How do I buy temporary car insurance?

I'm only planning to drive for a few days while at my vacation home. The car just sits there in my garage during the rest of the year, so I only need insurance for a couple of days. Is there any way that I can buy temporary car insurance?

Great question! Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t typically sell temporary car insurance—but you still have a few other options!
Six months is usually the shortest span of time you can expect for an insurance policy from a reputable insurance company. While some less-known companies will promise short-term policies, these may be scams, so make sure that you proceed with caution no matter what.
If you only need to drive for a few days, consider renting a car, since car rentals offer their own insurance on their vehicles! That way you can save money and still have a car to drive.
If you do want to purchase a six month policy, make sure you’re getting the best deal on it by using the Jerry app. We’ll get you customized quotes from top providers, so all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you! And if you do pick a plan, we’ll help with every step of switching over.
Best of luck, and happy shopping!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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