Car insurance

You could save up to £222* & get a FREE
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*Based on online independent research by Consumer Intelligence (February '15). 50% of car insurance customers could save £222.59.

What you'll need to get a car insurance quote

Getting a quote takes about 5 minutes, but having the following to hand could speed up your quote.

car icon Details of the car - The reg number isn't needed to get a quote, but you'll need it to buy your insurance. You'll also need to declare any modifications made to the car.

 no claims bonus icon No-claims bonus (NCB) - Could give you up to 75% discount on your insurance. Generally, 5 years is the max NCB, but some companies discount up to 8 years or more.

driving licence icon Driving licence and convictions - The type of licence, how long you've held it and details of any speeding tickets, points or disqualifications you've had in the last 5 years.

additional car drivers icon Details of any other drivers - You'll need other drivers' names and licence details to add them to any policy.

 Insurance claims icon Previous claims or accidents - If you've been in an accident or raised a claim in the past 5 years, you'll need details of the date, claim cost and accident type.

If you have a pickup and are looking for insurance, you'll need to use our van insurance process. This is because generally 4x4s are classified as cars and pickup trucks are not due to their longer wheel base and the fact they often exceed 3.5 tonnes.

Current price trends

In July 2015, we published the latest update to the car insurance price index, our quarterly analysis of comprehensive insurance policy pricing in the UK.

The Q2 2015 update shows the average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy stood at £600. This means that prices have seen an increase of 1.5% (£9) against the first quarter of 2015, and an annual increase of £21 (3.6%).

Interested in how prices for your region, age or gender have changed? Take a look at our price index calculator or read our summaries below:

Q2 2015 Car insurance price index

How can help you compare and save

Helping you save

The team are always trying to make it even easier to compare prices and reduce the price of your insurance.

  • Special offers Looking for something extra? Take a look at the current exclusive deals and special offers.
  • QuickQuote The fastest way to get a cheap car insurance quote. If you've used us before, simply enter your email address and the car registration number to get a quote in seconds.
  • Blackbox insurance We are at the forefront of promoting telematics technology, which could reduce prices for careful drivers. This can be especially helpful for young drivers with high insurance prices.

Helping you stay in the know

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Are you paying too much for insurance? Every 3 months we review insurance prices across the UK. Check the average price for your age and region.

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What does the future of motoring look like? Our in-depth report looks at whether our cities will become carless in the next 20 years. 

Help logo Car insurance guides

Unsure about what type of cover you'll need? Take a look at our guides for some useful information.

Why use over other comparison sites

Keep the search for cheap car insurance simple.

  • You won't find a cheaper price by going direct to the insurer
  • 9 out of 10 customers would recommend us to a friend*
  • We were the first insurance comparison site in the UK

We search for quotes from trusted brands including:

AA, Admiral, Asda, Churchill, Elephant, Kwik Fit, More Th>n, Sheila's Wheels, Tesco and many more

How customers rate us

4.6 out of 5 stars car insurance customers rated us 4.6 out of 5 based on 1,985 reviews from the last 12 months (as at July 2015). Read our reviews

Corrine from Bradford wrote on 23rd June - "I found the best and cheapest deal on car insurance through I would recommend them to everyone."

* Research conducted by Out of 523 respondents, 94.5% said they would recommend to a friend (November - January 2015).

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