Getting car insurance is not necessarily on the top of your list of priorities as you buy a new car, particularly with prices on the rise. It’s a legal requirement though. Here are some tips on how to get the best car insurance – with the help of Natalie Pinkham.
Whether your first car or latest car purchase is an old banger or a sexy racer, you have the freedom to drive around whenever and wherever you want – without relying on a lift from your parents or friends, or having to stand around waiting for the bus.
But before you can drive anywhere you need to think about car insurance. While going without it may seem like a great way to save on the pennies, it is a legal requirement and when the penalties involve an automatic fine, penalty points on your licence, having your car seized and possibly even having your licence revoked – at the end of the day it’s simply not worth the risk.
The police simply have to is check whether your vehicle is on the Motor Insurance Database. And if you’re not on there – you’ll get stopped. It’s that simple.
But there are ways you can get insurance that suits you. Shop around, take a ‘pass plus’ or advance driving test, or talk to a broker.
An easy way to shop around is to use a comparison site such as Confused.com or Gocompare.com to compare quotes. Check out our latest best car insurance deals too – as providers try and get your business they often offer some great incentive deals.
Natalie Pinkham – presenter of ‘You’re Nicked’ – has some tips on looking around for the best motor insurance … and she gives you a peek at what happens when you get caught by the police for going without it.
The vital point is that you do focus some time on getting the best car insurance to meet your specific requirements.