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What is temporary van insurance?

Temporary van insurance is quick, easy cover for a short period of time that’s available in just a few minutes. When borrowing a van or picking up a new vehicle, short-term van insurance gives you the cover you want for the time you need. 

Find a policy that’s right for you with hourly van insurance, daily van insurance, weekly van insurance, and monthly van insurance available. 

There’s no impact on the existing cover or existing no claims bonus, plus you don’t have to adjust your annual cover or the vehicle's owner's existing cover. 

You can get temporary van insurance online in just a few simple steps. 

Why get a short-term van insurance quote at Quidco Compare?

Like all the other comparison sites, we’ll show you the best, cheapest rates from the top providers. The difference with us is you’ll get cashback on top of what you save, making it even better for your wallet.

Why get temporary van insurance?

  • It’s flexible – Short-term van insurance is designed to fit around you. You only pay for the time you need without long-term commitments, and you can add a range of additional extras as well.
  • It’s quick – Need to hop in another van quickly? Temporary insurance gives you the comprehensive cover you need to use another van in just a few minutes. 
  • It’s easy – Forgot long forms with difficult questions about alarm systems. Just enter some basic details about the van and driver online and get your policy documents emailed to you there and then.

When could short-term van insurance be the best option?

Temporary van insurance is the ideal insurance option for a number of everyday situations. These include: 

  • Borrowing a van 
  • Moving house or helping someone move
  • Transporting large items like furniture 
  • Buying a new van 
  • Test driving a new van
  • Insuring your van temporarily while selling it
  • Hiring a van while your own is in for repairs
  • As part of your business 
  • As a young or first-time van driver

Who can get temporary van insurance?

Temporary van insurance is available to most drivers aged 17-77. As with all insurance policies, there are some restrictions on cover. Some insurers will have limits on penalty points or criminal convictions, so be sure to check the acceptance criteria before purchasing your policy. 

What types of vans are covered with short-term van insurance?

We know that a van can mean different things to different drivers. Thankfully short-term van insurance provides cover for a selection of different makes and models. 

When getting a temporary van insurance quote, you can choose from the following body types:

  • Van
  • Pickup – single cab
  • Pickup – double cab
  • Box van
  • Luton van
  • Refrigerated/insulated
  • Minibus
  • Hot food dispenser
  • Ice cream van
  • Transit
  • Motorcaravan
  • Taxi
  • Dustcart
  • Horsebox
  • Livestock carrier
  • Milk float
  • Flatbed
  • Mobile shop
  • Tipper truck
  • Refuse vehicle
  • Road sweeper
  • Skip carrier
  • Vehicle transporter

It’s important you select the right vehicle body type for your vehicle to ensure you get the right policy. If you come to make a claim and the information doesn't match the records of the insurer, your claim may be invalidated.

What type of cover do I get with temporary insurance?

With temporary van insurance, you get comprehensive cover as standard. This means that should you have an accident, you, the vehicle, and any third parties are covered. With short-term van insurance, you are covered for:

  • Loss or damage to the van caused by an accident, fire, vandalism, or theft
  • Accidental and malicious damage to the van
  • Personal belongings within the van (varies with insurers)
  • Third-party claims from someone against you
  • Some policies may also include driving in the EU

There are some things that are not covered under a standard temporary van policy: 

  • Additional van drivers 
  • Driving other vans in addition to the one you have insured temporarily
  • Loss or damage to any vehicle or trailer that is being towed by the insured van
  • Releasing a van from an impound 
  • Any goods carried in or on the van
  • Glass/windscreen damage

Can I use temporary van insurance for business?

Yes, you could use temporary van insurance to insure a new member of staff on a van, when buying new vans for your business or as replacements while being fixed. 

If you’re moving items across the country for your business or getting staff to an event. 

That being said, there are some aspects of business such as taxiing or hire and reward businesses that are not covered by a temporary van insurance policy. 

Pros & cons of temporary van insurance


  • It works out cheaper, as you only pay for the insurance you need over a certain period
  • If you're borrowing a van, it's often quicker to take out a short-term van policy than getting added to the main driver's policy
  • No cancellation fees, which are sometimes applied to annual van insurance policies
  • Most policies include comprehensive cover in the UK and third-party cover in the EU as standard


  • If you're using the van a few times across the year, taking out short-term cover every time can work out more expensive
  • If you are a courier or other hire and reward van driver, you may not get cover
  • It could also be more expensive than being added to the main driver's policy

Can I insure my car and van on the same temporary policy?

No, unfortunately, you can’t add multiple vehicles or drivers to the same policy. Each temporary insurance policy is a separate, standalone policy. You can, however, get flexible temporary car insurance for the same duration as any temporary van policy. 

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