DIY removals boom – but is your van covered for any eventuality?

Right now is the most busy time, traditionally, to pack up and move, and many people resort to DIY removals in order to save cash – but is your van ready for the work?

If you’ve got a van and you keep it in good nick, you’ve probably experienced more than a few pleading friends and relatives ringing you up in an effort to enlist your help in moving their valuables to their new abode – or their rubbish to the tip. If you’re a compassionate sort, you’ll probably say yes and show up one early morning to help with a DIY removal – but you’d better make sure your van insurance is up to date and you’ve got enough cover for any eventuality.

One of the best ways to make sure you’re ready for any trips with a van packed to the gills with someone else’s stuff is to peruse your favorite van insurance comparison site and see if you can’t get a better deal for what you’re paying your current insurer. This is especially important if you’re coming up on your yearly ┬árenewal, as insurers are almost universally reticent to provide returning customers with the best van insurance rates – and a comparison site can help you save cash or find a better value for money.

It may come as a bit of a shock but ‘comprehensive’ insurance from one provider may not match what you can get from another insurer. Extras like breakdown cover aren’t included sometimes – or if they are, you need to pay extra for the service – so you may be pleasantly surprised to find out you can get cover for about the same price as you’re paying now – or even cheaper – with better extras thrown in for good measure.

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