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Firstly, we’ll need to know about your van. We’ll ask you to provide your number plate (don’t worry too much if you don’t have this), the mileage of your van and any modifications it’s had.
We’ll ask you what you do for work and the type of license you have.
We’ll need to know about any previous claims you’ve made, any accidents you’ve had or any points on your license.
Planning on letting anybody else use your van? We’ll ask for their details too.
First off, don’t rush into buying a van insurance policy. It’s best to shop around to find high-quality, low-cost van insurance.
Maximising the security of your van will not only be better for your peace of mind, but it can make your insurance cheaper too.
Fit alarms and immobilisers to show your van insurance provider that you’re taking action to fend of thieves. Plus, installing a tracker will make your van easier to find if it is unfortunately stolen.
Although wise, this extra security can be costly. So talk to your van insurer to see if the savings on the insurance premium outweigh the cost of the extra security.
This seems like an obvious one, but many people end up paying more for their van insurance because they don’t clearly state exactly what they use their van for.
For example, if you use your van for personal use only, and not business, then your insurance premium could be cheaper, as you’re less likely to be carting around expensive goods. As such, if you’re not using a van for business purposes, you should make it obvious to your insurance provider that it’s for personal use only.
An excess is a set amount of that you pay if you make a claim. Say you have an accident and your van is damaged, you’ll have to pay a sum of money in order for your provider to cover the damage.
Now, there are two types of excess: compulsory excess and voluntary excess. Compulsory is a set you have to pay every time you make a claim. You can’t change how much this is.
Voluntary excess, on the other hand, is how much you choose to pay every time you make a claim. It’s an amount agreed between you and your van insurance provider. If you increase your voluntary excess, it could make your premium (the amount you pay for your insurance monthly or annually) cheaper.
It can be a risk though. If you increase your voluntary excess too much, you might not be able to afford it if you do have to make a claim. That won’t be fun.
There are only three levels of van insurance (and they’re the same as car insurance). They’re third party insurance, third party fire and theft insurance, and comprehensive insurance.
This is a popular level of van insurance, and rightly so. Comprehensive insurance covers you in the case of damage, fire or theft. It also covers other drivers in case of an accident.
One down from comprehensive, this level of insurance will cover other drivers for any damage that was your fault. It also covers you for the cost if your van is damaged by fire or is stolen.
The minimum level of insurance required by law. Third party van insurance covers other people on the road from any damage that you cause, but it doesn’t cover you. So if your van is damaged or you’re the victim of theft, you won’t be covered, and you’ll need to pay for the damages yourself.
If you don’t know when your van insurance is due, it’s easy to let it renew without thinking. The problem with this is that it’s almost always more expensive to auto-renew and not shop around for a better deal.
Even worse is when you’re not insured at all, and just don’t know it. And as we know, not having insurance is illegal… and a very bad idea.
You can check when your van insurance is up for renewal by calling your provider. They will give you more details on your policy, including the date of your renewal.
And you can check whether you’re insured or not by looking up your license plate number on the Motor Insurance Database.
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*51% of consumers could save £491.91 on their Van Insurance. The saving was calculated by comparing the cheapest price found with the average of the next five cheapest prices quoted by insurance providers on Seopa Ltd’s insurance comparison website. This is based on representative cost savings from January 2023. The savings you could achieve are dependent on your individual circumstances.