One Week Car Insurance
How to buy car insurance for just a few days
Drivers over of 18 can now buy one week car insurance from a number of insurance companies. The policies comes at attractive rates and cover is comprehensive. Depending on the insurer you buy from you sometimes cannot renew the policy at the end of the 7 day period but you can do so after 14 days from it's expiry.
A few companies have specialized in providing this specific policy, moving in to meet the needs of people who may need to use the car on short term basis. For such drivers, purchasing a long term insurance policy makes no economic sense. Driving an uninsured car is out of the question too as no one wants to risk a run in with the law. For this group of car users, weekly cover is a ready answer.
As the cost of car insurance takes a sharp annual increase, you may want to consider this short term insurance policy if you do not use the car consistently. If you only need to drive a car on the odd occasion, one week car insurance can be a cheaper option for you. Plan your weeks so that you get to do all the activities that require you to move about in one week. Then you can buy the policy for that week only, and relax until more errands need to be attended to.
One week insurance is also perfect if you have a teenage son or daughter who just arrive to stay from time to time. You may not want them to drive the car using your own policy because they might get into an accident and invalidate your No Claims Discount. Get them one week car insurance and you will have peace of mind whenever they have the car.
Perhaps you are expecting visitors who will be using your car during their stay. As they will be driving on new terrain under different road regulations, you cannot quite be sure that they won't run into any trouble that would compromise your car’s insurance. Buy one week insurance so that they won’t have to rely on their existing car insurance policy which may or may not cover them to drive another vehicle that doesn't belong to them, but which will almost certainly only cover it for third party only risks; which would mean that any damage to your car, in an accident at which they were judged to be at fault, would not be paid for. Get them a week's fully comprehensive cover instead and enjoy peace of mind.
You may be planning to use a friend’s car for a week or two, but on closer look at your car insurance policy, you realize that the policy only covers your car, not any other that you may drive. In this case, you would need a separate insurance policy. Because you will use the car for a short period of time, week car insurance is perfect. Should you need to use the car for more than that, the policy can be taken out for up to 28 days at a time if you wish.