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Short-term (or temporary) van insurance cover is a useful insurance for anyone who doesn’t drive a van all the time. Or for when you need to drive someone else’s van. It means you only get insurance for when you need it, rather than having to pay for a full 12-month policy.

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What is Short-term van insurance?

Temporary van insurance, or short-term van insurance as it is also known, allows drivers to get cover for the specific time period they need, ranging from a week to three months. Most short-term policies offer fully comprehensive insurance cover in UK and third-party only cover on EU roads as standard, with the option to upgrade if required, however it is worth checking this with your specific insurer as each policy will vary.

It is worth noting that temporary van insurance works out much more expensive per day than a standard policy, so if you are going to be needing multiple bouts of cover over the course of a year, it is worth comparing prices and seeing whether an annual policy might be more cost effective for you.

But, if you only drive a van once in a while, short-term cover is a great way to get comprehensive insurance protection, at a price relative to the amount you’re driving.

Short-term van insurance advice and FAQs

Do I need temporary van insurance?

If you will only be driving the van for a short period of time, or as a one-off, it may be worth getting a temporary van insurance policy so you only have to pay for the days that you are using the vehicle.

The most common reasons for taking out temporary van insurance include:

  • Moving house
  • Moving furniture
  • Travelling with a large group of people
  • If you need a van for one-off work purposes
  • If you’re going on a short trips or holiday
  • If you are borrowing someone else’s van for the day

Flexible short-term cover is available, they are standalone policies, so they won’t affect your no claims discount for annual motor policies you might have. Complete a quote to see prices and policies available.

 

How long can you insure a van on a temporary basis?

Temporary policies can be taken out for anywhere between 7 and 180 days.

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What is Short-term van insurance?

Temporary van insurance, or short-term van insurance as it is also known, allows drivers to get cover for the specific time period they need, ranging from a week to three months. Most short-term policies offer fully comprehensive insurance cover in UK and third-party only cover on EU roads as standard, with the option to upgrade if required, however it is worth checking this with your specific insurer as each policy will vary.

It is worth noting that temporary van insurance works out much more expensive per day than a standard policy, so if you are going to be needing multiple bouts of cover over the course of a year, it is worth comparing prices and seeing whether an annual policy might be more cost effective for you.

But, if you only drive a van once in a while, short-term cover is a great way to get comprehensive insurance protection, at a price relative to the amount you’re driving.

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