Short term cover for your test drive

Pay-by-day car insurance for 1-28 days

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Test Drive Insurance

Choosing your next car is a major financial decision, and a test drive could help you decide whether a particular car is right for you. If you’re buying a car privately it’s important to make sure you’re fully covered before taking it out for a test drive. If you’re selling a car privately you’ll want to make sure that potential buyers are insured to test drive your vehicle. RAC Day Insurance is quick and easy to arrange, and provides short term cover for complete peace of mind during the test drive.

Option to insure others so they can test drive the vehicle too

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Comprehensive cover from 1-28 days

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Flexible cover when you need it

Short-term car insurance is designed for customers looking to insure a vehicle for a maximum of 28 days. Ideal for test drives, cover is purchased by the day on a comprehensive basis. Policy documents can be downloaded instantly after payment and you can be on cover within 15 minutes allowing for those last minute decisions.

Why take a test drive?

Purchasing a new car can be a big investment so you want to be certain that you're making the right choice. Taking a test drive is an important step in this process. It's your chance to check whether everything is in working order, see whether the car has the space and features you're after and most importantly, see how the vehicle performs out on the open road.

When taking a test drive, don't forget to take your time and consider the following points: space and comfort for the whole family, boot size, visibility through the back and front windscreen, seat position and prominence and location of controls.

RAC Temporary Car Insurance protects your vehicle with pay as you go Comprehensive cover for any 24 hour period, from 1 to 28 days


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RAC Financial Services Limited act as an introducer to Ltd for RAC Day Insurance. RAC Financial Services Limited is registered in England No. 5171817. Registered Office: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. RAC Day Car Insurance is arranged and administered by Ltd, which is registered in England no. 4996289, registered office: Mara House, Tarporley Business Centre, Nantwich Road, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9UY. Both companies are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. RAC Day Insurance is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited. Registered in Scotland, No 2116. Registered Office: Pitheavlis, Perth PH2 0NH. Aviva Insurance Limited are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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