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Temporary Car Insurance

Temporary vehicle insurance protection for your car, motorhome or van.

0330 024 0093

Short-term insurance solutions

Temporary Car Insurance

Temporary vehicle insurance protection for your car, motorhome or van.

Sometimes, you need a short-term vehicle insurance solution.

You might want to briefly test drive a car.

You might need to take a business trip which is not covered by your annual car insurance.

Maybe, you might need or want to borrow a car, motorhome or van?

Or perhaps you're taking a SORN vehicle for an MOT?

You might be needing short-period insurance whilst you practise and learn how to drive.

There are many reasons.

We have the one answer you need. Temporary car insurance.

Cover arranged from within 15 minutes

Whether you click to quote and buy now,* or call, we can arrange comprehensive temporary car insurance within an hour.*

Sometimes you can be good to go in just 15 minutes.

Other temporary vehicle insurance

What's more we don't just offer short-term car insurance. We can also arrange temporary motorhome insurance and temporary van insurance.

Car, van or motorhome, we can arrange short-term vehicle insurance for an hour, a day, a week - right up to 30 days.

Temporary learner driver insurance

You don't need to be a highly experienced driver to take advantage of the short-term insurance protection we arrange.

That's because we can now arrange temporary learner driver insurance.**

Also known as provisional driver insurance, this is a different form of short-period car insurance, with cover set to be available for one day up to five months (140  days).

It is designed to cover properly supervised provisional drivers.

All temporary car, motorhome and van insurance is subject to meeting vehicle underwriting criteria. Please note the daily cost of short-period insurance will be higher than for a single day of an annual vehicle insurance policy. Quotes and cover provided through Dayinsure.com Ltd which is authorised a regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 304010. The policy is underwritten by Aviva.  *  Online quote & buy not yet available for temporary learner driver insurance. Please call 0330 024 0093 for your quote.  ** Cover from 1 day applies to cars that are already insured with an annual policy, otherwise policies start from 1 month.)

Flexible - short-term car insurance from 1 hour to 30 days. ( Temporary Learner Driver insurance available from 1 -140 days.** 
Quick and easy quote - with instant cover.
Short-period car insurance from just £19 per day/£58 per week.
Fully comprehensive cover - protects you and the vehicle you drive, not just third parties.
Business use included as standard.
Short-period insurance for provisional licence holders (when properly supervised).
Temporary learner driver insurance cover from 1 day to 5 months (140 days) .** Call 0330 024 0093 (not yet available online)
You can claim when you are to blame, as well as for non-fault accidents.
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Temporary car insurance age 17 to 75*

The temporary, or short-term car insurance, is typically available to drivers aged between 18-75 years. whilst temporary learner driver insurance typically is available for drivers aged between 17 and 50 years.

Business Use

Business use is included as standard with temporary car insurance (excluding temporary learner driver insurance).

Repair or replacement

Temporary car insurance will pay for the repair or replacement of a car, motorhome or van if it is lost, stolen or damaged beyond economical repair ("written off"), or pay the owner a sum equivalent to the loss or damage.

All temporary car, motorhome and van insurance is subject to meeting vehicle underwriting criteria. Please note the daily cost of short-period insurance will be higher than for a single day of an annual vehicle insurance policy. Quotes and cover provided through Dayinsure.com Ltd which is authorised a regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 304010. The policy is underwritten by Aviva. 

*  Online quote & buy not yet available for temporary learner driver insurance. Please call 0330 024 0093 for your quote.  ** Cover from 1 day applies to cars that are already insured with an annual policy, otherwise policies start from 1 month.)

 

WE PREFER TO TALK

WHY CHOOSE PRINCIPAL INSURANCE?

Because we put our policyholders first, we now serve around 40,000 motorcyclists, motorists, classic car enthusiasts, van drivers, couriers, motorhome owners, homeowners and motor trade professionals nationally.

Whilst we embrace the latest quote and administration technologies, you might say we’re a bit old school.

That’s because we’d prefer to talk to you in order to get the best possible understanding of your needs. That then means we are properly equipped to seek out the best deal for you from our extensive panel of leading UK insurers.*

What’s more we are able to give motorbike insurance, car, van, motorhome, multi-vehicle, home and commercial insurance quotes.

Our impressive growth has been achieved not through multi-million pound marketing campaigns but by delivering old fashioned service.

That can mean finding you the lowest possible insurance quote from our panel of insurers or, if you need make a claim, ensuring that you have access to specialist assistance so that the process is as prompt and painless as possible.

We’re a company with personality, one that instead of demanding staff always follow stringent call scripts and call length targets, encourages them to chat so they can provide you with the highest quality of service.


An independent broker, we source the best quotes from the UK’s leading specialist insurers.
With no call length targets, our experts take the time to find you the best deal.
We’re here to help – with dedicated claims and customer service support.
Our quotes hotline open weekdays 9.00am-6.00pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.

DON”T JUST TAKE OUR WORD

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Excellent, in every aspect , Effortless, swift and competitive insurance obtained for my campervan. Super service received by Ashley whom dealt with my call, so refreshing to deal with an agent with great communication skills. He was extremely polite , genuine and patient. A real credit to your company . Highly recommended.
Anna James
October 23, 2023
Very strait forward and no hidden costs at the end of the purchase. If they don’t increase their price for next year, I’ll use them again.
Peter Beby
October 14, 2023
Very professional and friendly service from Sam , made everything very clear and straightforward Follow up call with Taher also extremely good and query quickly and efficiently dealt with
John
October 19, 2023
Very professional approach by Joe who took my call. I was concerned over an email I’d had inviting me to click on a link. He understood and we sorted everything out. Good people for customer service which is sadly lacking these days by other companies. Will use Principal again. Thanks
Roger Saxon
October 13, 2023
Taz this guy was so helpful, kept me informed all the way through, even got my quote £300 cheaper than online. I feel like I should send him a gift card or something to say thank you. Best experience I’ve ever had getting insurance. Top man someone give a promotion!
Cash Jones
October 11, 2023
Very professional approach by Joe who took my call. I was concerned over an email I’d had inviting me to click on a link. He understood and we sorted everything out. Good people for customer service which is sadly lacking these days by other companies. Will use Principal again. Thanks
Neil Hatch
October 12, 2023
Excellent
1,355 Reviews
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