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Is it a lot?

I insured the car early December last year. Thinking I won't be using it a great deal, I took a 4000 miles a year option.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have just increased the mileage per year to 8000 miles.
Including an admin fee, they have charged me an extra £140 until renewal.

Does that seem a lot of money?
 

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I insured the car early December last year. Thinking I won't be using it a great deal, I took a 4000 miles a year option.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have just increased the mileage per year to 8000 miles.
Including an admin fee, they have charged me an extra £140 until renewal.

Does that seem a lot of money?
What was the original premium ?
Rates have risen plus insurance tax and of course you are over a barrel :(
 

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It was about £480. The reason I was a bit shocked, was that a friend of mine was only charged around 45p (+ £25 admin) for an extra 3000 miles, on a more expensive car.
 

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It was about £480. The reason I was a bit shocked, was that a friend of mine was only charged around 45p (+ £25 admin) for an extra 3000 miles, on a more expensive car.
45p, that is surely a mistake ?
In any event I doubt that you can discover what is a reasonable figure.
Circumstances are so different and so many factors are involved in determining a premium.
I only paid around £200 for the whole year on my XF.
Last premium on my present car was £184 so who can say what is reasonable for yourself, albeit for a mileage risk for a few months.
 

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I agree, but looking on car insurance comparison sites, changing the mileage from 4 to 8000 changes the premium by about £35.
I shall be more careful at renewal time.
 

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I agree, but looking on car insurance comparison sites, changing the mileage from 4 to 8000 changes the premium by about £35.
I shall be more careful at renewal time.
Did you comment/protest when you were given the figure ?
Might be worth telling them what you have discovered and ask if they have made a mistake.
 
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