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Car crazy Christmas - gift guide 2020

A £4,952 Porsche office chair or a £5,465 set of Bentley vases - here are 12 of the most unusual car branded Christmas gifts on the market.

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Answering the most Googled electric vehicle questions of 2020

We explored the most popular questions on electric vehicles in the last 12 months and teamed with Uswitch car insurance expert, Florence Codjoe, to answer them.

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The UK’s Most Dangerous Roads, According To Government Data

Using data from the Department for Transport, we uncover the most dangerous, and safest, roads in the UK

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Car insurance for people with driving convictions

Car insurance for previously disqualified or convicted drivers

Find out how to save on your car insurance if you have a history of driving offences, and compare quotes from specialist car insurance providers.

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9 Winter Driving Myths, Debunked

Can you drive in wellies? To help drivers stay safe on the roads, we've debunked the top 10 winter driving myths to set the record straight.

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In pictures: 6 amazing bridges that were never built

See how bridges would have looked in these amazing 3D renders. What if your city had built one of these?

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One in three drivers admit to splashing pedestrians with puddles

A new survey from Uswitch reveals that one in three drivers risk a fine of up to £5,000 after admitting to soaking someone walking by

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Parking in the UK

The UK's biggest residential parking wars, revealed

We reveal how many Brits know their rights to residential parking, and which cities are fuelled with rage.

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How to be a greener driver and save money on fuel

We've rounded up some top tips that will not only help you become a greener driver, but potentially save you a ton of money on fuel, too.

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Auto Tunes: Which car brands feature the most in music videos?

Uswitch have identified the car make that appears most in music videos from around the world.

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Top 10 safest cars

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Admiral car insurance

Find out about Admiral car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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Car Insurance – Guide – Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure - Ford Ka+

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Hyperformance car insurance

Find out all about Hyperformance car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

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A Choice car insurance

Find out all about A Choice car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Most fuel-efficient and economical cars

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WiseDriving car insurance

Find out all about WiseDriving car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Most fuel-efficient and economical cars

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Right Choice car insurance

Find out all about Right Choice car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Most fuel-efficient and economical cars

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RAC car insurance

Find out all about RAC car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Premium Choice car insurance

Find out all about Premium Choice car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Onequote Direct car insurance

Find out all about Onequote Direct car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

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NCI car insurance

Find out all about NCI car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Parking in the UK

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About Lancaster car insurance

Find out all about Lancaster car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Car insurance for provisional drivers - how much does it cost?

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About Ladybird car insurance

Find out all about Ladybird car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Driving after 70

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John Lewis car insurance

Find out about John Lewis car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you.

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Modified car insurance

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Insurance Factory car insurance

Find out about Insurance Factory car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you.

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iGO4 car insurance

Find out all about iGO4 car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Where to park for cheaper car insurance

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Hughes car insurance

Find out all about Hughes car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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Endsleigh car insurance

Find out all about Endsleigh car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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Clements Worldwide car insurance

Find out all about Clements Worldwide car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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About Brightside car insurance

Find out all about Brightside car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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About Be Wiser car insurance

Find out all about Be Wiser car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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About AXA car insurance

Find out all about AXA car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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About Ageas car insurance

Find out all about Ageas car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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The latest new cars available in 2019

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About Acorn car insurance

Find out all about Acorn car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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Can food with alcohol in it put you over the limit?

Will the liqueur in your tiramisu or the red wine in your coq au vin push you over the drink-drive limit?

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Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

A guide to road tax for cars, motorbikes and other vehicles

Cars, vans and motorbikes all need road tax, or car tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty to give it its proper name. Find out how to buy car tax, how much it will cost, the documents you’ll need and which cars and motorcycles pay the lowest road tax

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How the surge in summer caravan sales could impact safety on the roads

How the surge in summer caravan sales could impact safety on the roads

With growing sales and rentals of caravans and motorhomes, Uswitch explored motorist road safety knowledge and how they feel about heading out on the open road.

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Colour Palettes of The World's Most Famous Road Trips

Colour Palettes of The World's Most Famous Road Trips

Fasten your seat belt and turn up the radio. Here are the beautiful colour palettes of the world's most famous road trips.

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The Most Popular UK Road Trips, According To Google

The Most Popular UK Road Trips, According To Google

Your 2020 summer abroad not quite go to plan? Same. Here's where the UK is road tripping to instead, according to destination searches on Google

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Does your car insurance cover the UK’s unpredictable weather?

Does your car insurance cover the UK’s unpredictable weather?

