Van insurance guides: Index

Our van guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare van insurance quotes.


Beginners' guide to van insurance

Confused by van insurance cover levels and policy documentation? Read our guide to help you through...

Beginners' guide to van insurance »

Classic van insurance

Learn more about how to get the right policy for your classic van or vintage pick-up.

Classic van insurance »

Commercial van insurance

If you drive a van for work purposes, commercial van insurance is the cover you need. Find out which category suits your business and job and then compare quotes to find the right deal for you.

Commercial van insurance »

Do I need business or private van insurance?

This is a question that often leaves van drivers stumped, but it's a vital one to get right - get the lowdown with our guide.

Do I need business or private van insurance? »

Exchanging details after an accident

Learn what you should do after an accident and print out a traffic accident record to keep in your van to make sure you remember to collect all the important details in the event of an incident.

Exchanging details after an accident »

Frequently asked questions on van insurance

Get the answers to FAQs on van insurance policies.

Frequently asked questions on van insurance »

4x4 insurance

4x4 insurance can be costly - find out how to get the right deal and whether you need to insure your vehicle as a car or a van.

4x4 insurance »

Haulage and courier insurance

Haulage and courier cover are similar and can be confused when arranging insurance - learn more to ensure you get an appropriate policy.

Haulage and courier insurance »

How driving convictions impact van insurance

Learn how driving and motoring convictions affect the cost of motoring insurance and see a list of driving conviction codes.

How driving convictions impact car insurance »

How van insurance quotes are calculated

How companies use risk factors such as your address, occupation and driving history to calculate your van insurance premiums.

How van insurance quotes are calculated »

Insurance for in-van electronic systems

Devices like audio and entertainment systems and sat-nav may be covered by van insurance, whether they're installed in the vehicle or not. Find out more...

Insurance for in-van electronic systems »

Is my vehicle a car or a van?

Some family vehicles are classed as light commercial vehicles because of their dual-purpose nature and, if you drive one, you need to be sure you've got the right insurance.

Is my vehicle a car or a van? »

Legal expenses insurance

If you're involved in a driving accident, the legal fees can quickly mount up. You may already have legal assistance as part of your existing policy - or you might need to consider additional legal protection cover.

Legal expenses insurance »

Minibus and MPV insurance

Finding cheap minibus and MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) insurance quotes can be something of a struggle, so find out more about the options available.

Minibus and MPV insurance »

Modified van insurance

Compare modified van insurance quotes and learn why alterations could increase premium prices and narrow your choice of provider.

Modified van insurance »

MyLicence: IIADD database

The Insurance Industry Access to Driver Data (IIADD) database, branded as MyLicence, could mean easier and more accurate quotes for customers.

MyLicence: IIADD database »

No claims bonuses and discounts

Explaining no claims discounts, bonuses and protection and how these things can impact on the price of your premium.

No claims bonuses and discounts »

Optional extras for van insurance

Optional extras explained, including legal protection, breakdown cover, personal accident cover, windscreen cover and courtesy van cover.

Optional extras for van insurance »

Personal accident cover

Personal accident cover can offer compensation for death and specified significant injuries sustained as a result of being in a vehicle accident. If you're unfortunate enough to have an accident, try our guide to personal injury claims.

Personal accident cover »

Pick-up insurance

To cover a pick-up you'll need van insurance rather than car insurance - find out all you need to know, then compare quotes to get the right deal.

Pick-up insurance »

Private van insurance

If you have a van and use it for purely social reasons, you'll need private van insurance. Find out more and then compare quotes to find the best product for you.

Private van insurance »

Replacement key insurance

The right replacement key cover on your van insurance could help with lost and stolen keys, van hire and transportation of a stranded vehicle to a repairer.

Replacement key insurance »

Short term van insurance

If you need a van for a few hours, days or weeks, short term cover could be required - find out more and get a quote.

Short term van insurance »

Telematics van insurance

Find out about telematics insurance and why you might want to consider such a pay-how-you-drive policy when you come to compare quotes for your vehicle.

