What is one-day car insurance?
One-day car insurance is a simple and straightforward way to insure a vehicle for just 24 hours.
With the same level of cover you’d expect from longer insurance, daily car insurance is the quicker, easier, and cheaper insurance alternative when all you need is 1 day of cover.
There are no long-term contracts or commitments, and no complicated forms to fill in. It’s quick, easy cover on the day you need it.
Can I insure a car for one day?
Yes, with 1-day car insurance you can get quick, easy and affordable car insurance.
It offers a fast and flexible alternative to annual car insurance. You only pay for the cover you want and only when you need it.
Don’t need a whole day? You can get cover from just 1 hour with hourly temporary car insurance.
What does daily car insurance cover?
Get the cover you need with personalised 24-hour car insurance from Tempcover. The cover is fully comprehensive, which protects against damage to yourself, your car and any third parties involved in an accident. You’re also covered for the following:
What’s covered with one-day car insurance
What’s not covered with one-day car insurance
|Fully comprehensive insurance on all 1-day insurance policies
||The excess you agreed to pay
|Accidental and malicious damage to your car
||Release from an impound (unless you buy a specific temporary impounded vehicle policy)
|Legal liabilities for injury or damage to another person or their property
||Additional drivers – we can only cover the driver named on the policy
|Driving in the UK, and in some instances driving in the EU
Tempcover works with a panel of insurers when providing daily car insurance cover. This means we’re able to provide a range of car insurance for the day, find you the best possible prices, and cover as many drivers as possible. Because of this, full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Before buying, please double-check the policy wording to confirm what your policy specifically covers.
Am I eligible for daily car insurance?
Daily car insurance is available for a wide range of drivers. You can expect to get a one-day insurance quote if you meet the following criteria.
To get daily car insurance cover, you must
To get daily car insurance cover, your car must
|Be aged 17-78 years old
||Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000
|Hold a UK or EU driving licence
||Be roadworthy with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using our policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)
|Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months or a British expatriate
||Taxed (unless you are using our policy to get the vehicle taxed immediately after purchase)
|Have no more than 7 licence points in the last 3 years
||Not be modified in any way except for cars designed to aid disabled drivers
|Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 2 years
||Be a right-hand drive car
|Have no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 years
||Have no more than 8 seats
|Have no criminal convictions
||Not be declared SORN
|Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer
Please be aware that each insurer on our panel has its own eligibility criteria, so you should pay close attention to its Proposer’s Declaration.
Can I get temporary car insurance for longer than a day?
Yes – temporary insurance is flexible to suit your situation. Whether you need short-term insurance for just an hour or up to one month, you can find a policy that’s right for you.
Find the cover that’s right for you with Tempcover:
Can I get one-day car insurance on a different type of vehicle?
You can find car insurance for the day for a range of vehicles and for different types of drivers.
Get the one-day insurance that’s right for you: