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Temporary car insurance for existing customers

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What is temporary car insurance?

Also known as short term car insurance, temporary car insurance allows existing customers to add a temporary additional driver or car to your LV= car insurance policy. Depending on the circumstances we can make these temporary changes for up to 42 days.

Call our UK call centre on

0800 633 5211

Existing customer contact details

8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
9am - 5pm Saturday and bank holidays
10am - 4pm Sunday

Calls may be recorded

Adding additional drivers to your policy

Sometimes, you may find that you might need to add someone onto your vehicle for a short period of time - for example;

  • if you are going on a long journey or on holiday and want to share the driving in your car
  • if they are borrowing your car for the weekend

If you don’t want to add them permanently on to your existing LV= car insurance policy, you can insure them on your car for a short time by temporarily adding them to your policy.


Adding additional cars to your policy

You can also get an additional car temporarily added to your policy*. For example:

  • If you are test driving a new car, you can add it for up to three days on your existing LV= car insurance policy
  • When you buy a new car, if you have already transferred your insurance to your new vehicle, but still need insurance for your old car while you sell it, you can add it short term onto your new car’s policy

*Unfortunately, this type of short term insurance is not available for traders – if you are a trader looking to get short term or temporary car insurance, contact a car insurance broker who will be able to get the best deal for you.

Whether you are looking to add an additional vehicle or person onto your policy and you have an existing LV= car insurance policy, you should contact LV= to add short term cover and not an alternative company.

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