With the unpredictable UK weather, it's important to know what your car insurance covers. So Uswitch has looked at how varying conditions can affect your premiums, and how to prevent being caught out by your insurance provider.

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The Ultimate Road Trip Snacks

Uswitch have collated a list of the ultimate road trip snacks to enjoy during long drives, starting at Lower tier snacks all the way through to God-tier snacks.

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The UK’s safest cities for parking revealed - opening car with a mobile phone

The UK’s safest cities for parking revealed

Find out which UK car parks are the most and least safe, as well as our top tips to make sure you don’t become a victim of vehicle crime.

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Flying Cars: Will They Stick the Landing?

Flying Cars: Will They Stick the Landing?

The car insurance experts at Uswitch.com have investigated the flying car market, to find out when we’re likely to be ditching roads for aerial alternatives and how much they are likely to cost.

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Is data security keeping up with connected cars?

With cars becoming more connected than ever before Uswitch has researched what’s being done to secure them and offers tips on how to keep your data safe.

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Car insurance for previously disqualified drivers

Learn how to cut the cost of car insurance after a driving ban with our informative guide, and compare car insurance quotes from specialist providers.

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5-Star Rating? The Best Vehicles for UK Taxi Drivers

Comparing price, legroom, tax, fuel economy and emissions, Uswitch analysed the most common private hire vehicles to find the best cars for taxi drivers.

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The costs of learning to drive a car in the UK

How Much is a Driving Test and Other Related Costs | Uswitch

Cost of learning to drive. Driving lessons, tests, getting a licence - find out exactly how much it costs to learn to drive with the Uswitch guide.

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Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

Car insurance groups - cheapest cars to insure in 2020

The type of car you drive will impact the cost of your car insurance - find the cheapest car insurance groups and the top 10 cheapest cars to insure in 2020. There are a number of ways to bring down the cost of your car insurance - find out how.

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Car insurance in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland car insurance may be expensive, but good deals are available for those who shop around. Find out how to get the best car insurance deals in Northern Ireland.

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Car tax refunds explained

If you tell DVLA you’ve sold your car, you are entitled to a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax refund. It’s easy to do but you may not get back as much as you hoped. Find out how to reclaim your car tax.

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Driving in the UK on a non-UK licence

A guide to car and vehicle tax bands

Car tax calculations are based on the age, engine size or emissions of your car. Find out how the different tax bands affect your road tax bill and how your car tax is calculated.

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Collingwood car insurance

Find out all about Collingwood car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Car insurance for over 50s

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Saga car insurance

Find out all about Saga car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

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One Call car insurance

Find out all about One Call car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

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Santander car insurance

Find out about Santander car insurance and what the banking giant's broking service could offer you

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Six unexpected ways to cut the cost of your car insurance

Six unexpected ways to cut the cost of your car insurance

In a bid to help motorists get the best deal, our car insurance expert has rounded up some top tips to help cut the cost of your premiums

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Brits have their say on the UK’s driving age limit

Brits have their say on the UK driving age limit

With theory test pass rates plummeting in recent years, Uswitch surveyed 1,000 Brits to find out how they feel about driving age limits and if they should be changed.

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How to get the best car insurance deals

What is European breakdown cover and do I need it?

A European holiday breakdown is stressful but good quality protection isn’t expensive. Read more to discover the breakdown insurance basics you need at the right price – then get on and enjoy your break.

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10 common car insurance myths busted

What are car insurance groups and why do they matter?

Car insurance groups are used by insurers to set premiums. Find out what these groups are, how your car ends up in the group it is in and how this affects your insurance.

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Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

Can I tax my car without insurance?

You must have insurance in place when taxing a car. You can tax your car online or by phone without a physical copy of your insurance document. But the DVLA, will check you have valid car insurance before issuing your car tax.

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Car insurance for drivers with speeding offences

Is a speed awareness course better than a fine and points?

Motorists caught speeding face a financial or legal punishment, but some drivers have a choice: rather than a £100 fine and three points on their licence, they can attend a speed awareness course. Find out about the course before deciding.

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Driving after 70

Driving after 70: how to renew your driving licence at 70

We need to renew driving licences at age 70. Find out how to apply for a new licence, and why you may need to surrender it.

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What to do if your car squeaks while driving

When your car makes a squeaking noise while driving it means there’s something wrong. Read on to find out the usual causes of those squeaks, squeals and screeches and what to do to fix them.

