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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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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?

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.

Car insurance: the basics | Policy coverage and car insurance questions

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

Car Insurance – Guide – Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure - Volks Up

About Diamond car insurance

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

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

Go Girl car insurance

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

Top 10 safest cars

Autosaint car insurance

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

Classic car insurance

Flux Direct car insurance

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

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

Ingenie car insurance

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

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.

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

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

Elephant car insurance

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

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

Debenhams car insurance

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

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

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

General Accident car insurance

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

Top 10 safest cars

By Miles car insurance

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

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

Geoffrey car insurance

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

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.

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.

Top 10 safest cars

Sainsbury's car insurance

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

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.

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

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

GoSkippy car insurance

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

Top 10 safest cars

Churchill Insurance

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

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

Quote Me Happy car insurance

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

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.

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

Car Insurance – Guide – Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure - Volks Up

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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Budget car insurance

Find out about Budget car insurance and whether its flexible options will suit you

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

About M&S car insurance

Find out all about M&S car insurance policies and see what customers think of their service

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Windscreen Cover as Part of Car Insurance | Uswitch

While windscreen damage is covered under comprehensive insurance, a standalone windscreen cover add-on can provide better value as the excess is lower.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Where to park for cheaper car insurance?

Can you lower your car insurance premiums by parking your car in a garage or on a driveway? Find out how your parking space affects your insurance costs.

Find van insurance with Uswitch: step by step

Find van insurance with Uswitch: step by step - Uswitch

Based on the details you provide, we'll get van insurance quotes from the UK's leading insurance providers and provide a list of van insurance policies.

Compare van insurance

Van Insurance - Compare Cheap Van Insurance

Learn the basics about insuring your van and see how you could save by comparing van insurance.

Driving in the UK on a non-UK licence

Different types of car insurance and policy options

Understand the different types of car insurance available (comprehensive, third party and TPFT) and find which car insurance policy is right for you.

Top 10 tips for cutting the cost of car insurance

Top 10 tips for cutting the cost of car insurance

Read our guide and discover ten ways to cut the cost of your car insurance, from choosing the right car to paying upfront for your insurance cover.

Uswitch guide to buying a used car

Top 10 Car Security Tips | Uswitch

From where to park to special gadgets, these 10 tips can help to keep your car safe, and could help to cut your insurance premiums too.

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

Top 10 Safest Cars You Can Buy | Uswitch

Read this Uswitch guide and find out what are the top 10 safest small and large family, off-road and executive cars you can buy.

Driving in the UK on a non-UK licence

What is Third Party Fire and Theft Insurance?

How much does third-party, fire and theft cost? Uswitch car insurance guide explains third-party, fire and theft insurance policies.

Uswitch guide to buying a used car

Temporary Car Insurance: How Short-Term Insurance Works

Find out when you might need temporary car insurance and how to take out a short-term insurance policy when borrowing a friend's or family member's car.

Temporary van insurance

Compare Temporary Van Insurance | Uswitch

Temporary van insurance offers comprehensive cover without putting the van owner's no claims bonus at risk. Find out more with Uswitch's guide to temporary van insurance.

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

Temporary learner driver insurance

Want to practice driving in your parents' car? Read about temporary learner insurance as an alternative to insuring a provisional driver as a named driver.

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How to save money on student car insurance

Read our guide for a range of simple tips for reducing the cost of student car insurance, and compare student car insurance quotes from leading providers.

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Car insurance for students leaving their car at home

Find out how to save money on your car insurance if you're a student staying at home to study. Compare car insurance quotes with Uswitch today.

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Student car insurance |Taking your car to university - Uswitch

Our guide explains how to save money on student car insurance if you're taking your car with you when you move away to study. Compare insurance quotes here.

The costs of learning to drive a car in the UK

What is provisional driver insurance?

Learn about the insurance requirements for learner drivers and discover how to reduce the cost of provisional driver insurance.

