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Having access to a van for a day can be really useful, but you’ll still need to have the right cover in place.
If you’re renting a van, insurance will usually be included in the agreement but if you’re borrowing one, you’ll need to arrange your own van insurance policy.
Even if you’re only borrowing a van for one day, you’re legally required to have insurance if you’re not a named driver on the existing policy.
Luckily, you can get van insurance that lasts just 24 hours to cover you, whether you need it for personal or business use.
As it’s a standalone policy, separate from the owner’s van insurance, their no-claims bonus won’t be affected if you need to make a claim.
Alternatively, you could be named as an additional driver to the van owner’s existing insurance policy, but this will likely be a longer process than taking out your own short-term cover.
Only a van will do in certain circumstances, including:
If you’re relocating but don’t want to use a removal company - for instance, if you only have a small amount of furniture you can handle yourself. Just remember to get goods in transit cover for transporting your possessions
Perhaps you have equipment to take to an event, for example, if you have a stall at an exhibition
If you’re selling or disposing of large pieces of furniture, like a fridge or sofa, a van may be the only option
Taking your surfboard down to the beach or packing up your camping gear is a lot easier with a van for your equipment
You’d be surprised how much you need to make your uni accommodation feel homely
If you’re yet to add a new employee as an additional driver on your existing van insurance policy, this type of cover could be the right choice
You might need to use a van every so often, but not enough to warrant taking out an annual policy or being added as an additional driver
Useful if your van is at the garage and you don’t have courtesy vehicle cover
It will depend on the policy you purchase, but you’ll likely be covered for:
It’s unlikely you’ll be covered for:
Always make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully before choosing a van insurance policy, so you know exactly what you will and won’t be covered for.
Yes, it’s possible to get optional extras for your one-day van insurance. Consider:
All you need to do is enter some details about yourself and the van you want to be insured for.
If the price is right and the policy has the cover you need, you can then purchase your one-day van insurance.
You’ll be covered for a 24-hour period on the start date you’ve requested (this usually begins and ends at midnight) after which you won’t be insured.
If you do need cover for longer, there are other short-term options available for up to a month. Alternatively, if a day is too long, it’s even possible to get a policy that lasts only an hour.
The cost of your one-day van insurance is dependent on the same information as annual cover, so chances are, if your annual policy is pricey, your one-day policy will be too. This could be because you’re a younger driver (under 25), live in a built-up area, or are intending to use the van to transport goods.
Ultimately, your policy will be calculated based on:
To be eligible for one-day van insurance, usually, you must:
There will also be restrictions on the type of van you can cover, for instance only right-hand-drive vans with no modifications (excluding roof racks and accessibility changes for disabled drivers).
Each insurer will have their own set of eligibility criteria though, so it’s always best to check.