Courtesy car: What does it mean?

If you have an accident or your car breaks down, your insurance provider could offer you a courtesy car. You can drive the courtesy car until your car is repaired. It’s often included in a comprehensive car insurance policy, but might not be, so always check with your provider.

Courtesy car: The long answer

A courtesy car is a temporary replacement vehicle provided by a garage or insurance company while your own car is being repaired or serviced. It is offered as a gesture of goodwill to ensure you can continue driving and maintain your mobility during the period when your vehicle is unavailable.

The courtesy car is usually similar in size and type to your own car, allowing you to carry out your daily activities without much disruption. It is important to note that the availability and terms of courtesy cars may vary depending on your insurance policy or the garage you are dealing with.