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What is temporary van insurance?

A short term, comprehensive insurance policy, to protect you and your van for between 1 and 28 days.
  • Unlike a conventional 12 month policy, short term and temporary van insurance policies allow you to get comprehensive cover to drive a van, just for the period you need
  • If driving a van is something you do rarely, it’s a great way to get comprehensive insurance protection at a price relative to the amount you are driving

When might temporary van insurance be useful?

  • For employees - if driving a van for work related purposes is a rare occurrence, a temporary van insurance policy can be a quick way to get covered when you need it most, often for much less than the cost of a full 12 month policy
  • When moving - moving into a new home, or even just doing some serious spring cleaning, can take a long time if you have a lot of items to transport. A van can speed this up, but you’ll need insurance in order to drive on UK roads
  • When working - if a van is your backup vehicle, to be used when the need arises, a short-term van insurance policy could offer the right protection, just when you need it

How does short term cover work?

With the vehicle owner’s permission, you can quickly and easily get comprehensive protection to drive your van from the moment you’ve bought or borrowed it. Just click the ‘Get a quote’ button above, and you’ll be redirected to our associates, tempcover.com, who in a few clicks will be able to offer you their best short term van insurance quote.

To complete the quote process, you’ll need to provide some of the following information;
  • Details about yourself, including name and address
  • Your licence, entitling you to drive the van in question
  • Your driving history
  • Details of the van you would like insurance for
  • The date and time you would like cover to begin
  • Full payment details

Our guide to temporary car insurance contains a lot of useful information about how the process works, and may be able to answer any questions you have about short term van insurance, since we use the same associate provider for each service.

What does short term van cover offer?

A short term van insurance policy could be a handy alternative to a 12 month policy, but this will depend on your circumstances. If you are unsure whether it is what you need, take a look at some of the features it includes;

  • The option of immediate, short term insurance
  • Peace of mind that you are protected and legal to drive
  • Comprehensive insurance on UK, and minimal cover on EU roads as standard
  • Optional cover for alloy wheels, scratches & dents and mis-fueling
  • Optional additional cover for tools in transit
  • Optional excess protection cover
  • Optional temporary AA breakdown cover
  • Optional personal accident cover

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Confused.com's temporary cover solution is provided by tempcover.com. tempcover.com is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office; Temporary Cover Ltd, Fyfe House, St James Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 3QH. Registered in England no: 04434745