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Weekly Car Insurance

Get a quote for weekly car insurance in just 90 seconds

Why choose our weekly car insurance?

Get quick & easy cover for just one week
Weekly quotes available in just 90 seconds
No impact on No Claims Discount plus fully comprehensive cover as standard

What is weekly car insurance?

Weekly car insurance covers you for a limited amount of time while driving – in this case, for one week at a time. You might be borrowing a friend’s car to go away for a week, for example. Taking out insurance for a car for just a week offers more flexibility and it can be adapted to your preferences.

Insuring a car for a week with Tempcover is easy – it takes just 90 seconds to get a quote.

Benefits of weekly car insurance

It's flexible

If you only need to drive occasionally or are borrowing a car for a week, you can get covered for when you’re actually driving with no long-term commitments.

It's cost-effective

For one-off driving when all you need is weekly car insurance, you can save money by not paying any more than you need to.

It's fast

You can find out how much one week of car insurance will cost in just 90 seconds online or even quicker once you're set up in the Tempcover app.

No impact on No Claims Discount

Get the highest level of cover available and peace of mind that there’s no impact on their existing No Claims Discount.

A big No Claims Discount can take years to build. Avoid losing it when borrowing a car with weekly car insurance.

For more information on how we can help you with getting the best car insurance for a week or two, get in touch!

How does weekly car insurance work?

As you might expect, weekly car insurance means you’ll be covered for no more than a week at a time. It’s comprehensive motor insurance with greater flexibility to suit your schedule. You can set up your one-week car insurance in no time at all.

All you need to do is let us know about the car you’ll be driving, the details of who is driving, and when you want your cover to start and how long for.

Next, we’ll dig through our panel of insurers to find the right cover for your circumstances. Perhaps you’re going away on holiday or you need to travel for work. Regardless, we’ll find car insurance for a week that works for you.

If you don’t think you need cover for as long as one week, hourly car insurance may be the answer. We can also offer insurance for the weekend.

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When could car insurance for a week help me?

Borrowing a car

If you don't have a car or yours is in for repairs, borrowing one and getting car insurance for a week is an easy way to help you get from A to B.


Drive away cover

Treated yourself to a new car? Drive it away and give yourself time to arrange ongoing cover with weekly car insurance

Car sharing on long journeys

Even if you're sharing the driving, you won't have to worry about impacting your No Claims Discount and you'll get fully-comprehensive cover as standard.


What does weekly car insurance cover?

With comprehensive cover as standard on weekly car insurance, you’re covered for any damage to yourself, your car, and/or any third parties involved in an accident.

What's covered with weekly car 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 not covered with weekly car 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

What's optional with weekly car 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

Tempcover works with a panel of insurers to ensure we can provide weekly car insurance for as many drivers as possible. Because of this, full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Please double-check the policy wording before purchasing to confirm what is specifically covered in your policy.

Am I eligible for weekly car insurance?

You must:

  • Be aged 17-78 years old
  • Hold a UK or EU driving licence
  • Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months or a British expatriate
  • Have no more than seven licence points in the last three years
  • Not been disqualified from driving for the last two years
  • Have no more than two fault claims in the last three years
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Not had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer

Your car must:

  • Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000
  • Be roadworthy with a current and valid MOT (unless you’re using our policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)
  • Taxed (unless you’re using our policy to get a vehicle taxed immediately after purchase)
  • Not be modified in any way – except for cars designed to aid disabled drivers
  • Be a right-hand drive car
  • Have no more than eight seats
  • Not be declared SORN

How to get weekly car insurance

Check your eligible

Check the acceptance criteria above and make sure you're eligible for weekly insurance.

Get a quick quote

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the vehicle you want to drive - it takes just 90 seconds.

Check your quote

We'll compare prices from our panel of insurers and show you their cheapest price.

Get covered

Buy your policy and we'll send all your documents to you straight away so you're covered for the time you need.

Weekly car insurance for every situation

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  • Learner
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  • Van
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Quick and easy weekly insurance, built around you

Quick and easy weekly car insurance quotes

It couldn’t be simpler to insure your car on a weekly basis.

You can buy a policy online anytime you need. And with our speedy quote process, you can get a price in just 90 seconds.

Temporary insurance from a panel of insurers

We all know that comparing prices is the best way to save money.

We work with a panel of insurers and compare their prices to find you their cheapest weekly car insurance price.

The details you will need:

  • The car's reg number
  • Your details (name, address, D.O.B etc)
  • Your licence type and how long you've held it
  • The value of the vehicle
  • Your email/phone number (to send policy documents)
  • When you'd like the policy to start and end

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Get your price estimate


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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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After you’ve bought your policy, your documents will be emailed to you instantly so there’s no waiting around.

Customer satisfaction

 Tempcover has provided temporary vehicle insurance to hundreds of thousands of drivers for over 15 years.

We’re currently rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot and have over 27,000 reviews, with over 80% of reviewers giving us 5 stars!

