Can I buy car insurance online?
Sneakers? Sure. Your weekly shopping? Of course. But can you really buy car insurance online? The answer is yes, you’ll be glad to hear – especially if you’re the kind of person who would rather starve to death than order pizza by speaking to another human on the phone.
Even better: you can get multiple quotes online
Maybe you’re an introvert. Maybe the only quiet time you have for admin is once the kids are asleep. Or maybe you just get a kick out of a tech solution that does everything digitally. Whatever the case, it’s possible to start the quotation process online with a reputable insurer.
But why narrow the field so quickly? There are some major upsides to getting car-insurance quotes through a comparison website like ours – even if we say so ourselves. It’s super easy: fill in a form; pick from the menu of options in your inbox; and it’s plain sailing from there as the insurer you choose onboards you. It’s easy, free and convenient, and you can even do it while you’re in that boring Zoom meeting that you’re not sure you were supposed to be invited to anyway. (We won’t tell.)
… and potentially save some cash
The biggest benefit to getting car insurance quotes online is that you could end up saving money every month (take that, crazy 2022 inflation). BetterCompare’s real-time tech solution will source you up to six quotes, allowing you to choose your (and your budget’s) favourite. We have partnered with King Price, MiWay, Standard Bank and iWyze, so your options will come from this impressive gang. Maybe it’s the cheapest one, or maybe it’ll be the one whose ad campaign resonated strongest with you. It’s your choice.
Can I get car insurance on the same day?
Same-day insurance might sound as far-fetched as getting results (bru!) on your first day of lifting heavy, but with us you can get covered in a matter of minutes.
Here’s how it works with BetterCompare. You provide us with some basic information (your car model and year, your ID number, your address etc) and give us permission to run some checks, and we’ll email you up to six quotes. You pick the one you’re interested in (only one at a time, mind) and then we gently hand you over to the insurer in question. They will confirm when you would like the cover to start, as well as a few other details. If you need cover immediately, you simply provide your banking details for the debit order and, once the first payment goes off, you’re insured! Just like that.
Does comparing car insurance quotes affect your credit score?
In the process of getting quotes with us, we’ll run a credit check on your ID number. This is what’s called a ‘soft’ enquiry, and will not have any effect on your credit score. (A ‘hard’ credit enquiry is triggered when you apply to borrow money, for example, and that does go onto your credit record.) For this journey, your secrets are safe with us.
What are the cons to buying insurance online?
There aren’t any, really, unless working from home has left you starved for attention and you fancy a bit of a chat with one of our professional call-centre agents. They’re also a really helpful resource if you have any follow-up questions you’d like answered immediately. If that’s the case, at any stage you can click the ‘call me back’ option on our website and we’ll give you a buzz.
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