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  • Compare cheap car insurance quotes from 137 provider products**
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**Correct as of June, 2022

Who are our car insurance providers?

We compare prices for over 137** expert car insurance provider products. These range from products provided by big names, to niche companies. That’s so we can help you find the right insurance deal and policy to suit your needs and budget.  
 
Comparing with Compare the Market is simple and hassle-free, whether you’ve got a new car to insure or it’s time to renew on your existing vehicle. And when renewal is on the horizon, why not let AutoSergei™ do some of the legwork for you? AutoSergei™ can check to see if there are better car insurance deals for you.

Car insurance providers

1st Central 1st Central Legal Plus 1st Central Plus 1st Central Premier
1st Central Value A Choice AA  AA Smart Insurance
Acorn Admiral  Admiral Gold Admiral Littlebox
Admiral Platinum Ageas Essentials Ageas Standard Autonet
Autonet Plus Autonet Protect Plus Autosaint Aviva Online
Axa Bank of Scotland Bell Brightside
Brightside Black Box Budget By Miles Carole Nash
Carrot Insurance Churchill Churchill DriveSure Churchill Plus
CIS City Insurance Clements Collingwood Insurance
Complete Car Complete Car Extra Plus Darwin Dial Direct
Dial Direct Premier  Diamond Doddle Cover Drive Wiser
DriveXpert Elephant Endsleigh Endsleigh Loop
eSure Flow Ford insure Freedom Extra
Freedom Extra Plus Freedom Insurance General Accident General Accident Telematics
Geoffrey Insurance Go Skippy Halifax Hastings Direct
Hastings Essentials Hastings Premier Hedgehog Insurance Hughes
igo4 insurance Ingenie Insurance Factory Insure Pink
Insure The Box Insure Wiser Insure your Motor Insure2Drive
John Lewis Ladybird Lancaster Insurance Liverpool Victoria
Lloyds M&S Premier M&S Unbundled Marmalade
Marshmallow MCE More Than More Than Low Miler
More Than Smart Wheels My Policy Nova Direct Onecall
Onequote Direct Only Young Drivers Smartdriver Peoples Choice Performance Direct
Policy Expert Plus Policy Expert Premier Policy Expert Select Policywise
Post Office Post Office Premier Principal Insurance Privilege
Privilege Plus Provident Insurance Quote Detective Quote Me Happy
Quoteline Direct RAC RAC Black Box NCI
RIAS Right Choice Saga Sainsbury's Bank
Santander Sheilas Wheels Sky Smart Driver
Sterling Insurance Street Wiser Standard Street Wiser Telematics Swiftcover
Swinton Classic Swinton Essential Tesco Bank Box 10000 Tesco Bank Box 6000
Tesco Bank Box 8000 Tesco Cover+ Tesco Standard The Co-Operative Young Driver Insurance
Ticker U Drive Cover WiseDriving WiseDriving Self Install
WiseDriving Telematics App Yoga Insure You Drive Zenith

Frequently asked questions

What affects the price of car insurance?

Car insurance providers look at a number of factors when deciding what premium you’ll pay:  

Details about you: 

  • your age – young drivers are typically seen as more of a risk to insure and may pay a bigger premium as a result  
  • where you live 
  • what you do for a living 
  • how long you’ve been driving 
  • your driving history – whether you have any driving convictions or have made any claims 

Details about your car: 

  • what insurance group it’s in – buying a car in a lower group could help you save on premiums 
  • how many miles you drive in a year 
  • your car’s value 
  • whether you’ve made any modifications to your vehicle 

Why do prices vary across insurance companies?

Car insurance providers calculate your premium based on the risk of you making a claim. But although they ask similar questions and have broadly similar processes, they each use their own models and formulas. The amount of risk they’re willing to take on can also vary.

Can telematics help me save on my insurance?

If you’re a careful driver, telematics or black box insurance could lower your premium. A small box installed in your car monitors your driving – this usually includes speed and mileage. Your insurance provider can then use the information sent to it from the black box, to calculate your premium. If you’re a careful driver, you could see it reflected in the future cost of your policy. 

Telematics policies can be particularly helpful for younger drivers, but there’s no reason why more experienced drivers shouldn’t consider them, too. 

Which are the top 10 cheapest car insurance providers?

Identifying the cheapest car insurance providers isn’t an exact science.  
 
Regardless of which provider you choose, your premium will depend on your individual circumstances, including where you live, the type of car you want to insure, your driving history and how you use your car.  
 
To find the right car insurance for you, compare a range of quotes and choose the car insurance provider that best suits your needs and budget.

Can I save money by switching provider?

Yes, often you can save money by switching. To stand the best chance of saving year-on-year, it’s worth comparing the car insurance market about three weeks before your renewal date.  
 
While allowing your policy to renew automatically may seem like the easiest option, it’s not necessarily the answer if you’re looking to save money.  

Our figures show that 51% of customers could save up to £324 by shopping around and comparing, rather than auto-renewing. It could be worth a few minutes of your time, to see what other providers have to offer. 
 
Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during June 2022, 51% of customers could achieve this saving on their car insurance through Compare the Market.

What do I need to get a quote? 

Just give us a few details about you and your car, including: 

  • your registration number 
  • what you use your car for 
  • your annual mileage 
  • any no-claims discount (NCD) 
  • details of any other drivers you may want to add to your policy 
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What our expert says...

“One of the easiest ways to save money on your insurance is to switch providers regularly. Doing this three weeks before your policy start or renewal date is usually the best time to get a great deal. And with our wide range of providers, you can find policies that give you the right cover, as well as the right price.”

- Alex Hasty, Motor insurance expert