What details do I need to compare quotes?It takes about 5 minutes to get a car insurance quote and if you’ve used us before, it’s even quicker than that. Having the following details at hand can speed things up:
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:
What level of cover should I choose?
There are three main levels of car insurance to choose from but it's worth comparing prices as the lowest level isn't always the cheapest option.
We've covered the three levels of cover in more detail in our guide to car insurance policy types.
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How can I get cheap car insurance?
With the average comprehensive policy now costing £770 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:
While getting a good price is important, it's also worth making sure the policy you choose has the right level of cover you need to protect you and your car. This might mean cheapest isn't always the best choice for you.
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Got more 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 car insurance 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 insurer.
The majority of insurance companies 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 insurer before purchasing the policy to see if they're able to accept any NCB from a company car.
If you can’t find your exact job title, it could be listed under a similar description instead. For example, if you’re an IT manager, try entering ‘computer’ or ‘manager’ to see if another option fits the bill.
If you’re worried that your choice doesn’t describe your job properly, don’t be. You’ll be able to confirm it with your insurer before you commit to buy.
Generally, yes – the price of your quote will change if you alter the annual mileage.
Your mileage is taken into account by your insurer when calculating your price. Make sure you’re as accurate as possible, as underestimating your mileage could invalidate a future claim.
If you have a standard 12-month car insurance policy in the UK, you’ll usually be covered to drive in some European countries for up to 30 days. The countries that are covered and the level of cover you have can vary depending on your insurer.
If you have comprehensive cover in the UK, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have the same cover while driving abroad. You may only have the most basic third-party cover when you’re driving in Europe.
Still got questions? Take a look at our full list of FAQs.
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