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Why choose Howden for Car Valeting Insurance?

Here at Howden we understand how difficult and stressful it can be for tradesmen to find the insurance policies they need, and that’s why we do our best to do the heavy lifting instead, so you don’t have to. Thanks to the brilliant relationships we have with our selected panel of both standard and specialist insurers, we’re able to make the process of sourcing various different car valeting insurance cover options, on your behalf, simple and straightforward.

Our team of experts know that each car valeting insurance policy needs to be unique and tailored to each owner and their business. That’s why we provide a personalised service to our clients, which focuses on getting to know you and your business better, whilst also learning more about what you want from your car valeting insurance policy.

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you need to make a claim, purchase a new car valeting insurance policy, or renew an existing one, just know that we’re always here to help.

Benefits of working with Howden:

  • You can trust us – we’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot.
  • We’re driven to save you time, money, and hassle.
  • Benefit from a tailored service that comparison sites can’t provide.
  • Speak with your local branch, within your community.
  • We’re right by your side in the event of a claim.

What is Car Valeting Insurance?

Car valets will know that doing their job comes with risks, and accidents can happen, like they can with any job in the trade industry. That’s why they need insurance, but a specialist from of insurance that can provide suitable protection that can cover the business activities of a car valeting business.

That’s the purpose of car valeting insurance, to provide specialist cover for car valeting businesses. It can cover employee accidents, loss or theft of tools, legal costs or vehicle damage caused by the work of your business, and much more. Ultimately, it’s a motor trade cover that’s uniquely designed to support car valets as they clean and detail cars, whether they work from home or on the road as a mobile business.

With Howden, there’s also no such thing as a one size fits all car valeting policy, because we know how different and unique each policyholder is. Every business owner will have their own insurance requirements, and we believe in doing everything possible to make sure everyone can get access to an insurance policy that suitably protects their business.


Do you need insurance to valet cars?

Whilst having insurance that backs your car valeting business isn’t a legal requirement, it is highly recommended. If a claim is launched against you and your business, whether it’s coming from an employee, member of the public or client, you could end up needing to pay compensation and legal costs if you don’t have the right insurance, which could harm your business financially. What if one of your tools gets stolen or damaged? Or what if the van you drive between jobs required immediate repair and you don’t have the right insurance in place?

Having the right insurance in place could save you having to pay out your own pocket, and that’s why we recommend to all car valets and detailers that they get their hands on a comprehensive car valeting and detailing insurance package and covers all aspects of their business.


What insurance do I need for car valeting?

We offer a wide range of insurance products for car valets, so they can cover all aspects of their business and their activities. If you’re yet to get any insurances for your car valeting business, we’d recommend that you get public liability cover to start off.

Public liability insurance cover is a crucial for car valets, as it protects them financially in case they are found liable for injury to a third party or damage to their property during the course of their work.

However, there are other business insurance products that car valets can purchase to provide themselves with sufficient protection too, including:

Public liability insurance

Arguably the most valuable product for all motor trade businesses, public liability insurance provides support against third-party compensation claims relating to accidental damage or injuries.

Employers’ Liability insurance

If you employ people as part of your business you’re legally required to have employers’ liability cover as part of your car valet insurance.

Personal accident insurance

No car valeter’s insurance package is complete within personal accident cover, the perfect policy for protecting those that are accidentally injured or unable to work for the business.

Tools insurance

Claim compensation, repairs or replacements if your tools are lost, damaged or stolen – whether it be cleaning chemicals or every-day equipment.

Legal expenses insurance

Claims against your business can resort to legal disputes, which are rarely cheap to resolve. However, legal expenses insurance can have your back.

Business buildings insurance

Car valeting companies rely on their business premises to be protected at all times so they can run their operation smoothly and efficiently – that’s the role of buildings cover.

Business van insurance

You look after customers vehicles all day, so why not protect your own. Get business van insurance to keep your operation on the road.

Still not what business insurance you need to comprehensively protect your business? That’s okay. Get in touch with us today and we can help you build a well-rounded car valeting insurance package and ticks each of your boxes.

How much does car valeting insurance cost?

Car valeters’ insurance premiums can vary, depending on the insurance company providing the policy and the policyholder’s requirements. Essentially, depending on what the policyholder requires and the price an insurance provider charges for a policy will depend on how much a car valeting insurance premium will cost.

Providers calculate their premiums based on the following factors:

  • The size of your business
  • Where your business is based
  • What risks you’ll face as a car valeter
  • The amount of policy excess you’re willing to pay
  • Whether you pay for the policy upfront as a lump sum, or in monthly instalments
  • Your claims history

Ultimately, the best way to find out how much you expect to pay for a car valeting insurance policy is to get your hands on a quote.

As an insurance broker, we can help you do this. Our team of insurance experts will do the heavy lifting for you, comparing various, tailored quotes and helping you find the right cover for you and your business. You can speak to us by either giving us a call on 01993 894 700 or visiting us in a local Howden branch, or if you’d rather, you can scroll to the top of this page and click Get a Quote, and we’ll get back to uou.

Any client of ours can also opt to pay upfront or by direct debit through monthly instalments. It's your call.


Who do we also insure?

Not only can we help car valets, but we can also offer cover for a wide range of other tradesmen, such as:


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Car Valeting Insurance FAQs

What mobile car valeting insurance is available?

Car valets that drive from job to job can get access to the same business insurances that any other car valet can. Whether you work solely from a business premises or operate a mobile valeting business, you can get your hands on the same insurance products that can compliment your overall car valeting insurance package.

We’d generally recommend to mobile tradesmen that they get commercial vehicle insurance and tools insurance, to ensure that their operation runs smoothly between jobs whilst on the road and that they never have to pause their works when a valuable piece of equipment goes missing, is stolen or gets damaged.

What's the difference between car detailing insurance and car valeting insurance?

The terms “car detailing” and “car valeting” have very similar definitions, both focused around cleaning cars.

Car detailing is commonly used in America, whilst in the UK, many businesses offer both car valeting and car detailing services and the terms are used more interchangeably. Both terms do refer to the exterior and interior cleaning of cars, whether it be the wheels, windows, seats, lights, but detailing is more often used to describe a more thorough, meticulous service.

All in all though, car valeting and car detailing are both very similar services, and therefore, the their respective insurance policies are similar too. Regardless, whichever service you provide as part of your business, we can help you find an insurance policy that fits the bill.

Do you need insurance for mobile detailing?

Yes, insurance is important for mobile car detailing businesses, just as it is for any business that involves providing services to customers. Having the right insurances in place could maintain both your business’ finances and its day-to-day activities when something goes wrong.

It’s important to remember too that if your business employs members of staff, you’re legally required to get employers’ liability insurance. Employers’ liability insurance protects businesses from financial losses associated with employee claims of work-related injuries or illnesses.


Get in touch

Try us out and see how we can help save money and make finding the right insurance cover that little bit easier for you.

Liability cover that protects you, your employees, and your business.

It’s essential that you and your business are ready when the unexpected happens. Look no further than Howden’s employers’ liability insurance.

Public Liability Insurance you can trust

Look no further than an insurance broker for essential protection against third-party damage and injuries.

Don’t let lost or stolen tools slow down your business, get specialist tools cover

Feel safe knowing that you have a back-up plan should the worst happen, thanks to comprehensive tools insurance.