Temporary Car Insurance for Test Drives

It is worth remembering that having valid insurance is a legal requirement to operate a vehicle in the UK in any way, so a temporary policy may be a sensible option if you do not yet have a full policy in place when going for a test drive.


There are a growing group of companies who specialise in offering temporary car insurance quotes based on one or two days worth of cover. See below for quotes:

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 >

Temporary car insurance can be set up quickly and easily either via a phone conversation or by doing it over the internet, and the cover is usually in place quickly. This means that the test drive doesn’t have to be booked weeks in advance and that you can be a little more spontaneous.


Taking out temporary car insurance for test drives will provide you with same amount of cover as any other standard car insurance policy. You could take out a fully comprehensive policy if you wished, and this would mean that if you were to have an accident while taking a test drive, you would only have to pay the excess.


While it can a bit more of a detailed search to get a number of temporary car insurance quotes because it is a relatively niche demand and many comparison sites do not cover daily insurance, it is important to do so. Having temporary car insurance for a test drive could end up saving you a lot of money.