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If you need to borrow a car, our temporary car insurance could help you save.

Through Cuvva, it’s now possible to get comprehensive, cheap, one hour car insurance for as little as £7.92 through the first mobile app-based car insurance platform. On average, our users pay just £13 for 3 hours – only a couple of pounds extra for so much more flexibility! If you’re between 19 – 70, you’re driving a car valued between £0 – £40,000 and you don’t exceed our rules for claims or convictions, we’ll hopefully be able to offer you cheap cover (policy rules).

Registration takes a couple of minutes and once you’re done, buying cover whenever you need it, takes seconds!

Hourly car insurance

Cuvva offers hourly car insurance from as little as £7.92. With the average customer paying £10.90 for an hour and just over £13 for 3 hours, Cuvva is far cheaper than traditional temporary car insurers. Even our daily car insurance costs our users an average of £37.80.

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Daily car insurance

 If you plan to use a car on and off throughout the day, buying a daily policy will give you the most flexibility, with less time constraints than hourly policies.  On average, this will come at a cost of £37.80. Alternatively, a couple of hourly policies may well work out cheaper if you have a clear idea of journey times.

Weekly car insurance

Weekly temporary insurance only makes sense if you are going to be driving for at least one hour every day or when there isn’t an underlying policy. (Don’t forget, you should always abide by Continuous Insurance Enforcement laws.)

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Monthly car insurance

In most instances, it only makes sense to take out 28 day cover if you are going to be using the vehicle very regularly or if there isn’t an underlying policy. If not, buying hours when you need to drive the car is likely to offer considerable savings.

Who we cover

Insurance is available to learner drivers between 17-45 and full licence holders between 19-65 (although if you’re aged between 19 and 21, you must have held your licence for at least a year and have no at-fault claims).  It is available on vehicles with and without another insurance policy on the car (full policy rules).

How it works

Create an account

Download the Cuvva app and sign up, in minutes.

Search for the vehicle

Enter the registration plate of the vehicle you want to get covered on.

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Choose how long

From 1 hour to 28 days, to cover all your driving needs.

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Start driving!

Pay for the policy and drive away. There's even the option to extend!

Watch how our temporary insurance works

What our customers love

Luke

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!

Luke
Donna

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.

Donna
Emeka

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.

Emeka

Frequently asked questions

Who can we cover?

We have worked hard with our underwriter to offer insurance to as many people as possible. It is currently available to learner drivers between 17-45 and full licence holders between 19-65 (although if you're aged between 19 and 21, you must have held your licence for at least a year and have no at-fault claims).

We only offer cover to holders of UK DVLA licences, on cars valued between £0 - £40,000 and up to insurance group 49 for experienced drivers. Check our full short term insurance policy rules for full details on who we can and cannot cover

What vehicles can we cover?

Currently, we can insure cars and vans. There are a number of variable rules set by our underwriter that affect what vehicles you can get insured on such as how long you have held your licence and the insurance group of the vehicle. Also, there are some set rules, which are:

For cars:

  • cannot be older than 20 years old
  • cannot have modifications of any kind
  • cannot be scrapped
  • cannot be impounded
  • must be valued at above £1 and below £40,000

For vans:

  • cannot be older than 20 years
  • must be between insurance groups 1 - 20
  • cannot have modifications of any kind
  • cannot be scrapped
  • must be valued at above £1 and below £20,000

That is not an exhaustive list but it gives you a good indication of what vehicles we can currently insure. As we continue to grow, the range of vehicles we can insure should always keep expanding.

To see if we can insure you on a specific vehicle it's best to get a quote in our app.

What will you need to purchase insurance from us?

To purchase temporary car insurance through Cuvva, you will need to download our app on your phone. To register, you will need to have:

  • A photo of government approved photo ID (typically, this will either be your passport or your Driving Licence)
  • A UK DVLA driving licence number (we use this to check whether you have any motoring convictions and to verify the name, address and date of birth)
  • Your own UK debit/credit card to make the payment
  • Declared all incidents (at fault/not at fault) that you have been involved, as a driver, passenger or named driver, in the last 5 years.
  • Been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years or have been a long-term resident within the last 5 years who’s back visiting the UK.
  • Permission from the owner of the vehicle

Contacting support

If you have a problem using the app or purchasing insurance and you would like to speak to us, the easiest way to do so is using our online chat function. This can be done in app, on the website (using the speech bubble) or by emailing support@cuvva.com. On average, we will get back to you within 2 minutes!

Motor Insurance Database (MID)

All purchased car insurance policies are added to the MID (Motor Insurance Database) and any policy can be checked by visiting the AskMID website. Unfortunately, the database updates irregularly, sometimes as little as once a week and, in addition, the police ANPR camera database is updated weekly. This can mean that the police may stop you for “driving without insurance” when you are fully insured. If this happens you can show the officers your policy documents and ask that they do a live MID check.

Excess

The excess is dependent on a number of factors taken into account for the generation of a quote. It can, therefore, fluctuate depending on the driver, the vehicle and the location.

The excess is visible before purchase once a quote has been generated – this is labelled “Mandatory Excess”. Cuvva currently has no voluntary excess but we hope to offer this in the future.

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