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One day car insurance

Get car insurance for just one day

  • Get cover instantly for emergencies or when time isn't on your side
  • Comprehensive cover from 1 to 28 days
  • Need some help? Click 'Tell me more' for more information
  • Tailored quotes for your personal needs

One day car insurance kept simple

With temporary cover you can enjoy the benefits of:

  • No long-term contracts
  • Cover from 1 to 28 days
  • Insurance as and when you need it
  • Comprehensive cover
  • Basic cover for driving in Europe
  • Arrange cover instantly

While annual policies are usually the most popular types of policy, there are lots of reasons why you might need car insurance daily or for just one day, but you could be covered for...

  • Borrowing a friend’s car for a short trip
  • Using your friend's car to help move your belongings to a new home
  • Visiting friends or family
  • Blowing off the cobwebs from your classic car
  • Collecting large items like furniture or white goods you've bought
  • Taking a car out for a test drive
  • An emergency where you need to borrow someone's car

To find out more about short term, temporary or daily car insurance, head over to our temporary insurance page or take a look at our guide.

If you're ready to get a quote, you'll need a few basic bits of information at hand to speed up the process:

- Details of your licence and driving history
- Your name and address
- The car you'd like to insure
- The date and time you'd like the cover to start

To go ahead and get a quote for daily or one day insurance, click on the 'Get a quote' button below to begin.
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What if I need a policy longer than one day?

Temporary policies are available from 1 to 28 days, but beyond that you might consider other policy types:

  • Traditional policies such as third party fire and theft and comprehensive provide an annual policy that keeps you covered all year round. To find out more about the different policy types, take a look at our guide - A guide to car insurance policy types
  • Telematics or black box policies may be suited for higher risk or younger drivers who are looking to keep the cost of insurance down. Fitting a black box to your car which monitors your driving style (braking, cornering etc.) allows insurers to base your policy price on the way you drive rather than the average driver.
For more information on telematics and our very own MotorMate from app, head over to our telematics page.’s temporary cover solution is provided by is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office; Temporary Cover Ltd, Fyfe House, St James Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 3QH. Registered in England no: 04434745