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Guides about car insurance

We've created some handy guides to help you understand everything you need to know about car insurance.

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Most popular car insurance guides

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Should you invest in a dash cam?

When you know the car crash wasn't your fault, but it's your word against theirs, it can be difficult to prove otherwise.

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Speed awareness

Find out with our guide to speed awareness and how a speed awareness course can make you a safer driver.

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How to save money on your fuel costs

Read our guide to the top three ways you can save on fuel and drive down costs.

Video guides

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Video guide to Car Insurance

Your guide LV= Car Insurance and what it covers.

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Video guide to how your car premium is calculated

We explain how we work out the price of your car insurance

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Video guide to motor legal expenses

What is motor legal expenses cover?

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Car insurance terms explained

When you talk about car insurance all day every day, it's easy to start talking in acronyms and insurance jargon. Sometimes we forget that not everyone understands all the terms we use day-to-day. Here we've tried to come up with a definitive list of car insurance jargon and their definitions.

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More car insurance guides

Satnavs – essential tech or dangerous distraction?

Stay safe when you're out and about with our satnav safety tips.

Cheaper car insurance

With our multi car insurance, we've made it even easier to keep down the cost of car insurance.

Your quick guide to buying a used car

Ten ways to make sure you get the car you want.

Autonomous emergency braking and your car insurance

Reduce the cost of your car insurance with extra safety features.

A guide to courtesy car cover

How to get around even when your car is off the road. Guaranteed courtesy car cover can help you stay mobile.

Essential checklist for safe motoring

Simple ways to keep you and your car safe on the roads.

Your guide to the UK's driving tests

Beginner, Pass Plus and Advanced - get the low-down on driving tests.

What is comprehensive car insurance?

Read our simple guide to the basics about comprehensive insurance cover.

A simple guide to child car seats

Find out the difference between child car seat 'Groups' and iSize seats, what Isofix is and when to move up to a booster seat.

Ten smart tips for buying cheaper car insurance

Find out how you can keep down the cost of car insurance.

Car insurance groups explained

Read our simple guide to find out how car insurance groups affect the price of your car insurance.

How your car insurance premium is calculated

Discover how we work out the price of your car insurance.

Child car seats

Find out the difference between child car seat 'Groups' and iSize seats, what Isofix is and when to move up to a booster seat.

Essential motoring checklist

When was the last time you checked the oil level on your car? Read our five simple ways to keep your car roadworthy and insurable.

How to check if a vehicle is insured

Don't get caught out by uninsured drivers – check the Motor Insurance Database.

A guide to car insurance excess

Find out what you need to know about compulsory and voluntary excess and why paying more could help you save money.

A guide to new car replacement cover

Read our guide to find out how car insurance groups affect the price of your car insurance.

A guide to the laws about parking

Take a look at our guide to parking laws and check your knowledge about the law with our quick parking quiz.

A guide to understanding your no claim discount

Find out how to save money with a no claim discount.

Guide to towing a caravan or trailer

Read our quick guide to towing and how it affects your car insurance.

What to expect during an MOT

Not sure what happens during an MOT? Find out with our guide to getting your car through its MOT.

A guide to selling your car privately

Read our five step guide to making a private sale.

Guide to European car insurance and driving abroad

Useful things to consider before you drive in Europe.

Guide to motor legal expenses cover

Insure against the legal costs of reclaiming uninsured losses.

A guide to misfuelling

Read our guide about what misfuelling does to your car and what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car.

Personal accident insurance

Find out what you’re covered for when you take out additional personal accident insurance.

Guide to temporary and short-term car insurance

Find out how to insure your car for just a few days.

Guide to insuring an eco-friendly car

Find out why insuring a green car is different to insuring a petrol or diesel vehicle.

Guide to car security and how to deter the thieves

Find out how to deter the thieves and improve your car security.

Guide to the uninsured driver promise

Make sure you don’t miss out if you get hit by an uninsured driver.

Guide to the right insurance when you're driving other cars

Are you insured if you borrow someone else's car?

A guide to recent car tax changes

Different car tax rates for new cars are now in force. Read our guide to find out if you're affected by the changes to car tax.

Guide to car insurance for older drivers

Find out how to stay safe on the roads as an older driver.

Guide to SORN and how to take your car off the road

What to do when you take your car off the road.

Guide to insurance write-offs

Find out what the different salvage categories mean when your car is classified as a total loss by your insurance company.