Temporary car insurance

Short term car insurance from Cuvva. It’s fast, flexible and fully comprehensive. So borrow a car. Share the drive. And get behind the wheel in minutes.

FCA regulated

FCA regulated

since 2015

Human support

Human support

in the app

4.8 rating

4.8 rating

on Trustpilot

A better kind of car sharing insurance


One hour car insurance – for the car sharers and the test drivers.

Hourly insurance is perfect for sharing a long drive, borrowing a friend’s car, or taking a car for a test drive.

Just sign up, buy a policy, and you’ll be ready to get behind the wheel in a few minutes.

If it’s not long enough, you can extend your policy in a few taps.


For the big moves and the day trips. One day car insurance offers short-term cover for big adventures.

It’s perfect for longer drives.

And it’s great for moving a bunch of stuff from one home to another. (Which is stressful enough.)


Weekly car insurance is great for those longer getaways.

One week car insurance is also perfect if you’re trying to sell your car, and you need to keep it insured while you find a buyer.

You can extend through the app – in seconds.


Monthly car insurance covers you for 28 days.

It’s ideal when you need insurance for a bit longer, but don’t want the hassle of being a named driver.

It’s for the students back home from uni, and those longer driving trips around the UK.

Drive away insurance

Take some of the hassle out of buying a new car with short-term car insurance.

Our temporary car insurance is fully comprehensive. So if you’re test driving a car, or driving a car home after buying it, you’ll be covered.

So that’s one less thing to worry about.

Short-term car insurance: how it works

Sign up
Fill in your profile
Pick your policy

1. Sign up

Just download Cuvva, and then pop your email address in to the app.

We'll send you a magic link. Use this to set up your account.

Who we cover

Here’s the need-to-know bit. We do have a few restrictions on who we can cover.

You have to:

Have a GB driving licence from the DVLA

Be under 65

Be at least 19 - and if you’re under 21, have had your licence for a year, with no at joint-fault claims

Have a vehicle less than 20 years old

How we price our temporary car insurance

Whenever you buy insurance, the price is worked out based on lots of different bits of information. To figure out the price for short-term car insurance, we look at:

Your age
Your current location
Policy length
The time of day you buy the policy
The vehicle you’re insuring
Claims and convictions

When you get a quote in the app, you can tap on "What's affected your price" to see what’s making your policy more or less expensive.

Short term car insurance: what’s covered

Fully comprehensive

Fire, theft, damage - with Cuvva, it’s covered. You’re insured for up to £40,000 of damage.

What’s covered
Extend in a few taps

Need a little longer? Once you’re a quarter of the way through your policy, you can extend instantly.

How to extend
Get referral discounts

Invite a friend to use Cuvva, and you’ll both get a £10 discount when they buy their first policy.

Refer a friend
The owner’s insurance isn’t affected

Borrowing a car? When you use Cuvva, the owner’s insurance won’t be affected - even if you crash the car.

Owner's info
Class 1 business use as standard

Driving for work? Cuvva includes class 1 business use as standard.

Business use
24/7 support

Need a little help? You can get in touch with us 24/7 through the app. We usually reply within a minute.

Contacting support

Car insurance. The way it should be.

Forget the paperwork. Forget the call centre queues. Forget the jargon.

Join 200,000 people who are choosing a new kind of insurance. One that’s fast, flexible and clear.

phone app

Here to help, whenever you need it

We’re free when you’re free. With customer support available all day every day, you can always get help when you need it.

24/7 support in the app
Average 1-minute response time
Our customer service

Refer your friends and get £10 off

Tell your friends and family about Cuvva and you'll both get a £10 discount when they buy a policy.

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Who’s eligible for temporary car insurance


To get temporary car insurance with Cuvva, you have to be aged between 19 and 65.

And if you’re younger than 19, you need to have held a full licence for at least a year, with no at-fault insurance claims.

For learner drivers, the requirements are a little different. You just have to be aged between 17 and 45.

Driving licence

You need to have a GB driving licence to get a short-term car insurance policy with Cuvva, even if you’re not a UK national.

(You also need to be in Great Britain when you buy your policy. The app doesn’t work in other countries.)

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Get Cuvva, and get driving

Download the app to start.