Specialist Van Insurance

Insurance policies for mobile business vans and trucks that have been adapted specifically to carry out your business and trade.

  • Specialist van insurance tailored for you
  • Converted specialist van insurance
  • UK-based support 

Get a quote online or call us on 01603 753880 

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Why choose specialist van insurance with Towergate?

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Commercial insurance solutions for specialist van businesses

Liability and goods in transit cover is also available for your specialist van business.

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Additional covers available

We can provide additional covers including RAC Breakdown Cover and legal expenses.

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Commercial liability insurance available

We can also offer liability and goods in transit cover, including freight and hauliers liability insurance and tradesman insurance.

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Affordable specialist van insurance

We have developed outstanding relationships with some of the largest companies in the market, including Aviva, AXA, Allianz and RSA, in order to continue to provide affordable specialist van insurance policies.

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Specialist van insurance tailored for you

Our panel of insurers means we can compare multiple risks, saving you time and money by avoiding having to ring round individual insurance companies.

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Converted specialist van insurance

If you have converted your van to carry out a specific business or trade we can cover your vehicle and its modifications - examples of trades covered include mobile dog groomers, barbers or hairdressers, locksmiths, libraries and shops.

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Modified specialist van insurance

We can provide cover for specialist vans that are modified in order to carry out their trade.

When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

  • Find your insurance documents and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number.
  • Call the claims team and explain exactly what happened.
  • Provide photos if requested to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can.
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Specialist van insurance FAQs

This is a discount awarded for the completion of 12 months of continuous claim free insurance. NCB can only be earned and used in your own name and on one vehicle at a time. NCB is not acceptable if it expired more than 2 years prior to the inception of your new policy.

NCB is reduced after a fault claim (please refer to your policy wording for details of NCB reduction). If you are unsure if your NCB is valid you can call our experienced advisers on 0344 892 1664 who will be happy to help and advise you.

This is the first part of each claim which you (not your insurer) must pay. There are two types of excess:

Compulsory excess - This is an excess that has been applied as a requirement by your insurer and will vary according to your personal circumstances and the terms of cover provided. A compulsory excess may be required if you drive a particular vehicle or you have inexperienced drivers on your policy. There is also a compulsory excess for fire, theft, windscreen claims or malicious damage.

Voluntary excess - This will apply where you agree with your insurer to pay a greater part of each claim, in addition to your compulsory excess. A voluntary excess can be increased or decreased at your request during your online quotation and it may affect your premium.

A fault claim is any claim resulting in your own insurer being liable (paying for the claim). For example, you are not to blame for a theft claim but your own insurer would be liable, as they have no other party to recover the costs from.

If your insurer pays for your damages in a claim, for example where a third party hit you, but then re-coups their costs via the third party's insurer, this would be a non-fault claim as your insurer was not liable. Please note that the insurer will only treat it as a non-fault claim once their costs have been recouped.

Yes, it is always advisable to tell your insurer of any incident the insured vehicle is involved in, so that your file is always fully updated, even if no claim is to be made. 

An electronic immobiliser is a device fitted to the vehicle that disables the engine of your vehicle when it is not in operation by you. Some newer vehicles have these factory fitted by the manufacturer and these are normally shown within your vehicle brochure. It is also possible to have these fitted by a garage or specialist, who would supply a certificate of installation detailing the exact model of your vehicle's immobiliser. A copy of your fitment certificate may be required.

A manual immobiliser is a device which is usually placed on the steering wheel or gear lever of your vehicle.

There are two types of Thatcham graded immobiliser:

T2 = An immobiliser that has been judged to comply to the Thatcham criteria.

T1 = An alarm/immobiliser combination that has been judged to comply to the Thatcham criteria.

We have provided a summary of the key features of the policy above. For details of the terms and conditions applicable, please refer to the policy summary and policy wording, which are available during the quotation process.

Yes, there is an option to pay your insurance premium in full by debit or credit card at no extra cost. Or to help you manage the cost of your insurance premiums, we offer a quick and easy direct debit scheme for spreading payment over ten months. Please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page to find out more.

A variety of payment options are available and the interest transaction charge and annual percentage rate (APR%) vary according to the amount of the premium, the number of monthly instalments and type of premium finance scheme selected. We will give you full details of the additional amount payable, instalment amounts, number of instalments and APR when you ask us for a quotation.

If you want to know more about our monthly payment option, please read our dedicated page on Direct Debit.

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