Do I need temporary car insurance?

Whilst at Autonet, we don't offer temporary car insurance, you can get cover from two of our trusted partners: Tempcover and Marmalade.

Temporary car insurance, also known as short-term car insurance, provides the same coverage as a normal policy but for a shorter period of time.

Sometimes you just need a few hours, days, weeks or months of cover - so taking out an average annual policy just won't work for you.

You might need temporary cover if you're:

  • A learner driver who just needs a few weeks of cover to practice before their driving test
  • A student who only needs a week of cover when they're home for university
  • A young driver who shares a family member's car from time to time, and wants to take a few weeks of cover out during the summer holidays
  • A driver who doesn't own a car, but needs to take a day trip somewhere so takes out cover for a day

How it works

It's simple. Temporary insurance runs separately to the main car insurance policy, which means that if you need to make a claim on your temporary insurance, the main policy remains unaffected, including the No Claims Discount. You can get a quote through Tempcover or Marmalade.

What's covered

  • Damage to the car
  • Loss by fire or theft
  • Repairs to the car

Get a quote online for temporary car insurance

Standard quote   Learner quote   Student quote

How long can I take out temporary car insurance for?

Whether you need insurance for a few hours, days, weeks or months, we can have you covered through our trusted partner Tempcover or sister brand Marmalade.

Choose from:

  • 1 hour car insurance
  • 1 day car insurance
  • Weekly car insurance
  • One month car insurance

Marmalade offers car insurance specifically tailored to the needs of provisional and full licence holders. Choose from learner driver car insurance from 30 days to eight months or student driver car insurance from seven to 42 days.


How is temporary car insurance provided?

Standard Temporary Car Insurance provided by Tempcover Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No: 746985.

When you click through to get a standard temporary quote, you'll be directed to Tempcover Limited, who'll arrange your quote and provide your short-term insurance policy. Their terms and conditions will therefore apply.

Temporary student and learner driver cover is provided by Marmalade. 

When you get a quote for temporary student car insurance or temporary learner driver car insurance, you'll be directed to Marmalade, who'll arrange your quote and provide your short-term student or learner driver cover. Their terms and conditions will apply. 

Marmalade is a trading name of Atlanta Insurance Intermediaries Limited. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under firm reference number 309599. Company registration number: 756681. Registered address: Embankment West Tower, 101 Cathedral Approach, Salford, M3 7FB.


If you need car insurance for longer, our car insurance policy could be better suited