Temporary van insurance

Find short term cover for your van in minutes

  • Get covered instantly if you need a policy to start immediately

  • Buy cover up to 28 days in advance

  • Flexible cover and no lengthy contracts

What is temporary van insurance?

Temporary van insurance is a short term, comprehensive insurance policy to protect you and your van for between 1 hour 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 that reflects the amount you drive.

When do I need temporary cover for my van?

There are times when you may want to consider taking out a temporary van insurance policy:

If you occasionally have to drive a van for work purposes a temporary policy can be a quick way to get cover as and when you need it. It’s often cheaper than the price of a full 12-month policy.

Moving home can take a long time if you've got a lot of items to transport. Borrowing or hiring a van can help speed things up, but you’ll need a valid insurance policy to drive on UK roads.

When you need to deliver or collect larger items like white goods or furniture.

When test driving a new van you might be able to get temporary cover that starts straight away.

Driving a new van home. Temporary insurance offers you cover straight away and could buy you some time to shop around for longer term van insurance.

What are the benefits of temporary van insurance?

If you’re only driving a van as a one off or on an occasional basis, short term van insurance could be cheaper and more flexible than standard year-long cover. The benefits of temporary van insurance include:

  • Only paying for cover when you’re driving the van.
  • Peace of mind that you’re protected and legal to drive.
  • Comprehensive insurance on UK roads as standard
  • Protected no-claims bonus. If you need to claim, any no-claims bonus you, or the van owner, have on another car or van should be protected.
  • Arrange cover in minutes.

How does short term van insurance work?

Short-term van insurance works just like an ordinary van insurance policy. You can arrange comprehensive cover in minutes and with documents emailed over straight away you should quickly be able to get behind the wheel. You just need the permission of the owner of the van you’ll be driving.

Our partner Tempcover.com should be able to offer you their best short term van insurance quote in no time at all.

What do I need to get short term van insurance?

Here's what you'll need to get a quote:

Personal details

  • Your name and address
  • Your licence details
  • What you’re going to be using the van for - for example, social and domestic use or business use
  • Full payment details

Van details

  • Details of the van you’d like insurance for
  • How long you’d like cover for
  • The date and time you’d like cover to begin

Find cover for your van in minutes

What does temporary van insurance cover?

  • Comprehensive insurance for up to 28 days. This offers protection for you and your van if you’re involved in an accident, if your van is stolen or if it’s damaged by fire.
  • Accidental or deliberate damage to your van. Don’t be left out of pocket if your van is the target of vandals.
  • Legal cover should cover any potential legal liabilities if you injure somebody or damage their property while driving your van.
  • Personal belongings cover may protect any personal belongings you keep in your van if they’re stolen or lost, or damaged in an accident.

Which types of van can be insured?

When getting a quote, you can select from the following body types:

  • Van
  • Tipper
  • Pickup – single cab
  • Refrigerated/insulated
  • Pickup – double cab
  • Motorcaravan
  • Box van
  • Horsebox
  • Luton van
  • Vans up to 5 seats in total

It’s vital you select the correct van body type for the van you are insuring. Getting it wrong could mean you pay more, or worse, invalidate your cover.

What type of cover is available?

Depending on how you use it, you can insure your van for:

  • Social, domestic and pleasure use
  • Commuting, plus social, domestic and pleasure use
  • Carriage of own goods in connection with your business
  • Courier or haulage use

Find out more about the different classes of use for van insurance.

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