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  Save over 70% against similar AA, RAC & Green Flag cover

  Cover available for vehicles up to and inc 15 years

  Covers breakdown, accident, fire, theft, puncture, lost keys

  Onward travel Car hire/Hotel costs if vehicle out of use

  Multi lingual assistance staff on call 24/7 to help

  Full UK repatriation for vehicle & all occupants (1)

 
 

 

European Breakdown Cover for Light Vans

Unlike many operators we understand that there are often valid reasons for taking a light van to Europe other than pure commercial reasons. If you own, rent or have access to a light van then we can insure you as standard providing the trip is not being made for commercial gain.

This is great news for those whose van doubles as their personal vehicle, those with larger parties who need more space for their family and friends and those who need more space for their hobbies such as fishing or camping trips.

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Our European breakdown cover can insure your light van if you’re intending to make a single trip to Europe. Alternatively, if you regularly take your van across the continent, our Annual trip breakdown cover can allow you to enjoy multiple journeys, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll be supported if your van encounters a problem.

 

Did you know?

You don't have to pay up front for any road side assistance and our policies don't have any excesses. (3)

 

 

 
 
Comillas1 This company was superb in helping my wife and I when we broke down outside of Madrid. The office staff are super and made a stressful situation a bit calmer for us. As my title says I really can't thank this company enough, This has to be the best Breakdown Service from a Company that I have ever had. Thank you very much I can't recommend you enough. Comillas2    Feefo - Genuine Independent Customer Review 2016
 
 

 

We know that if you break down at the side of the road or if your van is stolen, you need to feel safe and reassured that help is at hand. This is why our European van breakdown policies will cover your light van for a wide range of unfortunate eventualities, should they occur.

This eventualities covered with our breakdown cover policies for Europe are: electrical or mechanical breakdown, road accident, damage or destruction by fire or attempted theft, puncture or loss of keys which means the insured vehicle cannot be moved.

   

Types of van we cover:

Privately registered vans, Company vans, Lease vans, Hire vans, Motability vans

 

 

   

Read more information about our Single European Trip or Annual Multi Trip Breakdown Cover and then generate an insurance quote for your van using the form at the top of this page!

To learn more about what it’s like to drive in Europe, read our European country guides, using our checklists to make sure you have everything covered!

 

A van is defined as being:

7 metres or less in length
3 metres or less in height
2.3 metres or less in width
Weighs 3.5 tons or less

 

 

What we offer

Three levels of European breakdown cover for light vans and options for single trip and annual multitrip policies. Our single trip policies for breakdown cover in Europe can cover a maximum duration of 120 days, but if you are going to make two or more trips to Europe in a calendar year then you must consider the possibility of getting an annual multitrip policy which will cover an unlimited number of trips with a maximum duration of 31 days per trip.

 

Book for immediate cover

Many breakdown providers will not provide assistance in the first 48 to 72 hours after a policy has been issued in order to combat potentially fraudulent claims. This is not ideal if your need is genuine and you're on your way abroad. This could then result in you potentially driving around Europe uninsured until this "no claim" period has passed.

If you need to "book and go", our Eurobreakdown policies will provide instant cover provided you have not left the UK and you have not had an incident and intend to claim.

 

Instant documentation

Whenever you book online or via the call centre, the policy certificate, wording and emergency contact details are emailed to you instantly.

Everything that you require for emergency assistance during your trip will be contained within these emailed documents.

 

No callout limits per trip

The Eurobreakdown policies set no limits on the number of times you can call for assistance during your trip. So if you need help, call and we'll provide whatever assistance is required to get you and your van on your way again in the shortest possible timeframe.

 

Area of European breakdown cover

You are covered in the direct journeys between your home and your international departure point from the UK and on into Europe until such time as you complete your journey back to your home address in the UK.

For the purpose of defining the area of cover, Europe is defined as: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Balearics, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corsica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Sicicly, Sardinia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City.

 

Max van occupants

Our policies cover up to 8 passengers including the driver. Assistance will be provided to each individual for onward travel to their destination including the option for car hire or local accommodation costs if they lose the use of their van for more than 8 hours.

 

Max van dimensions

If your van needs recovering from the side of a road and to be taken to a garage or a safe storage area then it will need to be winched onto a recovery vehicle. In order to do this safely we need to ensure that the overall maximum dimensions of any van recovered are: 7 metres or less in length, 3 metres or less in height, 2.3 metres or less in width and 3,500 kg or less in weight. Anything bigger may cause instability and cause a potential accident.

 

Towed vehicle length

If your caravan or trailer needs recovering from the side of a road and taken to a garage or a safe storage area then it will need to be winched onto a recovery vehicle. In order to do this safely we need to ensure that the overall maximum length of any towed vehicle recovered is 8 metres or less. Anything longer may cause instability and cause a potential accident.

 

24/7 emergency European breakdown cover support

Following an incident either in the UK or abroad which results in you needing assistance you have unlimited access to an English speaking call centre with multi lingual translation assistance services. Support services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the centre is open all year round.

 

Eurobreakdown in numbers
0
Excess amount you will pay in the event of a claim
8
Covers up to 8 people including the driver
15
We cover Light Vans up to and including 15 years of age
24
Our Assistance services are on call 24/7, 365 days a year
31
Days per trip on Annual cover. Options up to 93 days
35
Number of countries covered in Europe as standard
70
Save up to 70% against similar RAC, AA & Green Flag
120
120 days is our single trip limit for stays in Europe
Unlimited
Unlike other operators, there is no limit in the number of call outs for assistance. Call when you need help

 

UK breakdown assistance before the trip

In the event of a breakdown occurring in the United Kingdom to the insured van within the 7 days before your journey begins (but not before the date your policy was issued) we will do the following;

  • • Arrange assistance at your home or the roadside and recovery to the nearest repairer (if required).

