In the UK, it is against the law to drive a car, van or truck without the bare minimum of insurance cover, known as third party insurance. Failure to have the right insurance could result in your car being seized and you facing a large fine. In the UK it is the person that is insured to drive the car not the car itself.
Of course, “third party” cover is the bare minimum and it’s likely you’ll want to extend this to include “fire and theft” cover or even “fully comprehensive”. In fact, fully comprehensive can often be cheaper!
Prices for car insurance vary greatly so it pays to shop around. The quickest way to obtain a large number of competitive quotes is to visit a comparison website. Just enter your details once and you’ll be presented with a variety of quotes based on those details.