Car Insurance Cover Options

Find Your Best Insurance Option

explaining-car-insurance-options-smallAs the good guys of insurance we are here to help you when it comes to making the decision on what car insurance cover suits you best. We do this by searching our insurers for you and getting you a range of different cover options. We like to think that we take most of the leg work out of searching and comparing for you.

One of the most common questions we at get asked by our customers is “What is the best type of insurance cover for me?”. With so many different car insurance options available, it can sometimes be a little confusing when it comes to choosing the right cover for you.

We've asked our helpful car insurance team to breakdown each motor insurance cover type we currently offer and what benefits our customers could get when choosing this type of insurance.

What Is Third Party Car Insurance?

Firstly it’s important to be aware that there are two different types of Third Party Cover available to the customer – Third Party and Third Party, Fire, and Theft.

Third party is considered the most basic cover available for a vehicle. It is the minimum level of insurance required to drive a vehicle by Irish law. But what does it cover?

In the event of an accident, third party car insurance will only provide compensation to the driver and passengers of the other vehicle involved in the accident. This means that any damage sustained to your vehicle is NOT covered. There is also no cover provided if your vehicle is stolen or catches fire. So, as a result, even though you might have this type of insurance, you are still open to a substantial cost for losses to your car.

The Pros Of Third Party Car Insurance:

  • Often most affordable
  • Basic level of insurance required by law
  • The Cons Of Third Party Car Insurance:

  • Only covers you and other people involved in a crash, not the damage to your car
  • No cover for vehicle theft or fire
  • May require you to pay substantial costs for things not covered.
  • What Is Third Party Fire And Theft Car Insurance?

    On average this is the most popular type of cover for Irish motorists. Setting up a policy with Third Party, Fire, and Theft means that you are covered if there is loss to your car through theft or fire.

    This type of policy also provides cover if there is any loss in the attempt of fire or theft. With this type of cover, you can avail of extra benefits and add-ons such as windscreen damage cover.

    The Pros Of Third Party Fire And Theft Car Insurance

  • One of the most popular types of car insurance
  • Covers you in case of theft and fire
  • Windscreen damage can be added on.
  • The Cons Of Third Party Fire And Theft Car Insurance

  • Damage inflicted during a crash, unless caused by fire, won’t be covered
  • Additional costs may be required to cover other issues.
  • What Is Comprehensive Cover Car Insurance

    Finally a comprehensive car insurance policy, which is offered by all our insurers, includes third party, fire and theft cover as well as accidental damage to your vehicle. There are many additional benefits to choosing this type of policy such as windscreen repair and breakdown rescue which can be added to your cover.

    Worried about the other person?

    No need to fret. In the event of an accident, third party damage should be covered by your comprehensive cover as well. This means that any damage incurred by another person’s car, which you may have caused, should be taken care of through your insurance. Not only that, but if there is damage to a property as a result of your negligent driving, that can be included also. Once again, make sure you check with your insurer, or broker, on the specifics of your policy.

    The Pros Of Comprehensive Cover Car Insurance:

  • Everything is covered
  • Damage to your car, people, theft or fire is all included
  • Even damage inflicted to properties can be added.
  • The Cons Of Comprehensive Cover Car Insurance:

  • May be more expensive than other policies.

  • Choosing the right cover could save you time and money in the long run. But making sure you have the correct cover to suit your needs, budget and situation can be more important. Call us on 01 400 3400 to speak to one our team who are always on hand with guidance and advice.