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Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

MOT checklist: how to help your vehicle pass

If your car is due its annual MOT, read on to find out all you need to know about average MOT costs, what the test covers, common fails, and the steps you can take to ensure your vehicle passes with flying colours.

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Whiplash claims

Making a whiplash claim on your insurance policy

This guide spells out how a whiplash injury is caused, who is liable and how to make a claim, as well as the impact of the UK government's efforts to cut out fraudulent claims.

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Should I buy a diesel or petrol car?

We all want the most efficient motor on the road, but it’s not easy. Pros and cons include fuel consumption, engine power and noxious emissions, but at the end it really all boils down to one question: what’s best, petrol or diesel?

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Parking on the pavement

Is parking on the pavement illegal?

Outside of London parking on the pavement is not usually illegal. But that doesn’t mean you’ll avoid a fine. We shine a headlight on the rules here.

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Advanced driving and intensive driving courses

Advanced driving course can make you a safer risk to insurers. Find out about the benefits of taking advanced driving and intensive driving courses and what insurance discounts you might get.

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UK car seat laws: make sure your child’s booster seat is legal

Choosing the right car seat protects your child in the event of an accident. But if you are caught with an unsuitable or incorrectly fitted booster seat, you could be hit with a £500 fine. Read our guide on how to buckle up safely.

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The most expensive cars to insure

What is a factory fitted immobiliser and do I have one?

Immobilisers can stop your car from being stolen. Discover how Thatcham-approved immobilisers form an integral part of a modern car security system, often with a car alarm, and why car insurers like them so much.

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Driving after a stroke – transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) and others

If you have a stroke you must stop driving for at least one month. How soon you can drive again depends the type of stroke and the type of licence you hold. We tell you all you need to know.

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The costs of learning to drive a car in the UK

What is Pass Plus and can it cut the cost of car insurance?

Pass Plus is an advanced driving scheme that can help inexperienced drivers drive more safely. We explain how Pass Plus works and how it can lead to cheaper car insurance.

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What is car remapping – does it work and what do I need to know?

An engine remap improves your car performance, meaning more power and economy. But what are the remap risks – and could they hit your insurance premium?

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10 things you must do to stay legal

What job is the cheapest for car insurance?

What job you do affects your car insurance premium. Find out why your occupation and job title count when insurers set your premium and which jobs qualify for cheaper car insurance.

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How do black box and telematics insurance devices work?

Insure The Box car insurance

Find out all about Insure The Box car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

Direct Dial car insurance

Find out all about Direct Dial car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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What are the best and cheapest first cars for new drivers? Toyota Aygo?

About Post Office car insurance

Find out all about Post Office car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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About Diamond car insurance

Find out all about Diamond car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

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Go Girl car insurance

Find out all about Go Girl car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Autosaint car insurance

Find out all about Autosaint car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Flux Direct car insurance

Find out about Flux Direct car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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Ingenie car insurance

Find out all about Ingenie car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Cheap car insurance for women

Sheilas’ Wheels car insurance

Find out all about Sheilas’ Wheels car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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The latest new cars available in 2019

Tesco Bank car insurance

Find out about Tesco Bank car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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Elephant car insurance

Find out about Elephant car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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Debenhams car insurance

Find out about Debenhams car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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What are the best and cheapest first cars for new drivers? Citroen C1?

More Than car insurance

Find out about More Than car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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General Accident car insurance

Find out all about General Accident car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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By Miles car insurance

Find out all about By Miles car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Geoffrey car insurance

Find out all about Geoffrey car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

Lloyds Bank car insurance

Find out all about Lloyds Bank car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

Provident car insurance

Find out all about Provident car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Sainsbury's car insurance

Find out all about Sainsbury's car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

Co-op car insurance

Find out about Co-op car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you.

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Brits have their say on the UK’s driving age limit

Rias car insurance

Find out about Rias car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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GoSkippy car insurance

Find out all about GoSkippy car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Top 10 safest cars

Churchill Insurance

Find out all about Churchill car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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Quote Me Happy car insurance

Quote Me Happy car insurance welcomes careful drivers, but does it have the best policy for you?

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The latest new cars available in 2019

About Swinton

Find out all about Swinton car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service.

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What are the best and cheapest first cars for new drivers? Ford Ka?

Privilege car insurance

Privilege car insurance is flexible with a number of specialised policies. Find out if its car insurance cover is right for you.

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Hastings Direct car insurance

Find out all about Hastings Direct car insurance policies and whether its build-your-own policy approach will suit you

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People’s Choice car insurance

Find out about People's Choice car insurance and whether it can find a policy that is right for you

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