The ultimate car insurance guide for new drivers

Added: 04 February 2018

Car insurance is one of the most expensive parts of driving these days, so it’s worth shopping around to look for the best deal that you can find.

With countless providers and offers available online, securing the best deal can be a longwinded process, so be sure to check out our blog for tips on getting insured as a new driver.

Shop around

When it comes to getting your car insured, don’t fall into the trap of going with any old provider or the first one that you see. Instead, dedicate time to checking different comparison sites and seeing what will work best for you and your vehicle.

Know what will affect the price of insurance

There are a number of different factors that have an impact on the price of insurance, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with these from the beginning of the process. Where your car will be parked will have a significant impact on the cost of your insurance and cars that are kept in garages will benefit from cheaper insurance, so this is worth considering.

Of course, being a new driver will always mean that your insurance will be higher as providers consider you to be more of a risk on the roads due to a lack of experience, so bear this in mind and don’t be too shocked when your quote is high.

Familiarise yourself with the different types

There is more than one option when it comes to getting car insurance and knowing what they are will help you make an informed decision that works well for you. Generally, the best type of coverage that you can opt for is comprehensive. This means that if your car is broken into or damaged in any way, the insurance will help cover the losses. Collision coverage is another option, but this will only cover you when you hit something like another vehicle or a fixed object such as a lamp post or telephone pole.

Ensure you have the relevant documents

Be sure to have a copy of your driving license at the ready as you will need to input some of the details on this into your insurance information. You may also want to have an updated version of your credit score as credit does play a part in purchasing auto insurance.

Getting car insurance is the boring bit, looking for a new car is where things get exciting. Check out all of the choices that we have available on our website

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