Van insurance FAQs

I've entered my details but I can't find my van. What do I do?

If you’re entering your van’s details into the website, you might find it easier to find a match if you have your registration documents to hand, as some details (like the year of manufacture) can differ to the year of purchase.

If you’re still not able to find the right van, then you may need to call Vast Visibility on 0844 409 8534 for further information. Calls will cost 5 pence per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

I've got a pick-up truck. How do I get a quote for it?

Most of the insurers on our car insurance panel don’t quote for pick-up trucks, but if you enter your pick-up’s details in a van insurance quote instead, we should be able to get some prices for you.

Why are pick-up trucks classed as vans?

Insurance companies usually class pick-up trucks as vans because of their longer wheel base, and the fact they often exceed 3.5 tonnes. You'll often find 4x4 utility vehicles falling into the same category.

What type of cover do I need?

Choose between a private or commercial policy, then pick the level of cover you need. There are three main levels of cover available with van insurance - third party only, third party fire & theft, and comprehensive.

They work the same way as they do with a car insurance policy, with the level of protection and cover increasing across each. You can read more about what they cover in our guide.

What's the difference between commercial and private van use?

Commercial or business van insurance permits the driver to carry out a trade or profession using the van, such as making deliveries or transporting tools and equipment. Private van insurance allows you to use your vehicle for social reasons only.

Can I transfer my car's no claims bonus to my van?

No, the no claims bonus applies to a single vehicle only. Some insurers will give discounts on a second policy, but you need to check with individual insurers to find out if they offer such incentives.

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