Yesterday I was approached by comparethemarket.com to review their newly launched quote page on the website in exchange for a bit of money, so this morning I had a good look around and went through the whole process to give my honest opinion, here’s what I concluded…
I have tried to steer clear of the various comparison websites, mostly because I am so put off by the constant TV advertising. The meerkats, I have decided, are more bearable than the singing man, who really has run his day, but i digress, I have always been of the opinion that a phone call to the insurance company is the oldest and best way to get a good quote.
Going through the process of getting some comparable quotes this morning on comparethemarket.com was actually quite refreshing, firstly, I had a late night working, my eyes stung and the blue background was actually very easy on the eye, the icons and copy were large enough to read easily and the way each section was laid out made scooting through the process rather easy.
What really interested me was that I have recently added a few modifications to the MX5 and therefore I needed to be able to list these items out. A simple categorised menu has been built which allowed me to quickly list out all the aftermarket items applied to the car.
With my personal details entered the quotes were presented to me and there were actually a few quotes less than what I pay now, which did surprise me.
Interestingly they also list below the insurers that were unable to provide a quote, I’m guessing this is based on the modifications I have applied to the car.
I am genuinely impressed with the system and how easy it was to use and I would recommend you to give it a try, the only thing I would say is that once you have found the cheapest quote you still may be able to get that quote down with a direct call but as a starting point to gauge rough ideas on cars you are looking to buy it’s a painless efficient process that I was able to do in under five minutes.
Go see for yourself at comparethemarket.com