One-day car insurance

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

How does one-day car insurance work?

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

Fill in our simple quote form

All you need is your name, address, date of birth, occupation and registration number of the car you want to drive.

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We'll give you a price

You can decide the duration (from 1 hour to 30 days), when you want the cover to start and whether you want any of our add on options (such as breakdown cover or European cover).

Buy and you’re ready to go!

To buy your policy, you’ll need your driving licence number and payment details (debit, credit card or PayPal).

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What is one day car insurance?

Dayinsure one day car insurance is perfect for when you only need cover for a short time. There are many reasons why you might only need car insurance for 24 hours or less, including:

  • 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.
  • Daily car insurance for 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, 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 insurance doesn’t give you the flexibility you need, whether you want car insurance for a day or 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 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.
  • Free legal expenses cover with daily car insurance, in case there’s an incident where you’re not at fault.
  • 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.

Who is eligible for day car insurance?