We will also arrange and pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for a replacement vehicle if;

  • • your van cannot be repaired or recovered prior to the start of your journey, or
  • • your van is stolen within 7 days before your journey begins (but not before the date your policy was issued) and not recovered or replaced prior to your journey

 

If your van has a breakdown

The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance and in making your van fit to either drive or to arrange for your van to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the event.

 

If your van is in an accident

The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance in arranging for your van to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the accident if it is undriveable.

 

If your van has caught fire

The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing roadside assistance in arranging for your van to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the fire.

 

If your van has been stolen

If your van has been stolen and the breakdown cover provider believes that it will not be recovered in less than 8 hours, then they will arrange for you, your party to be transported by any means suitable including car hire to your destination and then return you, the principal driver to the van after it has been found.

 

If your van has a flat tyre or wheel issues

Following an issue with a tyre or wheel that you cannot fix yourself then the assistance provider will either provide roadside assistance or arrange for your van to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the incident. Your van must be fitted with a spare tyre or other such system such as foam injection or run flat tyres so that the roadside assistance team can provide help. You must also be in possession of all the relevant equipment including security locking nuts in order that the wheels can be removed.

 

Loss of Keys

The policy will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in providing assistance to gain entry to a vehicle following a lock out or a loss of keys.

In addition the policy will also pay for courier costs if required if replacement keys for your van are not available locally. (1)

 

Paying your Garage bill (Gold level of cover)

Following the recovery of your van from the roadside following an electrical or mechanical failure the policy will pay up to £250 towards parts and labour costs in a garage in order to fix your van. (4)

 

Costs we pay if there are no spare parts for your van

We will help arrange and pay to send the spare parts, including keys that are lost or stolen, to a specialist repairer, if your van breaks down in Europe and the parts that are needed to repair the van are not available locally. (1)

 

Costs to repair theft damages

If any other person other than you or your party damages your van in the course of a theft or attempted theft then the breakdown provider will pay up to £100, in order to repair this damage. (1)

 

Local accommodation costs

Following the loss of use of your van following an event and if the breakdown cover provider believes that your van will be out of use for more than 8 hours and provided your have not been offered alternative travel costs or vehicle hire, then local accommodation will be paid on a per day basis of £45 per person per day (£30 Bronze) whilst the insured vehicle is being repaired. The maximum claimable amount per person is £450 (£180 Bronze) and the overall maximum claim limit for the group is £3,600 (£1,440 Bronze).

 

Onward travel including car hire

If the breakdown cover provider believes that your vehicle will be out of use for more than 8 hours it will arrange for you, your party to be transported by any means suitable including car hire to your destination and then return you, the principal driver to your car after it has been repaired (provided you have not chosen the alternative accommodation option).

 

Getting your van home

If following an event you cannot use your van and it cannot be repaired in the time to make your original planned return to the UK, the breakdown cover provider will arrange to take your van to your home address or to a repairer of your choice in the UK. * Note the maximum amount payable is limited to the vehicles current market value. (1)

 

UK car hire if your van is left abroad

In the event that you return home without your van because it is being repatriated, we will pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for necessary car hire expenses in the United Kingdom until your van is repaired and returned. (1)

 

Costs we pay to pick up your van from abroad

If you have left your van abroad for repairs and have returned to the UK and you choose to return to pick up the van rather than wait for it to be repatriated, then the breakdown cover provider will pay expenses for you to collect your van in order to allow you to continue with your return journey.

 

Spanish bail deposits

The breakdown cover provider will advance to the driver a maximum limit shown on the policy wording for a guarantee or deposit for bail which the Spanish Authorities may ask for to avoid the insured vehicle or driver being held because of an accident involving the insured vehicle. (1)

 

If noone can drive the van

If there is an accidental injury, sudden or unforeseen illness or death which means no one can drive the van, then the breakdown cover provider will provide alternative transportation for your van and your party back to the UK. During this return journey the policy will pay for accommodation expenses. (1)

 

Legal expenses

The breakdown provider will pay up to the amount shown in the benefits schedule for legal costs for legal action if an insured event occurs during your journey.

If it is necessary for you to attend a judicial hearing for an offence, or alleged offence, covered under this policy, we will pay for necessary travel costs (but not board and lodging) for you to attend such a hearing up to the amounts shown in the benefits schedule. (1)

 

Assistance for your caravan or trailer if it breaks down

The breakdown provider will arrange and pay for labour and call out charges involved in roadside assistance and in making the caravan/trailer fit to drive or arranging for the caravan/trailer to be taken to a garage or safe storage area after the event.

 

Trailer or Caravan taken to UK if it can't be fixed

If following an event you cannot use your caravan/trailer and it cannot be repaired in the time to make your original planned return to the UK, the breakdown cover provider will arrange to take your caravan/trailer to your home address or to a repairer of your choice in the UK. * Note the maximum amount payable is limited to the caravan/trailers current market value. (1)

 

(1) Applicable to Silver and Gold Policies only

(2) Based on like for like cover. Terms and Conditions apply

(3) In certain autoroutes in some European countries you must use the official SOS boxes at the side of the road in order to arrange initial recovery because the roads are privatised and we are prevented from assisting on them. Any costs incurred for recovery from the autoroute can be claimed back from us. Sorry but that applies to all UK operators as well as ourselves.

(4) Gold only

* Price for existing customers based on a 9 year old vehicle, travelling for up to 18 days on Bronze Cover.

 

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