Who are Admiral?
Admiral was founded in 1993 to specialize in car insurance. Over the years, the company has expanded and added trip† At home† from and pet insurance, as well as loans and car financing on the list of products.
Admiral is part of the Admiral Group, which also includes the insurance brands Diamond, Bell, Gladiator and Elephant. Admiral Group also owns EUI Limited, which underwrites most of Admiral’s insurance policies. The group is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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Why should I consider Admiral?
Admiral offers third party, third party, fire and theft insurance as well as comprehensive car insurance.
All fully comprehensive car insurance plans include a range of benefits as standard, such as replacement car coverage, driving in Europe, driving other cars coverage, personal injury coverage and coverage for personal belongings and car radios.
Customers can also upgrade their policy at an additional cost to include legal protection, roadside assistance, rental car coverage and key coverage.
In addition, Admiral also offers: multiple car insurance policies and electric car insurance.
Finally, Admiral’s car insurance policies are rated with five stars by Defaqto.
Customers with questions about car insurance can contact Admiral by phone Monday to Friday between 8am and 7pm, Saturdays between 9am and 5pm and Sundays between 9.30am and 4pm. Alternatively, customers can use the web chat feature on the website.
Existing customers can also log in to the My Account section of the website to update their policy or view their policy details.
Alternatively, Admiral can be found on Twitter as @AdmiralUK, as well as on facebook†
How to find the best coverage for you
There are a number of factors to consider when comparing car insurance policies. While finding an affordable policy will be a priority, it’s important not to choose a policy based on cost alone as it puts you at risk of being underinsured.
Always check the level of coverage on each policy to see what is included as standard and what you may have to pay extra for. Experiment by running different quotes and choosing different add-ons to see how this affects the price so you get the best deal.
Opting for a more expensive policy that provides everything you need will be better for your wallet in the long run if you need to file a claim.
Why it makes sense to compare policies and providers
Auto insurance providers have traditionally offered their most competitive prices to new customers, while those who have been loyal to their insurer year after year have typically paid a higher premium.
With the introduction of new FCA rules in January 2022, car (and home) insurance companies are now banned of offering a higher price to existing customers on renewal compared to new customers.
Despite this, Shopping for your auto insurance every year is still the best way to make sure you get the right coverage at the best price.
By reading customer reviews on sites like Trustpilot, you can also see how existing policyholders rate their coverage and customer service. Defaqto also gives star ratings to auto insurers, which can be a good indicator of the service they provide.