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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 one day 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 car insurance daily or for just one day:

  • Driving home your new car
  • Borrowing a friend or family member's car for a short trip
  • Using your friend's car to help move your belongings to a new home
  • Visiting friends or family
  • 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.

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:

  • 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
  • Details of your licence and how long you've held it
  • Your name and address

Go ahead and get a quote for daily or one day insurance.

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

Temporary policies are available from 1 hour to 28 days, 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 on your phone 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. 

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