Need car insurance for 1 hour?

Cover from as little as one hour. How will you use your 60 minutes?
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Get on the road in a few minutes

What you'll need to get fully comprehensive car insurance for 1 hour:
Registration plate number
We cover most cars and vans. If you can get an insurance quote on our website, we can cover you. (Though we can't cover cars over the value of £40,000).
Driving licence
Had your full GB licence for at least a year? Then you’re good to go. We also have learner driver insurance for those with provisional licences.
Download the Cuvva app
Join over 600,000 customers using our app. Save your most used cars, extend your cover in seconds, get driving tips and manage everything, all from your phone. Easy.

1 hour car insurance prices

Here's an idea of how much our average 1 hour prices are for our most popular cars.
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1 hour insurance cover

Fully comprehensive cover, including:
• Damage to your vehicle up to £40K
• Damage to third party property up to £2m
• Your legal liability to other people arising from an accident
• Attempted theft, theft and fire damage
• Third party cover in Europe for 60 days & more
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Fast flexible cover

Want to know exactly what is covered? Get peace of mind with our instant cover - it’s 100% fully comprehensive. How it works:
Fully comp
We only offer fully comprehensive insurance. You’re covered for damage to your vehicle, damage to other people’s vehicles, personal injury claims and much more. Sorted.
6am to 1am support
Our world-class customer operations team are available 6am to 1am, 365 days a year. They’ll also get back to you at an average response time of 1 minute, so say goodbye to all those hours listening to hold music.
Drive straight away
Our temporary cover starts instantly - so you can drive straight away. This is usually a faster way to get insured instead of adding yourself as a named driver to another policy. Plus, you’ll have your own policy, so the car owner's is unaffected in case of any incidents.

A few things you might want to know

Driving a newly bought car home?
  • Before you drive off, make sure your car is taxed, and has a current MOT certificate. Use our free car checker on our website - it will just take a few seconds.
  • If you have just purchased the car from a dealer or private seller, you should ask the previous owner to give you the green new keeper slip. Don’t worry, though, this isn’t necessary to get 1-hour insurance.

OK. Maybe an hour just isn’t enough.

Need longer? Why pay annually for car insurance when you can split it monthly at no extra cost? Our rolling monthly cover is a flexible, hassle-free subscription. No tie ins.
Plus we give discounts of up to a third based on your driving - using clever technology already on your phone
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Any questions?

Forget automated replies and chatbots! Our customer support team is made up of real people - with an average one minute response time. We’re on hand between 6am and 1am every single day. Let’s have a chat.
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The expert's view

Adam Kent, Cuvva's in-house policy and underwriting expert, said: “There are no two ways about it: you need car insurance to drive - even if it’s just for an hour. Breaking the rules could mean more than a fine and points on your licence. The police could seize or destroy your vehicle - even if you’re only moving from one parking spot to another! As well as this, your future premiums will increase, and if the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) have to compensate someone injured as a result of your actions, they're entitled to recover their outlay from you. Uninsured driving - even for a single hour - just isn’t worth the risk.”
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Get outta town! Literally.

Only have an hour? Here’s some quick London road trip ideas
Walk the Surrey hills ⛰️
Fresh air? Tick. Instagrammable views? Tick. The sense of superiority you get going for an actual walk in the countryside? Tick tick tick.
Visit St Albans 🛣️
You don’t need Cambridge or Canterbury for cathedrals, parks and quaint architecture, just head up the M1.
Have a royal knees-up in Windsor 👑
If it’s good enough for her Maj, it’s good enough for us. Tell her we say hey 👋

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1 hour insurance - what you need to know

Can I get temporary insurance on a friend's or family member’s car?
  • Yes! This doesn’t count as fronting as you’ll have your own policy. Fronting is essentially when a driver pretends to be a named driver, but the driver is actually the person who does most of the driving. This can cause issues when claiming, and insurers could end up cancelling the policy. A lot of modern insurers provide temporary insurance.
  • Before you drive the car, check it has a valid MOT and tax certificate.
  • With a Cuvva policy you can borrow someone else's car, or share the driving responsibilities on a long trip. You can set it up in minutes, and it’s perfectly legal.
  • Unlike with some other temporary insurers, you don't have to have a specific relationship with the owner. But of course, you should have their permission before you drive their car.