"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
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
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
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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