One day car insurance

Dayinsure cheap one day car insurance is perfect for when you only need cover for a short time.

For a quote, you’ll need this information:

  • your name, permanent UK address, occupation, date of birth and email address
  • the reg of the car you need to insure for a day
  • your GB driving licence number.

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How to get 1 day car insurance

For whatever reason you may need temporary car insurance, our cheap one day insurance means you’ll be able to easily get the cover you need.

Fill in the quote details

It’s a quick form that just requires some basic personal details (including your name and DOB) and the registration of the car you want to insure, as well as your GB driving licence number.

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We tell you the cost

Select day insurance (or another duration if you’d prefer), when you’d like that cover to start and whether you want any of our add-on options.

Buy your policy and go!

Now just enter your payment details. You can pay using a debit or credit card.

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What is one day car insurance?

Dayinsure cheap 1 day car insurance is the perfect alternative to hourly car insurance. There are many reasons why you might only need car insurance for 24 hours or less.

What are the uses of day car insurance?

  • one-off meetings or business trips that aren’t covered by your annual policy
  • borrowing a friend’s or family member’s car to collect a large purchase
  • needing to add a temporary, additional driver to share the driving on a long car journey
  • when your shared car is in use, and you need to borrow another
  • the annual policyholder is ill
  • in the event of emergencies
  • taking a SORN car for its MOT
  • supervising someone who wants to learn to drive in their own car
  • taking a car for a test drive.

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Begin your quote

Dayinsure short term car insurance is available from 1-30 days and will only take a few minutes to arrange. Cover can start in as little as 15 minutes – easy!

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Why choose 1 day insurance from Dayinsure?

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

Insurance from 1 hour to 30 days
Great value cover available to buy in minutes
All policies provide comprehensive cover
Policies are underwritten by our Aviva, our key partner, or other insurers

Benefits of Dayinsure one-day car insurance

Compared to taking out an annual policy, there are many advantages of cheap 1-day car insurance when you only need cover for a short period:

  • 1-day car insurance cover can start within 15 minutes – essential when there’s an emergency
  • you’re covered for business use, such as meetings or business trips, which isn’t typically included in annual policies
  • buying daily car insurance means you’re not tied into an annual insurance policy that you don’t need
  • you may be able to extend your policy if needed
  • highly competitive prices
  • Policies are underwritten by our Aviva, our key partner, or other insurers.

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Who is eligible for day car insurance?

If you don’t have your license yet but want cover to practice driving in your own vehicle, you can get learner driver’s insurance for a day, perfect for getting some extra time in behind the wheel.


How much is day insurance for cars?

Our 1 day car insurance can start from just £19 per day. The price of one day car insurance will vary depending on the car you wish to insure and the driver who will be holding the policy.

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