Compare Temporary Car Insurance

Compare temporary car insurance deals side by side & find cheap temporary car insurance that gives you the cover you need for the short term. Our short term car insurance comparison takes the hassle out of choosing temp car insurance & makes it easy to find cheap temporary car insurance cover that includes comprehensive protection.
Do you have a question?
 European CoverTermStandard Excess 
Third PartyComprehensiveMinimumMaximum
insuredaily.co.uk
 
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
Tempcover.com
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
eCar
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
varies
Collingwood Insurance
 
Learner Driver Insurance
7
days
168
days
£350
Short term policy exclusively available to Learner Drivers - 7 days to 24 weeks, terms and conditions apply.
Premiums from £1.49pd. Renewal policy discounts available. Insure a 2nd vehicle for half price. Fully Comprehensive and Third Party Fire and Theft cover options.
insure4aday.co.uk
 
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
insurelearnerdriver.co.uk
 
Short Term Learner Driver Insurance
7
days
140
days
£250
Exclusively available to learner drivers.
dayinsure.com
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
In partnership with Aviva.
dayinsure.com
Learner Driver Insurance
1 day
5
months
£250
Exclusively available to learner drivers.
In partnership with Aviva.
AA
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
Aviva
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
varies
Endsleigh
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250
Swinton
Short Term Car Insurance
1 day
28
days
£250

We provide an independent comparison service free of charge but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we refer you to. These are displayed with non-faded buttons.

Get our free money saving newsletter
Join over 450,000 other subscribers who grab our expert money tips, unmissable money guides & hottest bargains each week in our special email...
Brilliant, I've taken up many Deals.
Julie

How to Find Cheap Temporary Car Insurance Cover

Most car insurance policies cover you for a 12 month period. However, there may be times when you only need car insurance for a short period of time. Thatís when temporary car insurance policy may be more suitable.

Car Park

What is temporary car insurance?

As the name suggests, temporary car insurance is a policy that allows you to cover additional drivers on your car for a short period. You can also cover yourself for driving another car.

Short term insurance is useful when:

  • You are borrowing a car from a friend or relative for a short time
  • You need temporary cover to test drive or collect a new car and you haven’t been able to sort out a full policy yet
  • You want to share the driving on a long trip and make sure everyone is insured
  • You need to add a temporary additional driver to your car insurance

The benefits of temporary cover car insurance

There are many reasons that temporary car insurance is useful.

For example, it can be ideal if you’re looking to add an additional driver to your policy for a short period. Adding them as a named driver to your existing insurance may be expensive and time consuming, especially if they are young. It can be cheaper to simply take out temporary car insurance for young drivers using your vehicle than it is to add them as a named driver.

And, if you’re planning to go on a long journey and share the driving, temporary additional driver car insurance can be the perfect way of making sure multiple drivers are covered.

Finding the cheapest temporary car insurance

There are dozens of policies in the market including temporary car insurance under 21 and temporary additional driver car insurance cover. So, comparing the prices and benefits of such policies is essential.

When you compare temporary car insurance UK drivers should consider:

  • The minimum age on a policy
  • The minimum and maximum term of the policy (typically between 1 and 28 days)
  • What the standard policy excess is (the amount of any claim you have to pay yourself)
  • The daily cost
  • The maximum car value covered under the policy
  • Whether you need foreign cover

While the cheapest temporary car insurance may be your priority it’s also important to compare the quality of the cover before you sign up with an insurer.

If you don’t you may find that your policy won’t pay out when you make a claim.

Car Insurance Comparison