Shopping for car insurance can be confusing and, at times, daunting. To help you get the best deal on your motor insurance, read our car insurance guides - covering everything from finding the right policy to suit you, to lowering your premiums with our top tips.
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Car seats and the lawThere are lots of rules when it comes to children and car seats. Our guide explains what you need to know
Car Insurance for TeenagersTeenagers often pay more than most for car insurance, but there are ways to cut the cost of cover – read our guide to learn more before you compare quotes
Car insurance and potholesPotholes causing you problems? If your car has been damaged by a pothole, here’s how to report the issue – and how to make a claim
Tips for driving on iceDriving on ice can be very dangerous, so it’s crucial that you are prepared and know what to do in advance when driving in icy conditions. Read our guide to find out how to drive safely on ice.
Car Insurance Group 11In this guide, we discuss everything you need to know about car insurance group 11 category and help you understand how your car insurance group affects the cost of your premiums.
Second car insuranceIf you have more than one car, it’s understandable you want to keep insurance costs as low as possible. Rather than take out two separate policies, there could be a cheaper option…
Car insurance and storm damageEverything you need to know about whether your car insurance covers damage after a storm and how to claim if your car is affected
Car insurance: MOT ChecklistIf your car is due its MOT and you're not sure how much it will cost or what's covered in the test, here's all you need to know…
Windscreen cover insuranceWindscreen insurance that covers the cost of repairs and replacements cannot be bought as a standalone policy but can be included as standard on a car insurance policy, or as an add-on.
TAX MY CARTaxing your car is a relatively straightforward process, but there are some things you’ll need to bear in mind. In our complete guide to taxing your car, you’ll discover how much it will cost, and whether you might be exempt based on the type of vehicle you have.
Speed Awareness Courses ExplainedIf you’re caught speeding, you may face a fine, points on your licence, or even a prison sentence. However, in more minor cases, you may be asked to attend a speed awareness course instead.
What is car insurance excessWhen make a claim on your car insurance, the pay-out will usually be reduced by an amount known as an excess. Find out here what an excess is and how to decide what voluntary excess you should choose.
Why is car insurance so expensive?With premiums at record highs, it’s little wonder so many of us feel our car insurance is too expensive. This article will help you discover how premiums are calculated and how you can get a cheaper deal
Car insurance renewalsDon’t leave renewing your car insurance until the last minute – renewing early can save you money
When is my car insurance due?Whether you pay monthly or annually for your car insurance, at the end of each year you have the choice to renew or take out a new policy. Here's a guide to how it all works.
Car insurance frontingCar insurance fronting is where someone declares themselves as the main driver of a car, when someone else will actually be driving it more. Fronting is illegal and is a type of car insurance fraud.
Car hire excess insurance explainedOur guide explains why you might need car hire excess insurance, and how to get the best deal for you so you can hit the road with confidence – wherever you are in the world
Cancelling car insuranceYou can cancel your car insurance at any time but you may have to pay a cancellation fee. Find out here how to cancel your car insurance and how much it will cost you.
Statutory Off Road NotificationsYou can use a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) to declare your car ‘off road’ if you don’t use it and don’t want to insure it. Here’s how
How does black box car insurance work?We explain in this guide how telematics car insurance or black box insurance works to help drivers to lower their insurance costs, by agreeing to let their insurer monitor how they drive.
Car Insurance Group 8Cars in group 8 will be reliable and affordable plus they will have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Car Insurance Group 6Cars in group 6 will be reliable, affordable and cheap to repair which means they have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Car Insurance Group 5If you’re looking for a way to cut your car insurance costs, picking one in insurance group 5 will be a good start.
Car Insurance Group 4Cars in group 4 are usually small, cheap to run and have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
The cheapest cars to insure for new driversComfort, safety, and affordability should be your main priorities when looking for a car, but it helps to know some of the other costs involved in buying a first car - like car insurance.
Taking a driving test in your own carIf you’re learning to drive in your own car, you may decide to take your practical test in it. This can make the experience easier, as it’s a car your familiar with, but you’ll need to check your car’s allowed before you arrive at the test centre.
What to do when you’ve passed your driving test You’ve passed your driving test and all the hours of learning have paid off but before you get out on the road, there’s a few important things to tick off. These include making sure you have the correct insurance, your car has an up-to-date MOT, if needed, and you’ve paid for its road tax.
Electric Car ChargingWith an electric vehicle, the need to ‘fill up your tank’ has been replaced with the need to ‘charge your battery’. Read on to learn all you need to know about electric car charging, including how much it costs.
What is a provisional licenceA provisional driving licence is the first thing you need when learning to drive and you’ll need it for your theory, hazard perception, and practical driving tests.
Learning to drive in a family carIf a parent is happy to take you out for some driving practice it can really help to build up your confidence and experience of driving, and could see you passing your test sooner. But before you set off, there are some learner driver rules you need to follow.
