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Is temporary car insurance right for you?

Unlike standard car insurance policies that run for 12 months, temporary car insurance allows you to insure a car for a few hours, days, weeks or months. This can make it a more suitable choice if you  need to borrow a car for a short time, or you only drive occasionally. Temporary car insurance could work out to be more cost-effective than annual cover.

If you answered yes to all these questions, temporary car insurance could be right for you...

Are you borrowing a family member or friend’s car?

Temporary car insurance can provide fully comprehensive cover for a few days to a few months.

Are you learning to drive in a family member’s or friend’s car?

Adding a learner driver to someone else’s policy can be expensive and put the policyholder’s no claim discount at risk.

Do you want more than third party cover in a courtesy car?

Check what cover you are being offered. Temporary car insurance is usually fully comprehensive and therefore offers greater protection.

Are you sharing the driving but don’t want to be added as a named driver?

Adding a named driver to another person’s car insurance policy for just a short period isn’t always cost-effective.

Temporary Learner Driver Insurance

Most people learn to drive in a car owned by an approved driving instructor, but many will also choose to supplement their lessons with independent practice in a friend’s or family member’s car.

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