Car insurance

UK car thefts hit an all-time high with keyless car tech to blame
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UK car thefts hit an all-time high with keyless car tech to blame

Car theft is at record levels in the UK according to data from LV insurance
4 Dec 2023
Why is electric car insurance so expensive? EV vs ICE cost analysis
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Why is electric car insurance so expensive? EV vs ICE cost analysis

We look into claims that electric cars face higher insurance premiums than ICE equivalents
22 Nov 2023
Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2023
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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2023

Looking for a car that’s cheap to insure? We’ve listed the cars with the cheapest insurance group ratings on sale in the UK today
9 Nov 2023
‘It’s about time car insurance prices were lowered’
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‘It’s about time car insurance prices were lowered’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler was shocked to find his car insurance premium had risen 44 per cent at renewal time
8 Nov 2023
'High Insurance premiums are forcing owners to scrap their cars'
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Opinion

'High Insurance premiums are forcing owners to scrap their cars'

Mike Rutherford is stunned that car insurance premiums have risen by an average 61 per cent in the past 12 months
5 Nov 2023
Car insurance at record high as average premium reaches £924
Car insurance costs fall 14 per cent
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Car insurance at record high as average premium reaches £924

Year-on-year rises reach 61 per cent in London, while insurers protect profit margins at the expense of drivers
17 Oct 2023
Best GAP insurance 2023
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Best GAP insurance 2023

Which is best if you want to mind the GAP?
5 Oct 2023

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How to check if a car is taxed and insured
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How to check if a car is taxed and insured

Your car needs to be taxed and insured to be legally allowed on UK roads. Here’s how to check that you’re covered…
2 Oct 2023
‘Chop shop’ police raids double as UK stolen car parts trade booms
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‘Chop shop’ police raids double as UK stolen car parts trade booms

New data highlights a surge in criminal activity as thieves widen their stolen car parts net from Range Rovers to Fiestas
7 Sep 2023
UK car insurance costs hit new record as labour and repair fees rise
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UK car insurance costs hit new record as labour and repair fees rise

Motor insurance costs continue to soar in the second quarter of 2023, with the average cost of a premium for ‘fully comp’ cover reaching £511
11 Aug 2023
Car insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?
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Car insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?

Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups in 2017; but what do they mean and how do they work?
6 Jul 2023
What are voluntary and compulsory excess on your car insurance?
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What are voluntary and compulsory excess on your car insurance?

The excess charges, both voluntary and compulsory, are a key part of your car insurance policy. Here’s how they work…
22 May 2023
Black Box car insurance: everything you need to know
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Black Box car insurance: everything you need to know

Is telematics tech a solution for safer, cheaper driving? We speak to young drivers with first-hand experience of black box car insurance
8 Sep 2022
Learner driver car insurance explained
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Learner driver car insurance explained

If you want to learn to drive in your own, or a parent’s, car you’ll need to get the right learner driver car insurance cover
1 Aug 2022
Insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?
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Insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?

New Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications have replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups; we explain all.
29 Nov 2021
Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips
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Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips

Our guide on car insurance for teenage drivers that could help save hundreds on your annual bill
12 Oct 2021
Illegal car modification hotspots revealed
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Illegal car modification hotspots revealed

Gloucestershire has the highest proportion of illegal car modifications, with altered number plates the most common breach
14 Jun 2021
Free car insurance for people getting vaccine
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Free car insurance for people getting vaccine

Three hours’ temporary insurance cover given away; drivers need only email a picture of the vaccination card to redeem offer
7 Jun 2021
What is car GAP insurance?
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What is car GAP insurance?

We explain GAP and finance GAP insurance for cars, and ask whether you really need it
20 May 2021
Cat D and Cat C write-offs
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Cat D and Cat C write-offs

A new write-off system has been introduced, but Cat C and D cars are still on the used market. We explain all.
11 Mar 2021
Motorists pay £71.5m a year in car insurance cancellation fees
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Motorists pay £71.5m a year in car insurance cancellation fees

Drivers in the UK cancel 1.3 million car insurance policies each year, paying an average fee of £55 to do so
9 Mar 2021
BMW, Mercedes and Tesla owners could be at risk of higher insurance premiums
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BMW, Mercedes and Tesla owners could be at risk of higher insurance premiums

Raw, uncapped insurance group rating data could be used by insurers to increase premiums on various high-end cars
19 Jan 2021
Car insurance claims spike as rusty drivers return to roads
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Car insurance claims spike as rusty drivers return to roads

The easing of lockdown in England saw a jump in claims, with the biggest leap occurring in south-central England
5 Jun 2020
What is a no claims bonus?
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What is a no claims bonus?

For many drivers a no claims bonus is the ticket to cheaper car insurance. We explain what it is and how to earn it
5 Jun 2020
What is temporary car insurance?
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What is temporary car insurance?

Temporary car insurance is handy if you need immediate, short-term insurance cover on a car. Here we explain what it is and how to get it.
4 Jun 2020
Can you trust car insurance comparison sites?
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Can you trust car insurance comparison sites?

Follow our guide to get the best cheap car insurance using price comparison websites
1 Jun 2020
Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 
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Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 

The Financial Conduct Authority instructs car insurers to try and save customers money and allow deferred payments
15 May 2020
Admiral to issue £25 refund on all car insurance premiums
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Admiral to issue £25 refund on all car insurance premiums

The insurer is passing on the savings it’s making as a result of less claims being made during the coronavirus lockdown
22 Apr 2020