Day Car Insurance: Daily cover from 1 to 28 days

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Vehicle Details

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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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GoShorty offer Quotes from a range of insurers, covering varying situations that our customers may require short insurance for, it is important that you read and understand our Assumptions and Eligibility Criteria before purchasing any policy from this website.

To find out more about our range of products visit our FAQ's page for further details or follow the link below to read and download important information.

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Costs & Breakdown of Costs

Total to Pay:

  • Insurance Premium

  • Admin fee

  • Insurance Premium tax (IPT) is included where applicable

Vehicle & Insurance Details

  • Registration No.

  • Vehicle

  • Insurer

  • Cover Type

  • Length of Cover

  • Cover to start

  • Cover to end

  • Compulsory Excess

Driver Details

  • Driver Name:

  • D.O.B:

  • Age (at start of policy):

  • Address:

  • Email Address:

  • Contact Number:

  • Driver Name:

  • D.O.B:

  • Age (at start of policy):

  • Address:

  • Contact Number:

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Acceptance Criteria and Eligibility

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Drivers aged 18-75
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From 1 hour - 28 days
Flexible Pay as you Go cover
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1-day car insurance for true short term cover

Trust the experts in temporary car insurance and purchase your 1-day car insurance from GoShorty today. Get a quote in minutes with our handy tool and you can be on the road in no time. If you just need to use a car for a short time in the UK, 1-day car insurance will let you do that without risking the owner’s No Claims Discount.
Drive for up to 24 hours at a time with a daily car insurance policy of your own. You’ll have your daily insurance policy documents delivered right to your email inbox as soon as you’re approved. No waiting around needed!

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What is one day car insurance? Can I really cover my car daily?

Daily car insurance is a great way to be insured for a partner or family member’s car that you are using just for one day. You may need one day car insurance so you can drive another’s car in a variety of circumstances such as moving house or on a road trip where there’s only one car but multiple drivers. One day car insurance stops you from having to add someone to your insurance for a long period of time or risking your No Claims Discount.
With GoShorty, you can get someone insured for as little as 1 hour with our hourly car insurance or up to a full 24 hours with our one day car insurance. This makes insurance incredibly affordable as you only pay for the time you need rather than an annual insurance policy that covers many days or months.
When you fill in our one day insurance quote form, you’ll be given the best quote available, and you’ll be insured to drive in a matter of minutes. Start saving money on your car insurance now.

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What are the uses of Daily Car Insurance?

Daily car insurance is ideal for:

  • Car Sharing

    Especially if you’re going on a long journey and want to share the load on driving with a friend or family member.
  • Test Driving multiple Cars

    When you’re buying a car second hand it’s a great way to get behind the wheel without the risk
  • Emergencies

    Need to be somewhere quickly, but you’re not insured on someone’s car? Hourly insurance could be just the ticket.
  • Driving a New Car Home

    Once you’ve bought a new car you need to insure it, however you might not have an annual policy lined up. Daily insurance will allow you to drive away in your new car without issue, and give you cover for driving for the rest of the day.
  • Borrowing a Car

    Need to run one short errand? Hourly insurance is ideal for short term cover.

What you need to buy Daily Car Insurance

  1. 1. Details About the Vehicle you want to drive The car Registration Number, Make and Model, for example.
  2. 2. Policy Duration When you want insurance to start and end - You can take cover from 1 hour to 28 days.
  3. 3. Details About You Your Name, Date of Birth, address and your driver’s license number, for example.
  4. 4. Your Driving History We will need to know what type of license you hold and for how long.
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Can I get 1 day car insurance - am I eligible?

You can get one day car insurance quickly and easily with GoShorty short term insurance. However, it is your responsibility to find out if your are eliabile. You’ll need a valid UK driving licence, the vehicle owner's permission, and a few other things to qualify for hourly insurance cover. We’ve broken it down below:


  • Private Car driver aged 18 to 75
  • Commercial Vehicle driver aged 21 to 75
  • You must have held your driver’s license for at least 6 months
  • License type: Full UK or EU/EEA for at least 6 months if aged 18 to 25 (reduced to 3 months if aged over 25)
  • Number of accidents, claims or losses in last 3 years must not exceed 2, regardless of fault
  • Number of penalty points in last 3 years must not exceed 6
  • Resident in UK for 12 months minimum
  • Has a current permanent address as stated throughout this application (please note you may be asked to provide proof of residence in the event of a claim)
  • Has not ever been refused insurance, had a policy cancelled or voided
  • No driving ban in the last 60 months
  • No conviction for any criminal offence or any possible prosecution pending.


  • Cars and Commercial Vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes)
  • Minimum value Cars and Vans: £500* subject to age restrictions
  • Maximum value Cars: £60,000
  • Maximum value Vans: £25,000
  • Social, Domestic and Pleasure or Social, Domestic and Pleasure + Commercial use only - usage will be restricted to social domestic and pleasure purposes, which includes commuting and personal business use only
  • Vehicle must be registered in the UK
  • Foreign use is not permitted
  • Not for exporting – journeys must start and end in the UK
  • Is not imported or left-hand drive and not modified (factory fitted extras or modifications for a disabled driver or passenger, or LPG conversions are acceptable).
  • Has no more than 8 seats and is not a rental or hire vehicle (if commercial - no more than 5 seats)
  • Must not be modified. LPG conversions and Disabled Modified are acceptable
  • Have a valid MOT (if required), is NOT declared as SORN (off-road) with DVLA and has NOT been seized by the police.
  • Not to be used for impounded or seized vehicles (unless specified as impounded cover)
  • Not to be used for any form of motor racing, pacemaking, track days, motor trade usage or hire and reward
  • Not for carrying hazardous goods or use at a hazardous location
  • There is no cover under this policy for vehicles which are insured, owned by, operated by, supplied by, hired or rented from any Claims, Credit hire or Accident Management Company.

MID: Please note that all our Short Term Insurance policies are submitted to the Motor Insurance Database (MID) at midnight every day. We recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover.

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Daily car insurance FAQs

+Can you get insured on a car for one day?

Yes you can! Simply fill out our quick and easy tool to get a quote in minutes that will get you on the road in no time.

+Can I get 3 day car insurance?

Yes, you are able to get 3 day temporary cover for others or your own car for all of your short term insurance needs. Get a quote today to find out how much cover 3 day temporary car insurance cover costs.

+What do I need to apply for one day car insurance?

You will need details about the vehicle you want to drive, the policy duration and details about you and your driving history. For a full break down, see our Temporary Car Insurance page.

+Can I insure someone else on my car for a day?

You can insure someone else on your car for a day with daily car insurance from GoShorty. As you would get a quote for your own daily cover, simply asj your friend or family member to use the above tool to get their own speedy quote.

+How much is day insurance?

There are three main factors that affect how much your short term car insurance will cost:
  • Your age
  • The vehicle you want to cover
  • The length of the policy

While these are the main factors, other things will come into play, too, like points on your license and any extras you want to add to your insurance.
We generally offer temporary car insurance starting from: £24.50. Get cheap day insurance today!

+What’s covered by daily car insurance?

When you get temporary car insurance with GoShorty, you instantly get fully comprehensive car insurance. Comprehensive cover for temporary car insurance covers:
  • Loss, theft or damage
  • Accident recovery
  • Legal liability

Not found the answer you’re looking for? Either get in touch or check our other FAQs.

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