Buying Car Insurance in the UK

Don’t get ripped off by car insurance companies!

The days of telephoning hundreds of brokers to get the best car insurance are long gone. We now have a choice of car insurance comparison websites but which one is best? There is only one way to find out, try them all!

  • 124 Insurance partners
  • £281 claimed saving
  • 2.3/10 Trustpilot rating
  • 5mins claimed quote time
  • Mum speed coming soon
  • No Special Offers
  • Owned by Monysupermarket.com Group PLC
  • Ewloe, Wales Head office
  • Agency WCRS
  • 107 Insurance partners
  • £291 claimed saving
  • 2.6/10 Trustpilot rating
  • 5mins claimed quote time
  • Mum speed coming soon
  • Beat your car insurance renewal guaranteed, or get the difference, plus £20 Special offer
  • Owned by Admiral Group PLC
  • Cardiff, Wales Head office
  • Agency Karmarama
  • 120 Insurance partners
  • £269 claimed saving
  • 8.6/10 Trustpilot rating
  • No claimed time to get a quote
  • Mum speed coming soon
  • 2 for 1 meals (Dine membership £49.99 per year) offer
  • Owned by Gocompare.com Group PLC
  • Newport, Wales Head office
  • Agency Chris and Siân Wilkins
  • 100+ Insurance partners
  • Claimed saving £275
  • 8.9/10 Trustpilot rating
  • No claimed time to get a quote
  • Mum speed coming soon
  • 2 for 1 cinema tickets (Meerkat Movies) offer
  • Owned by BGL Group
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Head office
  • Agency VCCP

Why Should I try all the comparison sites?

Okay, you’ve got better things to do than shop for car insurance but if you can save £200 with one hours work it’s worth it.

The comparison sites  are now really easy to use on mobiles so you can sit on the train, bus, toilet, waiting for the film to start on C4onDemand while getting insurance quotes.

Each comparison site has different insurance companies, some have their own brands which we’ve try to highlight in the table above to keep you informed. You will never know if you’ve got the best deal until you’ve tried them all.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be rating them and giving them a GBQuotes score, we’ll look at all the interesting parts and point out what we like and we don’t like.

How do comparison sites get paid? That’s easy, if you buy a policy through them, the insurance company or broker pays them…

Buying Car Insurance In The UK

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.