Car insurance guides: Index

Index of car insurance guides

Our guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare car insurance policies and providers.

 


A beginner's guide to car insurance

Take the mystery out of car insurance with our beginners' guide, including discussion of theory, cover levels and policy documentation.

A beginner's guide to car insurance »


Additional driver insurance

Adding a second driver or multiple drivers to your policy can be invaluable - find out the options for additional driver insurance.

Additional driver insurance »


Administrative charges on car insurance

Changing or cancelling a car insurance policy costs - learn about adjustment and cancellation fees, duplicate document charges, cooling-off periods and your rights.

Administrative charges on car insurance »


Auto-renewal of policies

Allowing your existing provider to auto-renew your policy is one of the most common mistakes made by motorists seeking cost-effective cover for the road.

Auto-renewal of policies »


Car insurance for disabled motorists

Why drivers with disabilities may have problems finding insurance for their vehicle, with information and help on where to go to find the right policy for your needs.

Car insurance for disabled motorists »


Car insurance for older drivers

Get the facts on arranging cover for older drivers, understand why it can be a challenge finding the right deal and learn tips for cutting the cost of your premium.

Car insurance for older drivers »


Car insurance myths

Sort out the facts from the fiction and then compare quotes to find the right deal for you.

Car insurance myths »


Car security and your insurance premiums

Tips to keep your car secure and information on how approved alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices can lower your insurance costs.

Car security and your insurance premiums »


Car theft and insurance claims

If you suffer the misfortune of a vehicle theft, do you know the steps you should take to report it, how to go about recovering your car, and how to make a claim?

Car theft and insurance claims »


Child car seat insurance

Could you afford to replace your child's car seat if it was damaged in an accident? Find out more about child car seat insurance and whether you should have it.

Child car seat insurance »


Choosing a repairer for an insurance claim

If your car needs repair after an accident or incident, you don't have to use your insurer's approved repairer. But what are the implications of choosing your own?

Choosing a repairer for an insurance claim »


Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue)

Find out all about the Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue) and how it could impact on your search for the right policy.

Claims and Underwriting Exchange database (Cue) »


Classic car insurance

Cars that are classified as vintage or historic will have different insurance needs and a standard insurance policy may not provide the right level of cover...

Classic car insurance »


Comprehensive car insurance

Fully comprehensive insurance gives you the maximum level of cover, and is not necessarily the most expensive policy option.

Comprehensive car insurance »


Courtesy car cover

Find out all you need to know about courtesy car cover and ensure you have the right insurance if your vehicle is off the road.

Courtesy car cover »


Cover for drivers with a criminal conviction

If you have a criminal conviction it can be hard to get insurance, but our guide can help you decide on the options.

Cover for drivers with a criminal conviction »


Cover for road rage and carjacking

If you’re attacked and injured while driving, will your car insurer foot the bill for medical expenses and other losses?

Cover for road rage and carjacking »


Cover for sports professionals

If you make your living as a professional sportsman or sportswoman it can be difficult, but not impossible, to find a competitive car insurance premium.

Cover for sports professionals »


Cover notes

If you're taking out a policy you might be issued with a cover note. Read on to find out what it's all about.

Cover notes »


Cover to drive other cars

If you need to drive a car that isn't your usual vehicle, don't assume you're covered by your standard policy.

Cover to drive other cars »


Declarations and non-disclosures

Mistakes in insurance applications could lead to a policy being refused, cancelled or made void - did you know that such errors could stay with you for life?

Declarations and non-disclosures »


Electric car insurance

Compare electric car insurance and/or hybrid insurance from multiple providers to get the right cover at the right price for your green vehicle.

Electric car insurance »


Exchanging details after an accident

Learn what you should do after an accident and print out a traffic accident record to keep in your car to make sure you remember to collect all the important details in the event of an incident.

Exchanging details after an accident »


European car insurance

Find out what you need to know about ensuring adequate insurance cover if you're planning to drive on the continent.

European car insurance »


Flood cover for cars

Do you have insurance cover for your car if it's caught in flooding?

Flood cover for cars »


4x4 insurance

4x4 insurance can be costly - find out how to get the right deal and whether you need to insure your vehicle as a car or a van.

4x4 insurance »


Frequently asked questions on car insurance

Get the answers to FAQs.

Frequently asked questions on car insurance »


Fronting

How parents and other older drivers are unwisely trying to save money and breaking the law by 'fronting' policies for younger drivers.

