What details do I need to get a quote?It takes about 5 minutes to get car insurance 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 cover 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.
Why use Confused.com to compare car insurance?
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We help you avoid price increases at renewal time and on average you could save up to £276*. If you do 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!
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How can I get cheap car insurance?
With the average comprehensive policy now costing £815 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.
Car insurance policy features (add-ons)
How much does car insurance cost?
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 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.
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