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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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Temporary Car Insurance

Need insurance to drive a car for an hour, a day, a week or a month? Use our quick and easy quote form to find cheap, affordable short term car insurance. Protect the owner’s No Claims Discount by taking out your own policy and ensuring you are legally and adequately insured. And with your insurance documents delivered straight to your inbox, you could be covered to dive away in minutes.

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What is Temporary Car Insurance?

Temporary car insurance is an affordable way to cover yourself to drive a different car on a flexible basis. By taking out short term cover you are preserving any other insurance policies you have, as well as protecting the vehicle owner’s No Claims Discount.

We provide cover from as little as 1 hour and up to 1 month (28 days). This affordable approach allows you to only pay for the cover you need.

Our easy to follow quote form does the hard work for you, finding you the best temporary car insurance available, allowing you to get a quote and buy cover in minutes.

Customer surveys reveal that UK motorists’ second biggest car-related concern is the cost of insurance. You could save money by using a short term policy. By taking out temporary cover car insurance, you have the flexibility to only pay for what you use, saving money.

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Who needs Temporary Car Insurance?

There are a whole host of reasons you may need to take out a short-term insurance policy, including:

  • Borrowing a Car or Van


    If you’re borrowing a vehicle from a friend or family for a one-off trip, then temporary insurance is perfect for you.
  • Occasional Driver


    If you only drive a car every now and then, with one main driver already insured, then you may only need to grab short term car insurance for your journeys.
  • Sharing the Driving on a Long Trip


    Temporary car insurance is perfect for long road trips where you’re all taking it in turns to get behind the wheel but don’t want to risk affecting the owner’s no claims discount.
  • Using a Courtesy Car


    Not driving your own car? Temporary cover is here to help.
  • Emergency Usage


    When an emergency strikes and you find yourself at the wheel of someone else’s car, put your mind at ease with temporary cover.
  • Moving to a New House or Office


    Temporary cover is perfect for short one-time journeys where you just need car insurance short term.
  • Young Drivers back from University or College


    we have temporary student car insurance that’s perfect for students making individual trips.
  • Collecting or Delivering a Vehicle


    while some car sellers give you drive-away insurance, many don’t. Make sure you’re covered when picking up or dropping off a car.
  • Test Driving a New Car


    want to try before you buy? Make sure you’ve got yourself hourly car insurance to help you avoid a sticky situation.
  • Learner Drivers and Young Drivers


    if your kids are learning to drive, then short term car insurance could be their ticket to practising in their own time without a hefty bill.

Young Drivers

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What you need to buy a Temporary Car Insurance policy

  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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Short term van insurance for drivers on the move

If you need to drive a van for a short period our short term insurance is the flexible way to only pay for what you use, from 1 hour up to 28 days. Protect the van owner’s No Claims Discount by taking out your own policy and at the same time ensure you are legally and adequately insured. We make it easy for you to get a short term van insurance quote and buy cover in minutes from the UK’s favourite temporary van insurance site.

Customer surveys reveal that UK motorists’ second biggest van-related concern is the cost of insurance. You could save money with our flexible short term cover.

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What is Temporary Van Insurance?

Temporary van insurance is an affordable way to cover yourself to drive a different van on a flexible basis. It is a particularly popular option for securing day van insurance, where you only need the cover for a single day.

In addition to one day insurance, we provide cover from as little as 1 hour and up to 1 month (28 days). This affordable approach allows you to only pay for the cover you need.

Our easy to follow quote form does the hard work for you, finding you the best temporary van insurance available, allowing you to get a quote and buy cover in minutes.

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Who needs Temporary Van Insurance?

There are a whole host of reasons you may need to take out a short-term insurance policy, including:

  • Borrowing a van to move house or help someone else to move house
  • Borrowing a van to replace a vehicle that is out of action
  • Helping a friend or family member relocate for work or education
  • Letting someone else use your van to make sure they are correctly insured
  • Sharing a long journey with another driver

Your business or livelihood could be affected if you do not have the use of your van. We have made it simple for you to easily insure yourself on someone else’s insurance or to insure another person on your vehicle - a new employee or contractor, for instance. Or, you may need a van while yours is being fixed at the garage. There are many reasons why people need Short Term Van Insurance.

Moving house is one of the most common situations when people who don’t usually use a van need to borrow one. So many household items simply cannot be transported in a car, so take the stress out of moving by borrowing a van from someone you know and save time and money. Van rental can be very expensive.

You may be tidying the garden and need to do a tip run or starting a large home improvements project and find that you need to borrow a van or pick-up vehicle. Make sure you correctly insure the vehicle and will not affect the owner’s No Claims Discount by taking a policy with GoShorty, the UK’s favourite provider of Temporary Van Insurance.

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What you need to buy Temporary Van Insurance

  1. 1. Details About the Vehicle you want to drive

    The van's 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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Instant Cheap Temporary Learner Insurance

Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is a popular choice for provisional drivers who want to get more hours of driving practice in, without the expense of driving lessons. All you need is access to a car and a suitable friend or family member who can take you out.

Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is a popular choice for provisional drivers who want to get more hours of driving practice in, without the expense of driving lessons. All you need is access to a car and a suitable friend or family member who can take you out.

This is where short term learner insurance is a great option, and a cheaper alternative to expensive lessons. Our Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is so flexible, only pay for the hours, days or weeks you use, and get instant cover. Get a quote and buy cover in minutes. It is so easy; all you need is a provisional license and a suitable car to learn in.

Customer surveys reveal that the UK motorists’ second biggest car-related concern is the cost of insurance. Short term learner driver insurance is a great way to save money and stay covered while you learn to drive.

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What is learner driver insurance?

Learner driver car insurance is a specialised policy created just for learner drivers. You’d probably worked out that much from the name alone though. A learner driver insurance policy helps learners get behind the wheel at a key moment in their driving journey.

Use a learner driver car insurance policy to practice, practice, practice or simply to take your test in a car you’re familiar with. Many choose to use learner driver insurance to either practice away from their lessons or simply learn to drive in their parent’s car. You can even use it to take your driving test in your own car.

We offer temporary learner driver car insurance so you aren’t tied into a long term insurance policy when you’re just a learner. Drive your friend or family member’s car with fully comprehensive car insurance. Don’t put their no claims discount at risk.

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Flexible Learner Driver Insurance gives you the best chance to pass

Practice is important when you’re learning any new skill. With driving a car it’s even more essential. It’s said the average person needs 45 hours of lessons and an additional 22 hours of practice.

Short term learner driver insurance can cover you to drive a friend’s car, family member’s car or even someone else’s car. This gives you the chance to rack up those practice hours away from your driving instructor in your own time. You just need to make sure you have an accompanying driver.

Insurance for learner drivers gives you the chance to improve your driving before your test. Our flexible cover lets you insure a learner for as little as 1 hour or up to 24 weeks.

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What you need to buy Short Term Learner Insurance

  1. 1. Details About the Vehicle you want to drive

    The vehicle Registration number, Make and Model, for example.

  2. 2. Policy Duration

    When you want cover to start and end - You can take cover from 1 hour to 24 weeks.

  3. 3. Details About You and the Person who will always be supervising you

    Your name, Date of birth, address and your driver’s license number, for example, and the vehicle owner’s details if the vehicle is not yours.

  4. 4. Your Driving History

    We will need to know what type of license you hold and for how long.

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