Car insurance provides financial protection in the event of an incident which causes damage to your vehicle. Depending on the level of insurance, it may cover the cost if your car is vandalised or stolen.
Many factors are considered when you apply for insurance, including the make and model of your car, your age, where you keep it and whether you have any motoring convictions.
Why do I need car insurance?
Car insurance is required by law, unless you have registered your vehicle as being off the road.
The minimum level of insurance is third party only, which provides cover if you injure other drivers, passengers or pedestrians, or cause damage to someone else’s property. Comprehensive cover provides further financial protection in case your car is damaged or stolen.
What types of car insurance are available?
You have three types of car insurance to choose from – third party, third party, fire and theft, and comprehensive.
Third party is the minimum cover required by law. It provides cover for injury to others or damage caused to their vehicle or property, but does not provide cover for damage to your vehicle.
Third party, fire and theft provides the same cover as third party, while also providing cover in the event of your car being stolen or damaged by fire.
Comprehensive is the highest level of insurance available. Cover is provided for injuries to others, theft, vandalism or accidental damage to your car.
To find out more you can read our article on the different types of car insurance or else you can compare our levels of cover.
Good to know
* A courtesy car is provided with comprehensive cover while your car is repaired at an approved garage. When you buy comprehensive cover direct from the AA, you also get a courtesy car for up to 21 days if your car is written off or stolen and not recovered. To qualify, you must be over 18 (over 23 in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man) and have a full UK driving licence. This additional cover isn’t available through price comparison and cashback websites.
1 New customers can get 12 months’ breakdown cover for £15 when they buy Roadside Assistance with their AA Car Insurance. This offer applies to vehicle cover, which means your car is covered whoever is driving. Personal cover is also available at a discounted rate, which is cover for you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle. Roadside Assistance breakdown cover will be renewed automatically, unless you ask us not to. See the full Roadside offer terms and conditions.
2 Survey of new business sales from theAA.com, March to May 2018. Prices based on comprehensive cover only.
5 Star Rating. For the eighth year running, AA comprehensive Car Insurance has been awarded a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto. Defaqto is an independent, financial research company that specialises in rating, comparing and analysing financial products.
Just some of the benefits of AXA Car Insurance
Uninsured Driver Promise
Our uninsured driver promise gives you extra peace of mind
We promise to put things right if an uninsured driver causes damage to your car – plus we’ll give you back any excess and you won’t lose any No Claims Discount
*You will need to provide the make, model and registration number of the other car in the event of a valid claim.
Courtesy Car Upgrade
Keep on the move with our courtesy car cover
We’ll give you our standard courtesy car to use whenever your car is with our approved repair network. For even more peace of mind, if your car is stolen or written off, you can rely on a courtesy car from us for up to 14 days.
^Subject to availability following a valid claim. Standard 3 door 1 litre manual car provided until repair completed by our approved repairer or up to 14 days if the car has been declared a total loss. Terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations apply.
Lifetime Guarantee on Repairs
Lifetime guarantee on repairs gives you quality you can rely on
Our approved nationwide network will be ready to help following a car insurance claim. What’s more, any repairs they do for you are guaranteed for as long as you own your car. That’s AXA quality you can rely on, for life.
Wrong Fuel Cover
Wrong fuel cover, plus lots more
Wrong fuel cover comes as standard with comprehensive car insurance, as well as 90 day European cover, lost key cover and child car seat cover.