Fronting »


Gap insurance

Guide to Guaranteed Asset Protection insurance (Gap) for cars - what it is, how it works, if it's worth it and whether you need it.

Gap insurance »


Green car insurance options

What are the green, environmentally friendly options available when you shop around for your cover?

Green car insurance options »


Guaranteed agreed value car insurance policies

Some car insurance policies guarantee your vehicle at an agreed value rather than market value, something that's popular with classic and modified cars. Find out more...

Guaranteed agreed value car insurance policies »


How being hit by an uninsured driver affects your car insurance

Find out what happens to your premiums, excess and no claims bonus if you’re hit by an uninsured driver and whether you’ll have to bear the costs.

How being hit by an uninsured driver affects your car insurance »


How car insurance quotes are calculated

Find out how insurance companies use risk factors such as your address, occupation and driving history to calculate your quotes.

How car insurance quotes are calculated »


How driving convictions impact car insurance

Learn how driving and motoring convictions affect the cost of your insurance and see a list of driving conviction codes.

How driving convictions impact car insurance »


How to avoid car insurance claim rejections

Claims may be turned down for a variety of reasons - find out how to avoid the pitfalls to ensure you have cover when you need it most.

How to avoid car insurance claim rejections »


How vehicle value affects car insurance

What impact the value of your car makes on the price of your insurance, and how you should make the estimation of its cost.

How vehicle value affects car insurance »


How your job affects your car insurance

Your occupation, or being retired or unemployed, can make a difference to the cost of your insurance.

How your job affects your car insurance »


Insurance claims after an accident

There's no shortage of advice on what to do in the event of an accident or collision, but what about in the days and weeks afterwards? There's more involved than simply filling out a claim form...

Insurance claims after an accident »


Insurance for in-car electronic systems

Devices like audio and entertainment systems and sat-nav may be covered by car insurance, whether they're installed in the vehicle or not. Find out more...

Insurance for in-car electronic systems »


Insurance for Uber drivers and passengers

If you're a user of Uber or another ride-sharing app, whether as a driver or passenger, you should think carefully about the insurance implications and whether you're covered.

Insurance for Uber drivers and passengers »


Insurance groups and car insurance

A simple-to-use form for calculating the insurance group of your current vehicle or a prospective purchase, with information on how such groups are assigned, and how they impact on your premium.

Insurance groups and car insurance »


Insuring a three-wheeler

Find out about insuring and riding motorised tricycles, including information on judging whether your three-wheeler is a car or a motorbike, licence laws, MOT and tax details.

Insuring a three-wheeler »


Insuring left-hand drive and other import cars

Compare car insurance for left-hand drive and other import vehicles and learn about some of the potential pitfalls.

Insuring left-hand drive and other import cars »


Insuring your car for work use

Everything you need to know about driving a personal vehicle for business use, whether you're self-employed or working for a company.

Insuring your car for work use »


Is my vehicle a car or a van?

Some family vehicles are classed as light commercial vehicles because of their dual-purpose nature and, if you drive one, you need to be sure you've got the right insurance.

Is my vehicle a car or a van? »


Learner and new drivers' car insurance

Young learner drivers are hit hardest by high premiums - see if Gocompare.com can help find you an affordable deal.

Learner and new drivers' car insurance »


Legal expenses insurance

Legal assistance on car insurance should provide at least £50,000 of legal expenses cover if you have to take action following a motor accident that wasn't your fault.

Legal expenses insurance »


Misfuelling cover on car insurance

Could car insurance or a breakdown policy cover the costs if you’ve put the wrong fuel in your vehicle? Read more about misfuelling insurance.

Misfuelling cover on car insurance »


Modified car insurance

Premiums are usually higher for drivers of modified cars, but all insurance companies will treat this differently and prices can vary enormously. Find out more, and read our dedicated guides on Q-plate car insurance and kit car insurance.

Modified car insurance » 


Motor trade insurance

Learn more about how to get the right policy in the many-faceted world of trader insurance, including car jockey insurance.

Motor trade insurance »


Multi-car insurance policies

If you have more than one vehicle in your household, is it worth considering a multi-car policy when you search for car insurance?

Multi-car insurance policies »


MyLicence

The Insurance Industry Access to Driver Data (IIADD) database, branded as MyLicence, could mean easier and more accurate quotes for customers.

