Yes, you can get car insurance that only lasts over the weekend. By taking advantage of insurers’ short term insurance options, you’ll find cheap and comprehensive cover that will give you peace of mind and let you drive a different car on Saturday and Sunday.
To ensure you qualify for weekend car insurance – check out our simple guide to eligibility.
To get car insurance for a weekend, you must
To get car insurance for a weekend, your car must
|Be aged 17-78 years old||Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000|
|Hold a UK or EU driving licence||be in a roadworthy condition with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using the insurance policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)|
|Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months or a British expatriate||The vehicle must be taxed (unless you are using the insurance policy to obtain tax for the vehicle immediately after purchase)|
|Have no more than 7 licence points in the last 3 years||Not be modified in any way except for those designed to aid disabled drivers|
|Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 2 years||Be a right-hand drive car|
|Have no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 years||Have no more than 8 seats|
|Have no criminal convictions||Not be declared SORN|
|Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer|
Please be aware that each insurer on our panel has its own eligibility criteria and so you should pay close attention to their Proposer’s Declaration.
If you’re planning a weekend away or just need to borrow a vehicle at the end of the week, weekend insurance could be the best way to ensure you’re properly covered.
Only paying for the time you need means you’re not forking out for expensive and unnecessary long-term cover.
Weekends are a great opportunity to run errands or spend time with the family and if you’re using a car you’re not already insured to drive, you’ll want cover that’s fast and flexible to suit whatever you’ve got planned.
As with all temporary insurance, getting car insurance for a weekend means you get comprehensive cover as standard all policies. This means that for the duration of your policy, you’re insured against any damage to the vehicle you’re using and any other third parties.
What’s covered with weekend insurance
What’s not covered with weekend insurance
|Fully comprehensive insurance on all weekend insurance policies||The excess you agreed to pay|
|Accidental and malicious damage to your car||Release from an impound (unless you buy a specific temporary impounded vehicle policy)|
|Accidental and malicious damage to your car||Additional drivers – we can only cover the driver named on the policy|
|Legal liabilities for injury or damage to another person or their property|
|Driving in the UK, and in some instances driving in the EU|
To find the cheap weekend car insurance, we work with a panel of insurers. This means we’re able to provide a range of cover, find you the best possible prices, and cover as many drivers as possible. Because of this, full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Please double-check the policy wording before purchasing to confirm what is specifically covered in your policy.
You can get car insurance in just a couple of minutes. With Tempcover, you simply need to enter a few important details about yourself and the car you want to drive. You’ll then receive a tailored weekend insurance quote from our panel of insurers, and once you proceed to payment, your cover can begin in minutes. We’ll even email all the necessary documents to you right away so that everything’s good to go.
Unfortunately, the weekends don’t last longer, but you can get cover that does. Our temporary car insurance policies last however long you need them to.
If you need longer you can get car insurance for a week, though the most our panel of insurers can offer in a single temporary agreement is a 1 month car insurance policy. To get longer you’d simply need to take out two or more policies to run one after the other.
Not having insurance, even if you’re just borrowing a friend’s car for the weekend, is illegal and you could face an unlimited fine.
Rather than take any risks, insure the car with a cheap weekend car insurance policy. Getting a free quote is quick and easy and you can be covered in minutes.
If you’re looking for complete peace of mind while driving another car, without having to alter your existing policy, then weekend car insurance cover is the answer you’re looking for.
Get fully comprehensive cover on our standard short term policies - plus it won't affect your no claims discount
Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day cover available - don't pay for cover you don't need
Customise your policy to suit your specific situation - get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin