The world of car insurance brokers can be confusing for the uninitiated. With an array of choices, including comprehensive cover, third party, fire and theft and third party insurance, it may prove daunting when you come to select which is the best for you. When you also add black box policies and decisions about excesses into the mix, that can complicate it even more.
This helpful guide simplifies the process, allowing you to pick the perfect cover to suit your needs and car insurance cost.
This type is the minimum standard of cover required under the law. It covers injuries to others, including any passengers or damage to other people’s vehicles that you cause.
Third Party, Fire and Theft
Similar to Third Party insurance, this covers damage to your car in the event of a fire, theft and, with some policies, any damage caused if there is attempted theft of your car.
Comprehensive cover includes all the benefits of Third Party, Fire and Theft, with the bonus of paying for claims if other people are injured, or their cars are damaged in an accident you are involved in. This type of insurance will cover medical expenses too. Additionally, it generally covers accidental damage to your vehicle and allows you to claim if the contents of your car get stolen.
What is “black box” cover?
Black box insurance works by installing telematics equipment into your car. This equipment monitors your driving behaviours. It will record data such as the safety and speed of your driving, how well you take corners, the times when you are on the road and the length of your journeys. Based on this information, the cost of your insurance is calculated. Safer drivers will save money.
All about the excess
The excess is the amount of money you pay out of your own pocket if you need to make a claim. Excess can be compulsory, in which case it is determined by the insurance company and will be a set amount that you will have to pay before the insurer pays for the rest of the claim. However, it can also be voluntary, and you can decide how much you want to pay in the event of a claim. Generally, the higher the voluntary excess, the lower your premiums will be.
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