all crime[*]A vehicle is stolen every minute, 33% of these are never recovered[*]Cars depreciate by up to 77% over a 3 year period[*]Motor insurance settlements are always less than the price you pay for your car[*]When a write off occurs you lose out and have to raise the funds for any short fall[*]Write offs occur all too often; protect yourself![/list]Why ALA?Market Value ClauseMake sure there isn't one! This clause means that the GAP company will only pay from the Glass's Guide Retail value. If your Comprehensive Insurer settles for less, you could well end up with a shortfall.ALAdoes not have one.
Maximum Value ClauseYou don't want one of these either! This means that the value of your car is typically capped at 105% of Glass's Guide Retail value. If you have added some extras, which is very common, these extras may not be covered under your GAP policy.ALAdoes not have one.
Free TransferOf any unused premium and FREE policy amendments.ALA offers this.
Claim PeriodIf you have ever suffered a Total Loss Claim, you will know the level of stress it can cause, you may even forget to contact the GAP Insurer straight away. The better policies will give you 120 days to make a claim, lesser policies limit this to 30 days.ALAoffers 120 days.
UK Registered InsurersBuying from a UK insurer means that it is directly authorised and regulated by the FSA, which in turn offers you policy protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, will give you the security you need. Other GAP providers use off-shore insurers, who, although licensed to sell GAP Insurance in the UK, ultimately can step away from their obligations without redress.ALAare UK registered.
Extra features now available - all with our exclusive benefit!(Only when purchased with GAP)
<div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Alloy Wheel Insurance<div style="font-weight: bold;">ALA Alloy Wheel insurance covers your car's Alloy Wheels for the repair of light, accidental damage.Policies are available for up to 3 years with the ability to make up to 3 claims per years over the course of the policy.Tyre Insurance<div style="font-weight: bold;">ALA Tyre Insurance repairs or replaces the tyres on your car, light van or motorcycle when damaged either accidentally or maliciously. Cover can be purchased for up to 3 years with up to 5 claims over the course of the policy.<div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"><div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Scratch and Dent Insurance<div style="font-weight: bold;">ALA Scratch and Dent insurance covers the cost of minor body damage to your car, occurring within the geographical limits of the UK.Policies are available for up to 3 years with the ability to make up to 3 claims per years over the course of the policy.
Unsure about ALA?I've had a lot of people ask if this cover is as good as their dealers and if so why is it so cheap. Well to put it bluntly - your dealer is making a lot of money off this product! GAP insurance from ALA is as good as or exceeds many products that your dealer offers. If you want to read up a little more - here is an article from Honest John:http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/gap-insurance/what-is-gap-insurance/Real life testimonialfrom a customer who made a GAP Insurance claim with ALA Insurance Brokers:

“ALA with my loss were great on the phone and within 3 weeks of notifying them I had a cheque in the post, so I would recommend that you use ALA Insurance Brokers"
Graham Jones
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Great prices - thanks Dan - will certainly use this when I come to buy. Last time dealers wanted 400+
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 AM
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Yes, you just have to do it! I managed to get a pretty big discount for mine from the dealer (well I am led to believe I did) on the basis that everything was up for negotiation. Question is, what SHOULD you expect to pay for a GAP insurance. of course, now that I have posted I have seen lots of other messages..... Edited by: RobM
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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I think ALA are about as low as you can get for a decent level of cover that matches what MB offer. I would use that as a base price - some dealers will negotiate, some won't do anything.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 09:38 AM
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Thanks Dan! Just signed up for this - 1/2 the price of Mercedes, better cover and excellent online reviews. Called up to query something and the lady on the phone was great. Told her I was ordering online so that I could get the discount.
Well pleased
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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You're welcome
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for this Dan. Saved me 200 compared with Mercedes prices.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for this Dan. Saved me 200 compared with Mercedes prices.
Yeah same here, they get really good reviews online too.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 08:31 AM
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I've done a bit of research and this certainly seems to get favourably reviews so I'm going ahead, the price is good too.
I told the dealer I didn't want it, or the paint protection package.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 05:44 AM
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I used the link above: http://www.ala.co.uk/r/?r=Carforum and used code: forum123

Works a treat and a great saving, thanks!
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