MyLicence »


New car replacement cover

If you’ve splashed out on a brand new car, the right car insurance can offer you a new vehicle if it’s declared a total loss in its first few months on the road.

New car replacement cover »


No claims bonuses and discounts

Explaining no claims discounts, bonuses and protection, how these things can impact on the price of your premium, plus implications for telematics policies.

No claims bonuses and discounts »


Northern Ireland car insurance

Insuring a car in Northern Ireland can be more expensive than the rest of the UK. Find out more about how to keep costs down.

Northern Ireland car insurance »


Optional extras for car insurance

Optional extras explained including legal protection, breakdown cover, personal accident cover, windscreen cover and courtesy car cover.

Optional extras for car insurance »


Overnight parking and its impact on car insurance

When you apply for cover you will be asked where you keep your vehicle overnight - find out how this can impact on your premium.

Overnight parking and its impact on car insurance »


Performance car insurance

Some insurers are reluctant to cover performance cars because the cost of repairs can often be very high, but insurance needn't come with a hefty price tag...

Performance car insurance »


Personal accident cover

Personal accident cover can offer compensation for death and specified significant injuries sustained as a result of being in a vehicle accident. If you're unfortunate enough to have an accident, try our guide to personal injury claims.

Personal accident cover »


Personal possessions cover

Have you considered the value of the personal items you carry around in your car and whether they’d be covered in the event of a theft or accident?

Personal possessions cover »


Replacement car key insurance

The right replacement key cover on your car insurance could help with lost and stolen keys, car hire and transportation of a stranded vehicle to a repairer.

Replacement car key insurance »


Road-going race car insurance

Learn about track day insurance, competition vehicle insurance and other aspects of covering a road-legal competition motor on the road or at an event.

Road-going race car insurance »


Should you buy breakdown cover with your car insurance?

Packaging breakdown cover with car insurance is a common choice, but is it better to buy the two products separately or combine them?

Should you buy breakdown cover with your car insurance? »


Student car insurance

If you're a student, you'll want the best price and the right level of cover - learn more and search providers.

Student car insurance »


Telematics car insurance

Compare quotes, read more in our beginners' guide and FAQs, discover the pros and cons of telematics, and learn why pay-how-you-drive could be a good option for experienced and older drivers, as well as new and young motorists.

Telematics car insurance »


Third party, fire and theft car insurance

Read about third party, fire and theft insurance, then compare quotes to find the right deal for you.

Third party, fire and theft car insurance »


Third party only car insurance

Find out what third party only insurance is and whether it could be the right product for you.

Third party only car insurance »


Top tips for cheaper car insurance

Get the right cover at the right price with our hints on how to find a cheap quote.

Top tips for cheaper car insurance »


Valet parking and car insurance

It can seem so easy to hand your keys over to a valet parking service... but will your policy cover you if there's an accident or incident that damages your vehicle?

Valet parking and car insurance » 


Vehicle fleet insurance

Including an element of windscreen cover on your car insurance could help with windscreen cracks, stone chips and replacements.

Vehicle fleet insurance »


Windscreen cover

Including an element of windscreen cover on your car insurance could help with windscreen cracks, stone chips and replacements.

Windscreen cover »


Women's car insurance

Women's premiums have traditionally been cheaper than men's but the European Court of Justice's gender directive has had a huge impact on the insurance world.

Women's car insurance »


Write-offs and how to challenge them

If your car is declared a total loss after an accident it may not be the end of the road. Find out how you can challenge a write-off assessment - and whether you should.

Write-offs and how to challenge them »


Young drivers' car insurance

If you're a driver aged 17-24, you may find that your premiums are some of the most expensive around... Find out more and compare quotes to find the right deal at the right price.

Young drivers' car insurance »


See also:

Breakdown cover guides index

Our guides can help you decide what level of breakdown cover you and your vehicle needs.

Breakdown cover guides index »


Car ownership guides index

Our car ownership guides can help you with all aspects of buying, running, maintaining and selling your motor.

Car ownership guides index »


Driving guides index

Our driving guides can help you with all aspects of road management, including improving your skills, avoiding danger and motoring more efficiently.

Driving guides index »


Infographics and interactives index

Take a minute to get informed and entertained with Gocompare.com's collection of car infographics and interactives.

Infographics and interactives index »


Insurance Premium Tax

What is Insurance Premium Tax? Find out more about IPT and how it impacts on prices.

Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) »


 

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