Pick-Up Insurance

Get the right cover and a great deal for your pick‑up

What's covered?

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5 Star rated comprehensive Van Insurance

Our comprehensive cover has Defaqto's highest 5 Star rating.

Get the right cover for your pick-up

If you’ve been struggling to find pick-up insurance, it could be because you’re looking in the wrong place – pick-ups are classed as vans rather than cars for insurance purposes, even though some people use them as an alternative to a car.

Pick-ups – vehicles with a front cab and an open cargo area at the back – are versatile vehicles used for trade and leisure activities alike.

Three great reasons to choose Admiral Pick Up Insurance

9.5/10 for service

Our customers score our service 9.5/10 (2019 SMS response from new customers)

All types of vans

Single cab, double cab, lifestyle and commercial pick-ups – we cover them all

Flexible insurance

Choose Comprehensive, Third Party, Fire & Theft or Third Party Only and get a great deal

What category of cover do I need?

We cover both single cab and double cab pick-ups, as well as lifestyle and commercial, and there's four types of cover:

  1. Social
  2. Social and Commuting
  3. Own Goods
  4. Carriage of goods for hire and reward


Social is perfect for anyone using their pick-up for personal trips and not for commuting. If you use your pick-up for leisure activities requiring a bit more space or equipment – like fishing or surfing, for example – this category of cover is ideal.

Social and Commuting

Social and Commuting is the best category for anyone regularly driving to one place of work as well as taking leisure trips.

Own Goods

If you use your pick-up for business purposes, Own Goods is the category for you. Builders, plumbers and carpenters are all examples of tradesmen who might need this category.

If you need to carry tools and stock, you may need our Vehicle Contents Cover policy upgrade (formerly known as Goods and Tools). This higher level of contents insurance specifically covers the tools and other items in your pick-up to recover costs if anything is damaged or stolen (but only if these things were locked away in a toolbox and not left in an open cargo area).

Carriage of goods for hire and reward

Carriage of goods for hire and reward covers anyone using their pick-up to deliver third party goods, making it perfect for furniture removers and couriers.

Levels of Pick-Up Insurance cover

While it might be tempting to pick the first cheap pick-up insurance policy you find, it’s important to think carefully about the level of cover you want. We offer three options:

  • Comprehensive
  • Third Party, Fire & Theft
  • Third Party Only


This is the highest level of cover. It includes Third Party, Fire & Theft and pays out for repairs or a replacement pick-up if your vehicle is damaged maliciously or in an accident.

If you decide you don’t need Comprehensive cover, you can choose from Third Party, Fire & Theft or Third Party Only.

Third Party, Fire & Theft

Third Party, Fire & Theft protects your pick-up from damage caused by fire or theft only – it won’t pay out if it's damaged in another way such as a crash. If you're involved in an incident, however, Admiral will pay out to the other driver.

Third Party Only

This is the minimum level of cover required by law and protects you if you damage someone's property or injure them while driving. Third Party Only cover also protects any passengers if they’re injured in your pick-up, but it won’t pay out if it’s stolen or damaged in a fire.

Features and benefits of our Pick-Up Insurance

Our comprehensive cover includes all this as standard:

Windscreen Repair

Policyholders are eligible for the repair and replacement of windscreens (excess applies).

Courtesy Van

Use of a courtesy van while your van is being repaired at an Admiral approved garage.

European Cover

Up to 90 days' cover in Europe so you can enjoy a driving holiday in France without having to arrange extra cover.

£5,000 Personal Injury Cover

Get £5,000 of personal injury cover for you and your partner.

Sat-Nav and Personal Belongings Cover

If your personal belongings or effects are damaged or stolen while in your van, we'll pay up to £150 to help you replace them.

24 Hour Emergency Helpline

Comprehensive and third party, fire & theft customers can call if they have an incident and we're liable for the damage.

Bonus Match

Insure a second van with us and, in most cases, we'll match your No Claims Bonus on that vehicle as well.

Stereo Cover

Unlimited cover for your vehicle's standard, permanently fitted audio or visual equipment.

Pick-Up Insurance quote

What you need to get a quick Pick-Up Insurance quote

To make it quicker and easier to get a quote, make sure you have the following information handy:

  • Registration number
  • Type of pick-up
  • Number of seats
  • When you bought your pick-up
  • Any security features
  • Type of cover you want
  • Driver’s personal details
  • Driving history, including claims and motoring offences
  • Approximate annual mileage