How do I get cheaper car insurance when I’m over 60?
There are plenty of ways for over 60s to save money on their car insurance, especially if you’ve retired:
- Check your mileage
- Select your occupation
- Avoid auto-renewal
- Take an advanced driving course
Check your mileage. If you’re over 60 or have retired, you may be driving fewer miles than you used to. The higher your estimated mileage the more your insurance could cost, so try to be as accurate as you can.
Select your occupation is another way you could save. You could be nearing retirement, or already retired. Insurers use your job title to help calculate the cost of your insurance, so make sure to update this when getting your quote. Choose ‘retired’ – if that applies to you – instead of ‘unemployed’. See how your job title could affect your car insurance price.
Avoid auto-renewal to make sure you’re getting the best price. Staying loyal to an insurer isn’t always the cheapest option, here are savings to be made by comparing quotes. It’s not unusual to see prices go up, even if your circumstances haven’t changed and you’ve not made a claim. Many insurers offer introductory discounts for new customers. If you’ve been with an insurer for a year or two, you may see those discounts disappear.
Since April 2017, it’s been compulsory for insurers to show customers how much they paid for their policy the previous year. This makes it even easier to work out whether you’re being charged more or less to renew.
Take an advanced driving course. It’s never too late to up your game and improve your driving skills. In addition to making you an even safer driver, it may also bring your insurance prices down.
What our expert says:
Simple changes to your details - such as your mileage and job title – might save you some money. When you’re getting a quote, make sure these are as accurate as possible and you could make a saving.
Car insurance Product Manager
Need more help?
Yes. Your personal details, like your occupation, can affect the price you pay for your insurance. So, if your circumstances change, you should let your insurer know. Making sure your policy is up-to-date can help you avoid any issues if you need to make a claim.
This depends on the individual’s circumstances. Insurance companies take into account a wide range of factors when calculating the price of your insurance. This includes your age and driving history, your occupation, the car you drive and your estimated annual mileage. So if your annual mileage goes down and you don’t change car you may well pay less when you retire.
Our data shows that the older you get, the cheaper your car insurance becomes. The more experience you gain on the road should be reflected in your prices, although costs start to rise again for those over 80. Your individual price might vary depending on your circumstances. To check average costs in your region by age, take a look at our car insurance calculator.