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"I need a car for two days ..."

It was a glorious long weekend. The sun was shining, the birds were singing in the trees and everything seemed right in the world. My girlfriend and I had decided to make the most of our time off work and visit the Lake District for the weekend. We hadn't had much time together recently and were really looking forward to the trip.

With our bags packed and music selected for the journey we jumped into my very old Ford Fiesta at 9am on Saturday morning. I turned the key in the ignition and to my horror the engine spluttered for a few seconds before dying. I tried again and the same thing happened. With a feeling of despair rising in me I tried several times but could not get the engine to start.

"This is a disaster", muttered my girlfriend dejectedly. It was hard to disagree. To make matters worse it was impossible to get a mechanic to look at the car due to the long weekend.
There was only one thing left to do. I rang my mother to ask her if she would let us borrow her car for the weekend. When she heard the predicament we were in she immediately agreed and said we could take the car. Things were looking up but there was still a problem. I was not insured to drive my mother's car.

I tried to ring my insurance provider to inquire about the possibility of getting short term car insurance on my mother's car but the phone rang out. It seemed like everybody in the country had stopped working for the long weekend.

With time running out I decided to search online for temporary car insurance. Within minutes I had found a number of different companies willing to provide me with car insurance for the 2 days I needed it for. I quickly ascertained which company was offering the best price, bought the policy and enjoyed a magical weekend away with my girlfriend.

Short term car insurance can only be bought online and there are a few conditions that you must satisfy to qualify for it. Some companies will only offer this type of insurance product to drivers between the age of 21 and 75 and on cars of a certain value, worth more than about £1000 and less than £40,000 being a typical range.

A valid driver's licence is also required, although a provisional driving licence will usually suffice. And one of the best things about taking out temporary car insurance is your no claims bonus will be unaffected by the new policy. So if you need short term car insurance for between 1 and 28 days for whatever reason remember to go online where you can buy the policy that you need in minutes.

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