car insurance

New Car Insurance

If you have bought or are thinking of buying a brand new car and it is over £5,000 then you will have no choice but to take out what is called “fully comprehensive” car insurance for your new pride and joy. However the name can be a little bit misleading to the majority of people, while you would think fully comp means that you will be covered for all eventualities, this isn’t so. Even by purchasing fully comprehensive insurance there will still be certain things that you won’t be covered for.

The majority of fully comprehensive car insurance policies will cover you for repairs to your cars and any others involved should you have an accident, along with this it will cover you for everything that third party, fire and theft cover will.

Usually fully comprehensive will also cover you for any damage which is deemed as accidental, for instance if damage to the insured vehicle occurs through such as malicious damage and very often includes any damage to the cars windscreen.

New car insurance can be expensive but if you look around for your insurance then you can still make huge savings on your premiums. One of the best ways to make savings is by shopping online, shopping online allows you to get almost instant quotes and along with this you are also able to compare the quotes against other companies which means you get the best deal possible. Along with this if you have an excellent driving record and no claims bonus this can help to reduce your premiums by a large amount. Another great way to cut down on the premium you pay for your new car insurance is to offer to pay a large amount for the excess; this is the amount that you have to pay before the insurance will take over should you make a claim.

There are many other additions you can make to your new car insurance policy and depending on the value of your car you might choose to include one or more with your fully comprehensive cover. Legal expense cover could be included in the fully comp policy so it is worth checking, but this covers you for any legal expenses that could occur as the result of an accident.

You can also take out further cover for such eventualities as damage from storms, should anything fall onto your car and cause it damage or any such thing out of the ordinary. However, again always check the exclusions within the policy as not everything will be covered.