Aviva Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £300
Comprehensive , TPFT & Multi car20% Online, Multi car & No claims
5 Star car insurance from £191 – 10% paid this for standard cover. You could save up to 20% online - 54% of customers are expected to receive the maximum saving. T&Cs apply. Aviva car insurance is not on price comparison sites.
Direct Line Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £450
Inexperienced drivers: up to £200
Comprehensive & TPFTSecond car & No claims
Enjoy six streaming movies on Amazon Instant Video with Direct Line Insurance Car, Home & Pet! Can your Insurance do that?
Admiral Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £350
Inexperienced drivers: up to £250
Comprehensive , TPFT, Multi car & BlackboxUp to 10% Online, Multi car & No claims
Save up to 10% by quoting online! Plus, many other benefits as standard.
John Lewis Insurance Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: varies
Inexperienced drivers: varies
Comprehensive15% Online & 75% No claims
John Lewis Car Insurance is a Which? Recommended Provider June 2013.
LV= Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £300
Inexperienced drivers: up to £200
Comprehensive & TPFTOnline, Second car & 79.5% No claims
Cover starts from just £169 - 10% of new customers with 75% NCD paid £169 or less (Jun-Aug'14).
Churchill Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £400
Inexperienced drivers: up to £250
Comprehensive & TPFT10% Online, 15% Multi car & 80% No claims
Protect your claim free years from uninsured drivers. Terms and conditions apply. 80% off for 8+ years No Claim Discount, an introductory discount to reward safe drivers.
Tiger.co.uk Car Insurance
0800 781 4464
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
-variesOnline, Second car & No claims
M&S Bank Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £400
Inexperienced drivers: up to £150
Comprehensive & TPFTSecond car & No claims
AA Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: varies
Inexperienced drivers: varies
Comprehensive & BlackboxNo claims
For the third year running, AA Car Insurance has been awarded a 5 star rating from Defaqto. Uninsured Driver Promise – you won't pay an excess or lose your NCD if your car is hit by an uninsured driver, and the accident is not your fault. T&C's apply.
Post Office Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £400
Inexperienced drivers: up to £150
Comprehensive & TPFTSecond car & No claims
Over 50? At Post Office we've got great deals on Car Insurance. We'll guarantee to save you at least £50 on any like for like quote on your car insurance renewal plus free Keycare for life of the policy.
The Co-operative Insurance Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: £300
Inexperienced drivers: £150
Comprehensive & Blackboxup to 70% No claims
70% No Claim Discount for 5 or more claim free years.
Hastings Direct Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: £295
Inexperienced drivers: £195
Comprehensive , TPFT & Blackboxup to 65% No claims
We'll compare prices so you don't have to, searching our panel of leading UK car insurers to get you our very best price.
Privilege Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £400
Inexperienced drivers: up to £200
Comprehensive & TPFT10% Multi car & 65% No claims
10% multicar discount
Elephant Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: £250
Inexperienced drivers: up to £150
Comprehensive & TPFTSecond car & No claims
Seriously good car insurance. Every comprehensive policy comes with courtesy car and stereo cover as standard.
Marmalade Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
-Learner driverNo claims
Exclusively available to learner drivers.
Diamond Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: £250
Inexperienced drivers: up to £150
Comprehensive & TPFT10% Online, Second car & No claims
Car insurance shaped for women. You could get £300 Handbag & Contents cover, 24-hr accident helpline and a Courtesy Car when yours is repaired at an approved garage.
Nationwide Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £300
Inexperienced drivers: up to £200
Comprehensive & TPFTOnline, Second car & 75% No claims
Courtesy car and cover for up to 180 days in EU countries (excludes 3rd party only policies). Up to 75% no claim discount for 5+ years claim free.
eCar Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £250
Inexperienced drivers: up to £100
Comprehensive & TPFTNo claims
15% of customers paid less than £265 for their car insurance! (Mar-May 2014).
RAC Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: up to £400
Inexperienced drivers: up to £150
Comprehensive & TPFTNo claims
Cover for less than £145*(that’s what 10% of our customers paid)
Debenhams Car Insurance
Additional ExcessTypes of Policy AvailableDiscounts
Under 21's: varies
Inexperienced drivers: varies
Comprehensive & TPFTNo claims
90 day European Driving Cover as standard and optional extras available to suit your individual needs - all signs point towards Debenhams Car Insurance.

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How to Get Cheap Car Insurance for a 17 Year Old

by Nick_Parkhouse

The cost of car insurance for young drivers has increased significantly in recent years so you need to be smart if you want to cut the cost of getting on the road.

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance for a 17 Year Old

The average cost of car insurance for 17 year old male drivers is now thousands of pounds and so it’s never been more important to shop around for car insurance for 17 year olds.

There are now dozens of insurers providing specialist car insurance for teenagers. And, if you’re a young driver, there are several ways you can help keep your insurance costs down.

Why is 17 year old car insurance a specialist market?

Statistics show that young drivers are involved in more accidents and make more insurance claims than more experienced drivers.

So, the cost of car insurance for 17 year old boy drivers is likely to be more than for a 40 year old man, simply because the youngster is more likely to make a claim on their policy.

However, don’t be tempted to save money by insuring your car in your parent’s name if you’re the owner and the main driver. The practice of parents insuring your car with you as a named driver is called ‘fronting’ and is illegal.

Similarly, driving without insurance is illegal so not even worth contemplating.

Tips for making car insurance for 17 year olds cheaper

There are several ways that you can help to keep the cost of 17 year old car insurance down. These include:

  • Consider ‘third party car and theft insurance rather than comprehensive insurance. This may be cheaper (although not always) but it won’t cover damage to your car in an accident that is your fault
  • Choose a car with a small engine size and no modifications
  • Consider increasing your ‘policy excess’ – the amount of any claim that you will pay - but make sure it's still affordable
  • Take the Pass Plus course as some insurers offer discounts to young drivers who have taken this course
  • Secure your car with an alarm or immobiliser and leave it in a locked garage overnight
  • Insure an older relative as a second driver

In addition, you can cut the cost of car insurance for 17 year old female drivers or male drivers if you shop around for cover.

Finding cheap car insurance for 17 year olds online

One of the best ways to find cheap car insurance for 17 year olds is to compare car insurance quotes online.

Don't just rely on car insurance comparison sites as they only compare the cost and benefits of policies from dozens of major insurers so you're quite likely to end up paying more than you need to.

Use these to get an idea of the price you may have to pay and then get car insurance quotes from other insurers directly.

Be careful to compare both the benefits and the cost of 17 year old car insurance. While the cheapest policy might be preferable it may not include useful features such as windscreen cover, legal expenses cover or a courtesy car.