Understanding car insurance groups and how they affect your premium can help you save money on your car insurance.
By law, all cars over three years old must have a valid MOT certificate to prove they are roadworthy. Failure to renew each year can lead to big fines. That said, it is always good practice to regularly ensure your vehicle is safe and running well.
You have to take out car insurance to drive your car in the UK, but there’s little point getting double insurance by buying more than one policy. Here’s why
Telematics car insurance or black box insurance is a way for drivers to lower their insurance costs, by agreeing to let their insurer monitor how they drive.
Car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK. Many people buy an annual policy and after the year is up, they will need to renew or take out a new policy. Here's how to find out when your policy is up for renewal and how to find a good deal.
Need 24-hour car cover? Read our guide to find out how and when this type of temporary cover can help
Car insurance policies don’t just protect your motor – some cover your car keys too
Use our guide to work out how much you should be paying for your car insurance and why
Our 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
Our guide to Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) insurance explains how GAP insurance works and how you can get the cover you need.
Use our money-saving tips to find the right car insurance policy at the right price and cut the cost of your premium.
Don’t leave renewing your car insurance until the last minute – you could save as much as 17% by being prepared
By helping catch bogus claims, CUE keeps the cost of insurance down for everybody
When 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.
Are 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.
If 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…
Your car insurance premiums are affected by factors including where you park your car – see where the best and worst spots are
You need car insurance to drive in the UK, wherever you come from. Find out more with our guide to car insurance for foreign drivers
It’s vital to have the right track day insurance for your vehicle. Find out more with our no-nonsense guide…
There are lots of rules when it comes to children and car seats. Our guide explains what you need to know
There are a number of different types of car insurance, so here's how to pick the right one for your needs
You don’t have to own a car to get yourself insured on it – but you do need the owner’s permission!
Everything you need to know about car insurance and medical disclosure
Paying annually for car insurance might mean a bigger initial payment, but it does work out cheaper - here's why
You 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
Our guide to picking the best car insurance when driving abroad, and what all the options offer
Everything you need to know about whether your car insurance covers damage after a storm and how to claim if your car is affected
Extra-powerful cars come with extra-expensive car insurance policies, but as ever there are ways of cutting costs
Putting the wrong type of fuel in your car is surprisingly common – and you can cover yourself against it
Professional sportspeople might find their car insurance quotes are more expensive than average – we explain why, and offer some useful tips for getting a cheaper policy
Your possessions are probably insured up to a certain extent if you leave them in your car – but more cover is available
Your car insurance can cover several drivers or several cars – you just need the right sort of policy
Car insurance is a legal requirement – even if your car just sits in the garage – unless your vehicle has been declared off the road
Everything you need to know about tax and MOT including how much it will cost.
It’s easy to get a crack or chip in your windscreen on the UK’s busy roads, this can be dangerous, and lead to costly repairs. Find out how windscreen cover can be added to your car insurance policy
Our guide explains the benefits of dash cams, how they can help when making a car insurance claim and whether having one can even lower your premiums
If 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…
There’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
If your car’s been impounded, your current policy might not cover its retrieval – in which case you’ll need specialist cover
Insurers 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
You can become a safer driver and, in some cases, reduce your car insurance premiums by taking an advanced driving course. Find out more with our short guide
If 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
See how the way you use your car might affect the price of your insurance before comparing quotes with MoneySuperMarket.
What is specialist car insurance and why might you need it? Our guide explains
Potholes 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
Learn all about why your car might be written off and what you can do if it is
Penalty points, also known as driving endorsements, can cause your premiums to go up – find out how they work and how long they stay on your record
Find out how to get proof of your no-claims discount so you can take advantage when you switch car insurance providers
Find out what happens if you’re hit by an uninsured driver, and how the uninsured driver promise can help.
Car insurance claims aren’t always straightforward – here’s our guide on how they work and what you need to do
The best electric cars tend to have a good mileage range, are quick and cheap to charge, and perform well while reducing emissions. But ultimately the best electric vehicle is the one that works for you and your lifestyle.
Hybrid vehicles suit drivers who don’t want to commit to a full electric vehicle but want to reduce their carbon footprint and reliance on petrol or diesel.
Electric vehicles do not depend on a combustion engine to power them, meaning 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 and how long it takes.
Electric 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.
The most frequently asked questions about car insurance
A courtesy car can come in handy if your car is being repaired. Here’s how being insured to get a courtesy car can help you stay on the road
Teenagers 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
Cars in group 6 will be reliable, affordable and cheap to repair which means they have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
How to cut the cost of car insurance with a no claims discount
Cars in group 9 will be reliable, easy to repair, and have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Cars in insurance group 7 will have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Cars in group 4 are usually small, cheap to run and have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Cars in group 10 will have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
You’ll find some of the cheapest cars to insurance in car insurance group 2.
Cars in group 8 will be reliable and affordable plus they will have some of the lowest car insurance costs.
Choosing a car in a lower insurance group will cut your costs.
If 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.
If you’re looking for a way to cut your car insurance costs, picking one in insurance group 5 will be a good start.
The pros and cons of buying car insurance through an insurance broker
If 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
You can transfer your car insurance to your new car – here’s what you need to know about how to do it, and whether it will affect your cover
Car insurance claims are generally paid out minus a compulsory excess, plus the voluntary excess you choose to pay. Find out more with our five-minute guide
How to find out when your MOT is due, and whether you can drive without a valid MOT.
Could taking your pet for a drive affect your car insurance? Our guide has everything you need to know about travelling with a pet
The price of your car insurance will almost certainly rise if you get points on your licence or a speeding ticket
Ever 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…
Pass 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?
Cosmetic car insurance covers minor damage to your car, such as dents and scratches – saving you from claiming on your regular insurance
American cars are growing in popularity in the UK, but they aren’t straightforward to insure
There are many differences between petrol and diesel cars – but the choice you make could end up saving you money, even on your insurance
Thinking about a personalised registration plate for your car? It might make your car stand out, but could it impact the cost of your premiums? Read our short guide to find out what car insurance providers make of them.
Getting 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
Many drivers use their car fairly infrequently, or just for short distances. If you’re one of them, you may be able to find cheaper car insurance with a low-mileage policy
Vehicles usually either have manual or automatic transmission – find out what this means and how it can affect your car insurance premiums
If 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
Despite a decrease in the average premium, many of us still think our car insurance is too expensive. Find out how premiums are calculated and how you can get a cheaper deal
What 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
If you’re unhappy with your car insurance, you need to be able to address it. But how do you make a complaint and who should you contact for help?
Find out what excess insurance is and why it may be useful if you make a claim on your insurance policy
Car insurance fronting – where someone declares themselves as the main driver of a car even though it will be someone else – is illegal. But what can you do to avoid it and keep the cost of insurance down legally if you’re a younger driver?
Is personal accident insurance just another unwelcome aspect of so-called ‘compensation culture’, or is it a useful add-on to your car insurance
Driving 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
If you need to take legal action after an accident that wasn’t your fault, motor legal protection can help
Find out how much you could save by choosing a fuel efficient car
If you’re building your own car you’ll need kit car insurance. Here’s everything you need to know
We look at why it might be useful to add additional drivers or cars to your insurance policy, and how it could save your family money.
Auto-renewing could end up costing you more than you'd expect – here’s why