What details do I need to get a cheap car insurance quote?
What kind of car 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:
We've covered the three levels of cover in more detail in our guide to insurance policy types.
What are the different types of car 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:
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How can I get cheap car insurance?
With the average comprehensive policy now costing £783 a year**, it's more important than ever to shop around and compare prices. Even while you compare, there are things you can change that may help you get cheaper insurance:
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Got questions about car insurance? Our FAQs could help.
When you get quotes through Confused.com, you'll usually see 'soft searches' on your credit report. These are nothing to worry about. They're only visible to you and don't affect your credit rating. A 'soft search' is usually just used to confirm your identity.
The only time you'll see a 'hard' search on your credit history is if you choose to buy an insurance policy and pay for it monthly. This is because the monthly payment is paid over a contract period (usually 12 months) and the insurer needs to check you'll be able to cover the cost over the length of the policy.
To get an estimate, if you know on average how many miles you drive a week, you can multiply that figure by 52 to give you a yearly figure.
Alternatively, if you've had your car for a year or more, you can compare the mileage on last year's MOT document to this year's. If you don't have the documents to hand, you can use the GOV.UK MOT checker to find the details.
This is the amount you'd have to pay in the event of a claim, in addition to any compulsory excesses set by the insurance provider.
The majority of insurance providers will only accept your NCB if you've earned it as a policy holder of a privately insured car.
When getting a quote, please enter your total NCB years as 0.
However, you may want to contact your chosen provider before purchasing the policy to see if they're able to accept any NCB from a company car.
Still got questions? Take a look at our full list of FAQs.
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- We make buying cheap car insurance less confusing.
- We search hundreds of prices from a range of trusted insurance providers to find you the best deal.
- We help you avoid price increases at renewal time. On average Confused.com customers saved £255*.
- Not only could you save money, but with our product ratings, money-saving tips and handy guides, finding the best cover for you is made easy.
If you decide to buy through us, we get a small fee from the provider. The most important point to note is that we don't make money at your expense. Comparing with us costs you nothing!
Why use Confused.com to compare car insurance quotes?
Confused.com is the UK’s first and longest-running insurance comparison website. We make buying car insurance less confusing. We search hundreds of prices from a range of trusted insurance providers to find you the best deal. Not only could you save up to £255*, but with our product ratings, money-saving tips and handy guides, finding the best cover for you is made easy.
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