- Nearly a third (29%) of owners prefer their second car to their main car
- Owners love second cars so much that a fifth (20%) give them an affectionate name
- LV= has become the latest insurer to provide a multi car product for drivers
New research released today from LV=, the UK's third largest car insurer, reveals that nearly a third  (29%) of second car owners love them more than their main car showing that the well-loved, unsung heroes and run-around vehicles play a vital part in family life.
When it comes to adoration for second cars, over one and a half million , or a fifth, of second cars are affectionately named, with a third of drivers reporting their second car was named by their partner. 43% of men say their partner named the vehicle vs 27% of women.
The colour of love also appears to be an inspiration for second cars’ names, with Little Red, Poppy and Ruby filling three of the top four places.
Top ten car names:
- Little Red
The areas of the UK where drivers name their cars most are; Brighton (31%), Cardiff (29%) and Manchester (24%). Meanwhile, 17-24-year olds come out on top in comparison to other age groups, with nearly a third (29%) of young drivers saying they name their cars.
Urging people to show their love for the unsung heroes of modern households, LV= Managing Director of Car Insurance, Selwyn Fernandes, said: "Not all second cars will be flashy cars. In fact, for many people they are the reliable car that is integral to helping family life run smoothly. At LV=, we want to support our customers in any way we can, so we felt it made complete sense to add multi-car insurance to the products we provide. It can deliver significant savings and offers the ease of holding all policies in one place, giving reassurance and confidence to households facing the pressures of modern life."
To find out more about LV= multi car insurance, visit https://www.lv.com/car-insurance/multi-car-insurance.