Some people for various reasons do not get to learn to drive when they are in their teens or early twenties. Whether it is financial or family circumstances it is never too late to learn when it comes to learner driver insurance. So if you are more mature in age and decide you finally want to add to your skills by learning to drive then we can help you compare policies.
The short answer is yes - at least in most cases. There are companies that cover those aged up to the age of 65, 75 and one that covers up to any age of learner driver. Run a quote now to compare policies for you.
Through our service you can search out both short term policies, or annual ones. There are also policies for both owner drivers and those using a borrowed car to learn in. To help you decide which type of policy is more likely to be the most suitable for you, we provide you with a few tips.
One word of warning though - if you are needing to retake your test due to a previous conviction or ban you are unlikely to be able to use a standard learner driver insurance policy. We can still help though as we have a panel of insurers who specialise in exactly this situation - ask for a quote through our Convicted Drivers Insurance service.
These may be the perfect solution if you will be taking your test very soon or if you are doing an intensive course. Our comparison service shows policies that can cover you from a single day up to 6 months, and offers options for those who will be using their own car or those using a friend's or a family member's car to learn in. Both third party or fully comprehensive policies are available.
If you are borrowing a car, policies normally dictate that the car should be insured already by the owner as they will only insure the learner driver whilst they are driving and are not included on the DVLA insurance database.
Our comparison service will point out important details such as the age and experience of accompanying drivers that different insurers require, and check the insurance group of your car to make sure policies that wouldn't cover that vehicle are not included in the results.
One company that doesn't feature in our comparisons above is Collingwood. They are also able to offer short term policies up to the age of 65.
If you think you will need the policy for 4 months or more, it is worth also running an annual quote as sometimes these can work out cheaper.
Some insurers will keep an annual insurance going once you have passed your test. This can work out as an advantage if they then count your year as a learner towards your no claims bonus (NCB). This may reduce the cost of your first policy after passing which is usually the most expensive year of your car insurance life. This is not consistent throughout the industry however.
One disadvantage is that most companies will almost certainly increase your premium on passing and it is not possible to find how much that increase will be beforehand.
Some companies offer annual learner driver policies that end as soon as you have passed. You would then need to start a new policy as a newly qualified driver. Some policies will allow you to get a refund for unused months.
Give us a call on 0800 520 0699, or 01183 218197 (option 3) and we will be delighted to help.
This content was last reviewed on 04/10/2017