One-week car insurance: weekly cover from 1 to 4 weeks

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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.

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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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From 1 hour - 28 days
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Flexible 1-week car insurance for drivers on the go

At GoShorty, we’re experts in temporary car insurance. Every day we help drivers find short term cover for their cars. Get a quote for one week car insurance instantly when filling out our form above. All you need is a few details, and you can insure your car for one week within the UK. If you need short term car insurance, we’re here to help. Get behind the wheel in minutes and protect the owner’s No Claims Discount.
Our weekly car cover lets you insure your car for as little as one week and up to a maximum of four weeks. You’ll be approved in minutes and be able to drive as soon as the confirmation lands in your email inbox.
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What is weekly car insurance?

Weekly car insurance offers you 1 week, 2 week, 3 week or 4 week cover on driving a car, making it perfect for people who need insurance for short periods. With 1 week's cover, you receive everything you’d get from a regular insurance deal, without the long term contract. 1-week car insurance is ideal for holidays, road trips or simply road testing a car before you buy it. Plus, as it’s an insurance deal of your own, you won’t affect the owner’s No Claims Discount if anything happens, making it an easy choice over getting added to their insurance.

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When does 1-week car insurance come in handy?

Not sure how weekly car insurance can help you? There are several situations where quick and easy temporary cover can be a real game-changer. Weekly car insurance is perfect for:

  • Holiday Cover

    Going away for a week or 2 and want to share the driving? Get short term weekly cover, and you’ll be able to chip in without getting added to the owner’s insurance.
  • Car Sharing

    Do regular car share? Adding someone in every week can help you mix up the driver.
  • Borrowing a car

    If you’re borrowing someone’s car, maybe while they’re out of town or when you’re visiting, then weekly insurance is ideal.
  • Emergencies

    You never know when you may need a car quickly, and you can get approved for our weekly cover in minutes.

What you need to buy Weekly 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 month car insurance - am I eligible?

Yes, you can get insured for 1 month on a car with GoShorty. While we’re pleased to offer this level of flexibility, not everyone is automatically eligible. To get temporary car insurance, whether it’s for 1 month or shorter, you need a full UK driving license and permission from the owner of the vehicle. You’ll need to meet a number of criteria too. Check if you are eligible for monthly car insurance:


  • 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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Weekly car insurance FAQs

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

Yup! With GoShorty you can actually get insured for as low as 1 hour. Our weekly insurance covers you for 28 days or one month.

+Can I get two week car insurance?

Absolutely! You can get 2-week car insurance in the same way as our other types of temporary car insurance.

+How much is one week of car insurance?

The total cost of 1 week car insurance will vary depending on:
  1. Your age
  2. The vehicle you want to cover
  3. The length of the policy

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