Car insurance articles

From premiums to safe driving tips, here’s where you can find all of our expert advice about looking after your car

Our detailed articles provide safety tips, guides, and expert advice on all things cars – whether you’re looking for ways to keep your car insurance premium low or considering hiring a car abroad. We’ll provide general information as well as in-depth guidance about our cover, so if you’re considering an Aviva car insurance policy – or you already have one – you can find details about what’s covered here.

How your car insurance premium is calculated

What determines the cost of a car insurance premium, and are there ways to keep it down? Learn about the factors that insurers take into account when pricing a car insurance policy.

MOT and car tax checker tool

MOT tax checker

Our car MOT checker tool will tell you if a vehicle has an up-to-date tax MOT and when this runs out. Find out how to check your MOT status here.

Tax checker

Our road tax checker tool will tell you if a vehicle has up-to-date tax or if it’s registered as off the road (SORN). Check your car's tax status today.

All about car insurance

Questions about your policy, making a claim, or how to qualify for a no claim discount? Here’s where to find the answers.

How your mileage impacts your car insurance

We ask our experts and give you some tips on how to get the most mileage for your money.

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What happens when your car is written off?

If you are involved in a car accident, having your vehicle written off by an insurance company can be traumatic. But what exactly is a ‘write-off’?

Learn about write-offs

What type of car insurance cover do I need?

Car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK, but it’s important to consider what level of protection is right for you.

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We've got your windscreen covered

As cars become more sophisticated, windscreen replacement or repair costs are increasing.

Check your cover

Motor changes to tell insurers

Moving home or changing your name? Make sure your car insurer is one of the first to know, or you could struggle to claim if the worst should happen.

Know the process

What are penalty points and how do they affect insurance?

Penalty points are issued for a variety of driving offences, but what are they and how do they affect your car insurance premiums?

Learn about penalty points

No claim bonus explained

Confused about your no claims bonus? Our guide takes you through how it works and how you can protect your discount.

Your no claims discount

Car insurance groups explained

Take a look at our guide to how your car’s insurance group is decided and how it affects your cover costs.

Understanding insurance groups

Driving with a medical condition

The different medical conditions that can affect your ability to drive and those that you must report to the DVLA.

Driving and your health

Safe driving

We’ve spoken to experts to provide tips on staying safe behind the wheel – and what to do if an accident does happen.

Get a car insurance quote even faster

We've cut the tricky questions to make it faster than ever to get a quote. You can get your quote even faster by telling us your car registration and driving licence number so we can look up the details directly with the DVLA.