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Short term van insurance that's flexible

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Short term van insurance that’s flexible

If you’re looking to move furniture or other large objects, you’ll probably find your usual, everyday car just isn’t up to the job. You can waste time and effort pivoting a large sofa into a tiny hatchback, but soon you’ll realise that you’re going to need a van.

Most of us don’t have a van to hand, so borrowing one from a friend or family member is the easiest way to get access to one. If, however, you do choose to borrow a van, even if it’s just for one day, you’ll still need insurance.

If you don’t have the correct insurance, you not only risk an unlimited fine, penalty points but you could even see your friends van destroyed.

So if you’re just borrowing a van for a single day, 1 day van insurance could be the best insurance option for you.

What is one day van insurance?

Whenever you get behind the wheel of any vehicle, it’s the law that you must be insured to drive it. That isn’t much of an issue when it’s your own, and you can just keep your annual policy ticking over. But when you only need to use a car or van for a short time, taking out a hefty and lengthy insurance policy just seems like a waste of time and money.

So can i insure a van for a day only?

The good news is that, yes, you can. A 24 hour van insurance policy does exactly what it says on the tin. A temporary policy that lasts for just one day and covers you to use a van you’re not already insured to use.

As you only pay for the duration you actually need, you don’t have to fork out for an expensive annual policy. You get comprehensive cover as standard, bringing you all the features of a yearly policy but without the hefty price tag.

There are no long-term contracts, you’re not tied to anything, and there are no expensive fees. Day van insurance is the straightforward, affordable choice for short term van driving.

When might one day van insurance come in handy?

Single day van insurance can be useful in lots of different circumstances.

If you’re moving house

Most people don’t have access to a van, so would need to borrow one to shift their furniture when moving home. And many of those won’t have had much – if any – experience of driving a van, so it’s incredibly important to be covered in case something goes wrong. Getting a quick and easy 1 day van insurance policy will tick one item off your list of things to worry about.

To get insured to drive a friend’s van, you can get added to their annual policy. But this can be incredibly time consuming, and as moving normally only takes a day or two; it’s often a waste of money and effort.

Instead of spending time trying to adjust an existing policy which can have a big effect on your premiums, it’s easier and often better value to purchase separate one day van insurance.

You’ll be able to get a quote in minutes, so you can spend less time searching and more time lugging boxes.


If you’re transporting large items

You don’t need to be moving a whole home’s worth of stuff to require a larger vehicle.

Whether it’s helping your kids move to university or just shifting larger, everyday items like sofas or washing machines, your standard hatchback probably isn’t cut out for the job. So borrowing a van for 24 hours can be a lifesaver.

If you’re using a friend or family members van, you might be worried that if something goes wrong or you have an accident, you won’t have full protection.

With a temporary commercial van insurance policy, you get comprehensive cover, so everyone’s protected. And because it’s a separate policy, it won’t have any impact on the owners no claims discount.

You might not know the exact day you’ll need the van until the last minute, but with short term insurance, you can start your policy in minutes. There’s no waiting around for cover to begin and your policy documents are emailed to you instantly.

Driving a van for the first time can be daunting. To help you prepare, check out our helpful guide on van driving for beginners.

If you need a van for work

Vans are the backbone of many businesses and if yours ends up off the road, it can end up eating into profits and leading to missed opportunities.

If your van is in for repairs, you can still get to jobs by getting insured to drive a friend or co-workers van.

It’s especially useful if you know your own vehicle will be back on the road soon, because you only pay for the cover you actually want, and you don’t need to get an expensive annual policy.

Needing to borrow a van for work isn’t just for tradesmen. You might find that for whatever reason your job requires you to drive one for 1 day. Thanks to temporary commercial van insurance it’s never been easier to get covered to drive it.

Your bosses aren’t likely to want to shell out for a years’ worth of cover when you’re only driving it for 24 hours, so getting a one day van insurance policy is the perfect answer. Plus, if you need to share the driving, it’s easy to add an additional driver to the policy.

Why should i choose temporary insurance instead of 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.

Any changes made during a policy are known as mid-term adjustments (MTA). You will not only be charged an admin fee (usually akin to the cost of 24 hour van insurance itself) but the vehicle owner could see their premiums increase once you’re named on their policy.

The easiest way to get cover to drive someone else’s vehicle is with a separate, short-term policy. Not only does buying van insurance for a day usually offer better value, but it gives you peace of mind while driving a friend or family members vehicle.

As it’s a standalone policy, if you have an accident then the van owner isn’t liable. Their no claims discount is protected and any damage that occurs is covered by the short-term arrangement.

There’s also the benefit of flexibility. If one day won’t cut it, there are other lengths of short term van cover available, from van insurance for two days up to 28 days at a time.

Why choose a one day van insurance policy from Tempcover?

Getting a cheap 1 day van insurance policy from Tempcover is simple, straightforward and takes under 5 minutes.

We work with a range of insurers to ensure we can offer cover to as many drivers as possible. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of drivers get the temporary cover they need, saving time and money in the process.

Once you’ve got a quote, you can purchase a policy to begin in 30 days or in five minutes time. It’s totally flexible and works around your schedule.

Your policy documents are emailed to you instantly, and we update the Motor Insurance Database daily, so your policy is valid and you shouldn’t have any problems with the police or other authorities.

A cheap 1 day van insurance from Tempcover is the easiest way to make sure you’re covered. Not only does it ensure you’re legal to drive, but if the worst should happen, you and the van owner can relax knowing you’re covered.

Ideal for many of life’s bigger jobs, cheap one day van insurance is affordable, flexible and comprehensive, so you always know you’re in safe hands.

What happens if i need cover for more than a day?

While 24 hours is usually enough for moving house or delivering furniture, if you do end up needing the van for an extra day or two you don’t want to be left uninsured. Thankfully, short term policies from Tempcover are available for up to 28 days at a time.

In fact, there’s no better way to get flexible, comprehensive insurance that suits your specific needs.

Find out how much you could save when you get a quote today for 1 day van insurance from Tempcover