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Hour car insurance

Need only an hour of car insurance? You’ve come to the right place. Buy flexible hourly car cover from 1 hour to 28 days with Zixty. Simply download the Zixty app to get on the road in minutes!

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Hour car insurance

Hour car insurance is a fast way to get the temporary car insurance you want. Whether it’s a spur of the moment drive, a quick pick-up, or an emergency, hour car insurance provides cover to get you moving without the need to commit to a long-term policy.

Car insurance by the hour app

For a super convenient way to buy short-term cover, download the Zixty car insurance app to make it easy to buy the cover you want, when you want. With Zixty, all you need to get started is the car registration and your details. If you are borrowing a car you will also need the car owner’s email address (and their permission, of course!). Tap “Get a Quote” or download the Zixty app now.

24-hour car insurance

24-hour car insurance can be useful when you want cover for more than just a few hours. You can insure your car (or someone else’s car) from 1 hour to 28 days with Zixty. With 24-hour car insurance you can relax that you’re covered for the whole day regardless of traffic jams and roadworks that hold-up your plans and use-up your time.

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Insure with confidence

Our hour 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
  • 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

Hour car insurance FAQs

What time does car insurance expire?

That’s up to you! Day car insurance 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 from a friend or relative, share the driving on a long trip, or need to insure a car they’re buying or have bought. Whatever Job, Journey, or Adventure you’re on, this type of insurance could be the solution.

What time does my Zixty car insurance policy expire?

Your Zixty policy will end at the time that you set your cover to end in the Zixty app. You can choose how long you want car insurance to last, from an hour up to 28 days. Up to a day in duration, you can choose durations in hourly increments, and after that, the increments are days. To see how long you have left on your policy, take a look in the Zixty app – where all your policy documents are safely stored.

How do I get cheap hour car insurance?

One of the best ways to get cheap hour car insurance is to pay only for the time that you need – but cheap is not always best. If you only need cover for a few hours, longer policies may not be right for you. With hour policies, take out the cover from the exact time that you want it to start. You can always return to the app for another policy should you need it. Get a quote online now, or download the Zixty app to buy hour car insurance today. In just a few taps you’ll be covered, and on the road in as little as 5 minutes.

Hour 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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