Weekly car insurance FAQs

Why do I need one-week car insurance?

A one-week car insurance policy gives you the freedom to drive other cars for the time you need without worry. Some of the benefits are:

  • No ongoing contract after a week. When the arrangement ends, you don’t have to do anything and you’re not tied into anything.
  • You get comprehensive cover all week. That’s standard for the whole week, so you receive the highest level of protection available.
  • You protect any No Claims Discount. One-week car insurance is a separate, standalone policy that has no impact on any existing insurance on the vehicle.
  • It’s very quick to arrange. It takes just 90 seconds to get a quote online once you have your details to hand, and you could have your policy in place there and then.

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Who uses weekly car insurance?

There are all sorts of situations where one-week car insurance is the best choice. Many drivers choose weekly cover when they’re borrowing someone else’s car for pleasure, helping their neighbours or community, or because an emergency means they must quickly switch to another vehicle.

Insuring your car for a week is also ideal for a range of other people. We provide 7-day car insurance policies for:

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How much does one week’s car insurance cost?

As with any car insurance policy, how much you pay for your week’s car insurance will depend on several factors, including:

  • Your age
  • Your location
  • Your driving history
  • Your driving licence type
  • How long you’ve been driving
  • The make and model of your car
  • How old your car is
  • The value of your car

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How can I get cheap weekly car insurance?

It’s important to remember that if you don’t opt for comprehensive cover, you might not be thoroughly covered after an accident. While a cheap weekly car insurance policy may sound more appealing, it’s important to consider whether you want to take that risk.

By choosing Tempcover, you can relax in the knowledge that all our policies are comprehensive, so you’ll benefit from extensive protection. If you opt for temporary cover, you can save money by aligning your insurance with your requirements – whether that’s with our daily or weekly car insurance.

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Do I need weekly car insurance to borrow a friend's car?

In most circumstances, you’ll need to be insured to drive a friend’s car unless you have another policy that covers you in other vehicles. However, that will likely only provide third-party cover. A week’s car insurance can be a great option if you need to borrow a vehicle from someone else and want comprehensive cover.

Remember, you must have a valid policy to drive a car in the UK.

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Can I add another driver if I insure a car for a week?

No. For now at least, we can only cover one driver per vehicle where each driver has a separate policy. However, this is something we might offer in future.

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What if I need car insurance for two weeks?

If you need to get car insurance for two, three or even four weeks, you can simply buy one-week policies as and when you need them. You just need to pay weekly and top up your car insurance.

Even when you don’t know exactly how long you need cover for, it’s quick and easy to buy another policy if your plans change.

If you know you need cover for two weeks, three weeks or more in advance, you can take out different policies at the same time and set the start dates so they run one after the other. Alternatively, you could buy monthly car insurance for the whole period.

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Will I appear on the Motor Insurance Database if I get car insurance for just one week?

The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is the national database for insured vehicles. Insurers and authorities use it to check that car insurance is in place.

When you buy our one-week car insurance policy, we’ll upload your details to the MID. We do this daily, but it can take up to seven days for the details to appear when you search for them online.

With a weekly policy, your details will likely appear on the database a few days after it has started. Your policy may even have expired by the time they appear.

But don’t worry – if you’ve bought a policy and received your certificate of insurance, you’re covered.

To be safe, we recommend you keep a copy of your certificate of insurance with you. You can print it out or keep the digital copy on your phone.

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What if I need a different length of cover?

Not sure whether weekly car insurance is the right option for you? First, remember you can effectively get a two-week or three-week car insurance policy by buying another one-week policy until you get the time you need.

Fortunately, if that’s still not right, short-term car insurance is flexible by its very nature. You’ll find our panel of insurers offer all sorts of policies – everything from one-hour car insurance to dailyweekend and one-month cover at any one time. The duration can be as long or short as you need it to be!

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Can I tax my car with weekly car insurance?

You will still be able to tax your car, regardless of whether you have annual cover or a short-term car insurance policy for a week. It’s worth noting that there may be a delay before it appears in the Motor Insurance Database, but assuming you have your documentation to confirm that you have insured and taxed your car, you’ll be covered.

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Does weekly car insurance affect an existing insurance policy?

If you have an existing policy, this is separate from any weekly car insurance policies you take out. In other words, if you have annual cover, a one-week car insurance policy will not impact your No Claims Discount if you find yourself having to make a claim on your temporary insurance. Driving in a friend’s car? An accident won’t affect their No Claims Discount either.

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Can I get weekly car insurance if I'm learning to drive?

Yes, you can. It’s important to be insured while you’re learning to drive, even if you’re doing it more intermittently. This is where you can benefit from the flexibility of weekly learner driver insurance with Tempcover.

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What our expert says

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A lot can happen in a week, but if you need to borrow a car, share a drive, or just want a flexible insurance option, weekly car insurance with Tempcover could be the ideal option for you.

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Marc Pell

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