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You can usually add a temporary driver for a short-term visit or rental, but it depends on the specific car insurance company and its policies.

If you’re planning to add a temporary driver, make sure to check with the insurer. Their policies may vary, and some may charge an additional fee for adding extra drivers. Be sure to ask about any age restrictions, driving history requirements, and the process for adding the driver.

What information do I need to provide to add a driver to my car insurance?

To add a temporary driver, you’ll likely need to provide some essential information about the additional driver, such as their name, driver’s license details, and contact information. 

Remember that adding a temporary driver might come with an extra cost. The car insurance company may charge a fee for each additional driver. Make sure to inquire about these costs upfront so that you’re aware of the increased premium.

Read our detailed guide to adding teenager to car insurance policy

Final thoughts

Remember, it’s important to communicate openly with the car insurance company and ask any questions you may have about adding a driver for a short period.  It’s always recommended to have proper insurance coverage when allowing someone else to drive your vehicle, even if it’s just for a short period.