Motor Insurance Compare sites
It is a website that uses an aggregator to give you a range of car insurance quotes from their panel of insurers.
It can be a quick and easy way to find cheap policies, but be careful not to buy car insurance on price alone.
Pros and cons of comparison sites
- Get lots of quotes quickly
- Quotes shown in price order
- Only one form to complete
- Not all insurers are on them
- Can be cheaper if you go direct
- Multi car policies not shown
How do they work?
They provide quotes based on the information you give, which includes:
- Your personal details; e.g. name, address and date of birth
- What car you want to cover; e.g. the make and model
- What licence you have; e.g. full UK or provisional
- How you use your car; e.g. commuting to work only
Get the right cover and price
When you get your quotes they will be ordered with the cheapest cover first, but do not go for the top policies if they do not offer the cover you need.
Think about if you want a specialist policy like black box insurance or multi car cover, or if you want to add any policy extras.
Check as many insurers as you can
Our table shows how many companies each site compares, but there are some insurers that choose not to be included on them at all.
Car insurance comparison sites FAQs
Will my details be shared?
Yes, they could be. Most will give the option to opt out of having your details shared, so look out for this after you get your quotes.
Is it cheaper to pay annually or monthly?
Paying annually in one go will usually work out cheaper because you will be charged interest of up to 30% when you pay monthly.
What does car insurance cover?
It can cover damage to your and another driver's car after an accident. It can also cover theft, vandalism and fire.
What is a no claims bonus?