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1 hour to 28 days

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Three-day car insurance for true short term cover

Here at GoShorty, we’re experts when it comes to short-term car insurance. If you need temporary insurance for a period of three days, simply use the handy online form above and get affordable quotes within minutes. Get comprehensive cover as standard, giving you complete peace of mind when you get into the driver’s seat.

If you need temporary cover to drive a car for longer than a couple of days but less than a week, our range of three-day insurance packages is the answer. You’ll pay for exactly what you need and be able to get you on your way in an instant. We’ll send your new car insurance policy documents straight to your email inbox – no hanging around and no hidden extras!

  • 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

How does three-day car insurance work?

Three-day car insurance is flexible cover that enables you to drive a vehicle for short periods of time. GoShorty’s 3-day policies provide you with fully-comprehensive cover in a matter of minutes, making it easier than ever to get on your way to where you need to be.

If you need to drive a vehicle that’s not your own for a set number of days, it’s not always the most sensible option to take out an annual policy or to be added onto the owner’s policy as a named driver. This is where temporary insurance policies come in – letting you get comprehensive cover without any unnecessary expense.

All you need to do is fill in our easy-to-use form to receive the best available quotes and start saving money on your car insurance. You’ll be able to compare temporary car insurance premiums before choosing the temporary policy that’s right for you. Whether you’re borrowing a family member’s car for the weekend or driving a friend’s car on a road trip, a three-day policy can provide you with all the cover you need.

Am I eligible for three-day car insurance?

Yes, you are! As long as you meet some standard eligibility criteria, you’ll be able to get covered with a temporary car insurance policy. Many of these are legal requirements and so will be in the terms of any insurance providers. In order to qualify for temporary car insurance lasting three days, you’ll need to satisfy the following conditions.

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.


  • Cars and Commercial Vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes)
  • Minimum value Cars and Vans: £500* subject to age restrictions
  • Maximum value Cars: £65,000
  • Maximum value Vans: £65,000
  • 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 7 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.


  • Private car drivers – aged 18 to 75
  • Commercial vehicle drivers – aged 19 to 75
  • Hold a full, valid UK driving licence (or provisional licence if you’re a learner driver)
  • 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

Three-day car insurance FAQs

Can you get insured on a car for 3 days?

Yes, getting insured on a car for three days is easy with GoShorty – simply use our handy online form to get a quote in minutes. Enjoy fully-comprehensive cover as standard, getting you on your way safely and cheaply in no time.

What other short-term car insurance policy durations do you offer?

Here at GoShorty, we’re experts at providing fuss-free temporary car insurance policies. We offer a range of different policy durations, so whether you want to drive a car for just a couple of hours or for several weeks at a time, we’ve got a short term cover option to meet your needs. Find our different policy options in the drop-down menus above.

We offer:

How do you apply for a three-day temporary insurance policy?

Applying for all of our temporary car insurance policies is easy, you’ll just need some details about the car you’re wanting to drive, the policy’s required duration, details about you and about your driving history. For a full breakdown of what’s required, visit our Temporary Car Insurance page.

How much is three-day car insurance?

As with all types of insurance, the cost of the premium will depend on a number of different factors. The four main things that influence how much your short term car insurance policy will cost are:

  • Your age – younger drivers tend to be considered higher risk by insurance providers meaning the cost of a short term insurance policy will be higher.
  • How long you’ve held your licence – drivers who’ve only passed their test recently are likely to need to pay more for insurance as they’re less experienced.
  • The vehicle you want to drive – cars with bigger engines and higher market values are more expensive to insure.
  • The length of the policy – the longer you need your policy to last, the more expensive it will be. Temporary car insurance is still a much more cost-effective way of getting cover, though, if you don’t need to drive a vehicle year-round.

Other factors that are likely to influence the cost of your insurance quotes are added extras, whether you choose to protect your no claims discount and your driving history.

What’s covered by a three-day temporary car insurance policy?

When you purchase a temporary car insurance policy with GoShorty, you’re purchasing complete peace of mind with comprehensive cover. This means you’re covered for:

  • Loss, theft or damage to the vehicle
  • Accident recovery
  • Legal liability
  • Damage to your vehicle and those of other road users

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