Cheap one-week car insurance

Dayinsure 1-week car insurance is quick and easy when you require temporary cover for one or even a few weeks. You just need this information for a quote:

  • your name, address, date of birth, occupation and email
  • the reg number of the vehicle you will be insuring
  • your GB driving licence number.

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What is one-week car insurance?

Longer than one-day car insurance and shorter than one-month car cover, Dayinsure weekly car insurance gives you comprehensive short-term protection.

You get everything you’d expect from a regular insurance deal, without having to pay for a long-term policy you don’t need. And since it’s a separate policy, it’s a great option when borrowing someone else’s car.

What are the uses of weekly car insurance?

There are several situations when you might need to insure your car for a week:

  • long journeys where a temporary, additional driver is needed to share the driving
  • your usual car is in for repair and you need to use a courtesy car
  • your child is home from university for the week and wants to drive a car they don’t usually use
  • holidays where you want to share the driving
  • visiting friends or family and using their car
  • the regular driver of the vehicle is ill
  • bridging the gap between one annual policy ending and another beginning.

Whatever situation you need our convenient one-week car insurance for, we can get you on the road today.

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Benefits of Dayinsure one-week car insurance

There are many benefits to our one-week car insurance:

  • you only pay for as much cover as you require–perfect if you need car insurance for one-week only
  • your one-week car insurance policy can start within 15 minutes, so you can get going fast
  • it doesn’t affect the no-claims bonus on your current cover
  • all policies give you comprehensive cover
  • our weekly car insurance policies all come with fair and competitive prices
  • is underwritten by our key partner: Aviva and other insurers.
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Get insured for a week

Fill in our form for a 1-week car insurance quote and get covered in a matter of minutes.

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How does weekly car insurance work?

Whenever you need one-week car insurance, you can trust Dayinsure to provide great cover.

Complete our simple quote form

Let us know your name, UK address and GB driving licence number. We’ll also need your date of birth, occupation, and the registration number of the car you want to drive.

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Mobile app quote

Find out the price

Decide the duration of the cover you need, when you would like the policy to start, and if you want any add-ons. Once you've told us these details, we can give you a price for your one-week car insurance.

Buy and set off!

To purchase your insurance cover, all you'll need is your payment details (debit or credit card) and you could be on the road in as little 15 minutes.

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Who is eligible for weekly insurance?

Our cheap 1-week car insurance will cover most drivers. To be eligible, you need to:

  • be aged 18-75
  • hold a full and current GB driving licence
  • be insuring a UK-registered vehicle
  • have permission to drive the vehicle
  • have a permanent UK address.

All Dayinsure policies are subject to underwriting and vehicle criteria. For more details on these, take a look at our acceptance criteria document. Alternatively, contact us and our team will be happy to explain.

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Why choose 1-week insurance from Dayinsure?

Our cheap 1-week car insurance is flexible as it is affordable. Here are some of the many reasons you can count on us: 

We're regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
We provide temporary insurance policies to more than one million customers
We're proud of our glowing Trustpilot and Feefo reviews
Policies are underwritten by Aviva, our key partner or other insurers

Get in touch with the Dayinsure team

Want to find out more about our cheap one-week car insurance? Get in touch with a member of our friendly team or read our FAQs below.

You can also visit our news section, where we share expert insights on everything from temporary car insurance to practical driving tips.

Oneweek car insurance FAQs

Have any questions about Dayinsure weekly car insurance? We’ve put together the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

Can I insure my car for a week?

Yes, you can insure a car for a week with us. Whether you want to borrow someone else’s car or share the driving while travelling, our temporary insurance can help you get on the road for as long as you need.

What level of cover do I get with 1-week car insurance?

Our cheap one-week car insurance policies give you comprehensive cover. This includes cover for:

  • damage to other people’s property or person
  • damage to your vehicle due to fire or theft
  • accidental damage to your vehicle

You can find out exactly what’s covered in your Insurance Product Information Document. This will be sent to you with your documentation.


What is the excess for weekly car insurance policies?

How much excess you pay varies depending on factors such as your age, driving experience, and the car you’re insuring.

Before you purchase your one-week car insurance policy, we’ll make the excess amount clear so you can confirm you’re happy with it.

You’ll be able to see this information whenever you want by looking at your insurance certificate.


What is the cancellation policy on weekly car insurance?

You can cancel your policy at any time. There are two ways of doing this:

  • Sign in to your Dayinsure account, click the cancel button next to your policy and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  • Click on the document link in your policy confirmation email, select the cancel button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Read more about our cancellation and refund policies in our terms of business document.

Can I get 1-week car insurance if I already have an annual policy?

Yes, you can. Your weekly cover is completely separate and won’t affect the no-claims bonus on your annual policy. But bear in mind that you won’t be able to claim for the same accident on both policies.

Can I extend a one-week car insurance policy?

Weekly car insurance extensions are available on a like-for-like basis and are subject to acceptance from the underwriter. Apply using the extend button displayed on your Dayinsure Customer Account dashboard or by clicking the “download documents” button in your confirmation email, confirm your details and click “Extend policy”.

The terms and conditions of your policy will stay the same – only the end date will change. We’ll send you a revised certificate and schedule once you’ve completed the extension process.

If you still need cover after making an extension or are unable to make an extension for some reason, you can simply apply for a new 1-week car insurance policy instead.

Do I need to be the registered keeper or owner to get weekly car insurance?

No, you don’t need to be the registered keeper or owner of the car you’re insuring. But bear in mind that if you’re taking out 1-week car insurance on someone else’s car, you’ll need to have their permission.


Can I get one-week car insurance for a hired or rented vehicle?

Unfortunately, we don’t provide weekly car insurance for hired or rented cars or vans. But we can offer coverage for rented motorhomes through our temporary motorhome insurance.

Does one-week car insurance cover travel to Europe?

Our weekly car insurance covers travel to Switzerland and countries in the EU and EEA – as long as the policy starts and ends with the car in the UK.

Third-party European cover is included as standard. You can upgrade to comprehensive European cover during your application.

Bear in mind that you may need to get more than just insurance to drive in the EU.


How long does it take to get one-week car insurance?

It doesn’t take long to take out weekly car insurance with Dayinsure. You’ll be able to download your insurance certificate as soon as you pay, and your policy can start within 15-30 minutes!

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You’ll be made aware of your policy underwriter as part of the quote decision process