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Quick and easy cheap temporary car insurance

Policies are available from 1 hour to 30 days. Get your insurance certificate in just 15 minutes

For a quote, all you’ll need is:

  • your name, UK address, date of birth, email and occupation
  • the registration number of the car you want to drive
  • your UK driving licence
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How to get cheap temporary car insurance

The journey to cheap temporary cover is quick and easy, and you could be behind the wheel in 15 minutes with temporary car insurance cover.

Fill in out the quote form – easy!

Just tell us your name, UK address, date of birth, occupation and the registration number of the car you want to insure.

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We send you a price

You can decide the duration, when you want the cover to start and if you require any add-ons.

Pay and off you go!

To buy your policy you’ll need your UK driving licence number and payment details.

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What is cheap temporary car insurance?

Here at Dayinsure, we provide cheap short-term car insurance for when you need to be insured on a vehicle for only a specific amount of time. So, whether you need to borrow a friend’s car for a short period, or test drive a car, our insurance can help.

We regularly check our insurance policy prices against other major short-term insurers and update them to ensure we are offering low and market-leading prices. Because of this, cheap temp car insurance does not mean poor quality service, as all our policies offer comprehensive cover and are underwritten by Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.

Whether you need to be insured for a day to move some furniture or are looking for cheap weekly car insurance to go on a business trip, our cheap, temp insurance is ideal for all these options and offers added peace of mind. And, for those in need, we also offer temporary van insurance and short term motorhome insurance.

Whatever your car insurance needs may be, Dayinsure is not only the easiest option to get covered quickly but for those looking for the cheapest temporary car insurance, you will be able to get the short-term cover you need without breaking the bank.

What are the uses of Dayinsure cheap temporary car insurance?

  • if you are borrowing a car from a friend or family member
  • if you are test-driving a car
  • if someone is borrowing your vehicle for a short period of time
  • if you are in between annual policies and need something temporary
  • if you are sharing the driving with someone on a road trip
  • if you are borrowing a vehicle to move house
  • if you are driving a new car home after purchase
  • if you need to use your personal car for a short business tripMore information and further reading can be found in our guide for uses of daily car insurance
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Begin your quote

It’s as simple as that! It will only take a couple of minutes to arrange cheap temporary car insurance or weekly cheap insurance in the UK.

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What Our Customers Say

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Why choose Dayinsure?

Dayinsure is a great option when annual insurance doesn’t give you the flexibility you need, whether you want car insurance for a day or month.

Insurance from 1 hour to 30 days
Great value cover available to buy in minutes
All policies provide comprehensive cover
All policies underwritten by Aviva
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Benefits of cheap short-term car insurance

As well as providing an affordable way to get covered for driving in the short term, there are many other benefits our cheap temp insurance provides.

  • it’s fast and easy to buy. The cover can begin within 15 minutes of booking and includes options such as hourly car insurance
  • they are standalone policies, meaning your No Claims Discount (NCD) on annual policies will not be affected should anything happen
  • we guarantee to update the Motor Insurance Database (MID) every 7 days and in some cases more often but we always recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover.
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Who is eligible for cheap temp insurance?

The majority of drivers aged between 18 and 75 years wishing to take out cheap short-term car insurance can be covered for a range of vehicles, subject to underwriting criteria.

If you are learning to drive in a car that belongs to a friend or family member, you may be interested in our cheap temporary learner drivers insurance.

Help and support for temporary car insurance

Getting set up with cheap temporary car insurance is super easy, especially thanks to our new app! However, if you need any help or further information, our help and support page is full of tips, advice, and instructions, helping you to get to grips with the world of insurance. It’s the perfect resource for those new to car insurance or those who just want to gain a deeper understanding of what temporary cover involves.

On our help and support page you will find information on applications, claims, breakdowns, learner driver information, European travel, policy queries and a collection of guides for even more support. Some examples include: ‘What do you need to insure a car?’, ‘What you need to know about learner driver insurance’, and our ‘Temporary car insurance glossary’.

Whatever you might need assistance with, we are confident that you can find the answers on this page. If, however, you need further support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our live chat or email address: support@dayinsure.com.