This app sorts insurance for you on your mate's car for an hour 5 years ago

This app sorts insurance for you on your mate's car for an hour

There's nothing worse than needing to use a car at a moment's notice, but not having one at your disposal.

Even more annoying is when there is a motor you can use short-term, but you're not insured on it.

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But a new app claims to help to sort out temporary car insurance for you. Cuvva queries the DVLA database on your behalf to give you on-demand car insurance for periods as short as one hour.

Think of it as a handy way to pitch in if a mate's had a drink. Or of you're borrowing a car for a day trip or moving house.

The process takes about 10 minutes when you first sign up, but once you've paid your fee (starting costs start at £7 for an hour), you're away.

One more way to get about the place with minimum fuss. It's available now to download for iOS.