Five percent discount for motorhome insurance
Tuesday, 27, Sep 2016 10:26
by Ed Davies
Motorhome insurance specialist, Caravan Guard, is encouraging motorhome owners to invest in various tyre safety devices by offering a 5% reduction in premiums
The 5% discount is for motorhome owners, who fit either Tyron bands, invest in a tyre pressure monitoring system or use tyre sealant - a liquid injected through the motorhome tyre valves to help seal punctures.
This is on top of a number of safety and security discounts offered on the policy for devices such as approved immobilisers, alarms, tracking devices and reversing cameras, which in the end could mean savings of around 27.5%.
Caravan Guard's director of relations, Neil Menzies, said: "Loss of control of a motorhome after a blowout at high speeds can be terrifying and lead to serious accidents, so we support devices that can prevent or help in these situations.
"We hope by offering these new discounts, motorhome owners will consider investing in these tyre safety products, which will not only give them a better deal on their motorhome insurance, but will help to reduce tyre-related accidents, giving customers that extra peace of mind when on the road."
Tyron wheel safety bands greatly reduce the risk of an accident through loss of control after tyre deflation by helping to keep the tyre on the wheel after a puncture, blow-outs or under inflation.
Incorrectly inflated tyres can affect the way a motorhome drives and a tyre pressure monitoring system can help to prevent blowouts or other accidents caused by over or under inflated tyres.
A TPMS works by placing sensors either on the motorhome tyre valves or inside the motorhome wheels.
These sensors continuously measure the pressure and temperature of the tyres and transmit information wirelessly to a dashboard mounted monitor and sound an alarm if there's any abnormality. Popular makes include TyrePal or Snooper's Tyre Pilot.
Tyre sealant is a liquid which is injected through the motorhome tyre valves and coats the inside of the tyres. In the event of a puncture, and when the penetrating object is removed, a small amount of tyre sealant is squeezed through the puncture hole to seal the tyre.