Short Term Car Insurance

Not everyone requires a car insurance policy which lasts for a standard 12 months. What would happen if you are forced to temporarily borrow a friend's car while your own is being repaired in a garage for instance?

Some drivers may need more flexibility than others. In which case, MoneySuperMarket has provided a list below of some short term car insurance providers.

We want to show you as many insurers as possible, so that you can choose what suits you best.  But, we can’t promise to show you every single insurer, because some insurers don’t want to be included on comparison websites.


We think a good short term car insurance policy should cover you straight away. We also think a good insurer should cover you if you've got penalty points, and you should be able to add drivers to your policy.  We prioritise the companies that include these things in their standard policy, so they appear higher in our list.  The insurers who only offer some of these things in their standard policy appear lower down in the list.

    • Provider/Product name Short Term Car Insurance

      tempcover.com

      Short Term Car Insurance

    • Description

      Tempcover compare flexible and comprehensive short term car insurance policies from well known UK insurers, for 18-75 year olds (17 for learners). Their policies range from 1 to 28 days with additional driver insurance available. You can get covered in Europe as well as the UK as standard, and you can manage your policy online

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    Great for
    Cover is available for expatriates
    Cover available for impounded vehicles
    European cover is available
    But be aware that
    No cover for cars with more than 8 seats
    No cover for left hand drive cars
    • Provider/Product name Short Term Car Insurance

      insuredaily.co.uk

      Short Term Car Insurance

    • Description

      Insure Daily provides comprehensive short term car insurance for drivers aged between 19 and 75, for 1 to 28 days. Receive immediate cover as standard from the date the policy was purchased, and manage your policy online.

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    Great for
    You can apply and pay online
    Drivers with up to 6 penalty points can be insured
    European cover is available
    But be aware that
    No cover for impounded vehicles
    No cover for learner drivers
    No cover for 17-18 year olds
    • Provider/Product name Short Term Car Insurance

      dayinsure

      Short Term Car Insurance

    • Description

      Day Insure offer comprehensive short term car insurance provided by Aviva from 1 to 28 days. Receive immediate cover as standard and cover in Europe as well as the UK.

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    Great for
    You can apply and pay online
    Drivers with up to 8 penalty points can be insured
    Add up to 4 additional drivers to your policy
    But be aware that
    No cover for impounded vehicles
    You can not manage your policy online
    • Provider/Product name Short Term Car Insurance

      insurelearnerdriver.co.uk

      Short Term Car Insurance

    • Description

      Get instant online cover for learner drivers from one week to one year. Provisional drivers can 'top-up' an existing car insurance policy and get themselves on the road. Parents can teach their kids to drive without risk to their no claims bonus!

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    • Provider/Product name Short Term Car Insurance

      dayinsure Learner

      Short Term Car Insurance

    • Description

      Are you a learner driver? Borrow a car, buy dayinsure's temporary insurance, and get practising! dayinsure Learner is temporary car insurance, underwritten by Aviva, specifically for learners. Cover is available from one day to three months, so you only pay for the cover you need. You can buy a policy online, receive your certificate in your inbox, and be out practising in a few minutes!

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This policy generally meets the needs of someone wishing to insure their car temporarily

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