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Weekend Car Insurance

Weekend car insurance to suit your Saturday and Sunday plans

Why choose our weekend car insurance?

From 1-28 days. You only pay for the cover you want and only when you need it.
Drive away cover while waiting for your annual policy.
Protects your No Claims Discount. Fully comp insurance for peace of mind.

What is weekend car insurance

Whether you’re a student looking for cover on your parents’ car for moving day or you’re borrowing a vehicle for a weekend break, our two day car insurance can give you the level of cover you need almost instantly.

Available for the entire weekend or just a few hours, these insurance policies are flexible and comprehensive. This gives you the peace of mind to focus less on insurance admin and more on your exciting plans. Not only can our short-term cover save you money but you don’t have to deal with the hassle of altering your existing annual policy.

Benefits of weekend car insurance cover

It's convenient

If you need to insure a car for a weekend, it's easy and efficient with Tempcover. Get a quote in 90 seconds online or use our app.

It's flexible

Find the insurance you need to keep you covered for every weekend plan with no long-term commitments.

No impact on existing policies

Short-term cover policies won't affect premiums or any No Claims Discounts on existing policies on your vehicle.

It's cost-effective

Save money by only paying for the time you need without having to adjust any existing cover.

Get in touch with us for more information or to get a quote for weekend car insurance.

How do I apply for weekend car insurance?

Getting cover for your car over the weekend has never been easier thanks to the straightforward process at Tempcover. Take these simple steps to get your comprehensive weekend insurance:

1. Check you're eligible

Consider whether your own circumstances meet the eligibility criteria.

2. Get your quote

Give us some basic information about the driver and vehicle you want insured.

3. Check your quote

Review the date, duration and start time of your chosen insurance policy and double check the declaration.

4. Get covered

When you're happy with the details, buy your policy to get covered and we'll send you your documents immediately.

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  • Bike
  • Courier
  • Expat
  • Learner
  • Impounded
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  • Van
  • Bike
  • Courier
  • Expat
  • Learner
  • Impounded

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When would I need car insurance for the weekend?

If you’re planning a weekend away or just need to borrow a vehicle at the end of the week, weekend car insurance could be the best way to ensure you’re properly covered.

Only paying for the time you need means you’re not forking out for expensive and unnecessary long-term cover.

Weekends are a great opportunity to meet friends, go on trips, or spend time with your family. If you’re using a car you’re not already insured to drive, you’ll want cover that’s fast and flexible to suit whatever you’ve got planned.

Borrowing a friend’s car for the weekend

Using a friend’s car is cheaper than hiring a vehicle. Also, when you insure with temporary insurance, your friend's policy and No Claims Discount won’t be affected.


Having a weekend away

Having flexible insurance for just the time you’re away is ideal for keeping costs down. Make sure you only pay for the day or two you need with Tempcover.

Getting car repairs on the weekend

If your vehicle ends up off the road longer than expected, even up to a month, you can get cover to use another vehicle without a long-term commitment.


Driving away a new car

If you’re picking up a new car over the weekend, you’ll need insurance to drive it home – get it for a few hours, days, or weeks while you arrange your annual insurance.

What does weekend car insurance cover?

As with all our temporary policies, our weekend car insurance means you get comprehensive cover as standard. This means you’re insured against any damage to the vehicle you’re using and any other third parties.

What's covered with weekend insurance

  • Fully comprehensive insurance on policies from 1 hour to 28 days  
  • Accidental and malicious damage to your car  
  • Cover for injury or damage to another person or their property  
  • Driving in the UK
  • In some instances driving in the EU with the third-party or equivariant level

What’s optional with weekend insurance

  • Legal Expenses Cover providing up to £100,000 cover for legal costs including uninsured loss recovery for accidents that are not your fault
  • Excess Reduction Cover, reducing your policy excess to as close as £100 as possible

What’s not covered with weekend insurance

  • The excess you agreed to pay
  • Release from an impound (unless you buy a specific temporary impounded vehicle policy)
  • Additional drivers – we can only cover the driver named on the policy
  • A sole claim or separate cover for broken/damaged glass including the windscreen

To find the cheapest weekend car insurance, we work with a panel of insurers. This means we provide a range of cover, find you the best possible prices, and cover as many drivers as possible. Because of this, the full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Please double-check the policy wording before buying to confirm what your policy specifically covers.

Can I get car insurance for a weekend?

Yes, you can get car insurance that only lasts over the weekend. By taking advantage of insurers’ short-term insurance options, you’ll find a cheap and comprehensive policy that will give you peace of mind and let you drive a different car on Saturday and Sunday.

To ensure you qualify for weekend car insurance, check out our simple guide to eligibility.

To get car insurance for a weekend, you must

  • Be aged 17-78 years old.
  • Hold a full UK or EU driving licence.
  • Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months or be a British expatriate.
  • Have no more than 7 license points in the last 3 years.
  • Have not been disqualified from driving in the last 2 years.
  • Have had no more than 2 claims that you were at fault for in the last 3 years.
  • Have no criminal convictions.
  • Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer.

