What type of van insurance is right for you?
Van insurance is a legal requirement under CIE (Continuous Insurance Enforcement) laws in the UK and, if your van is essential to your daily business, it could prove invaluable to you in the future.
Because of the range of uses vans are put to, there are a number of different policy types available. Choosing the right one for you will be important in ensuring you get the right level of cover, the right premium, and the right protection.
Take a look at some of the examples below – you’ll find more information for each policy type on its relevant page, or view a full list of the policy types we compare.
- Standard van insurance - Basic van insurance policies will come with various benefits and limitations (such as contents cover, mileage limits and usage restrictions) dependent on the provider. If you intend on using your van in connection with work or business, you will need to disclose this to your insurer.
- Goods in transit cover – If you’re using your van to transport dangerous, hazardous or particularly valuable cargo, a goods in transit policy may be the best option for you. It can offer cover for items that would not generally be protected by a standard policy, and offer assistance if they are lost or damaged in transit.
- Courier insurance - If you’re using your van for delivery of other people’s goods, a courier insurance policy may offer you the best level of protection. It can provide cover for high value items and long distance/frequent travelling.
- Pickup truck insurance - Most insurance companies classify a pickup truck as a van rather than a car - find out more about what this means for your policy and premium on our pickup truck insurance page.
If you’re unsure about what type of cover will work best for you, take a look at our collection of van insurance guides for some useful information, or click the ‘Get a quote’ button above to compare policy options, benefits and prices in one simple list. You’ll be able to compare up to 19 of the UK’s top van insurance companies, and find the policy and price that suits your needs best.
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