We’re doing some essential maintenance on our quote service between 5am and 6am on Thursday 16th July. During this time so you may experience some delays with getting a short term insurance quote.

Drive away car insurance

Dayinsure one day drive away insurance is essential if you’ve purchased a new car and want to drive it home right away:

For a drive away quote you will need:

  • your name, your current address and an email address, your date of birth, and your occupation.
  • the registration of the car you want to drive away.
  • for non-UK licence-holders (incl. NI and Isle of Man) a passport number is also needed.
Dayinsure Dad in Sportscar

How to get temporary drive away insurance

Whether you’re buying a brand-new car or driving home a recently purchased second-hand vehicle, you will need drive away car insurance if you want to drive your car straight away.

Fill in our simple quote form

We need the following information from you: your name, address, date of birth, occupation and the registration number of the car you want to drive away.

Phone screen showing insurance quote

We'll give you a price

You can decide the duration of cover that you need, we offer drive-away insurance from 1 hour to 30 days. You also need to decide when you want the temporary drive away cover to start and whether you want any add-ons.

Buy and you’re ready to go!

To buy your drive away policy, you’ll need your driving licence number and payment details. We accept debit card and credit card payments, as well as PayPal.

Dayinsure SUV with bags

What is drive away car insurance?

Dayinsure drive away car insurance is a type of hourly insurance. You will need to arrange drive away insurance if:

  • you are buying a brand-new car and want to drive it off the forecourt
  • you want time to shop around on the best deals on annual car insurance
  • you need time to organise adding your new car to your current annual policy
  • you need to quickly collect a car from a garage or auction
  • you have purchased a second-hand car and need to drive it away right away
  • you are collecting a new car for a friend
Young driver in new car

Begin your quote

Dayinsure one day drive away insurance is available from 1 hour to 30 days, so once you’ve received your quote, you’ll need to select your policy.

Dayinsure Mum and Son

What Our Customers Say

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 23,777 reviews. See all reviews on

Its so easy to us

Its so easy to us

Michael Hurst

Great and simple

Great and simple


Quick and easy to use will use again…

Quick and easy to use will use again and recommend to friends

Anthony Moore

My experience

Reasonable value

Connor Wadsworth

Great communication will use again

Great communication will use again

Anita Daniels

Used a few times now

Used a few times now. Great price and so easy to setup.

Mr K Moore


Why choose 1 day drive away insurance from Dayinsure?

Drive away cover is a great option when you’re waiting to shop around on annual motor insurance but want to drive your new car home right away.

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 Dayinsure drive away insurance

There are several advantages of drive away insurance when you only need cover for a very short period:

  • a standalone drive away policy means there’s no impact on your No Claims Discount (NCD)
  • drive away car insurance cover can start within 15 minutes – essential when there’s an emergency
  • with Dayinsure, you’re covered for business use i.e. if you’re picking up a new car for work
  • although annual insurance can start on the same day, drive away cover means you can shop around for the best deal once you’ve driven your new car home
  • temporary drive away insurance can be prearranged and scheduled for the time you need if you’d rather not set it up on the same day
  • we offer highly competitive prices
  • all policies are underwritten by Aviva

Who is eligible for drive away insurance?


How much is drive away insurance?

Our 1 day drive away insurance can start from just £10.42 per hour. Depending on the make and model of the car you want to drive away, the price will vary, details of the driver will also affect the price of the policy. It’s important to remember that, although drive away car insurance may cost more per hour than an annual policy, the flexibility of our policy lengths and level of cover and financial protection you will receive makes this a great deal.

Dayinsure girl and boy playing