All esure’s comprehensive policies come with a courtesy car and a five-year guarantee on repairs done through its network. Here’s what else you need to know.
esure is a 5-star Defaqto-rated car insurer that offers a range of benefits as standard in its comprehensive policy, plus discounts with multi-car cover. We’ve covered the details in our in-depth comparison and review.
esure car insurance
- 24/7 accident helpline
- Defaqto 5-star rated
- Up to £100,000 in the event of death or serious injury, if you (or any named driver) are at fault, or up to £30,000 if not
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Who is esure?
esure was set up in 2000 and has sold more than than 2 million insurance policies to UK drivers. It offers car, home and travel insurance policies. Customers select cover based on their age, location, car make and cover level.
esure is a trading style of esure Services Ltd, part of esure Group plc.
What are esure’s levels of cover?
esure doesn’t offer third party cover on its own – the lowest level of cover it offers is third party, fire and theft.
Third party, fire and theft
You’ll get the same level of cover as third party but this will also provide protection against any fire damage or theft of your car.
This is the greatest level of cover on offer and will provide the same protection as the other levels as well as insuring your vehicle against accidental damage and vandalism. It’s always worth getting a quote for comprehensive cover, as in some cases, it can be cheaper than lower levels of cover due to the risk profile of customers who choose them.
esure offers add-ons to boost your cover, including:
- Motor legal protection
- Breakdown cover
- Car hire cover
- Personal injury cover
- Key cover
- Mis-fuel cover
- No-claims bonus protection
What types of car insurance are available?
- MultiCar insurance. If esure already insures your car, you or your spouse could get up to 10% off insurance for other cars registered to your address.
What is covered under my esure policy?
|Cover benefits||Third party, fire and theft||Comprehensive|
|Fire and theft||✓||✓|
|Courtesy car cover||–||✓|
|In-car entertainment cover||–||✓|
|Cover for policyholder to drive other cars (subject to eligibility)||–||✓|
Check your policy carefully to ensure it covers everything you need it to cover.
Cover arranged through esure is likely to become invalid if any of the following arises:
- You are paid to carry passengers.
- You fail to pay for your premium.
- Your car is being driven by an unnamed driver on your policy or by a person who does not have a valid driving licence.
- Your car is used for rallies, races or competitions.
- You change your car during the policy term to a car that the insurer cannot cover.
- You do not provide the correct documents to support your application.
Check your policy for further details to confirm your cover is valid.
How to save on your car insurance policy through esure
- Check comprehensive. Contrary to what you might expect, comprehensive cover can be cheaper than third party (TP) or third party, fire and theft so it’s always worth checking. This is because of the risk profile of many people who get TP.
- Park securely. Cars kept in a garage or on a secure driveway are usually cheaper to insure.
- Reduce mileage. If you start working part-time or your long commute becomes much shorter, letting your insurer know about a reduction in your mileage could result in cheaper insurance.
- Increase the excess. Agreeing to pay a bigger voluntary excess could make your overall premium cheaper. But remember that your insurer won’t pay out for a claim that costs less than your excess. So be careful about making it too high, as it could leave you out of pocket if damage occurs.
- Pick a smaller car. Choosing to drive a small and safe car is likely to lower your premium.
What is my excess?
Your insurance excess is the amount of money you have to pay towards a claim. Your insurer won’t pay out for a claim that costs less than this amount.
A voluntary excess is normally an amount set by you when taking out a policy. You’ll have the option of adding or increasing a voluntary excess, which could in turn reduce your premium.
Meanwhile, a compulsory excess amount might vary depending on the age of your car and your driving experience.
You’ll find details about any compulsory or voluntary excesses in your policy document.
How do I make a claim?
esure has a claims helpline: 0345 603 7872. Lines are open Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm, and Saturday 9am – 5pm. Outside of these hours, you will need to call the esure accident recovery line on 0800 085 8533. This is a 24-hour line open 7 days a week.
You’ll need to have your insurance policy details as well as all facts about the incident to hand.
It’s important that you let your insurer know about an incident as soon as possible, even if it’s not your fault. A delay in reporting an incident or failure to report it could result in a rejected claim later on.
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