What is temporary car insurance?
Temporary insurance provides fully comprehensive short term cover for cars and vans from 1 day up to 28 days.
It’s a short term solution for everyday tasks like a trip to the supermarket or emergencies where someone may need to borrow your car or van but they’re not covered by your existing insurance policy.
How does temporary cover work?
With the vehicle owner’s permission, you can quickly and easily arrange a temporary insurance policy to start from the moment you've bought it.
You’ll need to fill in a few of bits of information:
- Details about yourself including your name and address
- Your licence and driving history
- Details of the car or van you’d like to insure
- The date and time you’d like cover to begin and end
A temporary insurance policy could be useful in an emergency or for routine tasks like taking a trip to the shop, getting to work if your car is in the garage for repair or borrowing a van to help you move house.
Our guide to temporary car insurance contains lots of useful information that you might find helpful.
Don’t take the risk
Regardless of how far or how long you drive for, driving without some form of insurance is illegal.
The Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) estimates there are around 34 million drivers in the UK, of which an estimated 3.5% (1.2million) are uninsured.
Each year, the MIB has to deal with almost 28,000 claims from victims involved in accidents with uninsured and untraced drivers and uninsured drivers kill 160 people and injure 23,000 innocent people a year*.
Don’t run the risk of getting caught without insurance!
*MIB data August 2012
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