Cheap car insurance: Top ten car insurance comparison websites

Posted February 25, 2014 by Student Profit Staff

The best place to start with getting cheap car insurance whether are the car insurance comparison websites so here’s ten for you to take your pick!

All the sites offer something a little different from the numbers of brands they quote to the incentives they offer you to chose them. Our suggestion, if you have the time, use all of them!

Confused

Over 143 companies compared with claims that 97% will make a saving on their current renewal, with 10% saving over £800. Bonus: Claim Nectar points if you had a Nectar card

CompareTheMarket

Buy with CompareTheMarket and get a free cuddly toy! Plus, they claim that 50% have saved up to £246 on their renewals.

QuidCo

Cashback website QuidCo also offer car insurance comparison. A smaller selection of companies (but still 120+) however you can claim cashback on your insurance.

GoCompare

125 brands compared with 51% of users reporting a saving of up to £238, with 96% of all users saving overall.

Google Compare

Yes, Google does Car Comparisons too now! They have a panel of over 130 customers with 51% of consumers saving up to £227

MoneySupermarket

Over 95% of customers will save with Money Supermarket with 40% of users reportign a saving of up to £330.

uSwitch

Car insurance isnt’t their speciality but they still offer a good comparison of most brands.

Tesco Compare

A much smaller comparison tool from Tesco here with just 70 brands, fewer than half of the some of the other websites… but you do earn clubcard points!

QuoteZone

A comparison of 110 cheap car insurance companies with a claimed saving of up to £491 by over 50% of users of the website.

Tiger

Relatively unnown, Tiger compare over 150 companies (the most on this list) and also have a special Motorbike insurance comparison tool too. Over 80% of users report a saving of at least £50.

Cheap car insurance – top tips

Remember that car insurance comparison websites should only be the start when it comes to getting the best deal. Use them simply as a guide to which companies are providing you with the cheapest quotes.

Don’t forget the companies that these websites miss out, with Direct Line and Aviva being two big ones.

Once you have an idea of the cheaper quotes, phone up the companies to haggle and try to see if there’s anything that will get your price down even further.

You don’t necessarily need to be brazen and ask outright for them to knock a few quid off, but question them on any special deals or discounts available.

Even if you don’t get any discounts, you may be able to get a free hire car, breakdown or legal cover thrown in for no extra cost.

READ MORE! > 13 tips to cheaper car insurance

Comments

  • Peter

    Great advice about claiming a refund on your TV licence, however, your article is not clear that a refund can only be claimed on any unused full quarters of licence coverage.

    TV Licensing is the name of the companies contracted by the BBC to run the system of TV licence administration and enforcement here in the UK. On a day to day basis it is run as a sales operation and TV Licensing employees are incentivised to sell TV licences, which sometimes skews their interpretation of the facts. As far as the law is concerned, a TV licence is only required for those properties (or lockable student rooms) where equipment is installed to receive TV programmes. A TV programme, in the eyes of the law, is a programme broadcast on a normal TV channel, which is simultaneously available to other ordinary viewers.

    Anyone who does not receive TV programmes does not legally require a TV licence – FACT. Anyone in this situation should not be bullied into buying a TV licence by TV Licensing’s menacing correspondence.

    An even better money-saver is the abandon the TV licence altogether, which is perfectly legal if you “view” programmes in the right way. No licence is needed at all to watch only previously-broadcast catch-up TV programmes, like those on the BBC iPlayer of ITV Player.

    Furthermore, most students will already be covered to watch “live” TV programmes on an unplugged device like a laptop or tablet. Anyone whose normal home address (e.g. non-term-time address) is covered by a valid TV licence, is covered to receive TV programmes anywhere else on an unplugged device.

    Much further information for students available on our blog: http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=students