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Short term car insurance

In association with GoShorty, CSIS can introduce competitive short term car and van insurance cover. Get cover from 1 hour to 28 days in less than 2 minutes! 


Who are GoShorty?

GoShorty are one of the UK’s leading short-term car insurance providers, and we help thousands of motorists across the UK each week to become insured on a car from just 1 hour to 28 days. 

What is short term car insurance?

Temporary / short-term insurance is comprehensive car cover that lasts from 1 hour up to 28 days. It’s the modern approach to insurance for those who don’t want to be tied down with a 12-month policy.

Short term car insurance quote

Arrange short term car insurance for anywhere between 1 hour to 28 days, all in just a few minutes.

  • Visit GoShorty using the link below
  • Fill out a quick online form
  • Get a quote online and choose your options
  • Pay online and you are instantly insured!

Start a Quote WITH Goshorty*

*Clicking the above link will direct you to the GoShorty website.

Short term car insurance.

Why use GoShorty...

With a broad panel of insurers, you can rest assured that they can offer a short-term insurance solution for your needs. Not only are they rated ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot, but they also have the highest rating and the most google reviews in the short-term insurance sector.

  • Temporary car insurance for drivers 19 to 75
  • They cover vehicle values from £1 to £65,000 (some limitations apply)
  • Cover available from 1 hour to 28 days for cars
  • Cover for up to 8 seats
  • Easy to use online quote form, get short term cover in minutes
  • All policies are fully comprehensive
  • Can be used to cover business use on a private car

Product details above are correct as of 12/07/2024. Please click below for full details and to get a quote.

Start a Quote WITH Goshorty*

*Clicking the above link will direct you to the GoShorty website.

Why short term car insurance?

There are many reasons why you may need to arrange a short-term policy, and with options from 1 hour to 28 days available, you can arrange cover in as little as 2 minutes with a provider you can trust.

Here are just a few of the reasons you may need to take our cover:

  • Borrowing a car: If you only need a vehicle for a short period, such as a weekend trip or a one-time event, temporary insurance allows you to cover the specific duration you require.
  • Buying a new car: Drive it home with GoShorty, with insurance from an hour upwards, leaving you time to sort your annual policy out once you're home in your new wheels.
  • Moving house: When borrowing a friend's or family member's car or van for a house move, temporary insurance ensures you have correct cover during your move.
  • Test drives: If you're considering purchasing a new car and want to take it for a test drive, temporary insurance can provide cover for the duration of the test period.
  • Additional drivers: When you have occasional guest drivers, like friends or family members, temporary insurance allows you to extend coverage to them without affecting your regular policy or no claims discount.
  • Road trips with friends: If you're visiting a new location and plan to use a friend's or family member's car temporarily, a short-term insurance policy can provide coverage during your stay.
  • Emergency situations: In cases where you need to drive a vehicle in an emergency and you're not covered by your regular insurance, a temporary policy can offer immediate cover.
  • Avoiding lapses in cover: If you're between standard insurance policies and want to ensure continuous coverage, temporary insurance can bridge the gap and protect you during the interim period.
  • Car broken down or in for repairs: Use a short term policy to borrow someone else’s car whilst yours is getting fixed, with prices from as little as £20 as day.
  • Learning to drive: Take out insurance for just the time you are practising in your car or someone else’s car, or even for your driving test too.

If you are interested in a quote, simply click the link below.

Start a Quote WITH Goshorty*

*Clicking the above link will direct you to the GoShorty website.


GoShorty are a UK based insurance broker and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under reference number 751221.

GoShorty is a registered trademark. GoShorty is a trading style of Complex to Clear Group Limited registered in England and Wales.

Offering you even more.

As well as car, home and travel insurance, CSIS are pleased to offer you access to a wide range of other products...


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Peace of mind insurance cover for a variety of assets such as let properties, unoccupied properties and UK holiday homes.

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Bicycle Insurance

In association with Cycler, CSIS are happy to be able to introduce Comprehensive bicycle and e-bike insurance with cover for up to 5 bikes.

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Caravan Insurance

In association with Coast, CSIS are happy to introduce great value insurance for Touring Caravans, Motorhomes, Statics & Trailer Tents.

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Life Insurance

In association with Zurich, CSIS are pleased to introduce great value Life insurance cover - Affordable life cover to protect you and your family.

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Pet Insurance

In association with ManyPets, CSIS are happy to introduce Pet Insurance. ManyPets offer a range of vet fee cover options from £3,000 up to £15,000.

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Short Term Car Insurance

In association with GoShorty, CSIS can introduce competitive short term car insurance cover. Get cover from just 1 hour up to 28 days.

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Young Driver Insurance

In association with Marmalade, CSIS are happy to be able to introduce great value annual car insurance products specifically for young drivers.

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Why choose CSIS?

Our customer service, and treating customers fairly is at the heart of what we do. Rated 'Excellent' for our service on Trustpilot. We are always happy to speak to you on the phone, and our policies include the following as standard:

  • Competitive premiums
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Helpful phone service
  • A range of cover & options
  • Monthly & annual premium options
  • Immediate cover available


A reputation you can trust.

Don’t believe us? Just read through some of the many reviews we have from our happy customers.


Call our friendly sales team today on

01622 766960 

or email us at insurance(at)

Office Hours:
  • 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday


Civil Service Insurance Society, 1st Floor Gail House, Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6NB Company Reg. No. 34117. CSIS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, regulation number 304151. All information on this site is intended for permanent residents of the UK and Northern Ireland only. CSIS is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation.