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    Hey, I'm going to a festival with my boyfriend in about three weeks, and it's a longggg way.

    I passed my test a couple of days ago, so my parents aren't keen on the idea of me driving such a long distance, on motorways and the like. My boyfriend is a wonderful driver, and safely got us from the Midlands to London, then to Brighton and back again a couple of months ago, so they trust him a lot more than they trust me, haha. The thing is, he drives a classic mini that's been overheating a fair amount recently, and neither of us wants to risk breaking down on the way. It's also small - obviously - and we're going to have a tent, blah blah.

    My parents suggested that I put my boyfriend on my insurance temporarily, for the 4 days of the festival, because apparently they did this when they were younger? But I didn't even realise you could do this - I have NO idea how much it costs, and was wondering if anyone could give me a really vague, ballpark estimate, to see if it's even worth ringing up to check. I mean, I don't even know how many digits we're talking. Has anyone had experience of this?

    I drive a Corsa (1.2), had insurance for a year as a learner, passed a couple of days ago. He's almost 19, has been driving the mini for over a year (I think!) with no claims.

    Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge - I'm crap with things like this :o: :p:
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    I just found a reference to having to be over 21 to get temporary insurance. Anyone verify?
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    Most temporary insurers only take people over 21 from what I understand, but it's worth looking around, just use google.
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    I think you can stick someone on your car as a named driver - but only on a monthly basis (at least for my Car Insurance you can) I don't think many Insurance companies will allow for cover over such a short period. Nevertheless - If he were to be insured on your Corsa for a Month with No Claims and a year of experience I would say it would probably come to around £90-ish. Not cheap - but an estimate that would be pretty standard given my doubts about insurance companies granting insurance over such periods.

    Hope this helps!
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    I just did a quick look on google and found there's none which take people under 21, unfortunately
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    I've just put the missus on my car to drive in europe for two weeks, £18.90.

    She's crashed 3 times, and is 21.


    If that helps.
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    i know my mum insured me on her car for about a month :dontknow: but i'm not sure about 4 days..
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    I'm currently on my dad's for a month, I passed 6 months ago. Like above I'm not sure about for 4 days. When I first rung to insure myself on my dad's, they told me his policy runs out in 3 days so I can insure myself now for 3 days or ring back once he's renewed in order to insure myself for longer. So I guess it is possible.
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    Mine is a month minimum, when I looked at putting the missus on, and that would have cost about £40. Shes 20.
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    (Original post by thejadedwords)
    Hey, I'm going to a festival with my boyfriend in about three weeks, and it's a longggg way.

    I passed my test a couple of days ago, so my parents aren't keen on the idea of me driving such a long distance, on motorways and the like. My boyfriend is a wonderful driver, and safely got us from the Midlands to London, then to Brighton and back again a couple of months ago, so they trust him a lot more than they trust me, haha. The thing is, he drives a classic mini that's been overheating a fair amount recently, and neither of us wants to risk breaking down on the way. It's also small - obviously - and we're going to have a tent, blah blah.

    My parents suggested that I put my boyfriend on my insurance temporarily, for the 4 days of the festival, because apparently they did this when they were younger? But I didn't even realise you could do this - I have NO idea how much it costs, and was wondering if anyone could give me a really vague, ballpark estimate, to see if it's even worth ringing up to check. I mean, I don't even know how many digits we're talking. Has anyone had experience of this?

    I drive a Corsa (1.2), had insurance for a year as a learner, passed a couple of days ago. He's almost 19, has been driving the mini for over a year (I think!) with no claims.

    Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge - I'm crap with things like this :o: :p:
    Surley getting you there safely (as in you arrived not crashing) is the least your rents would expect.
 
 
 
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