Get driving insurance on a parents’ carIf you’re driving your parent’s car, you’ll need to make sure you have the right kind of insurance in place. You can be added as a named driver to your parent’s policy whether you’re a learner or a new driver.
How much are driving lessons?Passing your test and being able to drive is a huge life experience and it gives you the freedom of being able to get behind the wheel on your own and drive anywhere you want to.
Yet before you start planning your first road trip, to get there you need to have driving lessons and these can be expensive. There are lots of ways to learn, from intensive short courses to weekly learning, and it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money.
Car Insurance Group 10Car insurance premium prices can be affected by what car insurance group your car falls under. Cars in group 10 will have some of the lowest car insurance costs. Read on to find out why.
Car insurance group 1If you’ve chosen a car from the insurance group 1, it’s likely to be one of the cheapest when it comes to insurance premiums.
Electric car benefitsElectric vehicles (EVs) have boosted in popularity in more recent years. What started off as a drive to help the environment has bought financial, performance, and social benefits too. And with the government’s impending ban on new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, you too may soon find yourself charging your car instead of fuelling it.
What happens if my car is written off?If your car is a write-off, it's no longer roadworthy and ownership of it is transferred to your car insurance provider. In this guide we'll explain the ins and outs of having a car written off and how your insurance can help.
Job titles and car insuranceWhat you do for a living can have a massive effect on your annual car insurance premiums – but if you give a careful answer, you might see a saving
Pass Plus Car InsurancePass Plus is a government-backed driving course that gives inexperienced motorists extra practical experience on the road. It should make you a better driver – but does it get you money off your car insurance?
Driving in Ireland with UK insuranceIf you’re a UK driving licence holder, driving in Ireland shouldn’t hold any fears. But there are a few differences you need to know about, including whether you’re covered by your car insurance
Private parking ticketsGetting back to your car to find a parking ticket on your windscreen can feel frustrating. Our guide covers when you can challenge a ticket, and how parking fines work
Personal accident coverIs personal accident insurance just another unwelcome aspect of so-called ‘compensation culture’, or is it a useful add-on to your car insurance?
Car insurance and driving licencesDriving licences come in different types depending on a range of factors – here’s how the type of licence you have can affect your car insurance premiums
Cosmetic car insuranceCosmetic car insurance covers minor damage to your car, such as dents and scratches – saving you from claiming on your regular insurance
Courtesy car insuranceA courtesy car can come in handy if your car is being repaired and if you need a courtesy car with your breakdown cover. Here’s how being insured to get a courtesy car can help you stay on the road.
Named driver car insuranceAdding an experienced driver to your car insurance policy can help you get cheaper cover, but it might not be useful for everyone
Whiplash insurance claimsWhiplash damage can be painful and long lasting, it can also be easily faked. Making a whiplash claim can be a complicated process but it is possible to get compensation for your injury.
It can be difficult to assess the extent of a whiplash injury and it is widely thought that a large proportion of whiplash compensation claims are exaggerated or invented for financial gain.
Car security and insuranceWhen it comes to car security, there are a number of ways you can protect your vehicle, deter thieves and even lower your insurance premiums. This guide looks at the steps you should take.
European car insuranceAre you planning to drive in Europe? You’ll be happy to know that it is easy for UK motorists to cruise through European countries. That said, it is important to make sure you are covered in the event of any unwanted mishaps along the way.
In this handy guide, MoneySuperMarket explores all you need to know about European car insurance. This will allow you to enjoy your road trip with well-deserved peace of mind.
Joint car insuranceYour car insurance can cover several drivers or several cars – you just need the right sort of policy
How Can I Check My Car Insurance?Car insurance is a legal requirement – even if your car just sits in the garage – unless your vehicle has been declared off the road
Performance car insuranceExtra-powerful cars come with extra-expensive car insurance policies, but as ever there are ways of cutting costs
Car insurance invalidationIf you need to make a car insurance claim, the last thing you want is for your policy to be invalid – here’s how it can happen, and how you can avoid it
No-deposit car insuranceThere’s no such thing as no-deposit car insurance, but you may be able to find other ways to keep your up-front costs low
Car insurance postcode checkerInsurers take a number of factors into account when they set your car insurance premiums – and your postcode is one of them. Find out why this matters to insurers, and where cover is the cheapest in the UK
Car Insurance ClaimCar insurance claims aren’t always straightforward – here’s our guide on how they work and what you need to do
Driving with criminal convictionsIf you have a criminal conviction, your car insurance options are likely to be limited and expensive – even if your conviction isn’t related to driving. But it’s usually possible to find cover, with specialist insurers able to help
Pets and car insuranceCould taking your pet for a drive affect your car insurance? Our guide has everything you need to know about travelling with a pet
Cheapest cars to insureEver wonder which cars were cheapest to insure? What about for younger drivers, or for those over 50? Here’s what the MoneySuperMarket data tells us…
Car insurance: Petrol vs DieselThere are many differences between petrol and diesel cars – but the choice you make could end up saving you money, even on your insurance