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Why get car insurance from Hastings?

Hastings insurance started offering car insurance in 1997 and has since expanded its product range to include home insurance, van insurance, and motorbike insurance. It has three car insurance ranges: Hastings Direct, Hastings Essential, and Hastings Premier. The no-frills Essential product is the cheaper option, but while Hastings Direct (which also provides the Premier range) has an impressive five-star rating from Defaqto, Hastings Essential gets just two stars.

Hastings Premier policies include breakdown cover as standard, but you’ll have to pay extra to add it to a Hastings Direct policy. For drivers looking to cut costs with a telematics policy, there is also Hastings YouDrive.

Contact Hastings

You can contact Hastings, including for roadside assistance, on  0333 321 9800. You can also contact them via online live chat. For non-urgent claims, send an email to motorclaims@hastingsdirect.com

If you have a complaint, meanwhile, you can call 0333 999 8904 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, fill in an online form, or write to the company:  Customer Relations Manager Hastings Direct Conquest House Collington Avenue Bexhill-On-Sea East Sussex TN39 3LW

Example car insurance quote from Hastings Direct

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Hastings Direct

YouDrive

  • Annual Price

    £672.49

  • Cover

    Fully Comprehensive

  • Excess

    Total £540, Compulsory £290, Voluntary £250


Black box telematics You will need to fit a Black Box to your car if you buy this policy and your driving will be monitored.


Great for

  • Courtesy car: comes as standard
  • Personal injury cover: comes as standard
  • Windscreen cover: comes as standard

But be aware that

  • Legal cover: available from £29.99
  • Breakdown cover: available from £34.99

This is for illustrative purposes only. If your circumstances and cover needs differ, your quote may be more or less expensive than the above example.
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What types of car insurance can I get with Hastings?

Hastings offers three levels of cover:  fully comprehensive, third party fire and theft, and third party only. Of its three levels of cover – Essential, Direct and Premier – Premier offers the greatest protection. Standard features on these policies include:

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    A courtesy car

    While yours is being repaired at an approved repair shop

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    European Union cover

    Free overseas driving cover within the EU 

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    Audio equipment cover

    Unlimited cover for all equipment that is permanently fitted in your car

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    Uninsured driver promise

    You won’t lose your no claims discount or pay any excess if you’re hit by an uninsured driver 

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    Windscreen cover

    Means you can easily repair chips and cracks at no extra cost.

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    24/7 claims helpline

    While most queries can be dealt with online, the emergency line is open all hours

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Yes, to cancel your car insurance policy with Hastings, you can call them on 0333 3219801. Cancellation fees and other charges may be imposed, depending on your circumstances.

Around 90% of Hastings policies are directly underwritten by Advantage Insurance Company Limited.

Yes, you can add, remove or edit the details of named drivers on your Hastings policy at any time. You can also add temporary drivers on some policies if required.

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