Temporary Car Insurance

Choose from two great short-term cover options


Already have car insurance with Admiral? Start here.

Admiral cover

New to Admiral? Try Veygo short-term cover.

Veygo cover

Are you already an Admiral Car Insurance customer? If so, read on for more about Admiral Temporary Car Insurance and when it might be useful for you.

If you don’t already have Admiral motor insurance, unfortunately we can’t offer you temporary cover – but Veygo could.

What is temporary car insurance?

Temporary car insurance is exactly that – motor cover that doesn’t last the full 12 months of a standard policy.

Cover can last anywhere from one day up to 30, so it’s perfect if you need to:

  • Borrow a car for the weekend
  • Pop out for a couple of hours to pick up something heavy or bulky
  • Temporarily use a family member’s car while yours is repaired
  • Buy cover on your own car to tide you over while you are buying or selling a car

Admiral Temporary Car Insurance

With your Admiral Car Insurance, you can easily include temporary cover, depending on what you need to do. You can add:

  • A temporary car
  • A temporary driver to an existing car
  • A temporary car and driver

You can tailor your level of temporary car insurance to fit your needs – choose from comprehensive, third party, fire and theft or third party only.

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Compare temporary car insurance

We want to make sure you have the cover you need, so here’s how Admiral Temporary Car Insurance compares to Veygo’s.

How long can I have temporary car insurance?

From one hour to 30 days

How far in advance can I buy?

Whenever you like - there’s no time limit

Are there any eligibility criteria?

There are no extra eligibility criteria – as you’re eligible for Admiral Car Insurance, you can also take out Admiral Temporary Car Insurance. Restrictions may apply.

Is it fully comprehensive?

Yes. You also have the option of third party, fire and theft or third party only cover

Is there a compulsory excess?

This is confirmed when you get your quote and may vary based on the driver

Frequently Asked Questions

What is temporary car insurance?

Temporary (also known as short term) car insurance provides cover for a short period of time, usually between one and 30 days. This is ideal if you need to borrow a car or drive a friend or family member’s car temporarily.

If you’re an Admiral Car Insurance customer, you can make temporary adjustments to your policy to add:

  • A temporary car
  • A temporary driver to an existing car
  • A temporary car and driver

If you have any questions about Admiral Temporary Car Insurance, please contact us.

Should I get temporary car insurance when learning to drive?

If you have Admiral Car Insurance, you can temporarily add a provisional licence holder to your policy. This is great if you want to help your daughter or son practice when they’re learning to drive. You could also choose to add them on to your policy permanently as a named driver.

Another option is Learner Driver Insurance, so it’s worth investigating all three to see what works best for you.

Can I get temporary insurance if I already have an annual policy?

If you’re looking for Admiral Temporary Car Insurance, you must already be an Admiral Car Insurance customer – then you can amend your policy to add the temporary cover.

Veygo's temporary insurance can be used to to cover your own uninsured car. It can also be used if you need to temporarily drive someone else's car, as long as they have their own insurance in place.

Does temporary car insurance cover business use?

Admiral Temporary Car Insurance can include business use but Veygo’s temporary cover doesn’t include it.

Can I use temporary car insurance to drive in Europe?

Our comprehensive cover extends to driving in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. When driving abroad, your policy covers the minimum cover level needed for the country that you're driving in.

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