Temporary Car Insurance
Temporary car insurance that gives you comprehensive cover for 1 hour to 28 days
When You Need Temporary Car Insurance
You might need temporary car insurance when:
- Test driving a car or driving a new car home from a seller or dealership.
- Sharing a car, or splitting driving duties, such as during a road trip with friends.
- Temporarily borrowing a car from friends or family.
- Hiring a car while your main vehicle’s getting repaired.
In each of these cases, it might be too much hassle to take out an annual policy, or to add yourself as a named driver to another’s insurance policy. But with temporary car insurance, you can get all the cover you need for as long as you need it – whether that’s just for an hour, a day, a week, or a month.
What Does Temporary Car Insurance Cover?
A short-term car insurance policy can offer all the same protection you’d get with a comprehensive annual car insurance policy. This can include cover for:
- Fire and theft
- Liability for third party damage or injury
- Accidental damage
- Personal belongings
- Lost keys
- Transport and accommodation expenses in the event of a breakdown
Temporary Car Insurance for Students and Young Drivers
Students and young drivers also find temporary car insurance useful.
Students, for example, often only drive their cars when visiting home outside of term time. With short-term car insurance, you can get cover to drive your cars when staying at home, but you don’t have to worry about paying for cover when you’re studying.
Short Term Learner Driver Insurance
Temporary car insurance is also a great solution for learner drivers. It means you can get affordable cover for any practice driving you do outside of your lessons, so you won’t have to worry about getting an annual policy until you pass your test.
What’s Not Covered By Temporary Car Insurance?
A temporary car insurance policy will usually only cover you for “personal use”. You may need specialist cover if you intend to drive a car for business purposes – such as to transport goods from one place or another.
But even with specialist commercial cover, your temporary car insurance policy will not cover you for commercial use that involves hire and reward. This includes courier work, and transporting passengers in your vehicle.
Also, your temporary car insurance policy will only cover you for driving a single, specific car. It will not cover you for driving other vehicles.
Finally, a temporary car insurance driver will only cover one driver – the policyholder. So if you intend to get temporary car insurance so you can share driving duties on a road trip, every individual driver will need their own individual policy.
Does Temporary Car Insurance Affect my Current Policy?
Your temporary car insurance policy will be independent of any other car insurance policies you have. This means that, if you need to make a claim on your temporary policy, it won’t affect any no-claims bonus you have.
Get Temporary Car Insurance Cover From Anthony Jones Today
With temporary car insurance cover, you’ll only pay for the cover you need, which can be a lot more cost-effective than taking out an annual policy.
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Thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and friendly service from Claire Farmer in particular, arranging excellent value cover for our campervan and electric vehicles.
Some of our most asked questions, answered below:
When might I need High Net Worth insurance rather than a standard Home insurance policy?
If you have personal assets (excluding the value of your home) over £100,000, it’s likely that a High Net Worth insurance product would give you better protection than a standard Home insurance policy. This is particularly true if you have a number of high value items in your home, such as a jewellery or watch collection, antiques or a classic car.
HNW insurance tends to have higher sum insured limits overall as well as higher limits for individual items of particular value.
Can I cancel my temporary car insurance?
You can cancel your policy at any time but due to the short nature of this policy there will be no refund of premium. For learner policies of less than one month an administrative charge of no less than £25 will apply.
Policies with a duration of more than one month can be cancelled and a refund will be given less a charge for the days cover has been provided. A minimum administration charge of £25 will also apply.
What type of driver's licence do I need for temporary car insurance?
To take out temporary car insurance you will need a full UK licence or EU/EEA licence. For Learner Driver insurance you will need a UK provisional licence.
Can I buy temporary car insurance to export a vehicle outside of the UK?
No. Under the cover that the insurer provides, all journeys must begin and end in the UK.
Can I buy temporary car insurance to retrieve an impounded vehicle?
No. Our insurance cannot be used on vehicles that have been seized, impounded, or taken by the police.
How much does one day car insurance cost?
The price of one day car insurance varies depending on a number of factors. These include the value of the car, where you keep it, and what you do for a job.
Can I get temporary car insurance to cover me for my practical driving test?
Yes, subject to meeting the assumptions and eligibility criteria for the insurer.
Can I get temporary car insurance to cover my SORN vehicle?
As long as your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, and you either have tax or will tax the vehicle with our insurance certificate, you can insure your vehicle for this purpose. The vehicle must have a current MOT or you must have a pre-booked MOT appointment to attend whilst insured with us for the insurance to be valid.
Can I take out temporary car insurance to insure a car that doesn't belong to me?
Yes - you can insure a car that doesn't belong to you. But you must have the owner's permission to use the vehicle before purchasing a policy.
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