Cheap temporary car insurance

Policies available from 1 hour to 30 days. Get your insurance certificate in just 2 minutes.

For a quote all you’ll need is:

  • Your name, address, date of birth, email and occupation.
  • the registration number of the car you want to drive.
  • For non-UK licence-holders (incl. NI and Isle of Man), a passport number.

How to get cheap temporary car insurance

The journey to cheap temporary cover takes a couple of minutes, and you could be behind the wheel in 15 minutes with a weekly insurance policy.

Fill in our simple quote form

All you need is your name, address, date of birth, occupation and registration number of the car you want to drive.

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We'll give you a price

You can decide the duration, when you want the cover to start and whether you want any of our add on options.

Buy and you’re ready to go!

To buy your policy you’ll need your 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 when you need to be insured on a vehicle for only a specific amount of time, such as a day, a weekend, a week or a month.

We regularly update and check our insurance policy prices against other major short-term insurers to ensure we are offering low and market-leading prices. 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.

Also, short term cover may be less than an annual policy. 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.


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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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

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.
  • Free legal expenses cover is included in all policies.
  • The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is updated 4 times a day, so you’re unlikely to be stopped on suspicion of driving uninsured.
  • European cover, additional drivers and daily breakdown are all optional extras.
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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. Customers who aren’t UK licence holders or driver registered in England can also be covered if they have a full licence from any other EU, EEA nation or Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Switzerland valid for at least 6 months (reduced to 3 months if aged over 25).

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