A short term policy may be more convenient for test driving a new vehicle or those weekends away.
If you needed European cover included then you would need to opt for the pay as you go policy which covers driving in the European Union.
When you are planning on driving your new car home you need to ensure that you have car insurance in place to protect you should the worse happen as well as to stay legal when driving on the road. Although major dealerships now offer this type of insurance for free when purchasing a new vehicle, not all car traders do. A single day car insurance policy will be more appropriate over an annual policy when driving a friends car for a trip to the airport or even during a holiday in the UK when taking turns during a long drive will be necessary. A standard policy is unlikely to provide cover under these circumstances. A specialist online insurer such as eCar insurance will be able to provide cover from any period of 1 day up to 28 days.
Minimum Age Requirement
To take advantage of this short term cover, you need to be aged between 25 and 75 years and have the owners permission to drive the car.
Valid In the UK Only
This type of policy only provides cover for UK registered vehicles for residents of the UK who are also planning on driving in the UK only.