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Day car insurance

Flexible and easy temporary car insurance with cover from 60 minutes to 28 days. Add Zixty Miles to any policy for free and offset your driving CO2. Get some cover and be on the road in minutes. Short term car insurance with an eco conscience? That’s the Zixty way.

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Day car insurance

Day car insurance is a convenient option for temporary cover to drive a car. This type of insurance allows you to drive your own car, a friend’s car, or even take a test drive with the owner’s permission. It provides the cover you need without having to commit to a long-term policy.

Same day insurance

Sometimes known as “Same day insurance”, it can be for as little as an hour and up to 28 days. You can get a car insurance quote and be covered in just an hour for as many hours or days that you need (up to 28 days). If you’re not sure how much you need, you can choose the minimum amount and use the app a second time if you need more later. With the Zixty app, simply download to take out a policy and get on the road today!

Car insurance lapses

Day car insurance can help if your annual car insurance has ended. You can take out daily insurance to cover your driving whilst you shop around for the best deal on your annual car insurance. You may also want to use daily car insurance instead of buying an annual policy. If you are not driving regularly and want to save money on your car insurance then day car cover could be best for you. Take only the cover that you need for the hours or days that you want.

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Our daily car insurance is backed by trusted insurance names, and as part of the British Insurance Brokers Association, you can be confident that you’re dealing with a legit business. Our insurance activities are also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, providing more reassurance that you’re in safe hands.

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What we’re about

Times change, and insurance needs to keep pace. Zixty exists to provide short term car insurance that’s transparent, fair and most importantly helps people reduce their impact on the environment. By listening to our customers, our future is shaped by your needs.

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Key features
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  • Comprehensive cover
  • Replacement lock/ key cover
  • New vehicle replacement*
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  • Social, Domestic, and Pleasure
  • Personal Business Use
  • Breakdown & Excess Protect add-ons
  • Legal Liability Cover
  • Medical Expenses Cover
  • Foreign Travel**

Tailor your cover

  • Excess Protect : Protect £250 of your excess
  • Breakdown cover : Home-start, roadside, and nationwide recovery with our trusted network
  • Zixty Miles : Offset the CO2 from up to 100 miles per day for free
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Love the planet

Add Zixty Miles to your policy for FREE and we’ll offset the CO2 from up to 100 miles of driving each day you’re with us. By driving really carefully, we may offset even more CO2 than the driving produced – making your journeys carbon negative.

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Key criteria
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  • Age : 21 to 75
  • Licence : Full UK DVLA issued
  • Licence length : Held 4 months or longer
  • Disqualification : Not been banned in last 5 years
  • Points : No more than 6 valid points
  • Occupations : Certain occupations excluded
  • Residency : UK resident for 12 months or more
  • Drivers : One driver only
  • Claims : No more than 2 claims in the last 3 years
  • Value : Up to £50,000
  • Age : Up to 20 years old
  • Private car : Private cars only
  • MOT : Must have a valid MOT
  • Permission : Must have owners consent
  • Modifications : No after market modifications
  • ABI Group : Up to Group 45
  • Registration : UK registered right-hand drive
  • Usage : No rental/ hire cars

Day car insurance FAQs

What is day car insurance?

This is a type of temporary car insurance cover that provides coverage for a specific number of days or hours. This type of insurance is often used by people who need to borrow a car for a short period of time, or want to share the driving on a long trip, or who want to insure a car they’ve bought to get it home.

How does day car insurance differ from annual car insurance?

The main difference between short term car insurance and annual car insurance is the duration of the coverage. Day car insurance provides cover for a specific number of days, while annual car insurance provides ongoing cover for a year. Daily car insurance is also often more flexible and customisable, allowing the policyholder to choose the specific number of days they need coverage for and extend the cover when they want. Short term car and van insurance policies frequently don’t include windscreen or glass cover, and you should always check that a policy meets your needs before buying.

How do I buy day car insurance?

Day car insurance can be bought in just a few minutes, and without any long forms to fill out. Get a quote online now, or download the Zixty app to buy today. In just a few taps you’ll be covered, and on the road in as little as 5 minutes time.

Day car insurance help and guides

What is short term car insurance?

Everything you need to know to get started with temporary car insurance cover.

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Short term or annual car insurance?

Discover the key differences between short term and annual car insurance.

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How to save money on your car insurance

The ultimate guide to saving money on your car insurance. See the top 15 ways to save!

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What is Zixty Miles and how do I add it?

Carbon offset your driving for free with Zixty Miles. Available on every policy.

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