About three years ago I gave up driving a car, I have a van for business so the car was a little bit of a luxury at a time of great financial strain. At the time I had a Volvo and a nine year no claims bonus. I have, of course continued to drive my van and have a little no claims bonus on that insurance, but that bonus can only be used on one policy at a time.
AA, the insurance brokers I had used before.
The nice young man I spoke with confirmed that yes, I did indeed have nine years no claims bonus, but was worried that since it was more than two years since I held any car insurance the various insurance companies they deal with may not accept it. He checked and no they wouldn't, the best quote he could come up with was over £4,000! for a £400 car with a driver well over 50 years old who has been driving for nearly 40 years. Sure I had a little accident three years ago, but they might as well have just told me to F*%k off!
By the way, on line quotes ranged from £650 to £800 ~ I don't think I will be going back to the AA