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

Car Insurance for Provisional and Learner Drivers

Learn more about provisional drivers car insurance, otherwise known as, learner driver car insurance - and read our tips to keeping the insurance costs down.

The most expensive cars to insure

High Performance and Sports Car Insurance | Uswitch

Insuring a high performance sports car can be a costly affair - Uswitch explains how to look for a better deal on high performance car insurance.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Monthly and Annual Car Insurance - Which is Cheaper?

Our guide reveals the difference between paying for your car insurance annually and paying in monthly instalments. Find out which payment method costs less.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Paperless driving licence: What you need to know

As of 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart to your driving licence is no longer required. Find out how this affects car hire and those who drive for work.

Uswitch guide to buying a used car

One Day Car Insurance Policy | Uswitch

Find out when you might need a one day car insurance policy and how to take out a one day insurance policy when borrowing a friend's or family member's car.

Comprehensive car insurance

No deposit car insurance: is there such a thing?

Finding money for car insurance cover can be difficult, which is why no deposit car insurance is in high demand. But does this type of policy even exist?

Car insurance for drivers with non-fault claims

No claims bonus explained: how to protect a no claims discount

A no-claims bonus can mean a big discount on your car insurance - find out how a no claims bonus works and how you can protect it in the event of a claim. Some car insurance providers offer discounts for up to 8 years of claims-free driving, but the maximum figure is generally 5 years.

Uswitch guide to buying a used car

The latest new cars available in 2019

In the market for a brand-new car in 2019? We've rounded up 10 of the best new cars now available, including price and insurance group.

Comprehensive car insurance

Multi car insurance - is a multi car policy right for you?

More than one car? You could save money with a multi car insurance policy. Read our guide to see if you could save.

Compare Cheap Motorbike Insurance

Compare Cheap Motorbike Insurance

Find out how to to get a great deal on motorbike insurance. Read the Uswitch guide & get all the facts to help you find the right motorcycle insurance.

Car insurance for drivers with speeding offences

Most Fuel-Efficient and Economical Cars on Sale | Uswitch

Find out what are the most economical cars to buy now. This Uswitch guide lists best fuel-efficient petrol, diesel and electric cars for sale.

The most expensive cars to insure

Which are the Most Expensive Cars to Insure?

Which are the most expensive cars to insure? See the top 10 most expensive cars to insure with Uswitch.com and then find out which are cheapest to insure.

Modified car insurance

Insurance for Modified Cars | Uswitch

You might think of car modifications as spoilers or tinted windows, but your insurer may even take things like tow bars into consideration for your premium.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Low mileage car insurance

Do you know what effect your annual mileage could have on your car insurance premium? Find out more about the different types of low mileage car insurance.

Car insurance for drivers with non-fault claims

What is car insurance legal expenses cover?

Car insurance legal expenses cover is available as a feature or add-on for many insurance policies - but how can it cover you in the event of a claim?

Driving in the UK on a non-UK licence

Is third party insurance cheaper than fully comprehensive insurance?

You might assume that third party car insurance is cheaper than a fully comprehensive policy, but this isn't always the case. Find out why and see examples.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Is my car insured? How to run a car insurance check

Do you know if your car is insured? This guide can help you find out if you're insured to drive a car. If you don't have insurance, you're risking a £1,000 fine and prosecution - so if you're not sure whether your car is insured, it's important you find out as soon as possible.

Car insurance for drivers with non-fault claims

Car insurance write-off categories

Uswitch guide to car insurance write-off categories. Find out what Cat A, B, C, D, N and S mean.

Driving in the UK on a non-UK licence

A Guide to Insurance Premium Tax | Uswitch

Insurance premium tax (IPT) is charged on all insurance policies for vehicles such as cars and vans, but some vehicle owners end up paying a higher rate than others. We look at why this is, and how you can keep your car insurance costs low.

How to use the Uswitch insurance comparison service

How to use the Uswitch insurance comparison service

Our guide can walk you through the process of comparing insurance quotes with Uswitch. See frequently asked questions and answers for getting quotes online.

