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    test drive cover

    what do you do about insurance for test drives? my current insurance dosent cover me for other cars, and as im 18 i cant find any short term cover, any ideas?

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    tempcover.co.uk

    but only if the cars not insured elsewhere, as you can only have one insurance policy on one car at a time legally, if it is insured, you can ask the owner to add you on to the insurance for one day as a temporary additional driver and you can pay him/her the extra



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    yer that helps thanks, didnt think about asking them to add me

    edit, temp cover is 21+

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    Test it on private land/roads?

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    Im sure test drives always work differently to normal driving circumstances? Aren't you insured on a policy of the car owner and garage you test drive it from?

    I was once told if you go for a test drive and get pulled over its the salesman that takes the flack on their licence. So i dont think you actual need your own insurance policy.

    Ive just thought......If you are talking about a private sale test drive. Then technically I see what you mean yes you wont be insured. best thing i can think of, is firstly a ride by the owner, usually advisable anyway to see how the car has been driven. and then not that im suggesting anything, but....quiet country lane?
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    When i was of that age i remember doing test drives and not even having a car!!! Some time i was driving dealer cars. do they ask for insurance nowadays??
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    dealers is fine, their covered, it just private that i wasnt sure about, guess il just have to find a big carpark, as for country lanes would you let someone do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeeeshad View Post
    as for country lanes would you let someone do that?
    To be honest, i wouldnt be keen on letting any stranger drive my car, even with insurance. However if i was looking at a car id never buy it without driving it. Double standards I suppose, but its a difficult situation.
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