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InsureVAN are a specialist van insurance broker that offers highly competitive van insurance rates and an online van insurance quote service that allows you to compare the cheapest van insurance quotes whilst comparing the levels of cover. Or call 0800 142 2808 to speak to one of our van insurance experts
Your van is a key element of your business – and also its contents – so its vital that you use van insurance experts who will understand your business needs and make sure that both your van and its tools / contents (if applicable) are covered.
Our van insurance policies are tailored for sole traders or small business owners and we can cover a single van or a fleet of vans (3+ vehicles)
Using a van insurance broker like insureVAN means that you don’t have to go to numerous websites to compare individual quotes. We have relationships and exclusive rates with many underwriters so we’ll do the hard work for you, and because of the volume of van insurance customers we have, we are able to get additional discounts for our clients that normal insurers can’t.
Cheap van insurance key benefits
- Exclusive low prices – including introductory discounts if you have no claims on another vehicle and up to 65% discount
- Free legal expenses cover
- Pay monthly by Direct Debit
- Tools cover – protect against theft
- Goods in transit & liability insurance cover as additional options
- Dedicated account manager for the life of your policy
- 24 hours free claims management service and free replacement vehicles
- Online van insurance quotes 24/7 or call 0800 142 2808
- Expert van insurance broker team – nobody understands van insurance better than us to save you money
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Our van insurance experts will do all the hard work for you and provide excellent customer service throughout the life of your policy dealing with any claims that you may have.
To get a quote, call us free on 0800 142 2808 or fill in our van insurance quote online form and we’ll call you back with a range of competitive van insurance quotes.
Cheap Van Insurance – Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need van insurance?
If you use your van (or leave it) on a public highway it is a legal requirement to have the right level of motor insurance cover.
If your van is under 3.5 tonnes in weight a standard van insurance policy should be adequate for this (assuming the van has no modifications). If your van is over 3.5 tonnes in weight, you’ll probably need a commercial van insurance policy.
We offer both policy types, plus options such as goods in transit insurance (GIT insurance) and liability cover.
How do I get a van insurance policy?
Please complete our van insurance quote form and one of our experienced van insurance brokers will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the van cover you need.
Our dedicated account managers will discuss the insurance required for your van or vans – the options available – so we can provide the most competitive quote and tailored policy we can. Van fleet insurance is an option – please visit our van insurance fleet page or call 0800 142 2808 and ask for our van fleet insurance team
What benefits do I get with my UK van insurance from insureVAN?
We specialise in van insurance so we make sure that our van policies provide the full level of cover and options that van drivers and small business owners need.
Cheap van insurance benefits include:
- 24 hour free claims management service
- Dedicated account manager for your policy(s)
- Free legal expenses
- Goods in transit cover / tools cover / liability insurance options
Do I just need UK van insurance or overseas cover?
Frankly it depends on how often you take your van overseas.
If you take you van abroad on a frequent basis, it’s probably cheaper to get a van insurance policy that includes European travel.
If you never or infrequently use your van overseas, it’s usually better to insure your van with just van insurance for the UK, and then contact us to add European travel as and when you need it.
We can always add permanent European cover at a later date if your needs change.
Does insureVAN offer any other commercial insurance policies?
Yes, we do via our sister companies who have specialist insurance teams. We find that by having bespoke websites with unique quote engines, backed up by a team of brokers, provides the most competitive insurance quotes for our clients.
What types of cover can I get for my van insurance quote?
Van insurance UK follows the same principles as all motor insurance and includes:
- Comprehensive Van Insurance
- Third Party Fire and Theft Van Insurance
- Third Party Only Van Insurance
You should strongly consider public liability insurance, employers’ liability insurance (if you have employees) and goods in transit / tools insurance also.
What approach should I take for specifying drivers on the van insurance policy?
It’s totally up to you and will depend on what level of flexibility your business needs when it comes to who you want driving your vans. Named only drivers will usually get you cheaper van insurance but the downside to this is a lack of flexibility.
Any driver policies give fantastic flexibility if your business needs a number of drivers using your vans on a daily basis.
The options are:
- Insured only van insurance policy
- Named drivers van insurance policy (Insured and named drivers)
- Any driver over 25 insurance policy (and under 65)
You can also have an any driver over 25 policy with one named driver under 25 (although no claims experience for the young driver is very helpful)
Can I get an instant online van insurance quote?
