Mum makes daughter’s 18th birthday wishes come true with marmalade’s fuel & go


Posted by Media Team on 29 April 2016

Maths teacher and mother of two Karen Acton from Worsley, Manchester, wanted to ensure her daughter Kirsten’s 18th birthday was special. With the help of Marmalade’s Fuel & Go scheme, she bought a new Fiat 500 car for her daughter, which includes free insurance for a year – and it was all a surprise for the birthday girl.

Karen says: “I first heard about Marmalade from a family member and when I contacted the team they were great. They helped me organise the car as a surprise for Kirsten’s 18th birthday. I had to insure the car on my own insurance for a couple of days so the team at Marmalade were brilliant and didn’t speak to my daughter, which I understand they usually have to do, before the surprise. It worked really well and Kirsten didn’t suspect a thing until the big reveal.”

Karen continues: “As safety was my greatest concern regarding Kirsten’s driving I was keen for her to have the safest and best car I could afford, and I knew she would love the new Fiat 500. I want to make sure she gets the experience she needs to become confident about her driving skills, and the only way to do that is to get out there and practice.”

“Another bonus was that with Marmalade’s Fuel & Go scheme, insurance is free for a year. It seemed such a good deal – too good to miss!”

Kirsten says: “Getting my Fiat 500 was all a total surprise and it was the best present – it’s lovely having my own new car before my test! “Learning to drive is really important to me so I won’t have to rely on others for lifts once I pass, particularly as I have a part-time job. At the moment my parents are picking me up late at the end of shifts which is not ideal."

Marmalade’s Fuel & Go scheme offers an affordable option when adding up the likely monthly outgoings associated with a second-hand car. It’s the only product to offer drivers as young as 17 a new car with 12 months’ free insurance and they can choose from a wide range of cars from leading manufacturers including Ford, Fiat, Vauxhall, Volkswagen Peugeot and Citroen.

All cars on the Fuel & Go scheme are fitted with Marmalade’s black box technology which helps young drivers develop safer driving skills. Reassuringly, for parents and young drivers alike, Marmalade drivers are four times less likely to have an accident in their first six months of driving, compared to the national average 2.

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