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Car Insurance for 17 year olds

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If you’re learning to driving, or just passed, you may find that getting the cheapest deal is hard work. We’re here to help with choice and advice. 

Why is cheap car insurance for 17 year olds so difficult to find?

As a new, inexperienced driver, you are statistically more likely to need to make a claim. Because of that, insurance companies typically charge higher premiums for car insurance for 17 year olds.

But there are things you can do which may help bring the costs down. Talk to our specialist broking team today. They will be happy to advise you on the options available, search for suitable policies from our insurance partners and recommend which you should go for. In short, we are here to find you the right policy, quickly and without the hassle!

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Car Insurance for 17 year olds – what you can do to make it cheaper

With all the will in the world, insurers are very wary of first time and young drivers. But there are steps you can take that may reduce the costs.

Comprehensive cover?

You can choose from Third Party, Third Party, Fire & Theft and fully comprehensive policy types. Third party may be cheapest, but make sure you have enough protection.

Limit your mileage

If an insurer sees that you’re not doing vast annual mileage, they will recognise a reduced risk. That typically means a lower insurance premium.

Add a more experienced driver to your policy

If someone else genuinely needs access to the vehicle from time to time, adding them to your policy as a named driver could actually reduce costs.

Consider PassPlus

Being able to demonstrate that you’ve passed an advanced driving test such as PassPlus may mean a discount on your insurance.

Install telemetrics

Installing telemetrics (a ‘blackbox’) and granting insurers access to your driving data can mean a reduction in your premium.

Pay upfront

Paying upfront rather than by monthly direct debit will save you money as you’re not paying any interest on outstanding amounts.

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Find out how to get cheaper car insurance for 17 year olds

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What types of car insurance are available for 17 year olds?

The first thing to understand is that car insurance is a compulsory purchase. If you want to drive a car, whether on a provisional or full license, you need to have an insurance policy in place.

Third party car insurance for 17 year olds

The absolute minimum requirement to be driving is third party cover. This is likely to be the cheapest car insurance for 17 year olds. But, it has significant limitations and drawbacks. It only pays out if you injure or damage another person and/or their property. Any damage to your car, property or injury to yourself will not be covered.

Third party fire and theft cover – as the name suggests – has the additional benefit of paying out were your car to be stolen or damaged in a fire.

Fully comprehensive car insurance for 17 year olds

This is the most popular cover type and offers you the most protection. It means that in the event of a claim, you can rest assured you will be covered against a full range of risks.

Talk to MyFirstUK about your insurance needs. While third party cover can be cheaper, unless your car is only worth a few hundred pounds, you would almost certainly be better to go with a fully comprehensive policy. And because we’ll do the shopping around for you, it may be that a comprehensive policy can be made available for only a few pounds more than a basic third party cover.

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What else should I consider when looking to buy car insurance?

Your precise circumstances will impact on what policies are available to you and why something in particular might best suit your requirements. Are you still on a provisional license, or have you passed? Is it your own car, or a parents’ or friend’s? Is the car kept at home or are you storing it elsewhere or planning to take it to Uni? Have you done additional driver training like PassPlus – or would you be willing to have a telemetry device fitted to your car?

All of these factors – and more – will impact on what you ultimately pay for your car insurance. Let MyFirstUK find the right policy for you. Give us a call today. We’ll take the hassle and confusion away for you, searching the market and even recommending the policy we think is right for you.

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Save money on car insurance for 17 year olds

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