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I've looked online but don't see a concise / definitive answer.

Do I need to inform DVLA that my car has a changed suspension, ie. I'm having the original air suspension changed to coilover.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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10 minutes ago, Foulsbane said:

I've looked online but don't see a concise / definitive answer.

Do I need to inform DVLA that my car has a changed suspension, ie. I'm having the original air suspension changed to coilover.

Look forward to hearing from you.

If suspension is not mentioned on the DVLA Form V5, then you do not need to tell them Ron.

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Now that's a surprise, just checked and it isn't mentioned.

Great tip, thank you.

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But, I would imagine, you'll have to inform your insurance company.

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3 minutes ago, Tulpen said:

But, I would imagine, you'll have to inform your insurance company.

Indeed Brian, without question, even if only for advisory purposes. I would suspect that most if not all would view the change as a modification.

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That's what brought up the subject.

Turns out present insurance company will only continue my policy until the date of suspension change, then they would terminate the policy, and give me a £7 refund 😄

Had to start a new policy 10 days earlier to cover the change in suspension.

Choosing new insurance is a mission !

All done now for another year !

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4 minutes ago, Foulsbane said:

That's what brought up the subject.

Turns out present insurance company will only continue my policy until the date of suspension change, then they would terminate the policy, and give me a £7 refund 😄

Had to start a new policy 10 days earlier to cover the change in suspension.

Choosing new insurance is a mission !

All done now for another year !

Blimey Ron !

Which was the Insurance Company/

How long did your Policy have to run?

Was £7 refund a reasonable sum?

Did they quote an increased premium for the new policy?

Did you go elsewhere to take out a new Policy and was it cheaper than the one offered by your original Policy?

 

And if you get all the questions right Ron, you can come back next week to try for the Big Prize !!

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No prizes for posting twice, or for answering both sets of questions.

John.

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Right, here goes !

The Insurance company is Prudential.

Policy would run to 27th but terminated on 17th

So, £7 for 10 days, I'm okay with that.

Had to go elsewhere and no it was not cheaper.

Prudential policy says no to modified vehicles, suspension specific.

Big shame as their renewal was £265 and the new policy is £345

And, yes, I trawled the web for hours 🤪

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3 hours ago, Foulsbane said:

Do I need to inform DVLA that my car has a changed suspension

I think you have to inform them of any modification but why not check with them for sure, your car is only insured if it is legally in a public space!

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17 minutes ago, Foulsbane said:

Right, here goes !

The Insurance company is Prudential.

Policy would run to 27th but terminated on 17th

So, £7 for 10 days, I'm okay with that.

Had to go elsewhere and no it was not cheaper.

Prudential policy says no to modified vehicles, suspension specific.

Big shame as their renewal was £265 and the new policy is £345

And, yes, I trawled the web for hours 🤪

Thanks Ron. The only unreasonable response seems to be their policy of not insuring modified cars, even though the modification was not in the sense of a modification designed to make it go faster, or be noisier.

For future reference I understand that the following companies are often not available via compare websites, but they can be telephoned or emailed for quotations.

SAGA

NFU

LV

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They were okay with the LPG conversion but suspension was a no no.

Not an issue, all sorted for another year.

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Saga are on the comparison sites as I insure through them. I know there are many factors that are involved, but they were for me by far the cheapest company.

John.

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Recently renewed my policy with LV. Two cars, LS 430 and wife’s Jazz Sport, business use included.....£379 for both, very pleased with that.

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3 hours ago, RgrWynne said:

Recently renewed my policy with LV. Two cars, LS 430 and wife’s Jazz Sport, business use included.....£379 for both, very pleased with that.

And so you should be young man.It is a steal!

Are they both on the same Policy Roger ?

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Yes they are John 🤓

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