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*51% consumers could save up to £212. Consumer Intelligence Aug 2015

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Why use MoneySuperMarket

MoneySuperMarket can find you a better deal

Times are tough so it's more important than ever not to pay over the odds for your car insurance. But whether you're a brand new driver fighting against eye-wateringly high premiums or an experienced motorist discovering loyalty doesn't pay, you're in the right place at MoneySuperMarket to find the best deal for you.
  • Our research tells us that 51% of people could save £212 on their car insurance when they use MoneySuperMarket**

  • We're here to help British households make the most of their money

  • MoneySuperMarket is the UK's #1 price comparison website. We are 100% independent

  • You can compare over 139 car insurance quotes in less than five minutes, making sure you get the best deal***

How much are Brits paying for car insurance?

Car insurance is one of those expenses which can be a real pain in the pocket, so make sure you aren't paying more than you need to.

Our research shows that certain regions of the UK face hefty average car insurance costs of more than £500, making it more important than ever to look at ways to drive costs down.

If you live in the north-west, you're likely to face the steepest costs, but average premiums are also high if you live in the West Midlands or Yorkshire and the Humber.

Nearly 6 million drivers across the UK waste £113 each by not shopping round for a better deal at renewal. Remember that when it comes to car insurance, loyalty rarely pays, with insurers usually reserving their best deals for new customers.

MoneySuperMarket can help you find the best deal possible, whether you're looking for short-term or telematics/ black box insurance or whether it's for one car or multiple vehicles.

We can also help you if you're a young driver struggling to find affordable cover, or if you're a classic car owner looking for specialist cover. With just a few clicks, you can compare 145 car insurance companies to find the right policy.

How can MoneySuperMarket help me save money on my car insurance?

You can compare quotes from over 145 car insurance providers to help you find the best possible deal for your needs. All you need to do is put in a few details about you and your car and the site does all the hard work for you.

According to research by Consumer Intelligence 51% of customers who search for car insurance through MoneySuperMarket could save up to £212.

What information do I need to run an insurance quote?

There are a few details you have to give in order to get your quote.

What you'll need:

  • Your car number plate
  • Any modifications you've made
  • An estimate of how many miles you drive each year
  • The type of licence you hold, how long you've had it for
  • Your occupation
  • Details of any points, speeding tickets or disqualifications you've had in the last 5 years, and any accidents you've had or claims you've made
  • Any no-claims bonus
  • Is anyone else going to drive your car? If so, you'll need their names and licence details too.

What kind of insurance should I get?

There are three main kinds of car insurance policy to choose from.

  • Third party car insurance is the lowest level of cover. It insures against damage and injuries that you, or your passenger, cause to another person or their property in an accident. It doesn't pay for any damage or injury to you or your car.
  • Third party (fire and theft) car insurance provides third party cover as above, but it will also pay to repair or replace your car if it's stolen, damaged or destroyed by fire.
  • Comprehensive cover offers the most protection as it protects your car and other people's property.

How can I save on my car insurance?

There are lots of things you can do to reduce the cost of cover.

You might want to think about increasing your excess. This is the part of any insurance claim you have to pay yourself. Make sure it is still affordable though.

Get your mileage right too. This is really important as if you overestimate, you'll be paying for miles you don't use.

If you're a younger driver, you might want to think about adding a more experienced named driver to reduce your premiums. Don't be tempted to put them down as the main driver, though, as that's illegal and will invalidate your cover.

If you can afford to, try to pay for your cover in a lump sum up-front. This will save you the interest you have to pay on monthly payments.

What are the various types of car insurance?

In addition to standard car insurance, there are specialist versions:

  • Black box: your car is fitted with a black box or global positioning system (GPS) which transmits information back to the insurance company via a satellite. Insurers monitor things such as the times of day and night you're behind the wheel, average speeds, acceleration, braking and cornering and calculate premiums accordingly.
  • Multi-car: covers all the cars registered at a particular address. If you've got several cars, this sometimes can be more cost-effective than having lots of different policies.
  • Short-term or temporary:  cover which you can take out for a day if you need to, or for up to a month if you need a longer policy.
  • Learner: if you're learning to drive, a learner policy will give you comprehensive cover to drive someone else's car.
  • Classic car: specialist cover for owners of classic cars.

What is legal protection cover?

Legal protection cover provides you with legal assistance to claim back any expenses that you might face if you're involved in an accident that wasn't your fault.

These expenses can include any loss of income, your policy excess, and personal injury to you or anyone who was in the car with you at the time of the accident. It can usually be included on your policy for a small additional premium.

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Everyone can save money using our car insurance comparison site

From straightforward car insurance to something more specialised, such as classic car insurance, MoneySupermarket has you covered. See our full list of car insurance guides.

Compare prices from leading UK car insurance companies

We compare prices from more than 139 UK car insurance providers, saving you time and money by giving you a broad view of the market in just a few clicks.

Frequently asked car insurance questions

Do you have questions about car insurance? We've put together this handy list of answers to some of the most commonly asked car insurance questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we make money

We like being straightforward at MoneySuperMarket, so we want to let you know how we get paid.

How do we make money on car insurance at MoneySuperMarket?

When someone buys their car insurance through MoneySuperMarket, the insurance company pays us a fee.

Do we offer the 'whole of market' on car insurance?

We try to, but not every car insurance company wants to work with us.

We include as many insurance companies as we can on MoneySuperMarket.

How do our relationships with car insurance companies affect our service to you?

We never allow insurance companies to get in the way of what's best for our customers. So we always display car insurance by its benefits to you - such as the cheapest price and what services are included - never by what's best for an insurance company.

Why are we telling you this?

Our services are always free to you, our customers. But we think it's important that we're transparent about how we earn money, so you can be confident we put our customers first.

Important information

Here's some important information about the services MoneySuperMarket provides. Please read and retain for your own records.

About our service


Moneysupermarket is rated 4.5/5 based on 4,946 reviews from the last 12 months. Read our reviews.

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**51% of consumers could save up to £212. Consumer Intelligence Aug 2015

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