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Van Breakdown Cover from Start Rescue

With a number of fantastic options available on van breakdown cover, we are sure to have the right policy for you here at Start Rescue.

The importance of having proper breakdown cover in place for your van cannot be understated, as vehicles unfortunately can and do breakdown.


Van breakdown cover from Start Rescue

With our breakdown cover for vans, we will get you back on the road quickly and help alleviate the stressful experience breaking down can be.

Furthermore, if our van roadside assistance can’t help you by the side of the road, depending on what level of van breakdown cover you have, we can get your van to a garage.


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Three Star van breakdown cover

With our most popular Three Star Cover level receiving a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto, you can be certain your van recovery product is of the highest quality in the market!


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Van Breakdown Cover

What is van breakdown cover?

Van breakdown cover is a specialist roadside recovery insurance policy that ensures you and your passengers are able to complete your journey if your van happens to experience problems while travelling.

It is important to carefully read all the information available so you make the correct policy purchase for you and your van,


Van breakdown policies offer different levels of cover

When deciding on breakdown cover for your van, you will need to choose whether you require:

  • A local van recovery service
  • Van breakdown recovery on a national basis within the UK, or;
  • Van breakdown cover at home (Home Assist) and whilst out on the roads nationwide within the UK.


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Why do I need van breakdown cover?

Having van breakdown cover isn’t a legal requirement in the UK. However, having suitable cover in place should your van breakdown offers you the reassurance that someone will be on hand to help.

Having van breakdown insurance can also save you money – Avoiding the pitfalls of costly van recovery fees, should you not have a valid policy in place at the time your van breaks down.


What happens if I don’t have van breakdown cover?

If you don’t have a van recovery breakdown policy in place and you breakdown, not only could you face the costs associated with the van recovery, such as towing fees, but you may also have to arrange and pay for alternative transport to continue your journey. 


How do I know I need van breakdown cover rather than car breakdown cover?

Look in your log book and find the section on vehicle category or vehicle type approval. If the letter and number listed is M1 it's a car. If it is N1 or N2 it's a van.


What is the cost of van breakdown cover?

The cost of van breakdown cover can vary depending on the level of cover you have in place.

We are proud to provide affordable van roadside assistance.

We offer breakdown cover for vans for a wide variety of customers and budgets, with three levels of van cover options available.

Our One Star policy offers our cheapest van breakdown cover, but still includes a vast range of benefits, whilst our Three Star policy offers our most comprehensive van breakdown recovery package.

Not only does this offer a choice in prices, but each selection has a range of extras available as a part of the cover.

Get a quote online today for one of our great value van breakdown cover policies.


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What is included in my van recovery breakdown policy?

Van roadside assistance is included in all three cover levels, but other features such as nationwide van recovery and van cover at the registered home address are optional.

This ensures you can find the van breakdown cover policy that best suits your needs.


Am I covered if I breakdown in another van?

If you drive multiple vans, you may want to look at getting personal breakdown cover, rather than insuring the van specifically.

It is also possible to add multiple vehicles to your Start Rescue breakdown policy.


Can I add van breakdown cover to my existing breakdown policy?

If you already have an existing Start Rescue policy, you can receive 10% off when you add an additional vehicle, for example, adding van breakdown cover to your policy via our Customer Lounge


Exclusive offers for Start Rescue customers

What’s more, when you take out a breakdown policy for your van, you’ll gain access to many other deals and offers exclusive to our customers.


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What if you can't fix my van at the roadside?

If, in the opinion of the Recovery Operator, they are unable to repair the vehicle within 60 minutes at the roadside, we will arrange for your van, you and your passengers to be recovered to the nearest suitable garage which is able to undertake the repair or a destination of your choice, within 10 miles from the scene of the breakdown.

Opt for our 2 or 3 star van breakdown cover options, and you will also be covered for nationwide van recovery.

With our 2 and 3 star van breakdown cover options, if in the opinion of the Recovery Operator, your van can not be fixed at the roadside or at a local garage on the same day, we will arrange for you and your passengers to be recovered to your home or if you would prefer and it is closer, your original destination.


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Are there any vehicle weight and size limits that apply to van breakdown cover policies?

Our van breakdown recovery policies cover vans of any age. We cannot cover vehicles:

  • In excess of 3,500 kg (3.5 tonnes) or;
  • Vehicles used for hire


Do Start Rescue offer commercial vehicle breakdown cover for vans?

Plumber? Painter and decorator? Electrician or locksmith? We understand your vans are your lifeblood. A moment off the road is time that could be spent at work, which is why we have you covered with our breakdown cover for vans.

Our commercial vehicle breakdown cover is available across all 3 levels of van breakdown cover, for vans of any age.

Please note: we cannot provide breakdown cover for vans used for courier services, rental or hire.


5 Star Defaqto Rated UK motor breakdown cover

Start Rescue’s Three Star van breakdown cover, our customers’ favourite, has been awarded a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto!

Receiving the top rating from Defaqto means that if you choose Three Star cover, you can be safe in the knowledge that the policy is of the highest quality across the whole breakdown insurance market.

What is Defaqto?

Defaqto is a leading independent financial services research company that aims to help the consumer make important purchasing decisions.

They analyse and assess thousands of pieces of information to generate their Star Ratings guides.

A Star Rating of 1 to 5 is given to each financial services company's products and is used by consumers as a reference to compare companies when making their buying choice.


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Invest in van breakdown cover today

Setting your van breakdown recovery policy up has never been easier thanks to the quick, secure and efficient online payment system we use.

Renewals for breakdown cover for vans can also be easily managed online and we can be contacted by mail, phone or email should you have any questions or queries you need answering.

So be sure to purchase your bespoke van breakdown cover policy from Start Rescue today.

When you do, you will be joining the thousands of other UK van drivers we support and provide peace of mind for every day.


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Hood value for money

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Mrs Kim

Efficient and good value

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Mr Carl

Very competitive and great reviews

22 Hours Ago


Saw start rescue on Which? very good value for money , easy to use website ,exceptional value for money ,paid over 3 times as much with AA.

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