Temporary car insurance

Short-term cover from 1 to 28 days

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Cover for short-term trips

Off on a roadtrip? Or testing out some new wheels? Our temporary car cover from DayInsure gives you all the protection you’d expect from an annual policy – for just the days you need it.

Flexible cover

Available from 1 to 28 days – with optional EU breakdown cover if you need it

New car replacement

If the car is stolen or extensively damaged within 12 months of purchase from new

Accident recovery

If we can’t fix things at the roadside, we’ll get you to an approved repairer

Plus, add optional extras like full EU cover and breakdown assistance to create a policy that’s right for you.

Are you eligible?

To get temporary car cover, both you and the car must meet the following criteria.

As the driver, you must:

  • Be aged between 19 and 75 years old
  • Hold a full UK, EU, EEA, South African, Swiss, Australian or New Zealand driving licence for at least 3 months (or 6 months if you’re aged under 25)
  • Have no motoring offences in the last 3 years

The car must:

  • Be registered in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man
  • Have a market value of less than £60,000
  • Not have any custom modifications (cosmetic or performance-related)

What's included with Temporary Car cover

What’s covered

  • Flexible duration
    Cover any period between 1 and 28 days 
  • Loss, theft or damage
    Comprehensive cover as standard – and any claims won’t affect your annual no-claims discount
  • Accident recovery
    If we can’t fix things at the roadside, we’ll get you to an approved repairer
  • Limited EU cover
    Third-party cover as standard for European trips
  • Emergency treatment
    Cover for emergency medical expenses if you or your passengers are in an accident
  • Legal liability
    Cover for up to £5 million if someone's injured or their property's damaged

What’s not covered

Unfortunately, we can’t cover everything – make sure you’re happy with what’s not covered, including:

  • Tyres
    Any punctures, cuts or bursts – including those caused by braking
  • Electrical breakdowns
    That’s problems with wiring, electrical components or on-board computers
  • Unnamed drivers
    We’ll only cover drivers you’ve told us about

Take a look at our policy wording for full details of what’s not covered.

Read our Short Term Car Insurance Policy Booklet PDF (266KB)

What’s optional

Choose optional add-ons at an additional cost to create cover that suits you.

  • Full EU cover
    Comprehensive cover while you’re on the road in the EU
  • Breakdown assistance
    RAC breakdown assistance with Onward Travel options


Ready to get cover?

Simply enter the vehicle registration and your driving licence number to start your quote online.

How the claims process works

Whatever happens, Dayinsure are on hand to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Dayinsure

If you’ve had an accident or need to make a claim, call Dayinsure on 08000 156 166 1 straightaway.

You'll need your policy number to start your claim – so it's a good idea to have this to hand.

Expert review

The team will take a look at your claim and work out how best to help you.

DayInsure will review any photos or documents you’ve sent as part of your claim and ask you for details of anyone else involved.

Settling your claim

Dayinsure will work with you to sort things out as quickly as possible.

Remember, any claim you make won’t affect a no claims discount on any annual policy on the vehicle.

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Contact us

Still need help? Call Dayinsure.

0333 005 0944

Monday to Thursday 09:00 17:00

Friday 09:00 16:00

Important information

1.  For our joint protection, telephone calls may be recorded and/or monitored. Calls to 0800 numbers from UK landlines and mobiles are free. The cost of calls to 03 prefixed numbers are charged at national call rates (charges may vary dependent on your network provider) and are usually included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles.

2. Short Term Car Insurance is introduced by Aviva UK Digital Limited (Registered in England No. 09766150. Registered Office: St Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ) to Dayinsure.com limited (Registered in England Authority No: 304010, Company Registered No: 4996289, Registered Office: Mara House, Tarporley Business Centre, Nantwich Road, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9UY) Both companies are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.