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Temporary Van Insurance

We’re partnered with Tempcover to help you find temporary van insurance.

Temporary van insurance is an affordable, flexible insurance option when you need to use a van occasionally or for a short period.

It’s the quick and easy way to get the cover you need while only paying for the time you need.

Whether you’re picking up a new vehicle, borrowing a van to move house, transport large items, or as part of your business, van insurance from Tempcover can help you save time and money and get you on the road in your van in no time.

It couldn’t be simpler to get a temporary van insurance policy with Tempcover.

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Short-term van insurance to suit you

Full cover, no impact

Full cover, no impact

Get fully comprehensive cover on their standard short term van insurance policies – plus it won’t affect your no claims discount

Hourly, daily, weekly

Hourly, daily, weekly

Choose the duration you want with 1-12 hour and 1-28 day insurance cover available – don’t pay for cover you don’t need

All customised, nothing added

Fully customised

Customise your policy to suit your situation – get the policy you want and even choose the minute you want your policy to begin

Tempcover Reviews

“Extremely easy to arrange cover for a few days and documentation was available immediately. This is the second time I’ve used Tempcover and would definitely use them again.”

Mr Pickstock (April 2023)

“I use Tempcover and have been most happy with their efficiency and prices – highly recommend them when you are in need of immediate insurance.”

Kerry Bishop (April 2023)

Temporary van insurance FAQ

Yes, these are all options they offer. Whether you just need one-day van insurance or a van insurance policy that covers you for 28 days, they’ve got you.

You can get a policy to drive a van for at least one hour up to one month at a time, but there are no restrictions on the number of policies you can buy. If you need a van insurance policy that covers you for six months, you can easily buy six separate monthly policies or one-month policy at a time if you think your situation may change.

Whatever duration you’re looking to buy, make sure you consider all options before buying to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible.

Every insurance policy is different, but you’ll rarely be covered to drive a hire vehicle in addition to the car named on your policy. And even if you are, you’ll likely only have third-party cover for driving a van. That’s why short–term van insurance is the sensible choice for most people.

While “van” is the general term for the vehicle type, there are many different types of van available that you can insure with them.

To make sure you get the right short-term van insurance quote and pay the right price, it’s important you select the correct body type.

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

Pickup– single cab
Pickup – double cab
Box van
Luton van
Hot food dispenser
Ice cream van
Livestock carrier
Milk float
Mobile shop
Tipper truck
Refuse vehicle
Road sweeper
Skip carrier
Vehicle transporter

Yes, as long as your van hasn’t been declared as SORN (in which case there is no need to insure it), you can get temporary van insurance.

This can be useful if you are driving a van back to your property after buying it but want a little more time to consider your long-term insurance options. It might also be helpful if you want to temporarily insure a friend or relative to drive your van, without having to make them a named driver on your main policy.

Yes, once you have purchased your temporary van insurance policy, your insurance details should be passed to the Motor Insurance Database. They are obliged to supply the Database with these details within seven days, so please note that if your temporary cover has expired before seven days are up due to its short-term nature, your policy details may not appear on askMID while you’re using it.

For this reason, we recommend that you print your Insurance Certificate and keep it with you when driving the van.

What is short-term van insurance?

Short term van insurance cover can provide you with fully comprehensive van insurance for a length of time that suits you. 

Temporary van insurance is perfect for situations where you need flexibility. Some examples of instances when you might find this type of cover beneficial include:

Borrowing a van to move house– You’ll probably need a large vehicle to move bigger, bulkier items and you may find that borrowing and insuring a van for the day is much cheaper than hiring a removal company.

Delivering or transporting large items– Whether you’re buying or selling, moving large items is not a job for your car. Whether you need to use one for a day or longer, you can find temporary van insurance cover to suit your situation.

In need of quick, short-term business insurance for vans?– Businesses across the UK rely on their vans, so if one goes out of action or a new employee starts, you will need a quick insurance option to keep your business running. Get a temporary van insurance quote with Tempcover in just 90 seconds.

Test driving a new van– If you’ve got your eye on a new set of wheels, make sure everything is as it seems with a test drive. Get a short term van insurance policy for a few hours without adjusting or affecting any existing insurance on the vehicle.

Driving away a new van– Once you’ve chosen your next van, don’t wait around arranging your long-term insurance. Drive your new van home and give yourself up to 28 days to choose the right annual policy while still using it legally.

Young van drivers– Van insurance can be extremely expensive, especially for first-time or young van drivers. If you’re only driving occasionally, you could save money and get cheaper van insurance with pay-as-you-go insurance.

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