Temporary Car Insurance for New Drivers

Temporary car insurance for new drivers can be expensive.  

Reasons for opting for temporary cover include:

  • You need to be insured to drive your new car home
  • You may be a student and only use your car when you are home for summer
  • You cannot afford a car yet but want to able to use the family car
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 >

The second thing to consider is the general trend of the car insurance market to charge both young drivers and new drivers higher premiums due to the statistical fact that they are more likely to be involved in a serious accident, but also tend to make larger claims more frequently than most other groups of drivers.


If you have passed your test and become a new driver at the age of 17 there will be very few insurance providers willing to offer you temporary car insurance. There are slightly more who will offer temporary car insurance to drivers who are 18 but the majority have an age limit imposed of 21.


The best way to find a deal on temporary car insurance that is both affordable and suited to your needs is use the internet to look at all the many different companies out there in the market place. Price comparison sites are normally a good way to get car insurance quotes but may be of limited value when attempting to get such a niche car insurance policy.

Young Driver Car Insurance Quotes
ProviderCover TermMinimum and Maximum AgeSpecial FeaturesGet Quotes
1 - 90 days17 - 22Instant Car Insurance For Learner Drivers. Cover for Learner Drivers up to 90 days. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >
12 Months17 to 25Great deals for young and learner drivers - Quotes from specialist brokers to help you find the cheapest dealGet Quotes >
7 days - 5 months17 - 40Immediate online policy for provisional license holders. Get FREE L-plates and Theory Test practice DVD when you take out a policy using code ‘FREEPLATE14’Get Quotes >
12 Months17 - 25Aged 25 or under with a full licence? Get an upfront discount in your first year when you add DrivePlus telematics to your policy. Underwritten by U K Insurance LimitedGet Quotes >
30 to 90 days17 - 34Practise in your family car with Marmalade’s Learner Driver Insurance. Marmalade Learner Insurance is a comprehensive policy, enabling learner drivers to practise in a family or friend's car, without risking the No Claims Discount of the vehicle owner. See Marmalade website for full details. Get Quotes >
12 Months17 - 27Marmalade’s unique Named Young Driver Insurance gives you the freedom to drive your parents’ car with your own fully comprehensive policy – without risking their No Claims Discount! Fully comprehensive cover, start earning your own No Claims Discount, no risk to the owner’s No Claims Discount, select cover for up to 5000 miles per year, cover is available on most cars worth at least £2,000 and up to insurance group 26. See Marmalade website for full details. Get Quotes >
12 Months17 - 24Affordable Black box insurance for young drivers with no curfews! Young drivers can drive without any curfews or restrictions. Start earning your own no claims discount with Marmalade's black box policy, covering both full licence holders and provisional drivers. See Marmalade website for full details. Get Quotes >