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When can I use Car Sharing Insurance?

With Car Sharing Insurance you can borrow (or lend) a family member or friend’s car from 1 hour to 30 days. So when would you borrow a car?

by Louise Thomas

Running a car can be super expensive, averaging at £9,264 a year. If you can get to work, school or university, back home again, to the supermarket and meet up with friends without one, you probably can do away with the hassle and expense. However there are definitely some benefits to having access to a set of wheels…

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You may not need one every day but there will be times when having a car is a lifesaver. Luckily, you don’t have to go down the costly road of hiring one – you could borrow a car with Car Sharing Insurance. All you need is a friend, colleague or family member who can lend you theirs and with instant, fully comprehensive cover they won’t even need convincing!

When would I need to borrow a car?

Going home for the weekend or holidays

Whether you’re a student on campus or a yo pro in the city, you probably don’t need a car of your own. However, we all need to go home to visit the ‘rentals occasionally and when you do, you probably find yourself reverting back to your tween-age self and relying on mum and dad for lifts everywhere.

With Car Sharing Insurance you can buy your own policy for your parent’s car and head out and about on your own terms during your stay.

Road Trip

Planning a road trip can be as stressful as it is fun. You need to plan your route and pit stops, and make an epic playlist. Then comes the big decision…who will be the designated driver?

Realistically if you’re the one with the biggest car you’re out of luck, there’s no drawing straws when leg room is at stake. While your friends can nap in the back or amuse themselves with car games you have to stay behind the wheel with your eyes on the road. You might want to share the driving but it can be time consuming and expensive to add a bunch of temporary drivers to an insurance policy so the responsibility usually ends up lying with you.

Car Sharing Insurance offers a solution. Your mates can purchase their own policies for your car, from 1 hour – 30 days, giving you the option to share some of the driving.  Not only is this safer as all drivers get a break, but it can also make these long trips less stressful and draining. Road trips just got a lot fairer!

Moving house

Moving house involves boxes. Lots and lots of boxes that you somehow need to move from one home to another. Even if you’re just moving around the corner, you’ll soon get sick of carrying box after box, let alone giant pieces of furniture. You don’t need to go for the costly option of renting a car as thanks to Car Sharing Insurance you can borrow one from a family member or friend from an hour to 30 days. It’s easier than renting one, and you can always reward them with a nice meal once you move in!

When you’re really not feeling public transport

When your friends don’t live just around the corner, it can be difficult and expensive relying on public transport to meet up, especially if you’re heading somewhere remote. Trains won’t necessarily get you to where you need to be, and they can take a long time if the route is awkward with the different train lines. Borrowing a car means you can hit the road in your own time, with all the stuff you need. Listen to music, stop when you want and enjoy the feeling of freedom from the comfort of the driver’s seat.

Choosing Car Sharing Insurance over renting or using public transport has loads of benefits. It’s often cheaper and it can start straight away giving you all the freedom you need.

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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