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When should you get car insurance?

There are a number of situations when you should get car insurance. If you drive on the roads in the UK, then it is imperative that you are properly covered. To have no insurance is illegal and could see you face a hefty fine, or worse. Read more...

What repairs will my car insurance cover?

When comparing car insurance deals, a key factor in choosing the right one (aside from the price) is what repairs your car insurance policy will cover in the event of a claim. Read more...

Is car insurance an absolute must?

Driving in the UK without car insurance is a criminal offence. It's called an 'absolute' offence which means there is no defence. The car is either insured or it isn't. There is no middle ground. Read more...

What criteria affects my car insurance premium?

Certain criteria could explain why one person will pay more for their car insurance than another. Even if they have identical driving histories, they could pay different premiums. Things such as your driving history can affect how much you pay for your car insurance. Read more...

Have you got the right car insurance?

Choosing the right car insurance for you isn't always just a question of price. Making sure you have the correct cover is paramount for peace of mind. Read more...

How do I get car insurance?

Car insurance is now one of the major products that's constantly being advertised on radio, TV, the internet and in the papers. Often, not a day goes by without you seeing an advertisement for car insurance. There are three main ways of finding car insurance. Read more...

How do you get proof of car insurance without a car?

There are many instances when you could be without a car. Maybe you have sold your current vehicle and are looking for another one. Or maybe you have been working abroad and now you're back you need to get insurance. Read more...

How much car insurance do you need?

The first thing to say is that car insurance in the UK is a legal requirement. It's not an option for you to drive without insurance. This is a criminal offence. Read more...

What is a courtesy car?

The courtesy car is something that's often offered by garages should your normal car be under service or repair. Some luxury hotels may also offer such vehicles if guests are travelling by public transport. Read more...

Car insurance and the law

By UK law, and in fact the law in a vast majority of countries, a motor vehicle can only be used or even parked on a public road if it's insured. This dictates that even if it's not in use, it must carry the statutory minimum car insurance. Read more...

Buying and insuring a second hand car

Everybody usually knows at least one horror story about buying a second hand car. Although some of these are probably the stuff of 'urban legend', it's nevertheless true that buying a second hand car can be a nervy process. Read more...

The importance of the right cover

If you're driving a vehicle on a public road without the appropriate legal minimum car insurance, you could face at best a heavy fine and depending upon circumstances, possibly imprisonment. The law has no patience whatsoever with people who claim to have been 'confused' on this subject. Read more...

The Benefits of Comprehensive Car Insurance

The law in the UK demands that any car that's 'on the road' is covered by car insurance. If you keep or use a vehicle on the road without insurance then the penalties can be severe. Read more...

Do I have to take out a car insurance policy?

The law demands that anyone who drives a vehicle on a public road must have a valid car insurance policy to the minimum level stipulated. For the most part in the UK this legal minimum is what's called Third Party insurance. Read more...

Could my car insurance not pay out?

Contrary to urban legend and rumour, car insurance companies don't approach claims on the basis of "how can we wriggle out of this one?" They also don't intentionally try and hide things in small print just to catch you out! Read more...

Cover for car boot sales

Be careful if you're using your car or that cheap van for disposing of those unwanted household items at a car boot sale - you could be putting your car insurance cover at risk! Read more...

Renewing your car insurance

When your car renewal notice pops through the letterbox, you'll typically do one of two things. You could either be one of those people who give it a quick glance, think that the premium looks okay and forget about it. Or, you'll be one of those for whom renewing your car insurance can be a way to make great savings on the coming year's premium. Read more...

Car insurance excesses explained

An excess is not just part of car insurance policies but is a feature of many types of cover. Some people may not even fully understand what an excess is, but a little knowledge can help some drivers reduce the overall cost of their vehicle premium. Read more...

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