Car insurance for a weekend is a type of short-term insurance that covers you to drive a vehicle for a few days. You can drive a car for the whole weekend, knowing that you’re fully covered.
Weekend car insurance is ideal for getting behind the wheel of your own car or for borrowing another vehicle. It’s a great way to insure a car for a weekend away.
With our flexible weekend cover, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you’re fully insured. Plus, your policy can be arranged in just 15 minutes, leaving you free to get on the road no matter what your last-minute plans are.
There are a few situations where weekend car insurance might be the ideal solution:
Whatever your reason for needing weekend car insurance, Dayinsure can help. Whether you need last-minute cover or you’re planning a weekend break in the next few weeks or months, you could get a quote in 15 minutes.
There are many reasons why you might prefer to insure a car for a weekend rather than take out an annual policy. Naturally, annual policies typically work out cheaper over 12 months. But if you only need to drive a vehicle for a weekend, short-term cover is usually the more cost-effective option.
If you need cover at short notice, our weekend car insurance policies can provide a flexible option and can have you covered in under 15 minutes. There’s no need to run the risk of illegally driving uninsured.
Another reason for taking out weekend car insurance is to ensure you’ve got fully comprehensive cover for the time you need it. Despite the misconceptions, many annual policies don’t cover you to drive another vehicle. And, if they do, you’re likely to only be covered for damage to a third party.
But, as our cover is a whole separate policy, you’ll be properly insured on your chosen vehicle for the entire weekend. And it means you won’t have the hassle and expense of amending any current policy. What’s more, any other car insurance policies you do have won’t be affected when you take out weekend cover with Dayinsure.
You can take out car insurance for the weekend to suit you. So, if you’re going on a trip and need cover for a long weekend, Friday to Monday, then we can help. We can also provide cover for just one or two days over the weekend, which might be handy if you’re borrowing a car while yours is in the garage, or to make use of another vehicle to transport items. Don’t forget, we also provide temporary van insurance if you need to borrow a larger vehicle to move furniture or to help someone relocate.
Our weekend car insurance is very flexible so, whatever your individual needs, we can get you covered. Simply get a quote online and you could be on the road in under an hour.
We'll just need your name, occupation, date of birth, UK address, GB driving licence number and car registration information.
Let us know when you want your cover to start, the duration and any additional extras, and we'll give you a quote.
You can pay for your weekend car insurance with a debit or credit card and once you've made your purchase, you'll be ready to go!
As well as being flexible and easy to arrange, if you insure a car for the weekend with us, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the following benefits:
Because our policies include fully comprehensive insurance, you’ll be covered for the following:
For full details of what’s included with your policy, take a look at your insurance product information document.
The cost of insuring a car for a weekend will depend on a variety of factors. These include:
Get a quote today and see how cost-effective weekend car insurance can be for you.
We’re one of the UK’s leading providers of temporary and weekend car insurance and we’re proud to offer a high standard of customer service and affordable cover. Here are some other reasons to choose Dayinsure:
Whatever type of flexible cover you’re looking for, whether that’s weekend car insurance, temporary van insurance, short-term motorhome cover, or even temporary learner driver insurance, Dayinsure can get you a policy in next to no time.
It might be possible to extend your policy through your account either on our website, via the app or by clicking on your email notification. You can extend your policy a maximum of three times or up to 30 days from the original policy date. If you need to amend your policy or include any extras, you’ll need to get a new quote.
Our policies provide third-party cover across European countries, as long as your journey starts and ends in the UK. You may be able to add fully comprehensive cover to drive abroad in Europe as an optional extra. See our help and support page to find out more.
Our cancellation policy means you can cancel at any time with a refund for any unused premiums, provided no claim has been made.
The amount of excess you’ll need to pay will depend on your individual circumstances and vehicle details, but the exact figure will be confirmed before you purchase your weekend car insurance. Your excess details will then be provided on your insurance certificate.
Yes! You may already have an annual policy that covers you to drive your own vehicle but, if you want to borrow a car for a short period of time, then weekend car insurance could be the perfect solution.
Chances are, the vehicle’s owner already has a main insurance policy, but they can be reassured that any No Claims Discount won’t be affected by any temporary cover you take out.
Any other driver would need to take out their own, separate insurance. If you’re planning on splitting the driving on a borrowed vehicle with someone else, then both of you should take out individual policies to insure the car for a weekend.
We guarantee to update the Motor Insurance Database (MID) every seven days or sooner but we do recommend that you carry your insurance certificate with you for the time that you’re covered for. Our app also stores your documents in one central location and makes it easy to access your insurance certificate from anywhere.