"What do I need to know about Female Car Insurance?"
You may not have heard of the EU Gender Directive but you’ll certainly be
familiar with its outcome. At least you will be if you drive a car and you’re
In the past insurers used to be able to use gender as a factor when determining
how much to charge someone for their car insurance. Since men were typically
more commonly involved in high speed crashes and women were more likely to be
involved in low speed collisions, these factors made a difference. However
insurers now have to abide by the directive, which has been in place since
What does this mean for you if you are a woman looking for good value car
insurance? Well, you may find your insurance premiums are not as cheap as they
were in the past. However it does depend on your age. Older drivers who have
more experience on the roads are not likely to notice as big a difference as
younger ones. Just prior to the new ruling coming into force, the government
determined that prices for young women aged between 17 and 25 could rise by as
much as a quarter.
There is nothing you can do to withstand this ruling since it applies across the
whole of the car insurance industry. However you can do a number of other things
that will enable you to keep premiums down by as much as possible. For example
if you are young you may consider telematics car insurance. This means your car
will be fitted with a black box and good driving habits mean you’ll pay less
as you present less of a risk. In every case you should shop around for the best
price you can get, and never renew with the same insurer before looking
elsewhere. You never know if you could get cheaper if you don’t.
How does Q4 Insure work?
We collect your details once and then connect directly to the systems of our partners and display to you the cheapest prices from each.
You only have to enter your details once to receive lots of quotes, ordinarily you would have to give your details to every insurance site you would like to get quotes from. Naturally, there is a limit to how many times you are prepared to do this, which could often result in you giving up and accepting a dearer quote than you could have otherwise obtained.
No, whether you call them up to discuss or visit their website, we give you a provider specific quote number, which will access all of your details on the provider's systems.
On your quote results page simply click "How to buy" next to the policy you are interested in. At this point you will be able to click-through directly to the providers website and will also be provided with your unique provider quote number and telephone number if you prefer.
Yes, we have a link to the DVLA database, so if you know the registration number of the vehicle we save you time by completing the vehicle details for you. But, this isn't a necessity.
Yes, we will e-mail your results to you and store them securely. You will be able to access these results at a later date and get more quotes without having to enter your details over again.