Not yet, but under new proposals by the Department for Transport (DfT), UK drivers could earn a reduction on their premiums by taking new cycle awareness course. The new plans come after a sharp increase in fatalities in 2017. The plans are part of a wider, 2-year project by the DfT, looking at 50 different measures to improve the safety for pedestrians and cyclist on UK roads.
Some of the other schemes and proposals include changes to the Highway Code, No-parking zones in cycle lanes and […]
Charging points are popping up everywhere with the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) increasing. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported in August of 2018, the number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles made up 8% of the overall market. An increase in the total number of vehicles registered, up by 23% during the same period in 2017.
While the number is rising, the UK needs a sixfold increase in the number of EV charging points by 2020 to provide adequate infrastructure […]
Don’t let your business suffer – be winter ready. With our handy guide, we can help make sure that it won’t affect your day-to-day operation.
Put in place a bad weather plan. Bad weather can be a nightmare for employers and business owners. Logistics, safety hazards and resources can all be challenged during winter. So be sure to:
Cover that employees need to know that in the event of poor weather hitting that it will be open or closed for business and who to contact.
Create an Evacuation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For a quote, call us now on 0344 557 1204
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 […]
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:
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.
It is best to state whether there is a specialty make […]
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 […]