With the cost of car insurance, road taxes, registration and petrol increasing
constantly the affect is that it gets more expensive to keep a car on the
road. The expenses mentioned are constant for all of us in that to legally
drive we all have to pay for them. Car insurance however is a very
Nowadays, it is so easy to input your details into the computer and come up with a
range of different quotes from a variety of insurers - making it an
extremely laborious task to sift through them all and select the right
one. The computer will only compare premiums in most cases and will not
take the quality of deals into account. It is, therefore, very important
to check the finer details of each policy before taking the plunge.
Some companies have started to offer "bare bone" policies to gain a bigger
share of the market. These kinds of bare budget policies are produced to
only provide cover for your vehicle and not much more. You will be
unlikely to get a car to drive if yours is taken in for repairs. Another
negative of these policies is that your excess in the event of a claim
will be higher than other policies. If you never make a claim during the
length of the policy this will obviously not be a problem, however if you
do make a claim you may find you have to pay out a fair sum of money even
A choice that appeals to many people is to be able to create a tailored
policy that includes things you need and leaves out things you don't.
Instead of offering all inclusive or basic policies many insurers
enable you to choose which extras you would like to include.
Specific policies are also available from specialist companies that provide
insurance for e.g. women drivers, senior drivers, disabled drivers or
young drivers. Pick your policy on how suitable it is for your not on how
little it will cost you.