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When short-term van insurance makes long-term business sense

There are many occasions when short-term van insurance would be something you look to purchase, and when the right circumstance comes along, you'll be happy it exists. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports.

Providing short-term van insurance is focused on convenience and answering customer demand for flexible protection. Although the situations when you would need short-term insurance cover tend to be relatively few and far between, when they do arise, you'll be glad the products exist.


Specialist product for special circumstances

Let's look at an example. Do you need to drive a vehicle that isn't yours, or insure a temporary driver on your own vehicle? If you don't want the hassle or expense of adjusting your existing annual policy, temporary insurance cover can offer a cost-effective and flexible option. Policies are available from 1-28 days, and because the policy is separate from any other insurance policy you have – you won't have to worry about it affecting your no claims discount.

To provide this level of service, Vanarama has entered into an arrangement with the UK's largest provider of short term insurance policies, Tempcover.com. You can find out more about them on their website at www.tempcover.com.

Short-term product offerings

And that's not all, now Vanarama offers short-term leasing – from 6-18 months in length across a range of brands. This flexibility of service is something Vanarama always tries to offer, and our philosophy has always been to make sure that our products make the biggest difference.

Michael Consitt, head of Vanarama Short-Term Leasing, said: "No matter the size of a company, there is often a need for a short lease – established businesses may have short-term contracts to fulfil or perhaps have or an employee in need of a flexible transport solution, or even have new recruits with a qualifying probation period. Many people see the benefit of changing their van or car more frequently, much as you would a mobile phone contract. Customers get the latest high-end technology, always have a vehicle that best suits both their current lifestyle and budget, and – with the latest safety features – it may just save their life."