Quick and cheap hourly car insurance

Dayinsure 1 hour car insurance is perfect for when you only need cover for a really short time.

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
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How does one-hour car insurance work?

There are many reasons why may need hourly car insurance. Whether you need 1 hour car insurance, 2 hour car insurance, 3 hour car insurance or even longer, you can get a quote in minutes by following the steps below.

Fill in our simple quote form

All you need is your name, address, DOB, occupation and the 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 purchase your policy, you’ll need your driving licence number and payment details.

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What is hourly car insurance?

Dayinsure hourly car insurance is designed to cover you when you need insurance for less than a day. There are a number of occasions when people only need car insurance for 24 hours or even less.

Why buy car insurance for a few hours:

  • long journeys where a temporary additional driver is sharing the driving
  • business trips that aren’t covered on your annual policy
  • test driving a car
  • taking a driving test
  • borrowing a friend or family members car
  • bridging the gap between one annual policy ending, and another beginning
  • car sharing to work
  • emergencies where you need to drive someone else’s car
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Begin your quote

A few minutes of typing for a few minutes of driving. Sounds like a fair trade to us!

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Why choose hourly car insurance cover from Dayinsure?

Book cheap hourly car insurance by filling in a quote form and arranging your temporary car insurance quickly and easily online, giving you added peace of mind. Browse our website for other insurance options, including day car insurance, learner driver insurance and other short term policies.

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 hourly car insurance

There are many benefits Dayinsure hourly insurance provides, especially when you only need short-term cover.

Benefits of car insurance for a few hours:

  • add an additional driver without jeopardising your No Claims Discount
  • legal expenses cover is included as standard, to protect you if an incident occurs that isn’t your fault
  • your hourly car insurance policy can start within 15 minutes, so you can get going fast
  • hourly car insurance can stop you having to buy an unnecessary weekly or even yearly policy
  • fair prices that can save you money
  • Aviva underwrites all our policies.
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Who is eligible for hourly insurance?