To get car insurance for a weekend, your car must

  • Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000.
  • Be in a roadworthy condition with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using the insurance policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT).
  • The vehicle must be taxed (unless you are using the insurance policy to obtain tax for the vehicle immediately after purchase).
  • Not be modified in any way except for those designed to aid disabled drivers.
  • Be a right-hand drive car.
  • Have no more than 8 seats.
  • Not be declared SORN.

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.

Quick and easy insurance, built around you

Quick and easy weekend insurance quotes

The process of getting two day weekend insurance for your vehicle has never been simpler.

You can buy a policy online at any time and, thanks to our rapid quote process, you could get a quote in just 90 seconds.

Temporary insurance from a panel of insurers

Comparing prices is the best way to save money when you insure a car for the weekend.

That’s why we compare options from several insurers and advise you on the cheapest price possible.

The details you will need:

  • The car's registration number.
  • The value of the vehicle.
  • Your details (name, address, date of birth, etc.).
  • Your licence type and how long you've held it.
  • When you'd like the policy to start and end.
  • Your email and phone number, so we can send you your policy documents.

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It couldn't be simpler get a short term insurance policy.

You can buy a policy online anytime you need it, and with our straightforward quote process, you can get a price in just 90 seconds!

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Prices based on the average price 19,765 policies for the displayed durations (January 2023)

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You can pay for your short term insurance policy in several ways. Using our secure payment system, you can use the following payment methods:
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After you’ve bought your policy, your documents will be emailed to you instantly so there’s no waiting around.

Weekend car insurance FAQs

How quickly can you get weekend car insurance?

You can get car insurance in just a couple of minutes. With Tempcover, you simply need to enter a few important details about yourself and the car you want to drive. You’ll then receive a tailored weekend insurance quote from our panel of insurers. Once you pay, your cover can begin in minutes. We’ll email all the necessary documents to you right away so that everything’s good to go.

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Can I insure my car for more or less than a weekend?

nfortunately, the weekends don’t last longer, but you can get cover that does. Our temporary car insurance policies last however long you need them to.

If you only need to pop from A to B and back, we can provide temporary 1 day car insurance or even just 1 hour car insurance.

If you need longer, you can get car insurance for a week, though the longest our panel of insurers can offer in a single temporary agreement is a 1-month car insurance policy. To get longer, you’d simply need to take out two or more policies to run one after the other.

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Why choose two day insurance for your weekend?

Not having insurance, even if you’re just borrowing a friend’s car for the weekend, is illegal and you could face an unlimited fine.

Rather than take risks, insure the car with a cheap weekend car insurance policy. Getting a free quote is quick and easy and you can be covered in minutes.

If you’re looking for complete peace of mind while driving another car, without having to alter your existing policy, then weekend car insurance cover is the answer.

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Can I get 1 day car insurance for the weekend?

Yes, you can get car insurance that only lasts for one day over the weekend. You can take advantage of our short-term insurance options to give you peace of mind when driving a different car on your weekend journeys. Receive a personalised car insurance quote for the weekend in just 90 seconds from a panel of insurers with Tempcover.

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Is it possible to get weekend car insurance for just a few hours?

Yes, you can. Tempcover short-term insurance policies mean that you can insure a car for a weekend for as little as 1 hour at a time. With hourly car insurance, you’ll benefit from the same flexible and comprehensive cover at the weekend that other policies offer.

The process of getting a quote is quick and easy and your insurance can begin instantly if you need it to. If you need more time, you can always adjust your policy or take out a new one.

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Can I get weekend insurance to drive a van?

Yes, you can easily get van insurance for the weekend. Whether you need it for two days or less, our weekend insurance is ideal for vans and offers the same comprehensive cover you would expect from other policies. However, it will not cover you if you’re hiring a van.

If you looking to insure a van over the weekend as part of your business, you can also find short-term insurance to cover employee use of your vehicle.

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Do I need weekend insurance when driving in Europe?

If you’re planning on taking a weekend trip abroad, our insurance provides cover for European travel. It provides the cover you’re looking for without the yearly price tag. This is ideal when your annual insurance policy doesn’t cover you for European road trips.

Whether you’re driving a borrowed car or sharing the driving with someone else, our two day policies cover you and other passengers at the lowest legal level available when you need to drive in Europe.

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How much does it cost to insure a car for a weekend?

Our weekend insurance packages are designed to be comprehensive and affordable. However, the total price of your cover will depend on the specific details of your policy.

Just as with annual cover, your quote will differ based on factors such as your postcode, the car’s make and model, and your driving history.

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How do I make a claim with Tempcover?

Call your insurer as soon as you can to start your claim. You can find the number of their dedicated claims-handling team on your Certificate of Motor Insurance or policy wording.

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