Why does my car's amount covered go down each year but my premium goes up?
Your insurance premium takes into account various factors, including, for example, the costs of fixing your car in the event of a claim. This cost will vary depending on whether the car must be replaced if it is a total loss or if it can be repaired. Whilst the value of most cars will decrease over time (lowering the replacement cost) these total loss claims occur much less frequently than accidental damage claims. Accidental damage claims require the car to be repaired and the cost of this usually increases each year in line with increases in the cost of parts, paint and labour. Therefore, completing the same repair to the same car will probably cost more in future years, even though the value of the car may reduce.