Is there temporary car insurance?

What if I only needed car insurance for a really short period of time? Is there such a thing as temporary car insurance?

Answer
“Yes, temporary car insurance is an option, but it is not sold in the standard market and can be very expensive.
In most cases, it is only good for certain rare circumstances, like international travel.
Your regular insurance will not cover you in other countries if you plan on driving abroad, so you will need temporary coverage.
If you don’t own a car but tend to borrow or rent one from time to time, talk to your agent about a named non-owner policy. This will cover you as a driver without a car, and it provides long-term benefits that temporary coverage cannot. It is also less expensive, and you will earn a trackable insurance history that will help you save money over time.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Aug 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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