September 20, 2011 01:00 ET

Safeguard Offers Guidance for First Time Caravan Buyers

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2011) - Safeguard UK is offering some useful tips to first time caravan buyers after it saw a surge in caravan insurance quotes over the summer months.

According to Safeguard, a caravan is a long-term investment that may be expensive so it is very important to choose the right caravan.

Safeguard is offering the following tips to first time buyers:

-- Do not rush into buying the first caravan you see. It is important to take time to decide what it is that the caravan will be used for e.g. weekends away, travelling abroad or long holidays in the UK.

-- Experiment with a short holiday in a rented caravan, similar to the type you want to buy to give you a good idea of the size and space that will be needed to feel comfortable.

-- Check out caravan shows so you can see a range of models and sizes to get a feel of what you want. New caravans will come with many benefits such as warranties, the latest technology and reliable fittings. However, they are the more costly option.

-- Consider buying a second hand caravan at a cheaper price, but always remember to check the vehicle before you agree to purchase.

-- Always compare the prices of the caravan insurance quotes that you receive for the model you want to buy before you make your purchase.

As with any expensive purchases, Safeguard recommends that buyers view a variety of models and sizes before making a decision.

Rita Saddler, Safeguard Manager said, "Buying a caravan for the first time is a very exciting prospect but it is important that buyers don't get carried away and go for the first one they see. A caravan is a long term investment so it is essential that you get the right model to suit your needs."

Notes to editors:

  • Safeguard is the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited.
  • Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazines
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance retailer
  • Safeguard has an award winning website

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