Uswitch guide to buying a used car

How to transfer insurance to your new car

Looking to replace your car, but not sure how to insure the new one? Learn how to transfer your existing cover or see if you could save by switching.

Comprehensive car insurance

SORN Vehicle Tax | Statutory Off Road Notification Explained

Find out how to make a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) and declare your car as off the road, why you might need to and if you need to tax a SORN car. There are exceptions of when you don't have to declare your car as SORN, for instance, if it's only temporarily in your possession.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

Keyless Car Theft - How to Prevent it?

Keyless start and entry systems are a common feature of modern cars. Savvy criminals have discovered how easy it can be to steal keyless cars.

How to claim on your car insurance for storm damage

How to claim on your car insurance for storm damage - Uswitch

Can you claim on your car insurance if your car has been damaged by extreme weather? Read our guide to learn how to claim if you've been affected.

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

Provisional Driving Licence: A Guide to Applying and its Cost

Find out how to apply for a provisional driving licence and how much it costs. Getting your provisional licence is the first step to learning to drive.

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

Insuring a provisional driver on an existing policy

Want to practice driving outside of lessons? Find out how to get insured as a provisional driver on a friend's or relative's existing car insurance policy.

Comprehensive car insurance

How do I cancel my car insurance policy?

Buying car insurance is not just a huge expense, but a big commitment, lasting 12 months (or longer if you auto renew). In this guide we explain everything you need to know, from how to cancel car insurance, car insurance cancellation fees, and the 14-day cooling off period.

Car insurance: Is your old banger actually a classic?

Classic car insurance - Find cover for your classic car

Find out more about classic car insurance, and discover whether it's better to go with a specialist or standard provider for your classic car.

Car insurance for your Volkswagen

Car insurance for Volkswagen Touran - Uswitch

Find car insurance for your Volkswagen Touran with Uswitch. The Volkswagen Touran launched in 2003 and is a mid sized people carrier based on the VW Golf.

Car insurance for your Volkswagen

Car insurance for Volkswagen Passat | Volkswagen car insurance

Get an insurance quote on your Volkswagen Passat with Uswitch. The Volkswagen Passat has been one of Volkswagen's bestselling family cars since 1973.

Car insurance for your Volkswagen

Car insurance for Volkswagen Golf - Uswitch

Released in 1974 the Volkswagen Golf has become one of the world's bestselling cars. Find a cheap car insurance quote for your Volkswagen Golf on Uswitch.

Car insurance for your Volkswagen

Car insurance for your Volkswagen | Get a VW insurance quote

Volkswagen is famed for the iconic Beetle and is the 3rd biggest car manufacturer in the world. Uswitch can help compare car insurance for your Volkswagen.

Car insurance for your Vauxhall

Car insurance for Vauxhall Zafira - Uswitch

Insuring a Vauxhall Zafira? Read about the car in our guide, then find a car insurance quote for your Vauxhall Zafira with Uswitch. Compare quotes today!

Car insurance for your Vauxhall

Car insurance for Vauxhall Vectra - Uswitch

Insuring a Vauxhall Vectra? Read about the car in our guide, then find a car insurance quote for your Vauxhall Vectra with Uswitch. Compare quotes today!

Car insurance for your Vauxhall

Car insurance for Vauxhall Corsa - Uswitch

Insuring a Vauxhall Corsa? Read about the car in our guide, then find a car insurance quote for your Vauxhall Corsa with Uswitch. Compare quotes today!

Car insurance for your Vauxhall

Car insurance for your Vauxhall Astra - Uswitch

Insuring a Vauxhall Astra? Read about the car in our guide, then find a car insurance quote for your Vauxhall Astra with Uswitch. Compare quotes today!

Car insurance for your Vauxhall

Car insurance for your Vauxhall | Insure your Vauxhall

Vauxhall now stocks a range of ecoFLEX models, which run on renewable fuel. Uswitch can help you get a cheap car insurance quote for your Vauxhall.

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