Temporary car insurance

We can help you get where you need to go, when you need to go.

For a quote, all you’ll need is:

  • your name and UK address, date of birth, email and occupation
  • the registration number of the car you want to drive
  • your UK driving licence.

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How do I get temporary car insurance?

It’s really easy and only takes a few minutes. Just follow these three easy steps:

Fill in our simple quote form

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

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Decide the duration you need, when you’d like the policy to start and if you want any add-ons before we give you a price for your short-term car insurance.

Buy and you’re ready to go!

To buy your temp car insurance policy you’ll need your payment details (debit card or credit card) and you could be on the road in as little as 15 minutes.

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What is temporary car insurance?

Temporary car insurance allows you to get short-term cover on a wide range of vehicles. Whether you just need an hour’s cover for a test drive or you need up to a month to bridge the gap between policies, temp car insurance from Dayinsure can help.

It’s simple to set up and will only take a few minutes to arrange. Cover can start in as little as 15 minutes.


Want a quote?

It’s simple and will only take a few minutes to arrange UK temporary car insurance. Cover can start in as little as 15 minutes – easy!

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Why choose Dayinsure short-term car insurance?

Dayinsure’s short-term car insurance is a great option when an annual policy doesn’t give you the flexibility you need – whether you want great value by the hour or something slightly longer.


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

Why you might need temporary car insurance

There are many reasons why you might need short-term car insurance and we offer policies that cover you from one hour to 30 days. You might choose temporary car insurance for any of the following:

Borrowing a car

Temporary car insurance cover can be useful if you need to borrow a car for any reason, including the following:

  • if you’re buying or selling a car and want to arrange a test drive
  • if you need to borrow a friend or family member’s bigger car for a particular journey.

Adding a temp additional driver to your car

We can help:

  • if your annual policy doesn’t cover the policyholder to drive other cars
  • if your annual policy doesn’t give you full, comprehensive cover when you drive other cars.

Did you know? It is a common belief that all annual insurance policies cover you to drive other cars. This is not always true. If you do have cover it will almost certainly be on a third-party-only basis. Take out a Dayinsure policy and you will be covered comprehensively. Any claims will not affect the car owner’s No Claims Bonus.

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Making a business trip

  • If your annual insurance policy doesn’t cover a business trip to a new location

Did you know? A common misunderstanding is that annual insurance policies that cover commuting allow business trips to any location – they don’t! Commuting use only covers journeys to or from your regular place of work – so this could exclude cover if you visit a client, attend a training course or help out at a local branch. Our temp car cover provides full business use (but not the carrying of goods or passengers for hire or reward).

24-hour car insurance is for any situation, such as:

  • when the annual policyholder gets taken ill and you need to take over the driving
  • needing to share the driving on a long journey
  • taking a SORN vehicle for an MOT (subject to underwriter)
  • driving a bigger vehicle to transport a piece of furniture
  • where there’s a short gap between one annual policy finishing and another one starting.

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Benefits of short-term cover

Temporary car insurance is fast, convenient and simple to buy

You can get cover in as little as 15 minutes and it’s available for the following durations:

Our UK temporary car insurance policies are underwritten by Aviva, our key partner, or other insurers on a comprehensive basis, and include business-use cover.

The majority of our temp car insurance policies offer a range of optional extras such as comprehensive European cover and daily breakdown cover.

Furthermore, we guarantee to update the Motor Insurance Database (MID) every 7 days and in some cases more often. We always recommend having your certificate of insurance on you during your period of cover.

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Who is eligible for temporary car insurance?

Our temp car insurance can cover most drivers aged 18–75 (subject to vehicle and underwriting criteria). From one-day car insurance to weekly or monthly policies, we can insure most UK-registered vehicles.

We can also cover learners with our temporary learner driver insurance, plus we offer temporary van insurance for those who need it.

Please note: Our temp car insurance is not available for impounded vehicles.

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How much does temporary car insurance cost?

Dayinsure offers some of the cheapest temporary car insurance policies with prices starting at just £19 per day for one-day cover.

Get a quote today and see how little your temporary car insurance cover could cost.

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Get in touch about temporary car insurance

If you have any queries about temporary car insurance, head over to our help and support page for our FAQs and useful guides or contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

And don’t forget to check out our news section for even more information and interesting articles.


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