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What type of van insurance is right for you?

  • Standard van insurance

    Basic van 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, then it might be worth considering a goods in transit policy. 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 protection you require. 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.

Comparing van insurance - What you should consider

Finding the right insurance policy for your van is about more than just the cost. 

Many businesses depend on their van being up and running on a daily basis, so making sure you have the right type of insurance in place could one day help you and your business recover from an accident or theft. 

  • 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.

  • The right type and level of insurance for your van will depend on its size, specification and daily use. Some policy types may not offer protection in the areas you need. Read our guide to applying for van insurance for some useful hints on getting the right cover.

  • Some vans, cargo and businesses may need tailored policies that provide cover for specific risks, like transporting expensive, fragile or hazardous goods. You can read more about these types of policies below, or find them on our policy types page.

Getting a quote - for business or pleasure

Whether yours is a business van or just for social use, you’ll want to make sure you only pay for the cover you need. 

  • The first step is finding out what type of policy you need.
  • The second is getting it at the right price.

When getting a quote, you'll need to choose one of the three options below, which will impact both the premium you pay and the level of protection you receive.

  • Social only - If you don't use your van or pickup for any work related purposes, you’ll only need social cover.
  • Own goods - If you are using your van to carry your own goods, tools and other work equipment, a commercial van policy may suit you best. Different insurers will offer varying levels of cover for your van and its contents, which you should compare before making any purchase.
  • Haulage - If you use your van to transport other people’s goods, or get paid to move cargo, you’ll need a policy that covers you for haulage, such as courier or goods in transit cover. Again, these policies will offer varying levels of cover, dependent on the insurer.

Having the right insurance policy in place in the event of an accident could minimise its impact on you, your customers, your business and income. 

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Van insurance guides

If you are unsure about what type of cover you'll need take a look at our selection of guides for some useful information.

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