Driving a car has become an expensive luxury. Combine the cost of the car and gas with your car insurance policy and it becomes a pricey proposition. It is interesting to know that UK car insurance for young drivers is on the high side. Nevertheless, there are definitely ways to calculate the cheapest car insurance possible.
Budget Car Insurance Companies
Many leading car insurance providers such as Direct Link, AA Car Insurance and Admiral Car Insurance provide online calculators where you can estimate your policy and premium expenses. Most of them even offer online discounts.
Cheap Car Insurance Excludes…
Always remember that if it sounds too good to be true it should raise your suspicions. If the quotation offered is really cheap, find out what exactly they are covering and not covering in the policy. Some car insurance firms may not offer substitute car in case your car has an accident or may not provide you with an approved car repairer network. The price of a premium is dependent on the level of coverage offered. The level of coverage can range from the minimum required third party insurance to comprehensive coverage.
Certain details about you and your vehicle will be asked. This information should be handy so you can punch in the details while you are using an online calculating tool or talking to a company representative. Details include :
- if your car has been registered in the UK with the DVLA.
- if the car has been modified not according the manufacturer’s specifications.
- marital status
- your residence
- your driving record with claims
Some of them even save your quotes online for up to a month for retrieval. This is a time saving measure and you can add in or ask for a different quote.
Pay as You Drive
“Pay as you Drive” is a new type of car insurance that is being offered by Norwich Union UK, a subsidiary of AVIVA. By using GPS (Global Positioning System), your monthly premium is estimated based on how often, when and where you drive. This way you can obtain a cheap car premium.
Make a Comparison
Get as many quotations as possible from a wide range of insurance providers. These quotations will vary as every company has different price structures for their premiums. Compare each one of them and go for the one that suits your vehicle.
Factors in Quote Variations
- Age of your vehicle
- No Claims/Discount
- Insurance group placement
- Your job
- Where you park
- Market value
- Motoring experience
- Driving offenses