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What details do I need to get a car insurance quote?


Details of the car

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The car's number plate is useful, but not essential to get a quote. Please declare any modifications.

No-claims bonus (NCB)

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Details of your NCB in years. You can request this from your insurance provider.

Details of any other drivers

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You’ll need other drivers’ names and licence details to add them to any policy.

Driving licence & convictions

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Type of licence; how long you've had it; details of any points or disqualifications from the last 5 years.

Previous claims or accidents

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Date, claim cost and accident type for any accidents or claims in the last 5 years.

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.

What kind of insurance should I get? When you get a quote, we'll ask you what kind of insurance you're looking for.

There are three main levels of cover to choose from:

  • Third-party is the lowest level of cover available. It insures you against damage caused to someone else or their property, including your passengers, as the result of an accident. It doesn't cover your car against repair or replacement.
  • Third-party, fire and theft offers the same level of cover as third-party, but also covers your car for repair or replacement if it's stolen or damaged by fire.
  • Comprehensive offers the most protection, covering you and your car, as well as other people and their property.

We've covered the three levels of cover in more detail in our guide to insurance policy types.

What are the different types of insurance available?

A standard policy will usually cover a single car for 12 months. But, depending on your needs, other types are available. These include:

  • Multi-car: Insure all the cars at your address and get a discount.
  • Temporary: Short-term cover from one to 28 days.
  • Black box/telematics: Uses an app on your phone or box installed in your car to monitor your driving. Information such as when you drive, your speed, braking and handling is captured and shared with the insurance company to base policy prices on.
  • Learner: Cover for those learning to drive in their own or someone else's car.
  • Classic car: Cover specifically designed for owners of classic cars. For insurance purposes, a classic car can be any car that's older than 15 years.
  • Business: If you use your car for more than just domestic use, including business driving away from your normal place of work, you’ll need a business policy.

Price trends for drivers - who's saving the most?

In October 2016, we published the latest update to the Confused.com car insurance price index, our quarterly analysis of comprehensive insurance policy pricing in the UK.

This latest update shows the largest average increase in comprehensive premiums since 2011.

The average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy now stands at £737, an increase of 17% year-on-year.

This is an annual increase of a staggering £109 on drivers' premiums, making it more important than ever to shop around and compare prices. 

Interested in how prices for your region, age or gender have changed? Take a look at our price index calculator to get an estimated cost on your car insurance.

Price index Q3 avg. comprehensive insurance price

How Confused.com can help drivers save time, money and effort

Helping you save

The Confused.com team are always trying to make it even easier to compare your best 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. 

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

Why use Confused.com?

Keep the search for cheap car insurance simple

  • We were the first insurance comparison site in the UK.
  • We help you - the driver - to win on all things motor.
  • We search for quotes from trusted brands like AA, Admiral, Churchill, Kwik Fit and many more.

What people think of us

Richard from Halifax wrote on 31 October 2016 "Very user friendly and efficient. Will certainly use again."

Jacqueline from Weston-super-Mare wrote on 28 October 2016 "Very easy to use and good details about the services provided by the companies."

Paul from Berkshire wrote on 27 October 2016 "I have been using Confused.com for many years. Find it the best value and an easy to use website."

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