Once you’ve chosen the level of car insurance coverage you want and the provider that best fits your needs, there will also normally be some optional extras you can add to a policy which you can increase your coverage against even more things.
The choice is completely up to you whether you want them or not, but each extra will provide you with additional cover outside of a standard insurance policy. So, if you think an extra will be of assistance to you then adding it into a policy could be a good investment.
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What optional car insurance extras are there?
Different providers will have specific car insurance extras which they offer which allow you to tailor an insurance policy to get your perfect level of cover. These optional extras can include any of the following things, but not all providers will offer each of these so if one is particularly important to you then you’ll need to find a provider who offers it.
When your car lets you down, breakdown cover is there to help you get back on the road or to a garage for the proper repairs. There are different levels of breakdown cover available and will usually include access to a 24/7 helpline if you do breakdown somewhere.
Assistance with windscreen repairs can be included in some insurance policies or as an optional extra and will help cover the cost of repairs to your windscreen, window glass or sunroof if they’re chipped, cracked or need replacing depending on your cover level.
If you were to get into an accident that wasn’t your fault, legal cover can help pay for your motor legal expenses when you need to go after a third party for a claim. This can also help recover any lost earnings from being unable to work after an accident and provide you with 24/7 motor legal advice.
Lost your keys? Not a problem with key protection! You can get everything you need to get you back on the road as soon as possible, cover the cost of replacement keys and even get a specialist out to help get you back into your house if your house keys were on the same keyring.
Cover for driving abroad
Although a number of insurance policies will include driving abroad cover as standard, having it as an add-on can be useful if you think you’d ever take your car over to Europe or even further afield.
Personal accident cover
Adding on personal accident cover can help increase the financial assistance you’ll get if you end up with a serious injury from a car accident, including if you end up with a permanent injury or disability, as well as financial compensation for your family if you suffer a fatality.
Getting into an accident can be incredibly disruptive, so having a courtesy car guaranteed while yours is being repaired can help you get things back on track. Prices vary depending on the size of hire car you would need.
Top Car Insurance FAQs:
- What's the best car insurance for you?
Finding the right car insurance for you and your wheels can be complicated because there’s so much choice out there. With Asda we do the shopping for you and help you compare quotes from some of the UK’s leading providers so you don’t have to.
All you need to do is pick the policy and price that’s right for you.
- All levels of cover for your car:
- Third Party, Fire and Theft
- Third Party Only
- Business cover
- Black Box (Telematics)
- Learner Driver policies
- And much more!
- How to get cheap car insurance quotes with Asda
Getting cheap car insurance quotes with Asda has never been simpler and you can get covered in minutes.
All you need to do is complete a number of simple questions about you, the car you’re looking to insure and your driving history.
You’ll be asked very basic questions like your name, address and date of birth, as well as questions about how long you’ve been driving and the number of no claims bonus (NCB) you have.
From there you’ll need to complete some questions about the car insurance cover you want and then we do the hard work.
- What happens when you compare car insurance with Asda?
When you compare car insurance, your details are run through the various car insurance providers on the panel.
Over 60 of the UK’s leading providers, including the likes of AXA, Hastings and Swinton, will return the cheapest quotes they have to offer.
You'll see your quotes, starting with the cheapest first, and you’ll also be able to see prices for Comprehensive, Third Party, Fire and Theft and Third Party Only policies.
At that point it’s up to you to select the quote and cover you want!
- What are your levels of car insurance cover?
When you compare quotes you’ll automatically see all three levels of cover when your quotes display but car insurance is a little more complicated than Comprehensive, Third Party, Fire and Theft or Third Party Only.
If you want a Telematics (Black Box) policy, one that covers you for work or social only, you can still compare quotes and get covered with Asda.
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