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Weekend car insurance and two-day cover

Whether you are going on a weekend break, or just borrowing a car from a friend for a short drive, our temporary car insurance can get your covered in no time. With weekend insurance, you can arrange quick and easy cover giving you more time to focus on your plans.

Can you insure a car for a weekend?

If you need two-day car insurance for a weekend, our short-term cover options are perfect. Allowing you to take our comprehensive cover in as little as 15 minutes, it’s an easy way to get yourself insured before the weekend, whether you’re going on a long weekend away driving around Europe or just car-sharing whilst your usual vehicle is in the garage.

Sometimes your day-to-day car might not be big enough for what you need and borrowing a van may be the easiest option. As well as cars, whether you want to borrow a van to move house or just transport a large, heavy item between households, we offer temporary van insurance, making the process much easier. If you only need to borrow a van for a small amount of time but aren’t insured to cover it, taking out a quick and easy insurance policy is much quicker and easier than trying to amend your or the van owner’s annual insurance policies.

Looking to get away on a road trip and want to borrow a campervan from some friends or family for the occasion? We also have temporary motorhome insurance ready for purchase which can make your trip a breeze. We know that you don’t want to spend your precious time organising insurance when you could be enjoying your stay-at-home holiday and with our quick-to-buy cover, you don’t have to. There are many benefits to temporary car insurance which can be found in our guide.

Can you insure a car for weekends only?

Whether you are a student looking to borrow your parents’ car on a few weekends when they aren’t using it, or just want to split the driving with a friend, our weekend insurance is perfect. You can choose to take out up to a month’s worth of cover if you please, or, if you just need cover on Saturdays and Sundays you can arrange that too.

Provided the car is annually insured by someone else, you are able to take out temporary weekend car insurance policies as often as you need. This is great when you don’t want to amend an annual policy, or don’t know how much you’ll need to use the vehicle.

Benefits of weekend car insurance

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Weekend car insurance can be arranged easily and start within 15 minutes of procuring your cover. So even if you leave it to the last minute or need quick, emergency cover, it’s fast and simple to organise.

Whether you are visiting a friend or family member and want to borrow their car during the trip, or your usual vehicle is in the garage over the weekend, short-term car insurance means that you don’t need to tackle the arduous process of amending your annual insurance policy and the high prices that can entail. Simply pay for the cover you want and get driving in minutes.

Cover can be arranged and provide motor insurance for a regular or long weekend (or even up to 30 days if you need more time). Our policies are standalone, which means should you have an accident, your annual insurance policy and  No Claims Discount will be unaffected. Free legal expenses cover is included with all weekend car insurance as well. Plus, with all weekend car insurance underwritten by Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, you know you’re in safe hands.

Should you be planning on a weekend abroad, European cover is an optional extra, along with additional drivers if you need to share the responsibility and breakdown cover. If your annual insurance policy doesn’t cover you for European road trips, then adding on our temporary insurance can mean you get the comprehensive cover you need without the annual price tag.

Who is eligible for weekend insurance?

Weekend insurance is available for:

  • all drivers between the ages 18-75 (subject to underwriting and vehicle criteria)
  • most vehicles that are registered in England and the UK

Check out our car insurance acceptance criteria for the full list of requirements.

Also, if you are learning to drive and want to practice in a friend or family member’s car for the weekend, we offer learner driver insurance which can cover you for short periods and let you get some driving experience.

How do I apply for weekend insurance?

In order to apply for a quote for temporary cover, you need:

  • the Vehicle Registration Number of the car
  • your name, UK address, date of birth, email address, and occupation
  • your GB driving licence number
  • your payment details.

Taking out a temporary insurance policy with Dayinsure has never been easier thanks to our car insurance app. Letting you take out a policy on the go, the Dayinsure app is great for those who often need temporary car insurance. You can pre-save all of your details and information making taking out a quote even quicker, and you are even able to access all of your on-going temporary policies at the touch of a button.

Alternatively, you can take out a quote online by filling out our quote form. It is still quick and easy and we can email all of the information you need so you can be on the road as soon as possible. You can even prearrange cover, so if you know you’ll need to borrow a car at some point in the near future, set your policy up in advance so you don’t have to spend any time doing it on the weekend itself.

For more information on our temporary car insurance policies, head over to our Help and Support page. Whether you have just passed your test and are looking for car insurance for young people to give you some practice solo driving in a friend or family member’s car, or you are selling your car and want to make sure you have test drive insurance set-up for potential buyers, our guides can help.

We also have a news centre that is frequently updated with useful articles on everything from the best car products to buy to studies about the UK’s driving habits.