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Car Insurance for Over 80s

5 Star cover - the highest rating you can get, from £187.99

Age Co Car Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited, and underwritten by Ageas Insurance Limited.

  • Protecting your No Claims Discount is included as standard~
  • No upper age limit, unlike other providers
  • No hidden admin fees
  • Guaranteed courtesy car for Comprehensive covers customers^
  • Award-winning service†
  • 24-hour accident helpline
Donations to Age UK's charitable work from Age Co sales are expected to reach £3 million each year

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Information sourced on 17 August 2020 for new online policies from Defaqto Matrix.

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Adjustment Fee 
There is no adjustment fee

Cancellation Fee
There is no cancellation fee

Misfuelling cover is provided as standard


Foreign Use Max Free Days
Free Foreign Use available 93 days or more





Information sourced on 17 August 2020 for new online policies from Defaqto Matrix.

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Here are some useful tips when looking to buy car insurance:

  • Third-party insurance is not always cheaper than comprehensive and it may cost you more in the long run. If you are involved in an incident with an uninsured driver and if you are unable to prove the other party is liable for the crash you would end up paying the repair bill for your vehicle.
  • Always contact the DVLA and your motor insurance company if you develop any medical conditions that could impair your ability to drive. Otherwise you may find yourself not insured and facing a fine. To find out more, please visit

To get a no-obligation Car Insurance quote designed for the over 50s, please have these details to hand:

Vehicle Details:

  • Registration number
  • Make/Model type
  • Annual mileage - an estimate

Driver/s Details (Main and Additional):

  • Name and Address (including postcode)
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Type of licence and number of years held
  • Any driving conviction details for the last 5 years for all drivers
  • Any past motor claims by all drivers in the last 5 years
  • No Claims Discount - number of years
  • Policy start date

Maintaining the option to drive after your 80th birthday can make an enormous difference to your independence and quality of life. Everyone needs to get out and about to carry out everyday tasks, and having a car to get you to the shops or to a friend’s house can make those tasks much more simple as we get older.

While the DVLA will ask drivers over 70 to start renewing their licence every 3 years to keep a close eye on any health and safety concerns, there’s no reason why competent drivers can’t continue to use the roads for years after their 80th birthday. In fact, the number of people aged 80 or above on the roads is rising, with over 1.5 million drivers reported to be in this age category in March 2020.

Despite this, some insurance companies have made the decision not to offer policies to drivers after a certain age, or to increase their premiums by high amounts. And so it’s more important than ever to shop around and find an insurer that understands the needs of older drivers. Age Co Car Insurance has been created specifically with mature drives in mind to offer competitive policies to our customers.

Can I get insured after 80?

There are no upper age limits at Age Co Car Insurance, and so you will never be declined cover based on your age alone. However, your circumstances will influence whether we can offer you cover in later life. Elderly customers with a poor claims or convictions history, or who wish to insure a high rated vehicle, may be unable to purchase car insurance. You will also need to be deemed medically fit and safe to drive by the DVLA before we can provide you with insurance services to suit your needs. 

Will I get a cheaper car insurance policy for being over 80?

While drivers with more years of experience are often favoured by insurance providers, many drivers notice that their insurance increases when they reach 70. Shopping around for an insurance provider that takes the needs of elderly drivers into consideration is more important than ever at 80, and it may be worth choosing an insurance provider with no upper age limits, that specifically caters for older drivers, to avoid higher prices. 

Will my car insurance be affected by my health?

No matter your age, you must report any of the medical conditions outlined by the DVLA both to the DVLA and to your car insurance provider. Some conditions might push the cost of your insurance up, but failing to notify your insurer could result in your policy becoming invalid, a £1000 fine and even prosecution if you’re involved in an accident. 

As well as your health, you must monitor your eyesight to ensure that it meets the legal requirements for driving. Free eye tests are available on the NHS for those aged 60 or older so there’s no excuse for getting caught out with the wrong prescription glasses. Not only could this invalidate your car insurance, but it’s extremely dangerous for you and other road-users. 

Why choose Age Co Car Insurance for over 80s?

Age Co strive to create the best policies and services to suit the needs of older drivers. Age Co appreciates that the ability to pay monthly and access to a 24-hour accident helpline can make a big difference as you get older, and so these are just some of the benefits that come as standard. A courtesy car is also offered to those with comprehensive cover, and our ‘Message Relay Service’ provides the option for a friend or family member to be contacted if you’re involved in an accident. 

Age Co Car Insurance has been awarded the highest possible Star Rating from Defaqto based on customer ratings of quality and comprehensiveness, and has been recognised as a Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant for providing exceptional services to our customers.

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‡10% of all customers who took out a Comprehensive policy between September 2019 and February 2020 paid £187.99 or less (includes insurance premium tax at the applicable rate).

^In the event of an accident or when recovered damaged following a theft, and if repairs are carried out by an approved repairer. A courtesy car will also be provided for up to 14 days if your vehicle is stolen or written off.

The UK based service team have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020.

^^No Claims Discount can be affected by cancelling cover mid-term. The cancellation fee refund of up to £55 will be made up to 60 days after the request is received together with a confirmation letter from your existing insurer. This letter should state that your policy has been cancelled, and the cancellation charge amount. The original documents should not be sent, only a copy. Your copy will not be returned. The refund will be paid to you by cheque. This offer only applies to new home insurance policies bought over the phone, online, or via an Age UK office (for either buildings, contents or both) before 31 December 2020. Refund forms must be received within 60 days of the Age Co Home Insurance policy start date. This offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time. In the event of the offer being withdrawn only policies purchased before the withdrawal date will be honoured. The refund will not be paid if the Age Co Home Insurance policy has been cancelled within 14 days of the policy start date. Only one administrative/cancellation fee claim can be made per policy. Payment can only be made to the policyholder identified on the policy documents.Your full premium may be taken if your policy is cancelled mid term. Pro rata refunds differ from company to company. Cancellation notice periods differ from insurer to insurer and can take up to seven days. Please check with your existing insurer before cancelling and setting up an Age Co policy. Terms and conditions apply. The decision of Age UK Enterprises Limited in regards to this promotion is final.

*If you call the 0800 number, you may be dealing with Ageas Retail Limited.

Age Co Car Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited. Age UK Enterprises Limited trades under the trading name Age Co Insurance Services. Age UK Enterprises Limited is a trading subsidiary company of Age UK (registered charity, no. 1128267) and donates its net profits to Age UK. Age Co Car Insurance is administered by Ageas Retail Limited and underwritten by Ageas Insurance Limited. Products offered by Age Co Insurance Services are arranged by Age UK Enterprises Limited and arranged and administered by Ageas Retail Limited, both Ageas Retail Limited and Age UK Enterprises Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Ageas Retail Limited Registered office: Ageas House, Hampshire Corporate Park, Templars Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3YA. Registered in England and Wales 1324965. FS Register number: 312468. Age UK Enterprises Limited Registered office: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA. Registered in England and Wales 3156159. FS Register number: 311438. 

Age Co Motor Breakdown is provided by Call Assist Ltd.

If you need to make a complaint, please refer to the policy documents.

Age Co are unable to offer insurance to residents of the Channel Islands.

Age UK Enterprises are always committed to providing good customer service. If you buy a product from Age UK Enterprises, you may be contacted by our partners Feefo on our behalf to find out about your buying experience.


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