It is a website that uses an aggregator to give you a range of car insurance quotes from their panel of insurers.
It can be a quick and easy way to find cheap policies, but be careful not to buy car insurance on price alone.
Pros and cons of comparison sites
Get lots of quotes quickly
Quotes shown in price order
Only one form to complete
Not all insurers are on them
Can be cheaper if you go direct
Multi car policies not shown
How do they work?
They provide quotes based on the information you give, which includes:
Your personal details; e.g. name, address and date of birth
What car you want to cover; e.g. the make and model
What licence you have; e.g. full UK or provisional
How you use your car; e.g. commuting to work only
Get the right cover and price
When you get your quotes they will be ordered with the cheapest cover first, but do not go for the top policies if they do not offer the cover you need.
Multi car policies are not shown on the comparison sites in the above table, but you can compare multi car insurance here.
Check as many insurers as you can
Our table shows how many companies each site compares, but there are some insurers that choose not to be included on them at all.
To find the best policy make sure you get quotes from these companies too; you can compare car insurance not on comparison sites here.
Car insurance comparison sites FAQs
Will my details be shared?
Yes, they could be. Most will give the option to opt out of having your details shared, so look out for this after you get your quotes.
Is it cheaper to pay annually or monthly?
Paying annually in one go will usually work out cheaper because you will be charged interest of up to 30% when you pay monthly.
What does car insurance cover?
It can cover damage to your and another driver's car after an accident. It can also cover theft, vandalism and fire.
What is a no claims bonus?
It is a discount you can earn on your car insurance by not claiming. Here is how a no claims bonus can save you money.
What is car insurance excess?
It is the amount you have to pay towards any claim you make. Find out how car insurance excess works here.
Do I need added extras?
Check what comes as standard with your policy before you add extras like breakdown cover. Here is how to work out which extras you might need.