Get A Quote Now

Drive Away Insurance

1 hour to 28 days

Get a quote for 1 hour car insurance instantly.

About the car you want to temporarily insure.

Vehicle Registration Logo
Don’t know the reg? Click here.

Get quotes, buy online and be on your way in less than 2 minutes!

Drive Away Insurance

1 hour to 28 days

Get a quote for 1 hour car insurance instantly.

About the car you want to temporarily insure.

Vehicle Registration Logo
Don’t know the reg? Click here.

Get quotes, buy online and be on your way in less than 2 minutes!

Get instant online cover from 1 hour to 28 days, in three quick & easy steps


Fill out our quick online form


Get an online quote & choose your options


Just pay online & you are instantly insured!

Drive Away Insurance

If you’ve just purchased a new car, then keeping it safe and sound on the journey home is your first challenge. Getting yourself reliable drive-away insurance is essential if you want to protect your car from damage and ensure that you’re driving legally.

  • Fully comprehensive cover
  • 1 hour to 28 days flexible cover
  • Low Excess
  • Drivers aged 18 to 75
  • Maximum car value is £65,000
  • Protect the car owner’s No Claims Discount

What is drive away insurance?

Drive away insurance is a short-term policy allowing people to drive their brand new cars home legally. It’s usually unrealistic for a new vehicle owner to be able to put an annual insurance policy into place immediately after the purchase. Drive away insurance protects you until you have the time to take out a standard policy.

In our opinion, temporary car insurance is the very best form of drive-away insurance. Temporary insurance can be taken out for the exact length of time you need, which can be anywhere from an hour to a month. This means you’ll never be spending more on insurance than you need to.

Once you get behind the wheel, a new car is just like any other on the road. For this reason, not having a valid insurance policy will open you up to various driving penalties and fines. Temporary insurance offers drivers a super easy and flexible way to keep themselves covered at all times.

Who is drive away insurance designed for?

Our temporary drive-away insurance is designed for anyone who needs to get their new car home safe and sound. As long as you fit the eligibility criteria outlined below, then you’ll be able to get yourself covered in a matter of minutes.

Temporary insurance isn’t just for drive-away cover either. It’s ideal for a wide range of situations. For example, if you need to add a family member to your vehicle policy for the day, taking out temporary cover lets you add a named driver without the additional expense.GoShorty has many short-term cover policies you can choose from, such as hourly car insurance or daily car insurance. If you need temporary cover for longer, we also offer weekly car insurance and monthly car insurance. In short, temporary insurance cover is the most straightforward and flexible way to insure your vehicle.

Get Started Now

Benefits of drive away insurance with GoShorty

Aside from helping car buyers get home safely, temporary insurance provides many great benefits.


Easy to make adjustments

Anyone who has had to adjust their annual policy will tell you just how complicated the process can be. With temporary insurance, you’re only ever taking out a policy for a short amount of time. If you need to make changes, you can do so instantly the next time you take out cover.

Up and running in minutes

Unlike standard policies, our temporary insurance can have you covered almost instantly. This is one of the reasons why the temporary cover is the perfect drive-away insurance solution.

Only pay for the cover you need

Our cover is flexible, so whether you’re driving across the country to bring your new car home or just driving it around the corner, we have cover for you. You can take cover hourly from 1 to 12 hours if you need something on a very short-term basis. Or, if you need a little longer, consider one of our daily or weekly policies.

Drive almost any vehicle

We cover a wide range of vehicles, cars and vans – new and used, most makes and models.

Get car insurance by the hour, day, week or month with GoShorty.

Who is eligible for the cover?

To be eligible for temporary car insurance, you must meet a few criteria points. The majority of drivers will be eligible for the cover, but it’s always worth checking before you make an application:

  • Private car drivers must be between 18 and 75 years old
  • Commercial vehicle drivers must be between 21 and 75 years old
  • You must have held a valid 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 (this is reduced to 3 months if you’re aged over 25)
  • You must have had no more than 2 accidents, losses or claims in the previous three years
  • You must have received no more than six penalty points in the last three years
  • Temporary car insurance is only available for those who have lived in the UK for at least 12 months
  • You must have a current permanent address in the UK
  • You must not have been refused insurance in the past or had previous policies cancelled or voided
  • No driving ban in the last 60 months
  • No conviction for any criminal offence or any possible prosecution pending


Can I drive a new car home without insurance?

If you buy a new car and want to drive it home immediately, you must get it insured first. A new car is just like any other vehicle on the road and requires a valid insurance policy in order to be legally driven.

If you get caught driving your new car home without insurance, you’ll be subject to the standard fines and penalties for uninsured vehicles. When temporary car insurance is just a click away, there’s no reason to find yourself drive-away in this situation.

Do car dealers provide drive-away insurance?

Your car dealer will know that you’ll need insurance to drive your new car home and will likely offer you a drive-away insurance policy. Usually, these policies last 5-7 days and can be very expensive compared to a standard annual policy.

The difference with our temporary car insurance is that you can purchase cover for as little as an hour. This means you can drive your new car home and get your annual insurance policy set up straight away. This is nearly always a much cheaper way to go than buying drive-away car insurance from your dealer.

What level of protection does temporary insurance cover provide?

GoShorty provides fully comprehensive cover for temporary insurance policies. This is the highest level of protection from an accident, regardless of who is at fault. It can also cover repairs, personal injury claims and damage to property.

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