You might be wondering if your age will affect the cost of your car insurance as an older driver. The short answer is ‘yes’ – but it’s only part of the picture. An insurer looks at a number of factors to determine their risk in insuring you – and therefore the cost of your insurance premiums. This typically includes:
- Your age, driving experience and claims history
- The year, make and model of your car
- Where you park your car
If you’ve been driving for many years, you’ll likely be a more experienced driver with a longer driving history. You may also find you’re on the road less, which means there’s a lower risk of being involved in an accident. This is something your insurer will take into account.
On the other hand, as you age, you may start to experience medical conditions or impairments that could affect your driving. Once you reach a certain age, you may need to complete a medical assessment to keep your driver’s licence.