One day car insurance is the most extreme form of temporary car insurance available on the market. It is relatively specialised forms of insurance that not may people know about.

People who need the bare minimum of temporary cover should be able to get a number of car insurance quotes suited to their needs from a number of specialist providers.

The tables below will make your search for one day car insurance easier.

Temporary Car Insurance Deals
ProviderCover TermMinimum and Maximum AgeSpecial FeaturesGet Quotes
1 - 28 days18 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover including motorhomes. Cover for Learner Drivers. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >
1 - 28 days19 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover. Cover for Learner Drivers. Cover for vehicle hire and test drives. Insure someone else on your car. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >

There are a number of situations in which it may be better to get car insurance for one day than other forms of temporary car insurance:

  • You need to move house and want to hire a van
  • You need the temporary use of another person’s car (after asking them of course!)
  • Someone needs temporary use of your car
  • You want to go on holiday and need to hire a car for a particular activity
  • You want to drive your new car off the forecourt

There are usually two different kinds of this one day policy available:

  • One day car insurance cover will give cover for only 24 hours
  • Temporary cover allows a person to insure themselves for any number of days as long as it is under a month


The features of one day car insurance could prove to be quite handy in these situations:

  • The cover is always going to quick and flexible
  • More than one driver can be named on a one day policy
  • A great way to protect a no claims bonus is to take out a temporary policy with more named drivers
  • Even though the cover is temporary it is complete

All polices require a valid driving license, while many will also apply an age restriction for anyone under 21 or over 75. You should be clear as to why you need the insurance and what kind of cover you expect before you start getting quotes for car insurance from different companies.