Car Insurance

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5 Star rated cover

Our Admiral, Gold, and Platinum comprehensive cover has Defaqto's highest rating

Uninsured driver promise

We'll repay excess for accidents uninsured drivers cause (if you have their details)

24-hour emergency helpline

You can ring our friendly call centres 24/7 if you have an accident

What’s car insurance?

Car insurance is designed to protect you if your car is stolen, damaged, or in an accident.

You can choose from Third Party Only, Third Party Fire and Theft, and four tiers of comprehensive car insurance.

At the very least, your car insurance will cover you for the damage you may cause to someone else’s vehicle. This is the most basic level of cover which is required by law for all drivers.

Depending on the type of cover you have, you could also be entitled to features like a 24-hour emergency helpline, a courtesy car if yours is out of action, or personal injury cover if you’re in an accident.

What level of cover do I need?

We offer three main levels of car insurance options that cover you for accident and damage costs.

Comprehensive car insurance

This is the highest level of insurance you can buy. It includes third party, fire & theft and covers the cost of repairing or replacing your car if it's involved in an accident or damaged maliciously. Excluding Essential tier, it comes with extra benefits like windscreen cover and extended cover for driving outside the UK.

Third party, fire and theft

As well as paying out to a third party if you're involved in an incident, this level of cover protects your car from damage caused by fire or theft. However, it doesn't cover the cost if your car's damaged in another way, such as a crash.

Third party only

This is the most basic level of cover required by law. If you're involved in an accident, we'll pay out the other driver involved but you won't be able to claim for damage to your car.

What Admiral Car Insurance covers

To help you choose the right level of cover, look at how they compare below.

Comprehensive Cover

Admiral Platinum Admiral Gold Admiral Admiral Essential

Motor Legal Protection

Optional Optional

Roadside Breakdown Cover

Optional Optional Optional

Courtesy Car

Uninsured Driver Promise

Personal Injury (up to £5,000)

24hr Emergency Helpline

Replacement Lock (up to £500)

Child Car Seat

Personal Belongings

£300*

£300*

£200*

Windscreen

New Car Replacement (Cars under a year old)

Driving Other Cars (Conditional)

European Cover for up to 90 days

Aftermarket Audio Gear

Onward Travel (Up to £150)

Third Party Cover

Third party, Fire
& Theft

Third Party
Only

Motor Legal Protection

Optional Optional

Roadside Breakdown Cover

Optional Optional

Courtesy Car

Uninsured Driver Promise

£5,000 Personal Injury Cover

24hr Emergency Helpline

£500 Replacement Lock Cover

Child Car Seat Cover

Personal Belongings Cover

Windscreen Cover

Optional Optional

New Car Replacement

Driving Other Cars (Conditional)

European Cover for up to 90 days

Audio Equipment Cover (Aftermarket)

Onward Travel

*Personal belongings cover increased to £500 for campervans

If you’re not sure what some of our car insurance terms mean, check out our car insurance jargon buster.

Find out more about our optional add-ons designed to tailor your car insurance to you.

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Electric And Hybrid Car Insurance

Get the right cover for your electric car or hybrid.

What you need to get a car insurance quote

To insure your car effortlessly, make sure you have the following:

About your car

  • Registration number
  • When you bought it
  • How much it's worth
  • Any modifications

A bit about you

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Where you live
  • Your occupation
  • Driver's licence and contact information for you and named drivers

What cover you need

  • How you use your car
  • Mileage
  • What level of cover you need (comprehensive, third-party or third-party fire and theft policy)


How to make a claim

Read your policy book

Check what you're covered for, and the excess you'll need to pay

Prepare your information

Have your policy number and details of the incident ready

Contact us to make a claim

Visit our make a claim page or log into MyAccount to make your claim

If you have any questions about the claims process, head to our FAQ page below.

Claims FAQs

How we calculate your car insurance cost

We use multiple factors to calculate car insurance prices. We constantly check the prices we charge to offer you the best car insurance premium, but prices also fluctuate depending on the market. Here are a few factors:

  • Your information – Generally, the older you are and the longer you've been driving means you'll have cheaper premiums than a younger or newer driver.
  • Where you live – We check the number of claims in your area and whether they're due to things like theft, damage or volume of traffic.
  • The car you insure – We use our insurance groups and claims history of your car make and model. Find out more about car insurance groups and how they're calculated.
  • Your driving habits – The more you drive, the more likely you'll be involved in an accident. This is also why commuters are likely to have a higher premium.
  • Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) – By law, we add a 12% tax to your car insurance premium. Read more about why we do this here.

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