Car insurance

Car insurance from £172*

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*10% of customers paid this or less

*10% of new car insurance customers paid £172 or less between 1st May – 31st July 2019. Premium depends on individual circumstances, payment method and cover chosen.

 

Comprehensive car insurance packed with:

  • Uninsured driver promise** - if your car is hit by an uninsured driver your excess will be reimbursed and your no claims discount reinstated
  • Courtesy car included as standard† - whilst your car is being repaired by our approved repairer
  • Access to a 24/7 claims service
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Car insurance

Get a quote for our Defaqto 5 Star rated car insurance

Why choose Rias Car Insurance:

  • Wrong fuel cover†† - we’ll pay to drain and flush your fuel tank and cover any damage to your engine if you accidentally put the wrong fuel into your car
  • Lifetime guarantee^^-  if you make a claim and choose one of our approved repairers all workmanship comes with a guarantee for as long as you own the car 
  • Onward travel cover -  if you are in an accident and your car can’t be driven we can arrange transport for you and your passengers to get home or to your planned UK destination
     

Find out more here or for full cover details please read our policy documents.

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Find out what may change if you're planning to travel to EU countries after we leave the European Union.

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Have we asked for your proof of No Claims Discount?

Find out how to provide it quickly and easily.

View our policy documents

Read our policy documents and find the right level of cover for your needs.

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5 Star car insurance as rated by industry experts Defaqto for the seventh year

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UK claims service - available 24/7

Provided a friendly and efficient service with the minimum of fuss. Very helpful person handled my claim.

Mrs E Mardon, Exeter

Your news and guides

From industry updates to handy hints, our news and guides section keeps you in the loop.

What should you do if you put the wrong fuel in your car?

We can all be absentminded, but when it comes to putting the wrong fuel in your car, a simple mistake can feel like a real disaster. With that in mind, we’ve created this step-by-step guide to help put your mind at ease if you accidentally misfuel your car.

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Frequently asked questions about our car insurance

If I have an accident, will I get a courtesy car?

Yes, you'll be given a courtesy car while your car is being repaired by an approved repairer. We also offer replacement car cover as an optional extra.

Does my policy cover me to drive other cars?

The possibility of driving other cars under your car insurance policy depends on your individual requirements and cannot be added for an additional charge.

If you already have a policy with us and would like to know if you're covered to drive other vehicles, please check your Certificate of Motor insurance.

If you want to get a car insurance quote and would like to know whether driving other cars is included, please call us on 0800 183 9201 or contact us via Live chat.

Am I covered to drive in Europe (before and after Brexit)?

If you have a Rias Car Insurance policy, you will have fully comprehensive cover to drive in EU countries for up to 90 days.

This will remain unchanged until Brexit comes into effect. So, if you’re planning a trip that is completed before then, nothing changes for you.

For those who are planning to drive in the EU after Brexit, you do need to plan ahead in the event there is no Brexit deal. You will need to take a Green Card with you for certain countries, and also potentially obtain an International Driving Permit, or IDP. For more information please visit our dedicated Driving in Europe page.

How do I provide my proof of No Claims Discount?

We'll get in touch with you if we need to see proof of your No Claims Discount (NCD). If we've already contacted you, you can provide your proof of No Claims Discount by uploading it in your online account. Just so you know, if we ask you for proof of your No Claims Discount, you’ll need to send it to us within 14 days of purchase, otherwise we’ll have to cancel your policy and won’t be able to restart cover for you.

What to do

Once you're logged in, click ‘upload documents’. You can add your No Claims Discount file here, which will be sent to us to review.

If you haven't registered for an account yet, you can create your account here.

Alternatively, you can post your proof of No Claims Discount to the following address:

Rias
Deansleigh House, Deansleigh Road
Bournemouth BH7 7DU

Note: Please do not send your proof of NCD to any other postal address, as this may mean we are unable to process it or start your policy.

Once we’ve received your proof we'll then contact you to confirm it is acceptable or let you know if we need any more information.

What we accept

The documents we accept as proof of your No Claims Discount will have to be either a renewal invitation, a cancellation letter or a Proof of No Claims Discount letter from your previous insurer. Whichever option you go for,  the document you submit to us will need to include:

  • A letterhead that clearly identifies your previous insurer
  • Your previous policy number
  • Your previous policy expiry date
  • Your name
  • Your No Claims Discount in years

The document you upload through your account can be in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, PDF, or a photo in the following formats: GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG and JPE. Just make sure your document is less than 3MB.

You can send original copies, photos or screenshots, as long as we can see the whole document.  Please send all pages on any letters you are using for proof. We’re happy to accept your proof as a single file.

Can I switch to Rias before my renewal date?

Yes, you can even claim back any cancellation fees you're charged by your current insurance provider, up to the value of £75. Terms and conditions apply.

If I change my car and update my policy, will my old car still be insured for a short time?

No – cover on your old car will end as soon as the cover on your new car begins. If you’d like to keep your old car insured after you pick up your new car, you can add it to your policy as a temporary vehicle at an extra cost.

^Read the terms and conditions

**Providing the accident wasn’t your fault. Make, model and registration of other vehicle needed.

Excludes cars written off or declared a total loss.

Replacement fuel costs are not covered.  

^20% of new customers paid £103 or less between 1st May – 31st July 2019 for our combined buildings and contents cover. Premium depends on individual circumstances, payment method and cover chosen.

^^Subject to the vehicle being maintained in accordance with the manufacturer routine maintenance schedule. Defective parts will be replaced without charge as long as they are covered by the part manufacturer’s warranty. Failure of components or bodywork damage will not be covered if deterioration is through normal usage.