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    Hello,

    I'ma driving down to england next week with some friends, and we've decided that I should put one of the friends on my insurance for a few days so we can split the driving on the way down (it's at least 7 hours and could get really tiring). I've tried getting quotes for pay-by-day insurance from RAC and dayinsure (pretty sure they both took me to exactly the same website for the quote but) and it said they weren't able to provide me with insurance due to the details supplied :confused: I dunno if this was because of my friends details (although their minimum age was 21 so it should be fine), or because of my car (1997 corsa). Has anyone had any success with temporary insurance and can shed any light on how to go about this? Are my own insurance company likely to let me add someone just for a few days (I'm with elephant). Not phoned to check yet because I always seem to get really snyde people on the phone! There is the possibility of me going on my friends insurance and taking his car instead, but cause I'm only 17, I doubt anyone would cover me, and if they did it would be extortionate. Soo, thoughts? THankies in advanced for any help!
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    If either of you have comprehensive insurance, there is often a paragraph that says you are allowed to drive another persons car as long as you have permission from the owner and somebody has insurance on the other car.
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    His insurance may cover him to drive your car, tell him to check his policy. If not try add him to your policy, it sounds like he is a lower risk driver then you are (purely because 22 yo male vs 17 yo woman), obviously this will further depend on his motoring history, ie claims, points etc.
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    Thanks for the help guys, I forgot about the thing where if you're fully comp you can drive any other car. I know mine doesn't let me but his might, will look into it. AFAIK he has no points or claims so he definitely will be lower risk than me, will look into just chucking him on my insurance too. Cheerss.
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    Your insured from the second you call the insurer. I had to be insured on a Land Rover 110 Defender for two weeks, it was like £9 oe £10 for one week
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    have you tried your own insurer to add him as a temporary additional driver ?

    often the most straightforward and suprisingly cost effective way to do it ...
 
 
 
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