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Temporary Car Insurance

Temporary car insurance

Drivers aged 18-78 can find flexible temporary car insurance from 1 hour to 28 days - ideal for a range of everyday situations.

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Temporary Van Insurance

Temporary van insurance

Tradesmen or drivers looking to borrow a van, aged 17-77, can find short term van insurance from 1 hour to 28 days temporary van insurance.

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Temporary Motorbike Insurance

Temporary bike insurance

Get the cover you need for the duration you want with temporary motorbike insurance. It’s ideal for occasional riders.

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Temporary Impounded Insurance

Impounded vehicle insurance

Time is crucial when your vehicle’s impounded. Don’t waste that time – get cover quickly with impounded vehicle insurance.

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Temporary Learner Insurance

Temporary learner insurance

Get extra practice without the worry. Temporary learner insurance provides fully comprehensive cover and protects the owner’s NCD.

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Temporary Expat Insurance

Temporary expats insurance

Returning expats can get flexible and affordable cover to use a car while in the UK with temporary expats insurance.

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Who are we?

Tempcover is a leading provider of short term insurance in the UK, here to help you find flexible temporary cover quickly and easily. We’ve spent over a decade developing short term insurance products and creating an industry that has helped millions of drivers get flexible and affordable insurance.

We can help you get the policy you need by working with a panel of insurers to offer you a range of policies and durations. This means you only pay for the cover you need.

Depending on the type of vehicle you need to insure, you can choose the policy that fits your needs and select the duration you want from just 1 hour up to 30 days.

Our standard car, van, learner and bike come with fully comprehensive cover as standard, so you get complete peace of mind whether you’re borrowing a vehicle or letting someone use yours.

It’s unbelievably quick to get the insurance you need thanks to our incredibly simple and straightforward quote process – it takes just 2 minutes to get a policy!

Our highly skilled and experienced team work hard to make it as easy as possible for you to get the right insurance. Anytime, anywhere, with Tempcover, there’s no waiting around.

Our efforts have been recognised by customer, business and insurance bodies, who have praised our customer-focused approach to insurance.

We’ve also received fantastic feedback from thousands of our own customers. We currently hold a 4.6/5 ‘Excellent’ rating, with over 18,400 reviews, on the customer review site, TrustPilot.

Who can use short term vehicle cover?

Temporary insurance is the ideal insurance solution for a wide range of drivers looking for short term insurance that’s quick and easy to purchase and flexible enough to suit a number of everyday situations.

From simply borrowing a car to learning to drive to insuring new employees in a small business, short term insurance can help you get the cover you need to get on the road in minutes.

While insurance is a legal requirement for all drivers, thankfully there are different insurance options depending on your needs. If you’re looking to use a car you’re not already insured to drive, temporary cover can give you the insurance you need for the duration you want.

If you’re looking to borrow a car and the owner’s worried about the impact on their existing insurance, you can both relax. Short term insurance from Tempcover is a separate, standalone policy that won’t impact their existing policy – plus, their No Claims Discount won’t be affected should you need to make a claim.

Whether you need an hourly policy in an emergency, one day car insurance or a longer, one month policy, you get fully comprehensive cover as standard for complete peace of mind.

We can offer cover to drivers from 17-78 across our variety of short term insurance policies, so, we’re confident we can find the level and length of cover that’s best suited for your needs.

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No difficult questions

We've removed the difficult questions most insurance providers ask, so getting a quote is quick and easy. You can see your cheapest insurance quote in under 2 minutes

Quick quote comparison

We do the comparison work to find your cheapest quote. We’ll compare quotes from our panel of insurers in seconds and show you the best price.

Mobile, tablet, desktop & app

Get quick and easy quotes online 24/7 on mobile, tablet, desktop and psst...it's even quicker on the tempcover.com app!

The cover you need for the duration you want

Full cover, no impact

Get fully comprehensive cover on our standard short term policies - plus it won't affect your no claims discount

Hourly, daily, weekly

Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day cover available - don't pay for cover you don't need

All customised, nothing added

Customise your policy to suit your specific situation - get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin

So that's what we do...

Affordable cover, unbelievably fast

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