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Finding insurance for young drivers

For many people, it can be incredibly frustrating to find affordable temporary van insurance for young drivers.

Within the insurance industry, young drivers under the age of 25 are considered high risk because of their lack of experience on the road.

This inexperience means they’re more likely to have an accident and to recover any potential pay-outs, insurers increase the premiums of young drivers.

It’s not just annual cover that can be expensive and difficult to obtain for young van drivers when it comes to temporary insurance, many providers are reluctant to offer short-term cover.

This means that if you’re a young driver looking to borrow a friend’s van or need cover for work, you could be stuck without an option.

Thankfully young drivers can get a temporary policy with Tempcover. We work with a large panel of independent insurers to offer short term van insurance to as many people as possible.

We’re confident that we can offer insurance to drivers with a wide range of backgrounds and driving experience looking for temporary cover.

What do I need to get covered?

All drivers looking to get an insurance quote will need to provide some basic information about themselves and their vehicle.

You’ll need to enter your name, address, D.O.B, occupation and contact details to get a quote as well as details about the vehicle you wish to be insured on.

Once you’ve entered this information, you should be presented with a range quotes from our panel of insurers.

To be able to get a quote, you must meet the minimum requirements set by the insurers. These include but are not limited to:

  • Be aged 21 and above
  • Have no more than 7 penalty points in the last 3 years
  • Have not been disqualified in the last 2 years

When could temporary insurance help me?

Moving house

Leaving home for the first time is a huge milestone in a young person’s life. If you’re moving out then it’s likely you’ll need to borrow a van to move all your larger belongings, a job your car is probably not up to.

At what is a usually an extremely stressful and expensive time, a temporary policy could save you a lot of time and money.

Without having to fork out for an annual policy or having to adjust an existing policy you can focus on packing and move without the extra headache of having to fiddle with insurance.

A short-term policy offers comprehensive cover throughout the policy and it also protects the vehicle owners No Claims Discount. It gives complete peace of mind to you and the vehicle owner, and you can even add another named driver on to the policy to share the driving.

For work

If you rely on your van for work, a breakdown could end up costing you a lot of money both in repairs and in wages.

Whether you’re self-employed, a tradesman or just use your van to get to and from work, losing your vehicle for any period of time can cause a lot of stress and worry.

To get you back on the road as quickly as possible, temporary insurance on a friend or family members van can be arranged in just a few minutes and you can get covered from the moment you need to.

Depending on how long your own vehicle will be off the road, you can select how long you want to be insured for, from a couple of days, if it’s going to be a quick fix, all the way up to a month.

Don’t worry about being added as a named driver to their policy, which can come with admin fees and an increase in premiums. A temporary van insurance policy gives you value for money while protecting you and the vehicle owner if the worst should happen.

Why choose short term cover?

Young van drivers should be able to have access to insurance that’s affordable and flexible and built to suit their needs.

Temporary insurance gives you all that and the security that you have comprehensive cover no matter whose van you’re driving.

Once you’ve chosen the quote you want, you can customise your policy to suit your situation.

You can adjust the duration of the policy, from 128 days, chose when you want the policy to begin, down to the minute and add a number of affordable extras including gadget cover and roadside breakdown assistance.

We hope that as many young drivers as possible can find insurance that works for them at Tempcover, so why not get a quote to find out how it could save you time and money.