One of the larger insurers in the UK, LV is sometimes referred to as LV=.
LV is part of Allianz Holdings PLC (along with sister brand Flow).
Its policy is underwritten by Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company LTD.
What does LV car insurance cover?
Elements marked with a ✓ are covered as standard, those marked with a ✘ are not covered as standard. Elements marked with a £ can be added to a policy as optional extras for an additional cost.
✓ Personal accident
Covers the policyholder and passengers if they are injured in an accident
✓ Stolen keys cover
Covers the cost of replacing keys and locks in the event that your car keys are stolen
✓ Lost keys cover
Covers the cost of replacing keys and locks in the event that your car keys are lost
£ Courtesy car
Provides the policyholder with a car to use while repairs are carried out on their vehicle as part of a claim
£ No Claims Discount (NCD) protection
Allows the policyholder to make a specified number of claims over a period without affecting their no claims discount
£ Motor legal protection
Covers legal expenses for legal action you may take as the result of an accident
Does LV offer the best car insurance?
Here's how LV scored in our latest car insurance survey:
To help you find the best car insurance policy, Which? goes the extra mile to sort the best from the worst.
How we analyse car insurance
We analyse and rate 73 key elements of standard car insurance policies to come up with the overall policy score. We assess how important each individual element is to drivers when choosing and using a car insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our total policy score.
Initially, we score all the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared with other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance/reduce their impact in the overall product score.
LV's car insurance policy: is it good or bad?
We've rated hundreds of policy details and picked out the best and worst elements of this cover.
In detail: every part of LV's car insurance rated
Table last updated in February 2022. Next update in February 2023.
To see how LV's car insurance compares to other policies check out our guide on the best and worst car insurance.
How did customers rate LV's car insurance?
As well as looking at how LV's car insurance policy stacks up against others, we've also analysed how customers who have recently made a claim feel about it too.
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LV's car insurance customer satisfaction.
Table last updated in February 2022. Next update in January 2023. '-' means we have insufficient sample size (less than 30) to generate a star rating.
How can you save money on LV car insurance?
The first offer an insurer makes isn’t necessarily the best it's able to provide - especially if you’re renewing. So, before coughing up your cash, check what other insurers are offering for comparable cover and ask if your current insurer can better it.
Carefully consider what’s optionally included in the quote. You may want the confidence of an all-singing, all-dancing policy - but certain add-ons might not be for you, or could duplicate cover you already have separately.
Where you buy your cover can sometimes make a difference to what you’ll end up paying, which is why we recommend checking prices through multiple comparison sites (where available) as well as trying them direct.
LV's car insurance policy is available on the following price comparison websites:
- Compare the Market
- Go Compare
- Money Supermarket
Note: LV's car insurance may be under a different name with different covers offered on some comparison sites - generally either 'LV Extra', which includes motor legal protection as standard, or 'LV Plus', which includes a guaranteed hire car if your vehicle is being repaired as part of a claim as standard.
Other ways you can save when buying car insurance include:
✓ Multi-car discount
A discount to the premium for insuring more than one car on a single policy with the same provider.
✓ Membership discount
Some affinity groups members get a discount on their premium. See LV website for more details.
✓ Joint car and home insurance discount
5% off car insurance if the customer has a home insurance policy.
✘ Dash cam discount
LV doesn't offer a discount for having a dash cam installed in your car.
Above information correct as of December 2021.
- Find out more: how to get a cheap car insurance quote
What is LV's car insurance claims number?
If you need to make a claim with LV car insurance call 0800 032 2577. For windscreens call 0800 169 9499.
- Find out more: is it worth claiming on your car insurance?