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Compare over 60s car insurance

Now that you’re in your sixties, you might be thinking ahead and looking forward to retirement – and perhaps enjoying some discounts. Did you know that you could start to benefit from cheaper car insurance? Here’s what you need to know.

Is over 60s car insurance cheaper?

Because drivers over 60 are less likely to make a claim than younger drivers, they often benefit from cheaper premiums. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), drivers aged 66-70 pay the least for car insurance – just under a third of the average price paid by 18-20 year olds.

Compare the Market data reveals that over 60s could make significant savings on their car insurance compared to young drivers.

Age band Average car insurance premium
17-24 £1,929[2]
Over 60 £425[3]

[2] 51% of young drivers between 17-24 years old could achieve a quote of up to £1928.23 for their car insurance based on Compare the Market data in September 2023.

[3] 51% of over 60s could achieve a quote of up to £424.50 for their car insurance based on Compare the Market data in September 2023.

What do I need to get a quote?

To get an over 60s car insurance quote you’ll need to provide us with your:

  • Name, age and address
  • Registration number, or model and age of your car
  • Annual mileage
  • Occupation or retirement status
  • Details of your driving history, including any claims, accidents and motoring convictions in the past five years.
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What our expert says...

“Always be as accurate as you can when getting an over 60s car insurance quote. Never put ‘unemployed’ as your job title if you’re retired, as this could ramp up your premium by hundreds of pounds.”

- Alex Hasty, Motor insurance expert

How much does over 60s car insurance cost?

51% of over 60s customers could achieve an annual premium of up to £425[4]

51% of over 70s customers could achieve an annual premium of up to £466[5]

51% of customers across all age groups could save up to £516[6]

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51% of over 60s could achieve a quote of up to £424.50 for their car insurance based on Compare the Market data in September 2023.

[5] 51% of over 70s could achieve a quote of up to £465.90 for their car insurance based on Compare the Market data in September 2023.

[6]  Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during August 2023, 51% of customers could achieve this saving on their car insurance through Compare the Market.

Where can I compare over 60s car insurance?

You can compare car insurance for all ages right here at Compare the Market. Our price comparison service is quick and easy to use, giving you a list of suitable quotes based on your needs, in a matter of minutes.

Why not compare over 60s insurance deals with us today to see if you can save?

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Frequently asked questions

How is car insurance for older people calculated?

When it comes to calculating your premium, insurance providers consider a number of factors, including:

Another element that’s added to the cost of your insurance is insurance premium tax or IPT. This currently stands at 12% of your car insurance premium.

Do I have to tell my insurance provider when I retire?

Yes, you should always tell your insurance provider about any change in your personal circumstances as this could affect your cover. Plus, your occupation can make a big difference to how much you pay for your insurance.

Updating your policy will not only protect you if you need to make a claim, but could even mean you get a discount if, for example, you’re driving less than you used to.

How does being retired affect car insurance?

Your car insurance could be cheaper once you’ve retired, as leaving work can have a big impact on the amount and type of driving you do.

If you once commuted to work by car but now only use it to run errands, tell your insurance provider. If your annual mileage is lower, you may be considered less of an accident risk. This could be reflected in your annual premium.

You’re even more likely to get a discount if you were using your car for business travel, as you can now exclude this from your policy.

Do I need a specialist car insurance provider now I’m over 60?

You’re not obliged to go with a specialist car insurance provider, but you may find that they offer perks for older drivers. Typical benefits might include:

  • A fixed-price promise for three years
  • No upper age limit
  • Guaranteed courtesy car
  • Up to 180 days of European cover
  • ‘Get You Home Service’ following an accident
  • Unlimited windscreen cover.

That’s why it makes sense to shop around and see if you can get a cheaper car insurance deal. You may find you can get benefits that your old policy didn’t provide.

Will my health affect getting over 60s car insurance?

You should be able to get car insurance as long as you’re fit to drive safely. However, if you have a medical condition that affects your eligibility to drive, you must tell the DVLA and your insurance provider. If you don’t, you could be fined up to £1,000 as well as invalidating your insurance. 

To check whether a medical condition needs to be reported, use the government’s online service.

How can I get cheap car insurance for the over 60s?

You might be able to reduce the cost of your car insurance by:

Is telematics insurance suitable for over 60s?

Telematics insurance can be cost-effective for retired drivers who don’t use their car much, as many of these policies base their pricing on mileage.

Telematics, or black box insurance, is when your driving performance is monitored using a smartphone app or small black box fitted to your car. This information is then sent to your insurance provider. If you’re found to be a safe driver, you may be rewarded with a cheaper premium.

What extras should I consider?

If you’re retired, or approaching retirement, you might want to consider these optional extras:

When comparing to see what you’d pay for these add-ons, first make sure they’re not already covered as standard.

Page last reviewed on 19 OCTOBER 2023
by Julie Daniels