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Once you’ve paid for your driving lessons and bought a car, your road tax and car insurance are going to be the next items on your shopping list. Unfortunately, all of this can get quite expensive – especially for young or new drivers who tend to have higher premiums than drivers with more experience. Our black box car insurance cover will provide:
A good driving score can help towards getting you a great renewal price, so you can carry on saving on your car insurance
Keep track of your driver score via our Endsleigh Loop mobile app and in your online account.
Endsleigh Loop allows you to drive when you need to, and we do not restrict the time of day you can drive.
Depending on your car, we’ll either send you a self-fit black box or arrange to have your black box professionally installed. You can also track your driving score at any time via the Endsleigh Loop app.
Once you've taken out your black box insurance, download the Endsleigh Loop app to get quick access to all your driving feedback. Use the app to monitor your driving score, receive advice on how to lower your score and work towards securing personalised rewards. Available for iOS.
Not sure whether to get a black box added to your car? We’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions below to help you decide…
Black box insurance (also known as ‘telematics car insurance’) is a type of insurance policy that offers discounts based on your driving behaviours.
If you take out this type of policy, a black box will be installed in your car to monitor your driving. Using that data we’ll be able to give feedback on what you are doing well and where your driving can improve - you’ll be able to keep track of your driver score via our Endsleigh Loop mobile app and in your online account.
Remember, your black box won’t be able to differentiate between drivers. This means that if someone uses your car (such as a named driver), their driving will be monitored under your policy.
The data we collect tells us about your driving speed, how you brake, your acceleration and your cornering - so the more responsibly you drive, the higher your driving score, the lower your premiums could be in the future.
We’ll also provide a renewal quote at the end of your policy that reflects how well you’ve been driving.
If you’re a young or new driver, you’re probably facing steep insurance prices. The cost of insuring new drivers tends to be higher because less experience = more risk. This seems like an unfair assumption to make, but the stats back it up. Taking out black box insurance could help you pay less by earning the trust of your insurer.
So, what is black box insurance? Black box insurance is a way of insurers saying:
“Hey, we know that not all new motorists drive the same. So we’ll give you a chance to show us your driving skills and hopefully earn yourself some discount!”
The black box (or telematics device) is fitted to your vehicle and monitors your driving behaviours to provide you with a driving score. If this score continues to be positive, you could be in line for rewards and discounts that are personalised to how well you drive – helping you save money and drive safely.
Bear in mind: We also offer additional discounts for drivers under the age of 21 who choose to share their driving data with a parent or guardian.
Young drivers tend to pay more for their car insurance because they are less experienced and therefore, statistically speaking, more likely to be involved in an accident. That’s why black box insurance is fantastic for drivers who want to lower their car insurance cost by driving how they drive best: safely.
Typically black box car insurance is most popular with:
But new drivers aren’t the only ones that may want to save on their cover – a speeding fine or simply purchasing an expensive car can have an impact the cost of your car insurance.
Black box insurance offers all drivers the opportunity to save money on their cover by driving safely - whether they’re working on their driving skills, waiting out some speeding points or building up their No Claims Bonus (also known as "No Claims Discount").
With so many options for your car insurance, it can be difficult to know which policy will be right for you.
Here are 6 reasons why you should choose black box car insurance:
1. You could earn rewards and save money
The data your black box collects tells us about the quality of your driving - so the more responsibly you drive, the higher your driving score, the lower your renewal premiums could be.
2. You could become a better driver
Keep track of your driving feedback via the Endsleigh Loop app or your online account to become a better, more skillful driver.
3. You could gain useful evidence should you get in an accident
Any information your black box collects about your speed and cornering could prove useful should you be involved in an accident where it’s unclear who is at fault.
4. You may be able to find your car if it’s stolen
We collect data about your car’s GPS location, which may help the police recover your car if it’s stolen.
5. The black box is easy to install and invisible
Depending on your car, you will either be provided with a small self-fit box or have one professionally installed, which can be placed out of sight in your vehicle – so it’s a hassle-free way to save money on your car insurance.
6. It’ll keep your parents off your back
Parents worry. Especially if their precious son or daughter has recently got behind the wheel. Having black box insurance could reassure them that you’re driving safely - you can even share your driving scores to prove it. And don’t worry, they won’t be able to see where you’ve been all weekend!
There are two types of telematics box (or ‘black box’):
In both cases the box is fitted out of sight in your car.
Will the black box be removed at the end of my policy?
If you choose to cancel your policy, the telematics box will stop collecting data as soon as the policy is no longer is effect and you may be able to remove the self-fit black box yourself.
Please note that we do not remove the black box at the end of the policy. At cancellation, if you have a self-fit black box, we will email you a freepost label so you can unplug the black box and return to us for recycling.
If you have a professionally fitted black box there is no need to have it removed, it will simply stop transmitting. If you want it professionally removed you can call us and we can arrange that for you at an additional cost.
Once your black box is fitted and we receive your signal you will be sent an email with information on how to register your online account (called “My Account”).
You’ll also be provided with information via the Endsleigh Loop app. This is where your driving score will be displayed as well as feedback on your driving behaviour.
When you take out your black box insurance policy you will give us your estimated annual mileage, which we then use to calculate your insurance premium. It’s important to keep within this mileage – however, if you think you might go over or your circumstances change you can contact us to update this, usually at an additional cost.
In general, we do not restrict how far you can drive in any individual journey or in total with black box insurance. You’ll just need to keep an eye on your total mileage to make sure you don’t go over your annual estimate, as your premium could increase.
What else do I need to know about getting a black box?
Have more questions about black box insurance? Visit our FAQs.
It’s no secret that car insurance can be costly for inexperienced drivers. That’s why we’re dedicated to keeping costs down for young and new drivers, providing affordable cover tailored to your driving needs – whether its black box insurance, learner driver insurance or temporary student driver cover while you’re home for the holidays.
Need some quick tips or guidance on car insurance? Read more on the blog!