of Temporary and Short Term Car Insurance
• Mary Ashby was looking forward to her Christmas holiday. She
planned to rent a car and drive north to Wales to visit
family she had not seen in several years. The car hire
company required her to carry additional insurance on the
rented car, but the rental company’s available policy cost
more than the entire rental of the vehicle! Instead she
borrowed her sister's car and bought short term insurance,
spending the balance on a gift each for her sister and her
• Spring was just around the corner, and George Heaton was
getting ready to take his car out of the garage for the
driving season. For the last three driving seasons, George
always made it a habit to review his car insurance policy to
make sure it was up to date. The tradition of examining his
insurance always made him upset because he felt like he was
throwing away good, hard, earned cash on a full annual policy
when he only drove three to four months out of the entire
year. He switched to using short term insurance which greatly
helped to eke out his pension.
• Wayne Reynold — wenty-four, single, and attractive — attended
university in Stirling. When he went home between terms to be with his parents
and loaf around with his old school mates, he hated not being
able to drive. His parents had a perfectly good vehicle, and
they were more than willing to allow Wayne to drive the car,
but their insurance policy did not cover him. A temporary
policy came to the rescue!
For Mary, George, and Wayne temporary or short term car
insurance can be a great convenience, especially now when so
many companies are offering such policies to their customers.
Temporary insurance covers vehicles from anywhere to a single
day to twenty-eight days, which is a perfect scenario for
either Mary or Wayne. In George’s case, he may want to consider
short term car insurance which can cover a vehicle from
anywhere from one month to eight months.
Besides the above three scenarios, there are many other
reasons someone may want to consider temporary or short term
For example, perhaps you are in the market for a new vehicle.
You’ve narrowed down your search to three different cars, and
now want to test drive them. Temporary car insurance allows
for that kind of cover, and once you purchase that new
vehicle, the insurance can be extended until you can
thoroughly research a long term insurance solution.
Other conditions exist that necessitate the need for temporary
or short term car insurance: a road trip where your uninsured
friend will be doing a portion of the driving, if you are moving
into a new apartment and need to rent or borrow a moving van,
or if your regular insurance plan ran out.
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