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One day van insurance

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 or two days, 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, daily 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 just a day?

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 daily van insurance come in handy?

Getting one or two-day van insurance can be useful in lots of different circumstances. The most common ones our customers come to us with are:

  • Moving house and you need to drive a van for a day or two
  • The van you need for work is in for repairs
  • Transporting large items one-off


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 or 2-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 one-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 or two 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 a month 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 daily van insurance from Tempcover