Where Can You Purchase Car Insurance?

If you are looking for car insurance, whether it is for the first time having just bought a car or your existing cover is coming up for renewal in the next couple of weeks, there are a variety of places that you can source such insurance. We are sure that you will agree, the greater the competition the better this is potentially for the customer.

So, let’s have a look at some of the most popular places that you can arrange car insurance here in the UK.

The Internet is a popular way of getting some competitive car insurance quotes or you could use a bank or an insurance broker in the high street

Many people obtain car insurance quotes by going on the Internet and using a price comparison website.


There is no doubt that, over the years, an increasing number of people are using the Internet to source a variety of products and services including car insurance. Key “ car insurance quotation” into your browser’s search menu and you will be presented with dozens of websites offering to sort out your car insurance. You can usually do this 24/7, 365 days a year making it a convenient way of shopping for your cover. You can often either complete the process online or speak with someone on the phone.

• Price comparison websites. These tend to provide you with access to several car insurance companies with the benefit being that you usually only have to key in the requested information once in order to obtain quotes and product particulars from numerous companies. If you find the cover that you require at an affordable premium, you may even be able to go on risk straight-away and arrange to pay for the cover either by paying a single, annual premium or pay an initial sum and set up a direct debit to pay the balance over a number of months.
• Insurance broker. As with a price comparison website, you can sometimes obtain quotes from an insurance broker online who may have a number of insurers on its panel. However, some may only use one insurer.
• Insurance company. There are several insurers that allow you to deal direct with them. In fact, some do not offer their products via a price comparison site. With this option, it is worth remembering that you will only be receiving a quote from the one insurer.


You can use a directory like Yellow Pages to manually source car insurance providers such as brokers and insurance companies that you can then contact by phone in order to obtain quote(s).

High Street

Some people prefer to arrange their car insurance “face to face” with someone rather than do so either by using the Internet or phone. In which case, you could consider calling into your bank, building society, the Post Office or a local insurance broker in your town/city high street.

Do bear in mind that some of the above financial institutions may offer the car insurance of only one company or some may have a panel of insurers.

So, as you can see, there are a number of ways of sourcing competitive car insurance.

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