Cuvva offers short-term insurance from as little as one hour up to 28 days instantly via our app for drivers aged between 19-65. It only takes a few minutes to signup and then only seconds to get comprehensively insured. We guarantee a two-minute enquiry response between 6am-midnight, 7 days a week. Get cuvva'd now!
Dayinsure, which is backed by Aviva, offers comprehensive short-term car insurance cover for those aged 19-75 that enables them to drive a UK-registered car on UK roads, with options available for driving in Europe.
Tempcover compares flexible and comprehensive short-term car insurance policies from well-known UK insurers, for 18-75 year olds (17 for learners). Policies from one to 28 days with cover available for an additional driver and impounded cars. There are flexible payment options including PayPal, with documents delivered to your email address.
Collingwood Insurance Services UK Ltd offers short-term learner driver insurance for drivers aged 17-65, starting from 7 days to 24 weeks, with the ability to select the cover type. This cover is for provisional licence holders learning to drive in their vehicle or in someone else's car. With over ten years’ experience in offering learner driver cover, Collingwood has one of the best ratings on Trustpilot (9.7/10) and the winners of the DIA Best Learner/Young Driver Insurance Provider two years running.
Short-term car insurance will cover you for a limited time - just days or weeks - and some policies will give you instant cover.
It can be cheaper to take out temporary car insurance than to make changes to your existing policy, for example, to add a car you only need to drive for a day or two.
If you need to make a claim on short-term car insurance, it won’t affect your no-claims bonus.
You can also add extra cover, like driving in Europe, for an extra charge. Just make sure you check what cover you’ll have, as it might only be the minimum level - third-party only.
To get a quote you’ll need:
Your name, address and date of birth
And licence information too
Its make and model, for example
When you want cover to start and end
It’s compulsory to keep your car insured at all times, unless you keep it of the road and have a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
Temporary cover can range from one to 28 days.
It’s not a replacement for an annual insurance policy. Insurers have restrictions on the number of policies that you can take out in any rolling 12-month period.
The insurer might apply this as a maximum number of occasions or a maximum number of days.
It’s possible to take out short-term insurance alongside your regular car insurance policy. Useful if, for example, you have a classic car that you only drive at the weekends.
Each insurer will have its own set of restrictions.
Insurers might insist that drivers are over 19 and have held a full UK or EU driving licence for at least a year.
Age restrictions differ between insurers and many have an upper age restriction too - 75 is typical.
You also can’t tax your car with a short-term policy. Neither the DVLA nor the Post Office will accept short-term certificates.
Typical exclusions include:
It might also be difficult to get temporary car insurance if you have previous motoring convictions or points on your licence.
Insurers consider your age, address, driving experience, driving history and the vehicle you want to insure when calculating the cost of cover.
We do not offer a full comparison service on short-term car insurance at Gocompare.com but instead have provided links to some companies that offer short-term car insurance. These companies are not listed in an order that indicates that one is better than another but are instead ordered in line with our commercial arrangement with each one. Please remember, as different companies offer different policies, it is up to you to choose the one that best suits your needs. Gocompare.com introduces you to Cuvva, Dayinsure.com Ltd, Tempcover and Collingwood to provide short-term car insurance quotes. All providers are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Gocompare.com’s relationship with Dayinsure.com Ltd, Cuvva, Tempcover and Collingwood is limited to that of a business partnership, no common ownership or control rights exist between us.
Gocompare.com introduces you to Cuvva, Dayinsure.com Ltd, Tempcover and Collingwood to provide short-term car insurance quotes. All providers are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Gocompare.com’s relationship with Dayinsure.com Ltd, Cuvva, Tempcover and Collingwood is limited to that of a business partnership, no common ownership or control rights exist between us
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