Who is Jaunt?
Jaunt was launched by insurance company BGL in 2019, as its temporary insurance arm. It offer instant cover from 1 hour to 30 days to people aged 18–75 with a valid driving licence issued by the UK, EU, EEA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Switzerland.
As well as car insurance, Jaunt also offers van and motorhome insurance.
Who underwrites Jaunt temporary car insurance?
Jaunt’s policies are provided by DayInsure and underwritten by Aviva.
What level of cover is available?
Like most temporary insurance cover providers, Jaunt only offers a comprehensive policy as standard. The policy includes:
- Accidental damage cover for the vehicle
- Fire and theft
- New vehicle replacement (conditions apply)
- Personal belongings up to £150
- Windows and windscreen
- Child seat cover
- Replacement locks if keys are lost or stolen
- Liability cover up to £5 million
- Third party cover within the EU, the EEA and Switzerland
- Personal accident cover up to £2,500 (or £5,000 per insurance year) for you and your partner
- Vehicle recovery in the event of illness
You can get a policy for any timeframe between 1 hour and 30 days.
If you’re borrowing a car from a friend or family member, you’ll be glad to know that claiming on this policy won’t affect the no claims discount of the car’s owner.
Jaunt’s optional extras
While Jaunt’s policy comes with third party cover for trips to the EU, the EEA and Switzerland, you can add comprehensive cover to these destinations for an added premium.
How much does Jaunt temporary insurance cost?
The price of car insurance depends on many personal factors, like the make and model of the car, as well as the driver’s age and driving experience. This means prices vary from person to person.
That said, Jaunt’s website states that its temporary car insurance starts from 38p per hour and its temporary van insurance starts from 37p per hour.
What is the claims process for Jaunt?
If you need to report an accident or make a claim, call 08000 156 166 (+44 161 866 4114 from abroad). This will take you to Aviva’s claims handling service, available 24/7.
You must let your insurer know about any accident or incident resulting in a claim as soon as possible after it happens. An excess will apply to most claims (the amount will vary according to your circumstances).
How do I contact Jaunt?
You can call Jaunt’s support team on 0333 009 0701.
Lines open Monday to Thursday 9am–5pm, Friday 9am–4pm, Saturday 9am–5pm (closed for lunch 12.30pm–1.30pm) and Sunday 9am–4pm (closed for lunch 12.30pm–1.30pm).
You can also email email@example.com.
Can I manage my policy online?
When you take out a Jaunt policy, you can set up your own account to save and manage your details.
However, there won’t be much policy management to do, as Jaunt’s cover cannot be extended or renewed. The only way to add more days to your cover is to take out a new policy.
Similarly, once you’ve paid for your insurance, you can’t change any details. To change something, you need to cancel your insurance and set up a new policy.
You can cancel your policy at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your policy reference number. If your insurance hasn’t started yet, you’ll get a full refund. If your cover has started, you can get a refund for the unused premium, provided there have been no claims or incidents likely to lead to a claim.
Jaunt customer reviews
On customer reviews platform Trustpilot, Jaunt has 4.6 out of 5 stars and a rating of “Excellent”, based on more than 30 reviews (as at October 2020).
Customers praise the fast and easy-to-use quote process and helpful service.
Pros and cons
- Cover for windows and windscreen included as standard
- Third party cover for EU, the EEA and Switzerland
- Cancel any time and be refunded for unused premium
- Only one optional extra available, so limited opportunity to personalise the policy
- No option to make changes to the policy
Jaunt provides a decent comprehensive option for temporary car cover. Replacing the windows, windscreen and locks is included as standard, which is not always the case.
This isn’t the most flexible policy on the market, both in terms of optional add-ons and the ability to make changes to your details once you’ve purchased the cover. However, you can cancel any time and even get a refund for premium you’ve not used.
If the benefits on offer suit what you need, and you don’t think you’ll need to make any amendments, Jaunt’s policy can be a good option for you. Get started by visiting Jaunt’s website and sign up for an account. If you have read this review and decided that Jaunt is not for you, you can also compare other temporary car insurance policies on the market.
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