For all those quick journeys home, round-the-corner trips and last-minute emergencies, you can get hourly car insurance that gives you the cover you need without having to pay for anything more.
The journeys may be short, but you still need to ensure you’re properly insured to use a vehicle you’re not already covered to use. Whether it’s borrowing a friend’s car or driving a new car off the forecourt, there are many scenarios where temporary car insurance like this is the safe and sensible option.
Quick, easy and affordable hourly car insurance can let you use another car legally right away, avoiding any possible penalties for being caught without cover, and giving you and the vehicle owner complete peace of mind that if there’s an incident, you’re covered.
You use our quick and easy process to get a quote, and with your policy can begin instantly if you need it to. There are no long-term contracts, you’re not tied to anything and you only pay for the cover you actually need.
And it’s not just 1-hour car insurance that’s available from Tempcover. You’re able to choose the number of hours you need, from 1-12 at a time.
One-hour car insurance policies offer a number of benefits over standard, long-term agreements:
Like all temporary policies from Tempcover, 1-hour car insurance is available to a wide range of drivers with different driving backgrounds. Having sold over 2 million temporary car insurance policies, we are confident that most drivers can get cover.
You can expect to get an hourly policy if you meet the following criteria:
On the other hand, there are some situations where we would not be able to offer you a 1-hour car insurance policy, including:
Other restrictions may apply at the insurance provider’s discretion. Hourly car insurance is only currently available on our standard temporary car insurance but you can still get cover for longer with some of our other policies including van and learner driver insurance.
One-hour insurance is designed to save you money by offering cover for the duration you actually need.
And you won’t just save money with 1-hour car insurance, you’ll also save time. Getting a quote online takes just a few minutes. There are no difficult or intrusive questions; you just need to provide some basic information about yourself (or whoever you want the named driver on the policy to be) and the car you want to insure.
Once you’ve entered your information, you’ll get a range of quotes from our panel of insurers. You’ll find options ranging from one-hour to 12-hour car insurance and everything in between.
You can compare prices to ensure you get the best deal for your own individual circumstances. You can also select when you want your policy to begin, down to the minute.
After selecting the policy that’s right for you, you’re just a few clicks away from being covered. To buy your policy, you can use a credit card or debit card.
When you’ve bought your policy, your certificate of insurance is emailed to you instantly, so you can get on the road the minute your policy begins.
Get fully comprehensive cover on our standard short term policies - plus it won't affect your no claims discount
Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day cover available - don't pay for cover you don't need
Customise your policy to suit your specific situation - get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin
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