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1 hour to 4 weeks

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Weekly Car Insurance

1 hour to 4 weeks

Tell us your details: get a quote for 1 week car insurance instantly.

About the car you want to temporarily insure.

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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


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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’s 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 cheap weekly car insurance, we’re here to help. Get behind the wheel in minutes and protect the owner’s No Claims Discount.

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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  • Fully comprehensive cover
  • 1 hour to 28 days flexible cover
  • Low Excess
  • For learner drivers aged 17 to 74
  • Maximum car value £65,000 if owned by someone else
  • Maximum car value £65,000 if owned by the learner
  • Protect the car owner’s No Claims Discount

What is Weekly Car Insurance?

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 annual insurance.

How Does 1 Week Car Insurance Work?

Weekly car insurance is an ideal option for drivers wanting to get covered for short periods of time. This flexible policy comes with everything you would expect from regular comprehensive insurance, just without the long-term commitment. Also, it will not impact the car owner’s no claims bonus, making it an ideal option when borrowing a vehicle.

How Much Does Weekly Car Insurance Cost?

The price of weekly car insurance is dependent upon the criteria that is considered for each person who applies for a policy. Prices will vary based on age, experience, location and the vehicle itself. Based on our insurance car insurance calculator, the average cost for a one week policy for a car is £42.02. Please note, your price may differ depending upon your criteria.

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What You Need to Take Out a Weekly Car Insurance Policy

Before taking out a policy, you must have permission from the owner of the car you intend to drive if you plan on borrowing a vehicle, if so, an easy to fill quote form will check if you are eligible. You will need:

  • Policy duration – How long will you be needing the policy for? Ranging from one hour to 28 days.
  • Personal information – Full name, DoB, permanent address details.
  • Vehicle information – Registration of the car you are looking to insure.
  • Licence details – Licence number, licence type, how long you have held it.

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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:

Car Sharing: Do regular car shares? Brining an additional driver in every week can help you mix up the driver.

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

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.

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.

Can I Get 1 Week Car Insurance – Am I Eligible?

Yes, you can insure a car by the hour, but not everyone will be eligible for weekly car insurance.

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, 1 week or shorter, you need a full UK driving licence and permission from the owner of the vehicle. You’ll need to meet a number of criteria too. Check if you are eligible for weekly car insurance:

MID: Please note that our Short Term Insurance policies are submitted to the Motor Insurance Database (MID) twice a day, every day. We recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover. Don’t forget that you can download your insurance documents at any time 24/7 by logging into Your Goshorty.


  • Cars and Commercial Vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes)
  • Minimum value Cars and Vans: £1* 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 – driver aged 19 to 75
  • Commercial Vehicle – driver aged 21 to 75
  • 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

Weekly Car Insurance FAQs

Can you get insured on a car for one week?

Yup! Hopefully, we’ve already explained the process in full. 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.

What are the benefits of 1 week car insurance?

1-week car insurance is great for borrowing a vehicle for a short period of time, without having to commit. You might be going on a trip for a week, this way you can just get coverage for the time you need, with an easy one-time payment. This type of insurance is flexible around you, it may work out cheaper for your preferences and it will also not impact the car owner’s no claims bonus.

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