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Temporary European Car Insurance

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Why choose Howden for Temporary European Car Insurance?

As a specialist motor insurance broker, we pride ourselves on doing the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. Thanks to the great relationships our team has with our selected panel of standard and specialist motor insurers, we make the process of comparing different vehicle insurance policies, on your behalf, simple and straightforward. What’s not to like?

Our specialists know that each temporary European car policy needs to be as individual as its owner and their vehicle, and that’s why we provide a bespoke, personalised service, focused on getting to know you and finding out exactly what you want from your insurance.

Ultimately, whether you need to make a claim, purchase a new motor policy, or renew an existing one, just know that we’re only a phone call away.

Benefits of choosing Howden:

  • Flexible policies from just one hour up to 28 days.
  • Quick quotes available in just 90 seconds.
  • You can trust us – we’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot.
  • Benefit from a tailored service that comparison sites can’t provide.
  • We’re right by your side in the event of a claim.

What are the advantages of opting for temporary car insurance?

In addition to sparing you the hassle and potential expense of modifying your existing policy, temporary car insurance provides the specific coverage you require for the exact duration you need.

This type of insurance is available for as brief a period as a few hours up to a maximum of 28 days, allowing you to pay only for the insurance corresponding to your actual usage. This flexibility enables you to tailor the length of your policy to the specifics of your trip. Furthermore, if your adventure extends beyond the initially planned duration, obtaining new cover is a quick process, taking just minutes to obtain and accept a quote online.

Another benefit is the option to choose from various optional extras. While these might not be necessary to include in your annual policy, they can be selected based on the nature of your trip, potentially making your journey more convenient.

Where will temporary European car insurance allow me to drive?

Concerning the geographical coverage, a temporary policy inherently covers driving anywhere in the UK. However, with temporary European car insurance, you gain coverage for driving across all EU member states, as well as the following locations:

  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Switzerland
  • Andorra

Before acquiring insurance, it's essential to be aware of the countries you'll be driving in. This allows you to check the minimum level of required coverage and verify whether the policy adequately covers your intended destinations.


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