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Single day insurance for cars

Is car insurance for one day available? Yes and hundreds of thousands of UK motorists have already taken advantage of short-term cover for their cars. Policies are bought online and getting a quotation can take less than one minute; you can then buy your insurance to start immediately or at any time during the next couple of weeks or so. You do not even have to own the car which you are insuring, it can be a vehicle you have borrowed from someone else, provided that you have that person's permission. The level of cover is comprehensive and you could add optional roadside assistance to the policy for a small extra premium if you wished.

Would your application be accepted?

Most modern cars can be covered provided that they were initially registered in the United Kingdom, are unmodified, worth more than £1000 and are well maintained.

Drivers must be between 18 and 75, possessing a full UK driving licence which was issued at least six months ago or an EU licence issued more than a year ago. A few penalty points should be okay but more than six would probably lead to a refusal.

Just as with all other car insurance policies there are various criteria which the insurers use to decide how much of a premium to charge, indeed whether or not to offer cover at all, but you can find out quickly and easily by getting a quotation.

Can the policy be extended?

A temporary policy can be taken out for any number of days between one and 28 and once the period has been decided on it cannot be changed. However, a new policy can be taken out after 14 days have elapsed from the expiry of the previous one.

How safe are the insurers?

All insurance companies operating in the United Kingdom have to be authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and their policyholders can claim against the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if this became necessary. You can get more about this scheme here.

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