Category Archives: Safety

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Beneficial are Commercial Vehicle After-Sales Products?

Image of New VanWhen it comes to purchasing new, used or multiple commercial vehicles, the after-sale products you receive can make the difference between a value for money purchase and a vehicle that will end up costing you in the long run. This is why these days it is unusual for commercial vehicle dealers not to offer some sort of after-sale products as a ‘bonus’ for buying a vehicle with them instead of a competitor. However, how […]

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 […]

Keeping your van and its contents safe

Ford TransitFor many people vans are not just a means of transport but vehicles that are essential to their business and livelihood. However, with vans often carrying expensive tools and parts, it also makes them very appealing targets for thieves.