It depends on what type of van insurance you need.
If you require basic van insurance (same principles as car insurance) and want an instant quote, then you can use our instant quote engine on our sister site Insurance4yourVan.
However, in most cases we find that it is best that you submit your details on this website – which only takes one minute – and let our specialist van insurance team search the market. Their inside knowledge means that they can often “beat the machine” – especially as we have customers that need either sole trader van insurance or small business van insurance.
Click here to visit our van insurance online quote page, submit your details, and we’ll contact you with a quote with 24 hours, often sooner (2-3 hours)
Do I need personal van insurance or business van insurance?
This depends on what you use your van for. It’s important you get the right type of insurance as any claim might be invalid if you submit incorrect details.
The main categories are:
- Social, Domestic and Pleasure – usually for personal use with commuting as an option
- Carriage of own goods insurance – This is ideal as business use insurance and includes cover for all business materials such as stock, tools and equipment
- Haulage insurance – suited for larger commercial vehicles
- Courier insurance – This is specialist insurance when you are delivering goods for hire and reward on a multi drop basis
Can I pay my van insurance monthly?
Yes, with an initial monthly deposit there are options to pay monthly by direct debit, standing order or debit / credit card. Our team can give you the options available for paying monthly to help you spread the cost of insuring your van
Can I add or remove drivers?
Yes, you can add or remove drivers at any time, depending on what type of policy you opt for.
Can I call you instead to get my van insurance quote?
Of course – the majority of our customers prefer to speak to one of our van insurance brokers as they can tailor the policy and tweak the voluntary excess to get the most competitive quotes and best levels of cover.
Call us on 0800 142 2808
We can also advice on what additional cover you may need such as carriage of own goods or goods in transit insurance.
We’ll happily call you back if you prefer – send us an email to email@example.com and state what time of day you’d prefer us to call you
What vehicles typically qualify for van insurance quotes?
There are no universally accepted van categories, but at insureVAN we tend to use the following, some of which overlap:
- Small van insurance
- Business van insurance
- Business van fleet insurance
- Light van insurance
- Medium van insurance
- Large van insurance
Small vans are normally used for small loads and are often simply extensions to the normal car such as a Fiesta.
Medium sized vans are bigger and can be short wheel based (SWB) transits
Large van insurance tends to be long wheel based vans (often referred to as LWB vans)
Our Top 10 most popular van quote requests are listed below:
- Ford Transit insurance quote
- Citroen Berlingo insurance quote
- Ford Fiesta van insurance quote
- Fiat Ducato insurance quote
- Volkswagen transporter insurance quote
- Renault Kangoo insurance quote
- Vauxhall Astra Van insurance quote
- Mercedes Benz Vito insurance quote
- Volkswagen Caddy insurance quote
- Fiat Doblo insurance quote
Do you accept existing van insurance no claims discount?
Yes we do – we can offer no claims bonus of up to 65%. We are confident we will beat your renewal price due to our relationships with a wide number of van insurance underwriters.
We can do this with either single vehicle or van fleet insurance renewal quotes
What if I haven’t got any no claims discount?
There are several ways that you can get a discount for a new van insurance policy even if you haven’t got a specific no claims bonus for van insurance.
For example, if you are a competent driver with a good driving history, we can offer a large introductory no claims bonus under the following circumstances:
- Match existing no claims bonus – you can transfer any existing no claims bonus from a car insurance policy, van insurance policy, courier insurance policy, taxi insurance policy and HGV insurance policy
- Company car driving discount – if you can get written proof from your previous / existing company that you have been driving a similar vehicle, we will be able to use this to get you a sizable introductory discount
Do you do van fleet insurance?
Van fleet insurance is one of our specialties.
We have helped small businesses grow their company fleet, and made sure their fleet insurance needs are met. Often, businesses start with only 1 or 2 vehicles and grow from there.
We also have many large fleet customers that have come to insureVAN because we have a dedicated fleet insurance team who are on hand 24/7 to add/remove vehicles, deal with claims and get the best prices possible.
The benefits of having a fleet insurance policy for vans are that all of your vehicles are on one policy – with one renewal date. It is very flexible as you can any driver (over 25) and simply add or remove vehicles as you wish.