Temporary van insurance cover is a useful type of short-term van insurance for anyone who doesn’t drive their van (or somebody else’s van) all the time. 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 temporary 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 single day 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.

Temporary 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
  • 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.

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

Temporary policies can be taken out for anywhere between 1 and 180 days.

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What is temporary 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 single day 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.

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