Have a look at our specialist article if you are considering short term insurance to cover a visitor to the UK.
Different companies are more suitable in different circumstances, therefore it's a good idea to try a few before deciding which one is for you. Prices can vary noticeably according to your individual circumstances too.
Day Insure offer versatile policies that provide cover from just one day to up to 28 days (although, if longer if needed, you can take another policy). Day Insure also have comprehensive cover available for trips to Europe if this is required. There is also the option to add another driver to the policy as well. So this makes them the ideal solution if you need a car for a specific trip or even for just a few weeks. Insurance quotations from Day Insure are available online only.
Excellent at covering younger and less experienced drivers, as well as those who have points on their licence. Temp Cover have the additional option of enabling you to buy comprehensive cover on some policies if you are looking to take the car to another EU country. The company have a selection of packages covering areas such as AA breakdown cover and excess protection and online quotes can be run for most drivers from 17 to 75.
insuredaily.co.uk offer a comparable product. They can also protect the excess that you would be liable for in case of an accident or the theft of the vehicle, which is a useful benefit to consider. Insuredaily will also cover hire cars that are rented without any insurance cover provided. Their quotation process is also available online only.
Think about renting a car instead - although for most people short term car insurance is the cheaper option - for a few it might be more affordable! Run a quote through our car hire comparison service for great rates, and don't forget - before you pay out for expensive excess insurance at the car hire desk - we also offer that cheaper through our Car Hire Excess Insurance comparison service.
This content was last reviewed on 22/02/2017