Category Archives: commercial vehicle insurance

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 […]

New Provider of Van Windscreen Replacement Cover

Get Windscreen Replacement Cover for Your Van for just £46.20
Bedford Insurance has recently started working with a new supplier of Windscreen & Glass cover for cars and vans. At a fixed price of £46.20 you can add protection to the windows and windscreen of your van to the value of £300.00.
Please note that this insurance option is only available to add on to existing or new policies and cannot be brought separately.
What you need to know

If any window or the windscreen on your vehicle breaks you […]

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 […]

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.

Keeping your Commercial Vehicle Safe

Image of van lockKeep your vehicle safe – Using a van for work can be hugely beneficial, especially if you have heavy tools you need to lug around on a daily basis. The only problem is that there are some untrustworthy people out there that will do anything for money so if you leave your tools in your van overnight they are not necessarily safe. The poor security of vans entices thieves as they are viewed a […]

How to Reduce your Van Insurance Premiums


When it comes to your next van insurance policy it can be tempting to just stick with your current provider, however this isn’t always going to be your cheapest option. It is important to shop around and compare quotes with your existing policy as well as talking to your current broker. There are a number of ways in which you can lower your premiums, so keep reading to find out more!

Round up: This Month’s Vans

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There is always something new coming to the commercial vehicle market which can often make it difficult when it comes to choosing a new van. Even after you have chosen what you think is going to be the most suitable van for your business you then have to decide whether you are going to purchase it first or second hand. If you are going to purchase a van brand new you have to decide which extras, […]

Some of our Favourite Vans

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This month we are having a look at a couple of our favourite vans, old and new. In the line-up this month is the Mercedes Citan Compact and the Ford Fiesta Sport Van.
Mercedes Citan Compact
Last year Mercedes entered the small van market with their Citan Compact which is based on Renault’s Kangoo. The entry of this van into the market means that businesses that run and manage fleets are now able to purchase commercial vehicles […]