Car Insurance for 17 year olds

  • Nothing can beat the feeling of passing your driving test and sitting behind the wheel of your very first car. Arranging your insurance isn't as exciting, but it is necessary to get on the road!

    It's common knowledge that buying car insurance at age 17 is going to be more expensive than your folks' or your older sibling's insurance - but it's not all bad news; there are ways that your insurance premium can be a bit less painful in your first year!

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Why is insurance more expensive for 17 year olds?

It might not seem fair that insurance is so costly in this first year, so we'll explain why. Basically, all insurance quotes are based on risk, or, to put it another way, your insurer must assess the chances of paying out for a claim and base your premium on that likelihood.

At 17, you have very little driving experience. Government statistics tell us that 1 in 5 young drivers are involved in an accident in the first 6 months after passing their test. Therefore, insurers will quote premiums based on the fact they are likely to have to cover the cost of more claims.

How can 17 year olds keep their car insurance costs down?

Insurance companies take into account lots of factors when calculating a premium – there are some factors you can't change like your postcode or occupation, but there are some ways to make the costs more manageable:

Choose telematics insurance – choosing a policy which comes with a black box to measure your driving style is often hundreds of pounds cheaper than a standard policy. Not only does it encourage safer driving, but it allows the premium to be tailored to the way you drive rather than how young people drive in general.

By installing a clever little black box in your car, we not only help you become a better driver by sharing useful feedback with you, we can also base our quotes on your driving skills (rather than looking at national averages or statistical data for young people). This means cheaper car insurance for better drivers and, as nobody is perfect, it can also help you understand the areas on which you may need to work.

We trust young drivers to drive safely, so we offer our lowest premium at the start, rather than offer cashback later on. So it's fair, drivers who repeatedly drive dangerously in their own car are charged an additional premium, as they are more likely to be involved in an accident. Thankfully, over 90% of Marmalade customers don't have to pay an increase – in fact, safe drivers benefit from significant savings at renewal!

You and your named drivers can check how you're driving on your phone, tablet or computer with your own login.

Why is Marmalade a good option for 17 year olds?

Remember the statistic we quoted earlier, that 1 in 5 young drivers are involved in an accident within 6 months of passing their test? With Marmalade New Driver Insurance (your car), this statistic goes down to 1 in 15 meaning our young drivers are 3 times less likely to be involved in an accident within their first 6 months!*

Marmalade's New Driver Insurance is specifically designed with your unique needs in mind:

  • No curfews
  • Cover on full or provisional licences
  • Choose cover on your own car or your parents' car
  • Price stays the same when you pass your test
  • Especially for 17 - 24 year olds

Save money with New Driver Insurance on your own car

By installing a clever little black box in your car, we not only help you become a better driver by sharing useful feedback with you, we can also base our quotes on your driving skills (rather than looking at national averages or statistical data for young people). This means cheaper car insurance for better drivers and, as nobody is perfect, it can also help you understand the areas on which you may need to work.

We trust young drivers to drive safely, so we offer our lowest premium at the start, rather than offer cashback later on. So it's fair, drivers who repeatedly drive dangerously in their own car are charged an additional premium, as they are more likely to be involved in an accident. Thankfully, over 90% of Marmalade customers don't have to pay an increase – in fact, safe drivers benefit from significant savings at renewal!

You and your named drivers can check how you're driving on your phone, tablet or computer with your own login.

Our New Driver Insurance is available in most UK postcodes.