Temporary Car Insurance for the Weekend

Sometimes you will need to be insured for a weekend of driving but taking out a year long policy is both impractical and expensive. Getting yourself some temporary car insurance for the weekend is relatively easy, although there are a few things to be aware of.

The reasons for needing temporary car insurance over a weekend are numerous, but some of the most common examples are:

  • Moving house
  • Needing a bigger car for a weekend trip
  • Test driving a new car and being able to drive it home
  • Having relatives or friends over to stay

The tables below will allow you to quickly get car insurance quotes quickly.

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 >

Main Advantages
 There are two main advantages of getting temporary car insurance for the weekend; flexibility and protecting your no claims bonus.

Most insurance companies provide the means to arrange a temporary policy online and the cover will be near instant, so you can quickly get some peace of mind. Most policies can be modified to suit your needs, in this case specifying that the cover will be needed for two or three days.

With most standards polices your no claims bonus will be affected by naming another driver. This is not the case for temporary policies, and your bonus will often not be affected even you are involved in an accident.

The Cost
Temporary car insurance for the weekend is obviously subject to much higher daily rates than a standard policy, but due to the short period of time it is needed the savings are usually substantial.

The average cost is around £10 a day, although this will be affected by your age, your car and the amount of excess you are willing to pay.

Most companies will only offer temporary car insurance quotes to drivers over the age of 21 and those with a UK or EU driving license.