Get comprehensive short-term car insurance from 1 hour to 28 days. It’s quick and easy to get insured. And if you need it, you can extend a policy in a couple of taps.
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Temporary car insurance. Borrow a car. Share the trip.
With our short-term car insurance, getting covered is:
Flexible. Hours, weeks, days, months – whatever you need, it’s covered.
Fully comprehensive. So you can relax. With Cuvva, you’re in safe hands.
For (almost) everyone. If you’re aged 19-65, with a car worth less than £40k, you should be able to get car short-term car sharing insurance. (There are a few other exceptions.)
Always supported. Our in-app chat support is available 24/7, every day of the year. We’re free when you’re free. Ready to get covered? Get a quote online. Or download the app, sign up and get car sharing insurance in no time.
Hourly car insurance
Daily car insurance
Weekly car insurance
Monthly car insurance
Drive away insurance
Short-term car insurance: who we can cover
We try to offer temporary car insurance to as many people as possible. But we do have a few restrictions on who can cover. It’s based on your:
Age, 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.)
Vehicle There might be some vehicles we can’t cover you for. It depends on how long you’ve been driving. The faster and more expensive your car, the more experience you’ll need to have to get insured with Cuvva.
How our temporary car insurance works
Create an account
Download the Cuvva app and sign up in minutes.
Find your vehicle
Enter your registration plate.
Pick a policy
Get cover for as little as one hour, or as long as 28 days.
Pay for the policy and drive away. You can extend it in seconds.
What a fantastic app and company to use. Cuvva have made something that used to use up a fair amount of time and effort into something so simple! Once set up on the app it actually takes 30 seconds to be insured!
Easy to use and gives peace of mind. My husband could borrow my friend’s car for a couple of hours work – no hassle whatsoever.
The whole concept behind Cuvva changes the rules on car insurance and creates a genuinely useful and innovative way to think about driving. I would recommend the app without any hesitation.
Temporary car insurance: the details
How our short-term car insurance works
- How much your policy will cost
- What the excess is
- How long your policy will last
- Your level of cover
When you’re happy, you can carry on and pay. As soon as your payment goes through, your policy will start, and you’ll be insured.
Buying a policy
- Damage to your vehicle and other people’s – up to £40,000
- Damage from fire
Vehicles we can cover
- Older than 20 years
Vans have to be valued between £1 and £20,000. And they have to be in an insurance group lower than 20. Those are the main things to look out for. But there might be a few other restrictions from time to time set by our underwriters. To double-check we can cover you, it’s best to get a quote in the app. If you have a problem using the app or buying short term insurance, get in touch! Our in-app chat is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On average, we’ll get back to you within 1 minute.
Extending your policy
How we price our temporary car insurance
- Your age
- The vehicle you’re insuring
- The time of you day you buy the policy
- Where you live
- Where you are when you start the policy
- Claims and convictions
When you get a quote in the app, you can tap on “what affects my price” to see what’s making your policy more or less expensive.
The owner's insurance isn't affected
Why you need an underlying policy
Short-term car insurance for business use
Referring a friend
The Motor Insurance Database (MID)
Customer service at our core
Any questions? We’re here to help. All day, every day.