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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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.
We help you find the right type of cover, at the best price for you.
Whether you have one car or five, classic car or camper van, even teenagers looking to insure their first set of wheels, we can help. Choose from Multi‑Car, Single Car or our Black Box Insurance, LittleBox. Once you’ve figured out which car insurance policy is right for you and your family, you just need to decide which level of cover you need.
This is the most basic level of cover as required by law. If you’re involved in an accident, we will pay out to the third party involved but you won’t be compensated for damage to your own vehicle.
Third party fire and theft
As well as paying out to a third party if you’re involved in an incident, this level of cover will also protect your car from damage caused by fire or theft. However, it will not pay out if your car’s damaged in another way such as a bump or crash.
This is the most complete insurance you can buy; it includes Third Party, Fire & Theft and will pay out to repair or replace your car if it’s damaged in an accident or suffers malicious damage.
Need more information? Read our ‘which level of cover?’ guide
If you have more than one car, come to us direct as you won’t find Admiral MultiCar on comparison sites.
What do I need to get a car insurance quote?
We cover the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland and it’s quick to get a quote — it only takes five minutes. Here’s the information you’ll need to hand when you get a quote:
1. Car details
Don’t worry if you don’t know your car registration, just enter the make, model and year it was made and we’ll find your car.
2. Driver information
Including names, dates of birth and driving licence details. Any motoring claims or penalty points you or your named drivers have. Claims information for three years and motoring convictions for five.
3. No Claims Bonus
This means a discount for you, so make sure you know how many years No Claims Bonus you have. You should be able to find this on your existing policy documents, if not your previous insurer will tell you.
If you are looking for more advice why not take a look at our related guides.
What affects insurance premiums?
There are loads of articles online telling customers how to get cheaper car insurance, but with every insurance provider rating on different things, what actually affects the amount you pay for insurance?
At Admiral, we look at factors such as your age, driving experience, driving record and the type of car you drive.
Every car in the UK is placed in an insurance group ranging from 1 to 50, 1 being the cheaper end and 50 the highest with the likes of sports cars. But it’s not as simple as a cheap car = cheap insurance, the groups also take into account driving style.
What details do I need to get a cheap car insurance quote?
Details of the car Light blue icon of a car with dark blue wheels.
The car’s number plate is useful, but not essential. Please declare any modifications.
No-claims bonus (NCB) Light blue icon of a document.
Details of your NCB in years. You can request this from your insurance provider.
Details of any other drivers Light and dark blue icons of people.
You’ll need other drivers’ names and licence details to add them to any policy.
Driving licence & convictions Light blue icon of a driving license.
Type of licence; how long you’ve had it; details of any points or disqualifications from the last 5 years.
Previous claims or accidents Light blue icon of a document with a pound sign.
Date, claim cost and accident type for any accidents or claims in the last 5 years.
Need help Light blue circle icon with a dark blue question mark
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If you have a pickup and are looking for insurance, you’ll need to use our van insurance process. This is because generally 4x4s are classified as cars and pickup trucks are not due to their longer wheel base and the fact they often exceed 3.5 tonnes.