Car insurance is something that we all have to consider if you are going to want to drive. In the UK most drivers annually renew their insurance policy or compare alternate policies online hoping to get a better or cheaper deal elsewhere.
If you are a young driver then you will have to wrestle with the fact that it is going to cost you a lot more to get covered to drive a car. Due to the high cost of insuring themselves the under 25 age group are often excluded from driving their own car and instead opt to borrow their parents or a friends car as and when they need it.
To be properly insured for these types of situation you need to be added onto the policy of the car owner whose car you are borrowing. Whilst this may be possible for some people it may not be practical or financially sensible in other situations. Under these circumstances you can consider a temporary car insurance policy to cover you to drive as and when you need to.
This type of temporary insurance allows you to get cover as and when you need it. If you need to borrow a car for just one day you can get insurance for just that day. If you want to drive to the coast for the weekend you can get daily insurance for 2 or 3 days. This type of insurance means that you are only paying for the cover a day at a time.
Whilst this is a useful way to insure yourself many younger drivers are finding that they cannot get covered. This is because many of the temporary car insurers no longer provide cover for young drivers, specifically those who are under 25 years of age.
If you are finding it difficult to find short term car insurance then one option is to consider a pay as you go policy. This works much the same way as daily insurance except it is taken out at a month at a time with the minimum of 1 months cover. Whilst this might not be the solution to most young drivers needs it will help other drivers under 25 who only need insurance for a short period of time.
The cost of a policy is pretty competitive compared to a daily policy and you will find that if you want to drive for more than one day during that month it may well work out cheaper for you.