All cars need insurance but
there are various options

Third party insurance

This is the most basic cover you can get, and is the legal minimum of car insurance cover. In the event of an accident that was seen to be your fault, this type of cover protects other people, vehicles and property, but injuries you suffer and damage to your own car is not covered.

Third party insurance only covers you against having to pay if you injure someone or damage their vehicle or other property, but it won’t pay to repair damage to your car.

Third party, fire and theft cover

This will cover third party damage and also fire and theft, so you can claim for repair of replacement if your car is damaged or destroyed as a result of theft, attempted theft or fire.

Comprehensive cover

This is the most commonly purchased option - all new John Lewis Car Insurance polices are fully comprehensive.

Comprehensive cover pays to repair damage to your car, including windscreens, in addition to all of the cover including in third party, fire and theft cover.

People sometimes incorrectly assume that comprehensive cover is the most expensive cover but this is not necessarily true – you may find that comprehensive cover works out as cheap as third party, fire and theft.

Remember that with comprehensive car insurance you are covered for everything included in third party, fire and theft cover, plus:

Damage to your own car

A pay-out for the market value of your old car

Windscreen cover

However, if your car is relatively cheap to repair, then a third party policy might be better for you. A newer car might cost hundreds or thousands of pounds to repair, in which case third party cover would leave you footing a hefty bill, and wipe out any savings you made by choosing third party cover.

Misfuelling
Cover

We’ll cover a full drain-out and 10 litres of refuelling if you accidentally choose the wrong pump.

Courtesy
Car

We’ll keep life carrying on as normal with a courtesy car provided as standard.

Onward Travel
Cover

We'll pay up to £500 towards travel or a hotel so you can complete your journey if you're involved in an accident.

TOP FAQS

Third party insurance only covers you against having to pay if you injure someone or damage their vehicle or other property, but won't pay to repair damage to your car. Third party, fire and theft cover will also pay to repair or replace your own car if it is stolen, or damaged or destroyed by fire.

The most commonly purchased option is comprehensive cover. This cover pays to repair damage to your car, including windscreens, in addition to all of the cover described above.

All new Car Insurance policies from John Lewis Finance provide comprehensive cover.

If you're involved in an accident, you're legally required to:

Give your name, address and insurance details to anyone who has a good reason to ask for them – namely the other driver.

Report the incident to the police within 24 hours if you or anyone else is injured, and provide your Certificate of Motor Insurance within five days of the incident.


You should also collect the following information:

Full details of the other driver(s).

Registration numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident.

Where, when and how the accident happened.

Injuries or damage caused

Names and contact details of witnesses

Police officers’ details and report references

Photographs of the scene or any damage, if possible

CCTV or dashcam footage

If you need to make a claim, please call us immediately. Lines are open 24 hours a day.

The claims handler will ask for the details of your claim. The more details you can provide during the first call, the quicker the claims process will be.

If your vehicle is not driveable we will refund the cost of overnight accommodation or travel expenses, including taxi fares, for you and your passengers up to £500. We will arrange a courtesy car for up to 30 days if your car is deemed a total loss or is stolen and not recovered.

John Lewis Finance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. John Lewis plc is an appointed representative (Financial Services Register No. 416011) of Covea Insurance plc. Registered in England No. 233462. Registered office 171 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NN.

Car Insurance arranged by John Lewis Finance is underwritten by Covea Insurance plc. Covea Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 202277). Registered in England and Wales No. 613259. Registered office Norman Place, Reading, RG1 8DA.

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