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Short Term Insurance for Cars,
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Tell us the Gross Vehicle Weight of the vehicle, you can find this information on the vehicle registration document, owner’s manual or on the vehicle plate, these vary in position; it could be riveted to the inside of a front door panel, or somewhere within the engine bay or on the VIN plate.

Social Domestic Pleasure Covers the drivers named on the policy for normal day to day driving. Shopping, visiting friends or family and pleasure driving such as going to the park or on holiday. However, it doesn't include commuting to work.
Social Domestic Pleasure Commuting Allows you to drive your vehicle privately, for your own personal use. Things like going to the shops, collecting family members or friends and commuting between your home and your place of work or study are all covered by this class of cover.
Social Domestic Pleasure Commuting Business Includes all the previous two classes plus business car insurance which can cover a wide range of uses, such as travelling between different work locations, visiting customers or driving around other employees. Anything, in fact, that's on behalf of the company.

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Why use GoShorty?

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We offer cover on most vehicles and values; you will need either a Full UK license or a Full EU/EEA type license and to have been a resident in the UK for at least 12 months. There are some exclusions based on age and driving history so make sure you check each of our individual Insurer's criteria before buying online.

Who needs short term vehicle insurance?

There are a whole host of reasons you may need to take out a short term insurance policy, including:

  • Borrowing a car or van
  • Moving to a new house or office
  • Using your car for a business-related journey
  • For an occasional driver
  • Young drivers back from university or college
  • Sharing the driving on a long trip
  • Moving a bulky or oversized item
  • Collecting or delivering a vehicle
  • Driving a courtesy car
  • Test driving a new car
  • Emergency use - a family member is taken ill and you or someone else needs to drive the car
  • Learning to drive and for young drivers
  • To bridge a break in your annual policy before a new one starts

Feedback we gathered from UK motorists reveal that their second biggest car-related concern is the cost of insurance. You could save money by using a short term policy.

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Benefits of Short Term Car Insurance

  • Fast to arrange No phone calls. You are not kept on hold. Cover is arranged quickly online so you can start driving straightaway.
  • Protect your No Claims Bonus Letting someone use your car can affect your No Claims Bonus if they have an accident whilst in charge of your vehicle. By using Short Term Insurance, you can rest assured that should something happen to the policyholder or your car whilst they are in charge of your vehicle, your No Claims Bonus will not be affected.
  • Fully flexible Only pay for the cover you need. Buy cover for any 24-hour period, or from 1 to 28 days. It’s your choice.
  • Drive almost any vehicle We cover a wide range of vehicles, cars and vans – new and used, most makes and models.

Short Term Insurance for Learner Drivers

Our Short Term Learner Driver cover is a great way for learners to practise driving
in their own or borrowed car

  • Comprehensive cover
  • 1 hour to 24 weeks – flexible cover
  • Choose from hourly, daily, or weekly duration to a maximum of 24 weeks
  • Low Excess
  • For learner drivers aged 17 to 25

The cost of driving lessons is high and increasing all the time. They can cost up to £35 an hour, sometimes more. The average number of hours of lessons required to pass a driving test is now 45 hours, costing over £1,500. For many learners, this is still not enough time for them to feel suitably confident to take their test.

This is why our Short Term Learner Driver Insurance is so popular with young people who are learning to drive and who have access to a car they could be using to get more experience with a suitable person supervising

Our Short Term Learner Driver Insurance is so flexible. You can choose cover which ranges from 1 to 12 hours, from 1 to 28 days, or from 1 to 24 weeks. Get a quote and buy hourly learner driving insurance, daily learner driving insurance, weekly learner driver insurance or monthly learner driver insurance cover in minutes. It’s so easy; all you need is a provisional license and a suitable car to learn in.

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Fast and flexible short term car, van and learner driver insurance with GoShorty

Simply fill out an online quote form today and get an instant quote.
From there, you’ll receive your cover certificate straight to your inbox and cover can start immediately!

  • Make sure you are adequately covered to drive someone else’s car or van
  • Insure someone else to drive your vehicle knowing that they are adequately insured
  • Prevents loss of an existing No Claims Bonus
  • Save money and avoid the hassle and cost of adding named drivers to your existing policy
  • Excess Protection cover and Breakdown cover are both available – gives you peace of mind
  • Documents are sent straight to your inbox and available 24/7 from our member’s area

Short term hourly insurance offers complete flexibility and is perfect for one-off journeys. Only pay for the hourly car insurance or hourly van insurance cover you need.


For longer one-off journeys or business use, daily car insurance and daily van insurance has you covered. Choose the start and end time in any 24-period when buying online.


Weekly car insurance and weekly van insurance may work out cheaper and offers protection to the car owner’s No Claims Bonus. If you are borrowing a car or insuring someone to drive your car, weekly cover may be the best option.


You can take cover for up to one month (28 days) if you have a long term requirement. If you are visiting friends or family or they are visiting you, monthly car insurance and monthly van insurance will offer the flexibility you need. Temporary student car insurance is perfect for students returning home for the summer or Christmas holidays.

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Save money by paying only for what you need with our flexible Pay as You Go cover!