Need 1 week's car insurance?

Our fully comprehensive temporary car insurance is perfect for borrowing a car, moving to university or saving money on a staycation.
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How to buy 1 week's car insurance

It's just a few taps away:
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Download the Cuvva app
It just takes a few taps to get started, and it's free.
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Get a 7 day quote
Select '7 days' in the 'short-term' section of the app, and enter your details for a quote.
3
Check your cover and pay
With fully comprehensive coverage of your own.
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Extend whenever you need
For when a week just isn't enough.
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How much does 1 week’s insurance cost?

It varies by driver and car, but to give you an idea: the average 20-24 year old driving a Citroen C1 would pay £45.50 for 7 days of car insurance with Cuvva (Based on Cuvva’s average price as of July 2022).
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Where could you go in your week?

Oh the places you’ll go! Here are some ideas of how you could use your 7 days of car insurance:
Lands’s End to John O’Groats
A classic British drive. At 930 miles, you could take your time and stop off in Launceston, Glastonbury, Hereford, Nantwich, Kendal, Moffatt, Perth and Grantown-on-Spey. Try to suppress the superior feeling you get as you meet exhausted cyclists on the way.
University
It never takes just a day to move to university, with all those back and forths from home collecting extension leads, can openers, fans and toothbrush chargers. 7 day’s car insurance on Dad’s motor should cover it.
Scotland
Explore Scotland’s Highlands and islands! Extraordinary scenery, friendly people and world-famous whisky. What’s not to love?

A few things you might want to know

Is it cheaper to hire a car, or borrow a car for a week with Cuvva?
  • In May 2022, the average cost to hire a medium sized hatchback for a week was £743 in London, £793 in Manchester and £917 in Glasgow (according to This Is Money and iCarhireinsurance.com).
  • Borrowing a car and insuring it with Cuvva could be way cheaper.
  • We’ve crunched the numbers to find the average prices for some of our most popular medium sized hatchbacks (Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Prius and SEAT Leon). As of July 2022, the average price to cover one of these hatchbacks was £69.40 for 7 days car insurance - a saving of up to 92%.

Fancy a week’s driving holiday in Europe?

In the event that you plan to drive in the EU with our temporary insurance, your fully comprehensive cover will switch to minimum third party once you cross the border. Only damage to other people and their property will be covered. Make sure your policy ends and starts when you're in the UK, as policies cannot be extended or bought overseas.
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You could reduce your price by driving a car in a low insurance group, tweaking your job title, or even just registering to vote.

The expert's view

Adam Kent, Cuvva's Senior Underwriting Lead and Insurance Expert, said: ‘It’s getting easier and easier to lend your car to a friend - but some drivers understandably have concerns over what it might mean for their insurance. Things used to be fairly complicated and sharing cars could be a bit of a headache. Luckily, times have changed. With Cuvva’s temporary insurance, the car owner’s no claims bonus is completely protected. If there is an accident, the vehicle will be repaired at no cost or excess to the owner. The legal owner will be paid in the event of a total loss, not the person borrowing the car.’
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Need a few weeks, or maybe a few months?

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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