Service quotes in secs

Time 7:56 am, May 16, 2012

A REVOLUTIONARY new service from could stop customers ‘doing a runner’ out of car showrooms.

Called QuickQuote, customers just need to text the registration number of the car they’ve set their heart on in the dealership to 66800 to get the cheapest quote in seconds.

Often used as an excuse by customers to walk-away from a car deal, buyers now needn’t go away and spend time online searching for the cheapest insurance deal.

Dealers can suggest the service to the buyer to persuade them not to ‘do a runner’.

Texts cost from £1, and with the cheapest insurance quote in their hands, customers may be more likely to deal on a their dream car there and then.

The service quotes from 130 insurance providers from, and provides the cheapest car insurance premium available on the website.

Mike Hoban, marketing director at, said: ‘The mobile phone has revolutionised the way that we shop and shopping for car insurance has simply been made easier.

‘By using QuickQuote to its advantage drivers can shop around and get the best quotes and hopefully save a hefty packet on the cost of car insurance in the process.

‘For new car hunters it allows them to find out the kind of car insurance premiums that they could expect on a particular type of vehicle at any place or time; even on the vehicle forecourt, helping to make the big decision a little bit easier.’

The new service is live, and car buyers must have already used and have registered on the site to use QuickQuote.

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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