• Ideal for borrowing a car at the weekend
• Easy to access policy documents
Reasons for daily cover
From the outset, Cuvva was about a simple idea: making insurance simple. We strive to leap forward by offering a fresh take on the way people take out insurance to fit with their needs. Our intention from the outset was to build products that make a difference. We started by making it easy to get covered on a friend’s car, then we provided infrequent drivers the opportunity to buy driving cover when they needed it. We’re continually innovating to provide temporary cover to fit the needs of everyone.
It’s not uncommon to borrow a friend’s car when you’re moving house. It is, however, very difficult to predict how many trips back and forth this will require – it normally takes far longer than expected! A daily policy means your don’t have to remember to buy a policy every time you get back in the car. If you’re doing serveral journeys, it’ll likely be cheaper too!
There are some errands which become significantly easier with the use of a car. From doing a big supermarket shop, to picking up heavy or over-sized furniture, to visiting a relative who’s practically inaccessible by public transport, it’s very easy to come up with a long list! By purchasing a day of insurance, you can do things at leisure, with fully comprehensive insurance cover throughout.
Going on holiday in the UK
If you’re going on holiday in the UK and driving, getting a daily policy from Cuvva can be a cheap way to do this. However, if you’re driving to Europe, we would recommend you do not use Cuvva as we only offer the most basic of 3rd party cover whilst you are abroad and you will not be able to buy any further policies once you leave the UK. If you need European cover, you should be able to find other specialist brokers who will be able to offer more suitable products.
Buying a new car
If you’re buying a car and want to drive it away, you’ll need to have insurance. So, getting Cuvva setup on your phone in advance will allow you to quickly buy cover and drive away. You can then sort out your annual insurance once you’re home.
Daily car insurance
How it 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.
Only pay for what you need
To get the most value out of your car insurance, make sure you’re only paying for the time you need to drive. It’s unlikely you’ll be driving for more than a few hours in a day. If this is true for you, it might be worth buying an hourly car insurance policy. If you’re only going to be driving a car for a couple of hours, it could help you save money.
What our customers love
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.
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:
- 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
- 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
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 email@example.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.
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.