Category Archives: Advice

Is the ‘Peel and Steal’ craze on the rise as we go into the Winter months?

 
At the beginning of 2017 there was a huge epidemic in the number of van tool thefts in the UK; putting many tradespeople out of work. We want to help our customers avoid this kind of incident by increasing the physical security for their vehicles and tools and by looking into insurance policies that could help you if you ever were a victim of a ‘Peel and Steal’ crime.
What is the ‘Peel and Steal’?
There are criminals in many areas throughout the UK including the West […]

Plans to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel vans by 2040 in the UK

Find out why this action is going into place and how it will impact you
As a country we have been burning through resources quicker than we can replace them and the mass consumption of fuel is starting to catch up to us. A huge change is required in the way that we run our vehicles on a day to day basis but will we be ready by 2040?
It wasn’t too long ago when a hybrid car was only for the environmentally conscious and nowhere near the […]

Don’t Forget the Optional Extras for Your Van Insurance

All you need to know about the insurance extras that we have to offer
At Van Quote Direct we offer far more than just your standard motor insurance policy, we provide a broad range of extras to give you the specific coverage that you need. We have compiled brief description of our most popular add-on’s for you to see what other option you have.
All insurance extras mentioned below are only available to purchase if you already hold a full insurance policy through Van Quote Direct or […]

Keycare Insurance Cover now Available from Us!

For a quote, call us now on 0344 557 1204
Bedford Keycare
KeyCare Insurance – The Benefits:
• Up to 35% of keys are recovered
• No excess to pay at point of claim
• Protects No Claims Record on car / home insurance policy
• Any keys attached to the fob are covered, including Infra-Red remote
• Personal security is never compromised
• Available 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
• Complete peace of mind
• Unlimited claims up to […]

Insurance Specifications For Vans

Not all van insurance policies provide the same cover. As such it is important for van owners to research the different types of van policies on the market. Below we have provided details about insurance specifications for vans:
Van Types
It is ideal to find out if there are any insurance specifications required for different makes of vans or amongst the different van types. Your van type should fit into one of the following insurance categories.

Mini Van
Small Van
Transit Van

Van Make
It is best to state whether there is a specialty make […]

Van Ownership – Leasing Or Buying

What are the differences between leasing or buying a van?
 
When you buy a van, you are purchasing the vehicle outright. The purchase gives you complete ownership of the vehicle.
With van ownership, you are responsible for all the maintenance and the management of your vehicle. The van can be purchased with cash or on credit.
When a van is purchased by a business, it becomes a business asset in the form of a capital asset. This means that you can use the van for tax deductions, swaps, loans […]

Record number of vans registered in 2015

Recent figures released by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show the popularity of vans among commercial vehicle drivers is at an all-time high.
The report shows that nearly 100,000 vans were registered in the first three months of 2015. A 22% year-on-year increase, the number is the highest since records began in 1987.
Along with the recovering economy and vast range of tempting finance deals from manufacturers, experts believe there is one other major factor contributing to the spectacular boom – online shopping.
The convenience of […]

How to choose a van for your business?

Buying a van for your Business
 
. One of the biggest benefits of owning a van is that they provide flexibility, which is why there are so many makes and models on the market.
So how do you choose a van for your business? There are a number of factors to consider including size, durability, cost, and, of course, customisations that will help streamline your business processes on a […]

Should you be Advertising your Business on your Commercial Vehicle?

VQD_LiveryWith the New Year here you may be looking at your business strategy and thinking of ways to advertise your products or services to encourage more business in 2015. With this in mind, here at VanQuoteDirect we have provided some reasons as to why you should use your commercial vehicle as your advertising space!
It is probably the most obvious resource that you have but many fail to communicate what they are using their vans for, which in effect […]

Keeping your Commercial Vehicle on the Road this Winter


When it comes to running your commercial vehicle this winter it can be hard to ensure that your vehicle stays on the road during the cold weather especially in snow or icy conditions. Below we have come up with our top tips for keeping your commercial vehicle on the road during the winter whilst keeping you safe and your costs down.