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Car insurance

All your car insurance quotes in one place. Compare prices from over 60 major providers in just 6 minutes with the student insurance specialist. Simple. Affordable. Understandable.

Why should I use Endsleigh Compare?

With Endsleigh Compare, you’ll get hand-picked deals from insurance specialists. We’re here to help you during your student days and throughout your life on the road. Here are some options you can expect, depending on what cover you choose.

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One simple form - More choice

Quotes from over 60 of the UK’s leading providers such as AXA, Admiral and Hastings.

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Quick and easy

We’ll get your quote in less than 6 minutes.

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Tailored to you

We’ll use our years of experience to find you the best deal to suit your needs.

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Breakdown cover

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Courtesy car

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Black box discounts

Looking for something temporary or low mileage?


Whether you're looking for temporary student car insurance over the holidays or regular pay by mile insurance to borrow your parent's car throughout the year, we'll help you find the solution.

Let us do the hard work shopping around, so you don’t have to.

From standard car insurance to temporary cover, learner driver insurance to black box cover, we’re here to get the right car insurance for you and your motor.  

Car insurance: FAQs

With over 55 years experience working with students, we get that it’s not always easy navigating the world of car insurance - especially for new and learner drivers. We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions to help you choose the right cover for your road ahead.

What is Endsleigh Compare?

Endsleigh Compare is our brand new price comparison service that saves you the hassle of shopping around. Whether you’re a first time driver or experienced motorist, we compare quotes from the UK’s leading providers to find great cover at a great price. 

After over 55 years in the insurance business, we’ve switched up our offering. With our new Endsleigh Compare service, you’ll get hand-picked deals from insurance specialists. 

All you’ll need to do is fill in one simple form, then get presented with quotes from over 60 of the UK’s leading insurers in under six minutes.

Whilst you can’t use Endsleigh’s website to insure your car with Endsleigh-branded insurance anymore, our new offering should save you time in your journey to finding the right cover for your road ahead. 

Are you still offering car insurance direct with Endsleigh?

You won’t be able to buy an Endsleigh car insurance policy anymore, but you can now browse from a huge range of different car insurance providers with Endsleigh Compare and pick the best solution for you!

What car insurance do I need?

To drive in the UK you legally need a minimum of third party car insurance in place. Most insurers will offer three levels of cover for car insurance – third party, third party fire and theft and comprehensive.

In a nutshell:

  • Third party insurance will only cover damage to the other person’s car if you have an accident
  • Third party, fire and theft covers the same as third party insurance, plus cover for fire and theft
  • Comprehensive insurance provides cover for damage to both your car and the other person’s car, as well as additional covers - such as liability insurance, medical and legal expenses.

Next step: Choose what type of car insurance policy you need

Once you’ve chosen the level of cover you need, the next step is to decide which type of car insurance will give you the best deal, and there are lots of different types available.

  • Scenario: You’re a new driver trying to save during those first few years while you build up your No Claims Bonus. Black box insurance could help you save money at renewal, just by driving safely.
  • Scenario: You’re a student heading home to your parents for the weekend and want to borrow their car for a week. Temporary student car insurance will let you take out cover for the exact length of time you need it, from 7 to 28 days.

Do your research to find out which car insurance policy is right for you and your budget.

What does car insurance cover?

With over 55 years experience in the education community, we get the importance of simple, flexible cover at an affordable price. When you take out insurance with Endsleigh Compare, depending on the insurer you choose, you could get cover for:

  • Personal effects

  • Windscreen and glass replacement

  • Replacement car in the event of an accident

  • Audio and navigation equipment which is fitted to your vehicle

  • Cover for your legal liability to other people and property

  • Personal accident benefits

  • Medical expenses for you and your passengers

What optional extras are available for car insurance?

It’s a good idea to spend some time personalising your car insurance cover to make sure you’re protected for those unexpected situations - such as breakdowns, third party claims or simply losing your keys!

When you use Endsleigh Compare, these options may differ depending on the insurer you choose, but you may be able to personalise your policy with optional extras such as: 

Legal expenses

If you have an accident that’s not your fault, this cover will provide legal representation for you and all named drivers on your policy to pursue recovery of costs not covered by your car insurance from the other driver. You'll also normally receive help to defend your legal rights if an accident leads to a motoring offence.

Excess protection

Some insurers may offer excess protection. This covers the reimbursement of a car insurance policy excess you have to pay following an accident, although please note that windscreen excesses are usually not included.

What is an excess?


Key cover

Cover for replacing locks and keys for your car, home and office, including locksmith charges.

Enhanced personal accident cover

If you're injured in an accident, you may be left unable to work - either while you recover or permanently, dependent on the severity of your injuries. Enhanced personal accident cover will provide a specified lump sum which may provide immediate security in assisting with bills, medical costs and other expenses that may be incurred.

Hire car cover

If your car is written-off or stolen and not recovered, this cover will provide you with a car to use anywhere in the UK, usually for up to 21 days – although check your policy documents to be sure. Normally, all named drivers on your policy aged between 18-79 (with a full UK licence) will be able to use this car and you will be covered for up to two claims per policy.


No Claims Bonus protection

No claims bonus can save you a significant amount on your car insurance each year, so why not protect it? NCB protection means you won’t lose your hard-earned bonus should you have an accident during the policy term.

Read more about the optional extras available on your car insurance with Endsleigh

What about driving abroad after Brexit?

If you have purchased car insurance through Endsleigh Compare, you’ll need to check with your chosen insurer to see what their policy is.

It’s worth noting that there have been a number of changes to the EU driving rules since the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, so do your research before you travel. You can find a full summary of the documents you’ll need to drive abroad post-Brexit here.

You’ll also need a green card to drive to some countries, so don’t forget to check the FCDO travel advice of the country you’re visiting.

How can I save money on my car insurance?

There are lots of ways to reduce the cost of your car insurance quote - here are 5 top tips:

1. Take Pass Plus

Pass Plus is a 6 hour long driving course you can take once you’ve passed your driving test, and it helps new drivers build their confidence and improve their skills on the roads. Some insurers will offer a small discount on your premium for taking Pass Plus.

2. Increase your excess

Increasing your voluntary excess can sometimes reduce your premium. Just remember that you’ll need to pay both your compulsory and voluntary excess in the event of a claim, so you’ll want to make sure the combined amount is still affordable.

3. Pick a small engine

The type of car you drive can have a big impact on your car insurance premium. Choosing a car with a small engine and no modifications may help reduce the cost of your car insurance quote.

4. Drive safely

Reducing the cost of your car insurance can be as simple as driving safely and following the rules of the road. Your car insurance should naturally get cheaper each year as you build your No Claims Bonus, and avoiding speeding fines and other penalties will help to show insurers you’re a low risk driver.

Discover more about car insurance

We want you to have all the right information when picking your car insurance - so we've pulled together loads of handy guides that will hopefully start to answer any other questions you might have about car insurance - including what's covered, how it works and what you need to know about making a claim.

Explore our car insurance guide

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I’m an existing Endsleigh car insurance customer, where can I get help?

If you previously took out car insurance with Endsleigh and you have a query, read our frequently asked questions and find out how to get in touch with our team here.


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