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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
. 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 daily basis. Here, VanQuoteDirect looks at each factor in more detail:
With 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 is a moving billboard for your business. […]
Keep 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 soft target due to the high rewards they may gain from […]
Are you looking to purchase a new van but are unsure which one to choose? If this sounds like a dilemma you are having right now then we have the solution! We have put together a list of some of the best-selling panel vans to help you make your choice.
There are, of course, your specific needs that you will have to consider which we are unlikely to touch upon, which is why you need to make sure your decision is based on these as well […]