Dan Hutson

Head of motor insurance

Dan is an expert on most things motor related! From industry trends and issues all the way through to the future of automotive.

Dan has also commented on the cost of car insurance, especially for young drivers – he’s appeared on TV and radio discussing Compare the Market's Young Drivers research. He’s an authority on laws which can affect premiums including the Ogden discount rate, and Insurance Premium Tax. He has also campaigned for whiplash reforms.

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Switching car insurance providers

“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.”

Cheap car insurance for new drivers

“The make and model of car you drive also has an impact on how much insurance you pay. Each car is assigned an insurance group from 1 to 50, with the cheapest cars to insure falling into the lowest groups. So, if you’re a new driver, it’s worth bearing this in mind when choosing your first car, to help keep your running costs down.”

Breakdown cover

"If you’re on a budget you might be tempted not to bother with breakdown cover – but you’ll likely regret it if you find yourself stuck by the side of the road. Fortunately, there are lots of breakdown cover options to choose from so you can find a policy to suit your needs and your budget."

Van insurance

"It makes sense to not auto-renew your van policy. Shop around and see if you can find a cheaper deal and compare quotes with what your current provider has offered, otherwise you may lose out and pay more than you need to."

Motorbike insurance

"Whether you’ve just bought your first bike or you’re a seasoned rider, you’ll want to get the right insurance for you at the right price. To avoid paying more than you need to, think carefully about how you use your bike and get the add-ons you really need. Plus, do your best to build up your no claims discount so you can get cheaper motorbike insurance in the future."

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