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3 minute read Car Sharing Lifestyle

Can You Insure a Car For a Day?

You. A car. And 24 hours. What could you do?

by Louise Thomas

Yes you can! Our Temporary Car Insurance  lets you borrow someone else’s car on a temporary basis – even for just a day (or less!) and up to 30.  But what can you do with just a day’s insurance?

You can achieve an awful lot in just 24 hours if you have a car . We’ve put together a just few ideas to inspire you.

You could…

Take a test drive

Thinking of buying your friend’s old car and want to make sure it runs sweetly? You can arrange temporary cover on for car you’re interested in purchasing. Having insurance in place means you can hit the open road for an extended test drive.

The only stipulations are that the car is already insured elsewhere – so this will only apply to private sales – and that the current owner is a family member, friend or colleague.

Move house

Got a friend or family member with a big, practical MPV or SUV, with a huge boot and clever folding seats? Come moving day, use it to load up your bags, boxes and books . It’s almost certainly cheaper than a man with a van!

If you have furniture to shift this might be a non-starter, but for renters and sharers, it’s easy and convenient.

Load up on flat-pack

So you’ve already moved and need to pick up a few things from your favourite Swedish furniture store. Maybe it’s lamps, bedside tables or a shelving unit or two? You could arrange a taxi home to transport your haul…

But for the same price, or perhaps even a little less, you could borrow a friend’s car. And load up on even more things that you hadn’t planned on buying (but simply must have). Ooh, candles…

Tip up at the tip

If your house is already bursting at the seams, and needs ridding of a few things, spend a Saturday shuttling unwanted bits and bobs to your local household waste and recycling centre. Getting rid of old bits-and-bobs can be cathartic, creating extra space in your loft, wardrobe or spare (junk) room.

Take a day-trip

Many parts of Britain aren’t easily reached by public transport – and even if your destination is on the rail network, it can be expensive if there are a few of you travelling. Instead, borrow a friend’s car and head to that best-kept-secret beach or far-flung hillside hike, safe in the knowledge that getting home will be warm, convenient and reliable.

Or, just go for a drive

 A change of scenery can do wonders, and jumping into a car and driving to nowhere in particular is a great way of escaping the everyday routine. Hit an empty stretch of B-road, turn on your favourite tunes, or just enjoy the silence and solitude of being alone against the world.

Whatever the reason you find for taking out a day’s insurance on someone else’s car, Car Sharing Insurance provides peace of mind that it’s comprehensively insured. And if the worst happens, it won’t impact on the owner’s policy or No Claims Bonus in any way.

Get a quote online today – all you need is the car’s registration number and a few details about the owner. You could be on the road in less than 2 minutes!

Louise Thomas

Hi I'm Louise and I'm a Marketing Executive at Veygo. I've been driving for nearly two years after several "practice" tests! I love the freedom that comes with finally having a driving licence. Road trips with my friends are the best - especially when we've got an awesome playlist going! (check out our Spotify for road trip playlists!)

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