The second oldest four-wheel drive car brand in the world – just pipped to the post by Jeep – Land Rover. Their long history at the forefront of off-road motoring dates back to 1948, when Rover’s chief designer Maurice Wilks took it upon himself to spearhead the development of tough British rival to the Jeep. The resulting vehicle – burly enough to tackle challenging off-road conditions and equipped with a suitably no-nonsense body – defined the budding Land Rover identity.
Today’s Land Rovers undoubtedly still embody the same rugged characteristics as those early models, but the brand now matches rough and ready performance with refined aesthetics and luxurious interiors. Indeed, Land Rover is now synonymous with high end prestige, especially Range Rover models like the Vogue and Autobiography, which offer the sort of luxury and sophistication you’d expect from a Bentley.
Why do I need Land Rover GAP insurance?
If you’re the proud owner of a Land Rover, you probably don’t want to cut corners when it comes to protecting your investment, which is why GAP insurance makes sense as an additional level of protection.
It’s wise to consider the limits of your existing insurance policy in the event of a write-off, even if you’d rather not contemplate the worst-case scenario. Nearly half a million cars are written-off in the UK every year, so it really does make sense to protect yourself against the possibility.
Sadly, in the event of a write-off or theft, many motorists find that their standard insurance pays out significantly less than the sum they need to replace their car. This is because most standard policies pay out the current value of a car, which is typically short of the figure you’d need to buy a new like-for-like replacement.
Depreciation typically knocks about 60% off a car’s value over three years. So, were you to buy a new Range Rover Sport for £70,000, it may be worth £28,000 three years later. Consequently, your insurer may only offer a £28,000 payout in the event of a write-off, meaning you’d have to find another £42,000 to replace your car with the same model. This is where MotorEasy GAP Insurance comes into its own.
What do I get with MotorEasy?
GAP Insurance covers the difference between the amount your standard insurance policy pays out and the amount you’d need to buy a new like-for-like replacement. It’s a great way to ensure you’re fully covered in the event of a write-off.
The case for GAP cover is even stronger if you’re paying for your car with a leasing arrangement or PCP financing, which could leave you exposed to considerable debt in the event of a write-off.
Available for all cars up to 8 years old (or with up to 80,000 miles on the clock), MotorEasy GAP Insurance represents a smart, easy and affordable way to remove these risks and enjoy your Land Rover.
If you’re wondering how common write-offs really are and whether it’s worth investing in GAP insurance, you may be interested to learn that over half a million cars are written-off every year in the UK alone.
No one wants to contemplate the threat of a write-off, but it’s easy to see why so many motorists see the value of GAP insurance as a protection against being caught short.
MotorEasy GAP insurance offers cover against more than just accidental damage. Our GAP insurance policy also protects you against car theft, which accounts for a significant number of write-offs every year. In fact, statistics show that the threat of car theft is on the rise. 112,174 motor vehicles were stolen in the UK in 2017/18, which is the equivalent of 307 every day. Sadly, that figure also represents a significant increase on previous years and the continuation of a 50% upsurge in car theft over the last five years.
Getting your Land Rover GAP insurance quote
MotorEasy Land Rover GAP Insurance is quick and easy to obtain. For a free quote, our GAP Insurance page provides all the information you need, as well as a handy tool to make the whole process even more hassle-free.