Many different types of cover are available, ranging from third party cover which protects individuals against liability should they injure a third party or cause damage to a third party's property, but does not provide any cover for the individual's own vehicle or property, through to comprehensive cover, which can offer protection for accidental damage, theft, fire damage as well as liability towards third parties. Make sure you shop around and get at least five or six quotes to ensure you are getting competitive quotes. But don't just look at the price, check what is covered under the policy, the size of your excess and the service add ons such as courtesy cars.
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