When comparing car insurance companies in Northern Ireland, until recently it may have seemed that those who live in NI are limited to providers on the high street. While it is possible to compare insurance online, you may have found that some providers do not offer their policies to those who reside in NI.
If you want to take advantage of savings this way, you may find it easier approaching a specialist broker who is able to search on your behalf. When comparing companies there are many factors you may want to consider, as some may offer you more for your money than others do.
When comparing insurance with different companies one of the things you may want to look into is how much excess you are asked to pay on the policy. All insurance providers state a minimum amount that you need to pay if you were to make a claim on your policy. This money has to be found by you out of your own pocket so you may want to compare how much the insurance company would require as an excess compared to others.
You may also want to check if you have to pay an extra amount of excess on windscreens and windows if they are damaged or have to be replaced. You may be asked to pay excess if your windscreen has to be totally replaced, however some insurance companies may repair windscreens without asking for the excess.
Look at whether a courtesy car would be available in the event of a claim as well as things like a legal helpline. Some insurers may offer these as free benefits while with others you may have to pay for them.
Some car insurance companies in Northern Ireland may allow you to take out limited mileage insurance if you do not go over a certain amount of miles in any one year. This may allow you to make savings for example if you are insuring a second car and it is not used much. You may also be able to save on the cost of your cover if you insure more than one car at the same time or if you take out another form of insurance with that provider, for example caravan cover.