Install extra security
Fitting an approved security system or an immobiliser could save you money. It might also be worth adding a tracker. If your van does go missing, then at least you stand a good chance of getting it back. Better still, if you’re able to park your van somewhere safe when it’s not being used, such as a driveway or secured garage, then that might also be a step closer to getting a better deal.
There’s been a marked increase in van-related theft in the UK since the start of 2018, with many criminals targeting tools and equipment stored in vans. In fact, a van is broken into every 23 minutes in the UK, according to police figures. And in the past year there’s been a 30% spike in tool theft, with most of the resultant insurance claims being made by tradesmen based in London, Bristol and Sheffield. Never has there been a better time to invest in a decent alarm system – and a good van insurance policy.