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Video guide to European car insurance cover

Our video on European car insurance and what it covers

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European car insurance

With our car insurance you already have the minimum level of insurance cover needed to drive in the European Union. This means that you may not be covered if your car was damaged in an accident that was your fault or if your vehicle was stolen. But for extra peace of mind our additional European cover will:

  • Give you the same level of cover you have in the UK (Comprehensive or Third Party, Fire and Theft). This extra cover isn't available if you take out Third Party only
  • Cover you for trips lasting up to 180 consecutive days

For a full list of countries in Europe that you’ll be covered to drive in with this additional cover, please have a look at our FAQs on European insurance cover.

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LV= transcript for our video guide to European car insurance cover

Hello there, I'm Victoria. At LV= we offer Foreign use car insurance as an optional extra.

Foreign use car insurance is also known as European car insurance. Today I am here to explain a little bit more about what it is and perhaps why you need it.

Your car insurance already has you covered for the minimum level of insurance needed to drive in the EU. However, for extra peace of mind our additional Foreign use cover will give you the same level of cover that you have in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands as well as covering you for trips lasting up to 180 consecutive days. This applies to drivers who have fully comprehensive or 3rd party, fire and theft policies with us.

This additional level of cover means that even if your trip lasts for 6 months, you can rest assured that you will benefit from the exact same high level of service and care you received from LV= within Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

To include Foreign use Car Insurance Cover on your policy, please give us a call.

We're always happy to help.


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