Temporary van insurance

Find short term cover for your van in minutes

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

  • Get short term van insurance from 1 hour up to 28 days

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 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 help speed things up, but you’ll need insurance in order to drive on UK roads.

When working, if a van is your backup vehicle to use whenever the need arises, a short-term van insurance policy could offer the right protection, just when you need it

If you’re test driving a new van you can get temporary cover as soon as you’ve bought your policy!

How does short term van insurance work?

Short term cover allows you to drive a van for a temporary period. With the vehicle owner’s permission, you can quickly and easily get comprehensive protection to drive your van from the moment you’ve borrowed or bought it. Our partner Tempcover.com, will be able to offer you their best short term van insurance quote in just a few clicks. Here’s what you need:

Personal details:

  • Details about yourself, including name and address
  • Your licence
  • 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 would like cover to begin

We compare temporary insurance from up to 5 providers

The benefits of temporary van insurance

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’re unsure whether it’s 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’re protected and legal to drive
  • Comprehensive insurance on UK roads as standard

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

Make sure to select the correct body type to match the van you’re trying to insure. Not getting it right could not only cost you more but could also 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

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