Admiral is a Cardiff-based, FTSE 100 financial services company offering car insurance to a broad range of customers, from young and new drivers to much older and more experienced motorists.

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4 green stars

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Why choose Admiral car insurance?

  • 30 years of experience providing car insurance
  • Range of optional add-ons so you can tailor your policy to suit you
  • 24/7 emergency helpline

Who is Admiral?

Admiral is a Cardiff-based, FTSE 100 financial services company offering car insurance to many customers, from young, new drivers to older, more experienced motorists.

Admiral has a reputation for value and clear customer service. Their employees have sold more than 22 million policies since beginning business in 1993, and Defaqto rates their car insurance 5 stars. The Personal Finance Awards voted it Best Car Insurance Provider for nine years running.

Admiral also offers multi-car insurance, which allows you to get potential discounts and insure all your cars in one easy-to-manage policy. It includes family members living in different locations too.

You can manage your cover via the Admiral app.The company is active on social media, sharing useful guides like how to keep safe on the road and protect your premium.

Admiral has consistently picked up awards for a positive workplace culture that focuses on wellbeing. It's aware of BAME and LGBT+ rights and works against discrimination like ageism.

In 2022, Great Places to Work UK listed it fourth among the best workplaces in the country. Admiral's made the list for 22 consecutive years.

The publicly-owned Welsh company floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2004. It now employs more than 10,000 people. Admiral's brands include Elephant and Veygo.

Admiral car insurance policy details

Admiral offers a selection of car insurance policies and types. Not all policies and types are available through our site, so the exact levels of cover and benefits may vary. Before buying car insurance, we recommend checking the cover and benefits.

Admiral offers 3 levels of car insurance:

Third party only: This is the minimum level of cover required to drive on UK roads. This level of cover protects you if an accident involving your car injures someone. It'll also cover you for damage to someone else's property.

Third party fire and theft: This level covers you for everything included with third party insurance, plus damage to your vehicle caused by fire or theft.

Comprehensive: This is the highest level of cover you can get. It includes all the benefits of third party, fire and theft but also provides cover if an accident damages your car. There are four tiers of comprehensive insurance on offer:

  • Essential
  • Admiral
  • Gold
  • Platinum

Essential includes repairs if an accident damages your car. It also provides up to £5,000 of cover for injury or death due to an accident.

Admiral covers everything included with an Essential policy, as well as new vehicle replacement if yours is less than 12 months old and written off following an accident or theft. It also includes personal belongings and windscreen cover.

Gold offers the same cover as Admiral, with enhanced personal belongings cover, motor legal protection, and cover for travel expenses should you need to pay for transport following an accident.

Platinum is the highest level of comprehensive cover and provides the same cover as a Gold policy, plus breakdown cover.

Admiral also offers a telematics, or black box, policy with Littlebox. This type of policy tends to be popular with younger drivers who typically have higher insurance costs. It records your driving behaviour and gives you a score based on how safely you drive. The better your score, the lower your insurance costs could at renewal.

Admiral optional extras

There are a range of extras that you can add to your insurance policy for a cost. Some of these may be included as standard if you choose a third party, fire and theft or comprehensive policy. However, they can be worth considering if they aren’t already included in your cover:

  • Windscreen cover is included as standard in comprehensive policies but can be added to third party or third party, fire and theft to repair and replace your windscreen.
  • Motor legal protection covers legal costs incurred following an accident that wasn't your fault.
  • Hire vehicle cover gets you a courtesy car if yours is written off or stolen. It's more extensive than with the default courtesy car you get with Admiral comprehensive policies.
  • Personal injury cover means policyholders and named drivers are covered if an accident results in accidental death or injury. It also provides up to £200 per day if you need to be admitted to or are treated in A&E following an accident.
  • Breakdown cover allows you to choose from Roadside Assistance cover, National cover or European cover, depending on your needs.

Contact Admiral

You can call Admiral's claims team at 0333 220 2033.

Lines are open:

  • Mon to Fri: 8am-6pm
  • Sat: 9am-4pm
  • Sun: 10am-4pm.

You can contact Admiral via webchat and email on their website.

You can also write at:

Tŷ Admiral,
David Street,
CF10 2EH

Admiral is a trading name of EUI Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference no. 309378).

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Page last reviewed: 05/06/2023

Reviewed by: Louise Thomas