From 1-28 days. You only pay for the cover you want and only when you need it.
Drive away cover while waiting for your annual policy.
Protects your no claims discount. Fully comp insurance for peace of mind.
Get flexible one-day van insurance
Daily van insurance is the quick, easy, and flexible option when you need cover for a short period.
Whether you’re moving house, transporting large items, or need to borrow a van, you can find the right cover for your situation with 1-day van insurance.
Because of the flexibility of short-term van insurance, it’s perfect for domestic or business use. Most of us don’t have a van to hand but getting the right insurance to borrow one is simple and straightforward with one-day van insurance.
Get a quote in just 90 seconds with Tempcover and be insured in just a few minutes.
What is one day van insurance?
One-day van insurance is an insurance policy that covers you to use another van for 24 hours.
This could be when you’re borrowing a van, temporarily insuring a worker or using a van occasionally.
In these situations and more, taking out a costly and lengthy insurance policy is often a waste of time and money. The good news is that you can get cover for a van for just a day. This means you avoid the cost and hassle of arranging annual insurance.
Getting a van insurance policy for one day is so easy – just follow these 3 simple steps:
Enter a few details about yourself and the van
Confirm you’re happy with the price and details of your policy
Pay for your policy and get your documents emailed instantly
If you think you’ll need longer than a day, you can still get a temporary van insurance policy to suit your needs. With policies from just one hour, to a few weeks, up to one month, you can find the perfect van insurance for you.
When should I get one-day van insurance?
Getting one-day van insurance can be useful in many circumstances, like these:
Moving house and you need to drive a van for a day or two.
The van you need for work is in for repairs.
Carrying one-off large items.
Insuring a new employee for a short period.
Transporting family members to university.
Test-driving a new van.
Driving away a new van after buying.
For these occasions, and many others, you could benefit from choosing to insure a van for a day instead of opting for annual cover.
While annual insurance may work out cheaper per day, as a lump sum you’ll end up paying far more for cover you just don’t need. Even if you’re not buying a new annual policy and just want to be added to an existing policy, it can be expensive and time-consuming.
Daily van insurance is often cost effective for van drivers in the short term. It also has long-term benefits. As 1-day van insurance is a separate, standalone policy, if you have an accident the van owner isn’t liable. Their No Claims Discount is protected and any damage that occurs is covered by the short-term arrangement.
If you insure a van for a day, you still get the same level of cover as you’d expect from 12-month insurance. You get fully comprehensive cover as standard, bringing you all the features of a yearly policy but without the hefty price tag.
Another feature of one-day van insurance cover is there are no long-term contracts, so you’re not tied to anything. One-day van insurance is the straightforward, affordable choice for short-term van driving.
What does one day van insurance cover?
With comprehensive cover as standard on one-day van insurance from Tempcover, you’re covered for any damage to yourself, your van and any third parties involved in an accident.
What’s covered with daily van insurance
What’s not covered with daily van insurance
Fully comprehensive insurance on policies from 1 hour to 28 days
The excess you agreed to pay
Accidental and malicious damage to your van
Release from an impound (unless you buy a specific temporary impounded van policy)
Loss or damage to your van caused by fire, theft, or attempted theft
Additional drivers – we can only cover the driver named on the policy
Legal liabilities for injury or damage to another person or their property
No cover for the loss or damage to a vehicle, trailer, trailer-caravan or broken-down vehicle when being towed by the insured van
Personal belongings (definitions may differ by insurer)
Van weighing more than 7.5 tonnes
Driving in the UK, and in some instances driving in the EU
Van with more than 5 seats
Tempcover works with a panel of insurers to ensure we can provide temporary van insurance for as many drivers as possible. Because of this, full details of cover may differ depending on the insurer. Please double-check the policy wording before buying, to confirm what your policy specifically covers.
How much does daily van insurance cost?
The cost of one-day van insurance will depend on the policyholder’s details. Drivers with specific details that insurers have historically and statistically seen as high risk will probably pay more to cover their increased chance of making a claim.
You will usually find that the price of your annual van insurance is reflected in what you pay for short-term van insurance. So if you are used to paying higher-than-average prices for your regular insurance, you will probably pay more for your one-day van insurance – this is because the premiums are calculated using the same details.
For example, if you are a new driver, you can expect to pay more for your van insurance as you’re likely to have much less experience on the road, so are more likely to be involved in an incident.
This is not because you as an individual are expected to have an accident more than others, it’s because statistically, people with the same or similar details have been more likely to claim in the past. Unfortunately, you are charged more to cover your increased chance of claiming.
Likewise, if you have been driving for 30 years and want to insure a cheaper van in a quiet village location, your policy will cost far less.
The factors that determine the price of your policy include:
your age, location, driving history, occupation and vehicle
your vehicle’s value
what you use the vehicle for.
Am I eligible for daily van insurance?
Daily van insurance is available to a range of van drivers thanks to our panel of insurers. Despite our wide acceptance criteria, there are some minimum requirements you must meet to be eligible for a policy.
To get daily van insurance, you must
To get daily van insurance, your van must
Be aged 17-77 years old
Be valued between £1,500 and £65,000
Hold a UK or EU driving licence
Be roadworthy condition with a current and valid MOT (unless you are using our policy to take the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT)
Have been a permanent UK resident for the last 12 months
Be taxed (unless you are using our policy to get the vehicle taxed immediately after purchase)
Have no more than 7 licence points in the last 3 years
No modifications, other than the addition of manufacturer’s optional extras; signage, roof racks, ply lining or interior storage etc. and those designed to aid disabled drivers
Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 2 years
Be a right-hand-drive van
Have no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 years
Have no criminal convictions
Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer
Please be aware that each insurer on our panel has its own eligibility criteria, so you should pay close attention to its Proposer’s Declaration.
Get 1 hour to 28 days temporary van insurance in 90 seconds
Since its inception in 2006, Tempcover has been dedicated to providing the best temporary vehicle insurance possible to hundreds of thousands of drivers.
We're currently rated 'Excellent' with a TrustScore of 4.6/5 on the consumer review website TrustPilot, and here’s what just some of the drivers who’ve used Tempcover before thought of our service.
Does exactly what you want
Does exactly what you want. I needed temporary insurance it was cheap quick and easy. Nice touch with the text reminding when it was about to expire. Would definitely use again if the situation required it many thanks
Exceptionally easy to complete online
This is the second time I have used Tempcover.com and once again the policy could be arranged in minutes, all exceptionally easy to complete online and documents are emailed to you on completion. Whats not to like great service for short term cover.
4 Days Ago
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Love this company i use them often when test driving cars or borrowing a car, van or bike cheep reliable. doing it on line is so easy
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