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Sally Wilson

Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.

Sally Wilson is one of our Team of Experts

Are you a new driver under 25 looking for car insurance?

We can reduce the cost of running a car for young drivers.

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September can be a time of change for many young adults. Some will be heading off to university or further study elsewhere. But others of you will have chosen to begin your careers. This leads to greater independence and for some even a move away from home.

If you are heading off to work, you may well need to buy a new car to get you there. It is a huge investment. The cost of insurance on top can come as quite a blow. Even if you are insuring your current car the jump in price if you were previously insured with a parent can be considerable. But by using our new drivers comparison service we can help you save money and not just on your insurance!

Teenagers and other young drivers can often pay more for insurance but we have access to a panel of insurers who all offer competitive quotes. It only takes a few minutes to run a quote and they can then be tailored to fit your individual needs.

You will always remember your first car and the last thing you want is for it to be the target of thieves. Adding an alarm or an immobiliser can not only protect your car but could also bring the cost of your premiums down.

Many insurance companies offer 'black box' policies which provide discounts to those who have a telematics box fitted. The box monitors your driving including your speed, the time of day you travel and how controlled your braking is. The better your driving the more you are likely to make savings.

Taking the Pass Plus course could also help with the cost of insurance. The course is run by Pass Plus registered approved driving instructors to help improve the skills of newly qualified drivers. It is recognised by some insurance providers. The same goes for passing the advanced driving test with the Institute of Advanced Motorists. However if you are not ready for the advanced test but would still like to improve your skills, the IAM also offer the Momentum course.

If you are just starting to learn you can also use the same service to find a reasonable quote for your insurance. We also offer advice on car groups for those looking at purchasing a new car.

Whatever your needs as a young driver we are here to help. If you have any queries with your quote or further questions our customer service team can be contacted on 0118 3218197.

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