Like death and taxes, car insurance is unavoidable if you want to keep your vehicle on the road and the right side of the law.
Fortunately, calling round dozens of insurers for a quote has been consigned to history — with GoCompare you only need to fill out a single form with your personal information, details of your car and any extra drivers you want to put on your policy.
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How to get a car insurance quote
If you know your number plate it’ll save you time, but if not just choose your make and model and you’re on your way to quotes galore.
Next, you’ll need to let us know:
Your car’s value
How much no-claims bonus you’ve amassed
Your annual mileage
Usage — social, commuting or business
Quotes that cater to you
Once you’ve got some quotes to look at, you can narrow things down a bit if you know exactly what you want:
Choose your voluntary excess
Opt to protect your no-claims bonus
Decide whether to pay monthly or annually
Change any of these and you’ll get a fresh set of prices to fit your new answers.
Whether you need comprehensive insurance, third party fire and theft or third party only for just the one car or many, it’s easy to get the cover you need.
You don’t need to take our word for it either — when you get your quotes they come along with helpful information and star ratings from financial researcher Defaqto, so you’ll see exactly what you’re buying.
Need to know more about car insurance?
We’re committed to keeping you well-informed and on the road, so if you’re puzzled by any aspect of your policy, roll up the door to our Car insurance garage for guides, tips and help on all things motoring and car insurance.
Did you know…?
67% of motorists pay the renewal price, potentially missing out on cheaper car insurance premiums
32% of drivers have been with their current insurer for three years or more
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There’s also plenty to read and delight on wider motoring issues.
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 — peruse at your leisure.
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What details do you need to get car insurance quotes?
To get car insurance quotes and start comparing, you’ll need to be able to tell us:
Your car registration number – if you don’t have it to hand, simply click ‘Find car by make and model’
Your expected annual mileage figures
Where your car’s parked during the day and night
What you use your car for, e.g. commuting, business use
Your main driving licence details
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uSwitch is a free, impartial comparison and switching service – we’re not affiliated to any one insurer and we’ll only ask you for information that will help us get you the most accurate possible quotes.
How to get cheap car insurance
While there are many factors you can’t control when it comes to the cost of cover, there are some simple measures you can take to keep the cost down in your search for very cheap car insurance, including:
Paying a higher voluntary excess (the extra amount you’d pay in the event of a claim)
Limiting who drives your car to just yourself, or you plus a named driver
Parking your car in a garage or driveway away from the street
Keeping your mileage low (doing less than the average of 8,000 miles per year according to the National Travel Survey)
Fitting a security device such as an alarm, tracker, or immobiliser
For more ideas on how to reduce your insurance costs, read our car insurance guides.