Had a bit of bother today. My Hastings policy covering the C280 expires today and is subject to automatic renewal (unless I call them to cancel before the expiry/renewal date). OK I thought, I'll just let it auto renew. However, today (the renewal date) I checked on the MID data base and guess what, it says my car is NOT COVERED today. Upon speaking with Hastings, a very polite and helpful lady said that the auto renewal would take place today and the MID would be updated immediately but it might take 7 days for it to show up ! My problem is that although the policy renews today, the MID says NO INSURANCE and I haven't got my new insurance certificate which could take 5 working days to arrive. How do I prove the car is insured should I get stopped ? Also, I understand an automatic warning letter is sent out but I've done nothing wrong. In fact, during the conversation today with Hastings, they manually renewed the policy and took payment as I wanted to be absolutely certain the cover had been renewed. I hope they don't duplicate the payment as a result - I am assured this won't happen. Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhh !!!!!!!!