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One day car insurance

Get a quote for day insurance in minutes

The average cost for a one day policy is just £42*

  • Get covered instantly if you need a policy to start immediately

  • Get short-term car insurance from 1 hour up to 28 days

*Figure from Tempcover for average policy purchases in December 2020

One-day insurance kept simple

Arranging car insurance for one day or longer allows you to enjoy the benefits of:

  • No long-term contracts
  • Cover from 1 hour to 28 days
  • Insurance as and when you need it
  • Comprehensive cover
  • The chance to arrange cover instantly

When would I need daily car insurance?

An annual policy is typically the most common way to insure your car, but there are lots of reasons why you might need daily car insurance or insurance for just one day:

  • Driving home in your new car
  • Borrowing a car from a friend or family member for a short trip
  • Using a friend's car to help move your belongings to a new home
  • Visiting friends or family
  • Collecting large items you've bought, like furniture or white goods
  • Test driving a car
  • In 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.

What do I need to get a quote?

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

Personal details:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Details of your licence and driving history
Car details:
  • Details of the car you’d like to insure
  • How long you need cover for
  • The date and time you’d like the cover to start

We compare temporary insurance from up to 7 providers

What if I need a policy for longer than one day?

Temporary policies are available from 1 hour to 28 days, so if you need a policy for a few weeks we can help arrange this for you. But if you need cover for longer you might consider these 12-month options:

A standard 12-month policy covers you all year round. The level of cover can range from comprehensive to third-party only depending on the amount of protection you need.

A telematics or black box policy is often suited to young drivers who want to keep the cost of insurance down. It involves using an app or fitting a little box into your car which allows insurers to track your driving style such as braking and handling. Insurers then base your price on how well you drive.

Pay-as-you-go car insurance could be a suitable option if you don’t drive very often, leaving you in control of how much you spend.

If a longer-term policy is what you need, why not get a quote.

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Looking for cover for a particular car? Select from popular manufacturers below, or see the full list:

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