It is also a standard requirement that the person applying to be the policyholder of the temporary car insurance be between the ages of 21 and 75 years old. Some companies will not provide cover for those who have been disqualified within the last 5 years.
For those who are eligible, temporary car insurance can be a great way for overseas visitors, or Britons travelling aboard, to drive around the country in the knowledge they are protected from having to pay the full cost of any accidents.
There are a number of potential benefits to taking out a temporary policy:
- Policies can be arranged quickly via the phone or the internet and can be tailored to the number of days or months it is needed
- Temporary car insurance will give you the same amount of cover as a standard policy, with the choice of either third party, fire and theft cover or fully comprehensive
- UK citizens travelling overseas will not have their no claims bonuses affected by taking out a temporary car insurance policy
Price comparison websites are a great starting point for travellers and overseas visitors to find temporary car insurance quotes.