Comparison Websites Expect Uplift Following Rise In New Car Sales
LONDON, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
A dramatic increase in new cars sales is likely to see more consumers visiting price
comparison sites, such as comparethemarket.com, to ensure they’ve got the best price on
insurance [http://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance ] for their new cars.
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that
new car sales jumped to 162,288 last month, a 7.9% rise compared with May 2011. This was
the largest percentage increase in sales for 23 months, bringing the total car sales for
2012 so far to 868,166 – a 2.6% rise over the first five months of 2012.* The best-selling
car in May was the Vauxhall Corsa, but the UK’s most popular car of the year so far is the
Ford Fiesta [http://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance/ford/fiesta ] with 50,507 sold
so far. But whatever car people choose, comparison sites like comparethemarket.com allow
people to simply compare insurance products and ensure they get the right cover for their
new car. Simon McCulloch, Director of Insurance at comparethemarket.com
[http://www.comparethemarket.com ] said: “With an increasing number of new cars on the
road, drivers will be even more conscious of getting the right car insurance cover at the
right price. comparethemarket.com offers drivers an easy way to compare quotes on car
insurance from a wide range of insurers. ”
Specialising in more than just car insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers
with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial
products including home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet
insurance and credit cards. It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities
including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.
- comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison websites. - comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans. - comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers. comparethemarket.com is a trading name of BISL Limited. BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registered Address: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Registered in England number 3231094.