Buying car insurance for one day

When you first hit this site it has to be said that it feels like entering a bit of a timewarp, with the design firmly of the old school variety – drop shadows on the logo, all the content centred, no navigation until you get to the footer – but then again, this is a site about insurance, so who needs fancy graphics and viral videos of cute cats? So long as the site gives solid information and makes it easy to get what you need, that's all that matters – and is a success in this regard.

It explains clearly and in simple language just what one-day or short term car insurance is, who might need it and why, and why you should choose this particular site to apply for it. It sets out the things you need to bear in mind before getting a quote, such as what's covered and where, all in simple bullet points that are easy to digest at a glance. If you need greater depth, then there is plenty of detailed text on the page covering the nitty gritty.

Also, if you go to the bottom of the home page, there are links to other parts of the site which give information about various specific circumstances, such as car insurance for learner drivers, those driving classic cars, and more – not all of it directly relevant to temporary car insurance policies, but it shows a broad knowledge and expertise in the overall car insurance topic, which is a good indication that this is a site run by a professional company and not some fly-by-night operation.

Clicking on the quote button takes you to a refreshingly simple form that only asks for the information needed to generate the quote, including your age, vehicle registration number, and home postcode. Many insurance sites seem to want to know your whole life story before even giving you a provisional quote, so it's nice to see a site that recognises that most of us have better things to do with our time than filling in online forms.

Insurance of any kind isn't the first topic that comes to mind when you think of excitement and browsing websites for fun, but all in all does a very good job of giving you the information you need to know about temporary / short term car insurance with no fuss or distractions getting in the way.