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Can I compare quotes for my double cab pick-up?
Although double cabs, such as the Nissan Navara or Toyota HiLux, are often used as family vehicles, they are classed on our system as light commercial vehicles due to their dual purpose (business and social use). You can compare quotes for this type of vehicle by visiting our van insurance comparison, rather than our car insurance comparison
Should I accept my renewal price?
Simply allowing your policy to roll on for another year may look like an attractive and easy option, but it could cost you dear. Comparison websites like Gocompare.com mean that it has never been easier or quicker to check prices from a large range of insurers and against a background of rising premiums the savings can be substantialScott Kelly, Gocompare.com head of motor
What are the benefits of a comprehensive policy?
Fully comprehensive insurance covers everything that third party fire and theft does, but the car will also be covered for any type of flood damage. In addition, drivers will normally be covered for windscreen cover, personal effects, accidental damage and medical expenses, tooScott Kelly, head of motor services at Gocompare.com
Does my car insurance offer cover for flood damage?
Drivers with third party only or third party fire and theft policies will not be covered for flood damage, but those with fully comprehensive policies will be. A third-party policy is sometimes cheaper than comprehensive cover, but it's essential that drivers know exactly what is and isn't included, especially if they're at risk of flood damageScott Kelly, head of motor services at Gocompare.com
Have you got adequate cover for the contents of your car?
The purpose of motor insurance is to give financial protection for your vehicle, not the stuff you keep inside it. Cover for personal belongings is typically limited to fully comprehensive policies and restricted to around £100. If you need to leave valuable items in your car, make sure they are out of sight and locked in the bootScott Kelly, Gocompare.com head of motor
Drivers warned of dangers of 'fronting'
Fronting is when a lower risk driver insures a vehicle in their name when the main driver is from a higher risk category. This could invalidate insurance and lead to a criminal record. There are legal ways to reduce premiums for young drivers... instead of fronting parents should consider adding themselves as a named driver on their offspring's policyScott Kelly, head of motor services at Gocompare.com
What does the ECJ gender ruling mean for women drivers?
The European Court of Justice's gender ruling - in force from 21 December, 2012 - means that insurers can no longer make a gender distinction and premiums for young women drivers are expected to rise significantlySean Davies, Gocompare.com
Why compare car insurance with Gocompare.com?
Our service lets you compare over 125 insurance brands in one search, and we provide much more than the price of the policy - we show you the levels of cover so that you can make a more informed decision.
Allowing your policy to roll on for another year may look like an attractive and easy option, but it could cost you dear. Get the answers to all your car insurance questions in our guides
To obtain a quote, fill out our simple-to-use forms with your basic personal details, plus information on the vehicle to be insured and the drivers you want on the policy. Be ready to input the number plate (if known), estimated car value and annual mileage, your length of no claims bonus, the type of use the vehicle will be put to, details of accidents and/or convictions in the last five years and of your occupation.
To help narrow down your search you can choose your preferred level of voluntary excess, whether you want to protect your no claims bonus and if you'd prefer to pay annually or monthly, with the policy options available for comparison and customisation on our quotes screen.
Whether you're looking for comprehensive insurance, third party fire and theft, or third party only, and whether it's for one car or multiple vehicles, our service makes it easy to find the product that you want, with the latest information from independent financial research and software company Defaqto available to ensure you know exactly what you're getting from your purchase.
Our guides offer more information on key areas such as telematics (black box) policies, and cover for women drivers, modified and performance cars, young drivers, classic cars, and learner and new drivers.
There's also plenty to read on wider motoring and insurance issues, including vehicle security, flood cover, optional extras on your insurance, fronting, crash-for-cash, how quotes are calculated, claim rejections, how driving convictions impact on premiums and money-saving tips, and we can help you find the insurance group of your vehicle or of a potential purchase.
Did you know…?
- In 2012, 60% of motorists didn't switch their car insurance, meaning 18 million drivers potentially missed out on cheaper premiums
- The average UK motorist will own 26 cars and cover nearly 300,000 miles in their driving life