Comparing van breakdown cover
Where would we be without the good old van? It’s the heart of hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the UK and Europe, from tradespeople to florists, dog walkers to delivery drivers.
Want to know what kind of cover is most suited to you? Read on…
Comparing breakdown quotes is easy with our comparison service. It’s simply a matter of choosing the right options.
What do you want to cover?
• Your family
• A vehicle
• Multiple vehicles
Where do you want to cover it?
• In Europe
Which type of cover do you want?
• Roadside assistance
• Nationwide recovery
• Onward travel
• Home Start
• European cover
Why choose van breakdown cover?
With so many people relying on their vans, thousands of van owners choose to buy vehicle breakdown cover to ensure they can get back on the road when disaster strikes.
Breaking down on the way to a job could mean missing out on important work and could mean that you fall behind on other jobs. Your van being off the road for a while could even cause you serious money problems.
Even if your van is for personal use, you can still compare quotes online for van breakdown cover, to help you get back on the road or take you home if something goes wrong.
What are the options?
When considering your options, think about how much cover you’ll need. The basic level will just give you roadside assistance. That means if you were to break down on a road in an area that’s within your cover, you can call your breakdown provider and a recovery vehicle will come out to your van.
Consider how far you’ll be travelling in your van, in order to understand what level of coverage will be the most suitable option for you:
1. Local coverage: if you only work locally and rarely leave the region, this may suit you more. You’ll need to check the details of the policy to understand how far from home you can be before you’re no longer in range for the cover.
2. National coverage: this is particularly helpful to those who regularly drive further afield. No one wants to break down hours from home with no way of getting back.
3. European breakdown cover: perhaps your work takes you out of the country, or you use your van to go on holiday outside the UK.
4. Roadside assistance: this is the most basic cover. An engineer will attempt to fix your van at the side of the road. If this is not possible you will be towed to the nearest garage.
5. Nationwide recovery: almost the same as roadside assistance, however you get to choose the destination you’re taken to (anywhere in the UK).
6. Home start: with this type of policy, a recovery van will come out to your home, or within a quarter mile radius of it (this distance varies by provider).
7. Onward cover: if your van really is vital to your livelihood, you might choose a further level of coverage which would mean you can claim back costs – say if you need to stay in a hotel for the night while your van is being fixed, or to hire a van while your own is repaired.
What happens if I don’t have breakdown cover?
If you don’t have breakdown cover and things go wrong, you might need to call around to find a willing friend or local garage to collect you. This could involve paying the garage a fee and you might have to find alternative transport to continue your journey.
What policy limitations should I look out for?
Policy limitations and exclusions apply so make sure you read all the details before you buy. Check whether vehicles over a certain height and weight are covered, or if there are age restrictions.
Comparing breakdown deals
We can help you look at the different kinds of breakdown cover deals available to you. Just start a quote and we’ll do all the hard work for you.
We’ll list the options out in a table for you with the cheapest breakdown cover at the top, and an at-a-glance guide to the main things that each one of the breakdown cover quotes offers you.
When you’ve chosen the most suitable breakdown cover for you, just click on the button and it will take you to the provider’s website to do the rest.