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 address, occupation, date of birth and email address
  • the reg of the car you need to insure for a day
  • a UK driving licence, or a passport number
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How to get one day 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.

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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 (such as breakdown cover or European cover).

Buy your policy and go!

Now just enter your licence number and pay to finalise your cover. You can pay using a debit card, credit card or even PayPal.

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What is one day car insurance?

Dayinsure cheap 1 day car insurance is the perfect alternative to hourly 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 temporary car insurance is available from 1-30 days, so once you’ve received your quote you’ll need to select your policy.

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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
All policies underwritten by Aviva

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:

  • Standalone policies mean there’s no impact on the No Claims Discount (NCD) of the annual policyholder.
  • 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 covered in annual policies.
  • Buying daily car insurance means you’re not tied into an annual insurance policy that you don’t need, offering cheap, temporary cover.
  • You can repurchase the insurance daily if needed.
  • Highly competitive prices.
  • All policies are underwritten by Aviva.
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Who is eligible for day car insurance?


How much is one day car insurance?

Our 1 day car insurance can start from just £19 per day. As with our annual car insurance policies, 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. It’s important to remember that one day car insurance will cost more than the cost of what a single day in an annual policy would cost. This is due to the additional financial protection you will receive from our cheap day insurance cover.

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