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Commercial Van Insurance

When it comes to finding the commercial van insurance you want and need for your business, we understand. 

Comprehensive,  third-party fire and theft covers? We can get you that. Need extras such as own tools cover, legal expenses protection or breakdown insurance? We can get those for you, too. 

Our experienced team of van insurance specialists will find the van insurance you need and guide you through each step using our decades of experience in the industry. With our specialist advice, we will help you choose what you need at the price you want – fast.

What is commercial van insurance?

Commercial van insurance is specifically for vans that are used for business purposes. It provides coverage for accidents, theft, and damage to the van. From painters and decorators to furniture removal and couriers, there is a myriad of professions that require van insurance. 

Your van policy premium is determined by factors such as the type of van, its usage, and your driving experience. While van insurance can seem a bit pricier if you’re used to car insurance premiums, it is a necessity that will ensure your vehicle has cover if the unexpected occurs. 

With vans being larger, on the road for longer periods of time and may rack up a higher mileage, the risks posed are greater. We have plenty of different van insurance policies for businesses to choose from to give you full control over the coverage you need.  

  • Compare van insurance quotes from leading UK insurers including Aviva, AXA and NIG
  • Mirrored No Claims Discount
  • Cover available for pickups and flat beds
  • Fleet cover available for 5+ vehicles

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Can I drive any other vehicle with my policy?

Unfortunately, you are not able to drive other vehicles with our van insurance policies.

In the event of an accident is there a courtesy vehicle?

It will depend on the policy you choose. Where comprehensive cover applies a courtesy vehicle may be provided, subject to availability or in the event of a non-fault claim you may be entitled to a replacement hire. However with our optional guaranteed van hire policy a hire vehicle will be provided whether fault or non-fault.

Does my van insurance policy include legal expenses?

No, legal expenses isn’t included. The good news is that this can be purchased as an optional extra.

Does my van policy come with Goods in Transit cover?

No, van insurance does not include goods in transit cover. This can be purchased separately as an optional extra. Take a look at our good in transit insurance.

Does my van insurance cover my tools and materials?

Own tools cover is not included as part of our van insurance policies. However own tools cover can be purchased as an optional extra.

Does my van insurance include European cover?

European cover can be arranged but is dependent on the insurer. If this is something you require please speak to one of our agents who will help you find the cover to suit you.

To speak to us please call 0800 0815 037

If I make any modifications to my van, do I have to make you aware?

If you are making any modifications to your vehicle you should make us aware as it may impact the insurance. Not all insurers will cover modified vehicles.

Do I need to tell you about any claims relating to another vehicle?

Yes, we must be made aware of your full claims history.

Do you offer short term van insurance?

Unfortunately we do not offer short term van insurance.

Do you cover imported vans?

We do offer cover for imported vans. However, we will require a little extra information from you to find the cover you want.

Do you offer courier van insurance?

Yes, for more information on courier van insurance please see courier insurance.

Can my van be used for social, domestic and pleasure?

Yes, you may use you van for social domestic and pleasure purposes.

With van insurance can I protect my no claims bonus?

In general if you have 4+ years NCB it can be protected.

I’m 25 will you insure me?

Yes, we work with a range of insurers and can offer cover for drivers aged 17 years and over.


To give yourself that extra peace of mind, it may be useful to take out optional extra van insurance coverage, such as breakdown covergoods in transitliability insurance, excess protection, own tools cover and guaranteed van hire.



Comprehensive: This covers you for third party, fire and theft, and will also cover your van should it get lost or damaged in an accident.

Third Party, Fire and Theft: This cover will pay money to a person who suffers loss or damage caused by you in an accident. It will also pay if your van is stolen or damaged in a fire.

Laid-up Cover: This will cover your van for accidental damage, fire and theft whilst under Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN).



Fleet Insurance: Whether you run a haulage operation, a taxi company or just have a number of private cars, a fleet insurance policy can provide welcome flexibility and potentially save you money.

Courier Insurance: Get your courier insurance quote with introductory and second vehicle discounts available. We also have multi-vehicle policies available for up to 10 vehicles.

HGV Insurance: Coverage available for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of between 5 and 44 tonnes.



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We can even provide guaranteed van hire as an optional extra to your policy. Which means if your van is off the road, you don’t have to be. And, as all our replacement vehicles are fully serviced, less than three years old and will be at least the same standard as your own van, you can simply carry on working as normal.

Get your van insurance quote today.

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