Telematics van insurance »

Top tips for cheaper van insurance

Get the right cover at the right price with our top tips for cheaper van insurance quotes.

Top tips for cheaper van insurance »

Van security and your insurance

What measures can you take to improve the security of your van, and how may they impact on the price of your policy?

Van security and your insurance » 

Van warranty

Van warranties are a form of insurance, designed to protect against the cost of certain types of mechanical breakdown.

Van warranty »

Young drivers' van insurance

Find out how you can reduce the cost of young drivers' van insurance then compare quotes to find the right policy for your needs.

Young drivers' van insurance »

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Breakdown cover for vans

Find out more about van breakdown insurance and different levels of cover, with considerations including whether you use your van for business or pleasure.

Breakdown cover for vans »

Driving abroad

Know the legal and insurance requirements if you're driving in Europe or further afield.

Driving abroad »

Driving licences

Information on the most common licences, including provisional, UK full, UK automatic, European licences and the International Driving Permit.

Driving licences »

Drug driving

What are the insurance implications of drug driving and what legislation is in place around the issue?

Drug driving »

Essential motoring checklist

How to set your vehicle up for safe motoring and to prepare you and your van for emergency situations on the road.

Essential motoring checklist »

Fuel prices and fuel cost calculator

Fuel prices are a huge concern for motorists, but road users may be making a false economy by driving miles trying to find cheap petrol and diesel. Find out more and try our fuel cost calculator.

Fuel prices »

Guide to good driving

Brush up on good driving tips in order to stay safe on the road.

Guide to good driving »

Insurance claims after an accident

There's no shortage of advice on what to do in the event of an accident or collision, but what about in the days and weeks afterwards? There's more involved than simply filling out a claim form...

Insurance claims after an accident »

Medical problems and driving

When do the DVLA need to be informed of medical problems, and when should you stay off the road?

Medical problems and driving » 

Motor trade insurance

Learn more about how to get the right policy in the many-faceted world of trader insurance, including car jockey insurance.

Motor trade insurance »

Multi-tasking motorists

Significant numbers of UK drivers are risking safety, driving bans and affordable premiums by multi-tasking at the wheel.

Multi-tasking motorists »

Number plates

Find out what the numbers and letters on vehicle registration plates stand for, with information on legal requirements, replacements and personalised plates.

Number plates »

Parking laws

Do you know where you can park and when? Or what to do if you get a ticket, a wheel clamp, or your van towed away?

Parking laws »


How to report potholes and how to make a claim if you suffer injury or damage to your van or other property as a result of one.

Potholes »

Psychology of driving

What do individual personality traits and psychological theory have to say about your ability to drive safely? Get the expert view.

Psychology of driving »

Speed awareness courses

Learn about speed awareness courses - who can take them, how much they cost, how they affect insurance prices and whether they improve your driving.

Speed awareness courses »

Speed cameras

Are speed cameras effective in reducing accidents, or are they just there to make money? presents the results of its survey.

Speed cameras »

Towing guide

All you need to know about towing, with information on licences, towing weights, speed limits and much more.

Towing guide »

Truck and HGV insurance

Learn more about insuring lorries, HGVs and trucks, whether as an owner-operator or if you need fleet cover.

Truck and HGV insurance »

Tyres guides

A guide to choosing and looking after tyres, with information on tyre pressure, checking legal limits, tyre sizes, remoulds, winter tyres and more.

Tyres guides »

Van versus car: The running costs

Ever been tempted to trade in the car for a van? The additional costs may not be as high as you think, but there are a number of factors to consider...

Van versus car: The running costs » 

Vehicle fleet insurance

Find out more about the pros and cons of covering multiple business cars, vans and HGVs on one policy.

Vehicle fleet insurance » 

What to do if you break down

Find out what to do if your vehicle has mechanical trouble and get the right breakdown cover for you.

What to do if you break down »

Winter driving guide

Tips for winter driving and on how to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for anything from a cold snap to extreme weather.

Winter driving guide »


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