Buying car insurance for four
days, let alone short term car insurance, never
entered my mind in the past. However my aunt was
going on holiday abroad and didn’t need her car for
a while. I quite fancied a few days off myself, but
couldn’t afford to stay in a hotel. Aunty offered me
the loan of her car so I could tour Pembrokeshire,
visiting friends and other relatives where I’d find
a bed for the night. I realised I’d have to get
temporary car insurance for Aunty’s car as she
didn’t have time to add me to her policy before
jetting off to Mallorca. So this is how and why I
bought short term car insurance
aunt had left me the contact details for her own
insurers and written confirmation I was authorised
to use her car and arrange for insurance, I wanted
to shop around to find a cheaper deal. After
searching a few car insurance comparison websites I
found just what I was looking for: an insurer
offering short term car insurance I could afford.
The actual signing up process to arrange for 4-day
cover took just 5 minutes. Arranging for temporary
insurance cover for my aunt’s car was nice and easy.
Her car is still relatively new and therefore worth
more than £1,000, which is the typical stipulation
online insurers make. The average policy offered is
for drivers aged 18 to 65 and drivers must have held
a full UK driving licence for at least 6 months.
Some insurers offer cover to older drivers up to the
age of 75.
back, I’d spent just 15 minutes to compare online
policy prices. So for a mere 20 minutes out of my
day I had peace of mind and was able to tour
Pembrokeshire without worries.
Temporary car insurance is perfect, when you need to
borrow a friend’s or relative’s car or use a
colleague’s car for work purposes for a short time.
It’s also great when you need to move home or have
just bought furniture at auction or one of those
irritating stores that won’t deliver - simply borrow
a van or larger car, arrange for temporary car
insurance online and both you and whoever owns the
vehicle has total peace of mind.
Best of all, their no claims bonus is protected in
the event you have an accident with their vehicle or
anything untoward happens while you’re driving it.
The temporary policy meant I enjoyed fully
comprehensive cover instead of merely third party
cover. My aunt will use temporary insurance, as soon
as her son starts using her car to practice for his
licence. Short term car insurance cover is available
for up to a month with some insurers, although more
typically for 28 days.
Look online for short term car insurance covering:
• comprehensive physical damage
• personal injury including medical payments
• liability for property damage
Some insurers also offer cover for rental
reimbursement, uninsured motorists and liability
cover for bodily injury.
temporary car insurance can be really useful for a
motorist needing cover for any short term, not just
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