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Cheap 3-5 day car insurance

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Cheap 3-5 day car insurance

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When would I need 3 day car insurance?

There are hundreds of situations when 3 day car insurance can be the right insurance option for you. Whether you’re enjoying a bank holiday weekend, a few days away or just need to borrow a car while yours is repaired, 3 day car insurance is the fast, flexible insurance option for you.

Whenever you need to use a car for a short period of time, short term cover can save you time and money. With temporary car insurance, you only pay for the cover you need. You choose how long you need, whether it’s 3 day insurance, 4 day insurance or 5 day car insurance – simply choose the time that’s right for you.

How much does 3-5 day car insurance typically cost?

Like all car insurance, the price of 3-5 day car insurance depends entirely on the details you provide when getting a quote. If you’re an inexperienced driver or plan to insure a high-powered and expensive vehicle, you can probably expect to pay more for your 3 day insurance than an older driver with more experience using a smaller, cheaper car.

Some of the details that will impact the price of your policy include:

  • Your Age
  • Your driving history and experience
  • Your location
  • Your occupation
  • The make and model of the car
  • The value of the car
  • Your licence type

And, of course how long you want to get insurance for. Understandably 3 day car insurance will be cheaper than 4 day car insurance or 5 day insurance, however, longer policies will usually come with a discounted cost per day.

What does 3 day car insurance cover?

With comprehensive cover as standard on all 3 day insurance, 4 day insurance and 5 day car insurance policies, you’re covered for any damage to yourself, your car and/or any third parties involved in an accident.

What’s covered with 3-5 day car insurance

What’s not covered with 3-5 day car insurance

Fully comprehensive insurance on policies from 1 hour to 28 daysThe excess you agreed to pay
Accidental and malicious damage to your carRelease from an impound (unless you buy a specific temporary impounded vehicle policy)
Legal liabilities for injury or damage to another person or their propertyAdditional drivers – we can only cover the driver named on the policy
Driving in the UK, and in some instances driving in the EU

Can I insure a car for a few days?

Yes, we’re confident that we can provide temporary car insurance for a wide range of drivers with our panel of insurers. You can expect to insure a car for a few days if you meet the following criteria:

To get car insurance for a few days, you must

To get temporary car insurance cover, your car must

Be aged 17-78 years oldBe valued between £1,500 and £65,000
Hold a UK or EU driving licenceBe in a roadworthy condition with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using the insurance policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)
Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months or a British expatriateThe vehicle must be taxed (unless you are using the insurance policy to obtain tax for the vehicle immediately after purchase)
Have no more than 7 licence points in the last 3 yearsNot be modified in any way except for those designed to aid disabled drivers
Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 2 yearsBe a right-hand drive car
Have had no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 yearsHave no more than 8 seats
Have no criminal convictionsNot be declared SORN
Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer


Frequently Asked Questions about 3 day car insurance cover

What is 3 -5 day car insurance?

Car insurance for 3-5 days is a quick, easy, and flexible choice for drivers looking to drive a car for short periods. It allows you to borrow a car for a few days or drive your own car temporarily without the need for long term commitments.

You get fully comprehensive cover as standard with 3 day car insurance and there’s no impact on any existing cover. When you need to insure a car at short notice or in an emergency, it’s a simple way to get the right insurance.

What does 5 days drive away insurance mean?

5 days drive away insurance is an insurance option when buying a new car. When buying a new car, finding the right insurance can take time, time that stops you from driving your new set of wheels. With 5 days drive away insurance, you can drive your new car home and for a few days while you arrange your ongoing insurance.

It takes just 90 seconds to find cover, so you can drive away without delay. It’s the perfect way to ensure your new car is properly insured to drive away without needing to rush your annual insurance choice.

What is the shortest time you can insure a car?

With temporary insurance, you get the insurance you need for a time that suits you. Policies start from just 1 hour and can last up to 28 days at a time.

Find out more about the cover that’s right for you:

The cover you need for the duration you want

Full cover,
no impact

Get fully comprehensive cover on our standard short term policies - plus it won't affect your no claims discount

Hourly, daily, weekly

Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day cover available - don't pay for cover you don't need

All customised, nothing added

Customise your policy to suit your specific situation - get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin

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