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 […]
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!
After many weeks of rain, wind and even snow, spring is finally on its way, meaning the days are getting longer, the weather is slightly warmer and (dare we say it?) there is a tad more sunshine. In this new light you may start to notice that your van’s livery is starting to look a bit worn out, so it may be time to give it a spring clean. Here, we look at four ways to approach this feat, helping you save money and time […]
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for commercial vehicle fleet managers, especially as the popularity of internet shopping has increased year on year. These days nearly everyone orders at least one of their Christmas presents online which needs to be delivered using some form of commercial vehicle. So what does this mean for commercial vehicle fleets in the near future? VanQuoteDirect investigates:
The Tokyo Motor Show opened this week, offering up not just an array of the world’s wackiest cars but also an interesting insight into where the automobile and van industries could be heading in the near future.
A common theme for the show has been an emphasis on vehicles of a smaller size, with the majority of the 14 Japanese and 18 overseas manufacturers exhibiting, showcasing tiny electric vehicles in which passengers ride in tandem.
Commonly known as minivans in the US, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) have grown increasingly popular worldwide in recent years, no longer regarded as just dull people carriers.
With a growing market for big families needing larger vehicles and some tradesman looking to run one multi-purpose vehicle as opposed to owning both a car and van, auto manufacturers are investing big in the industry and are now specifically targeting a younger generation of buyers, offering more stylish designs and packing the vehicles with state of the art technology […]
Minibuses can be very useful vehicles to own when you’re looking to transport large groups of people on a regular basis.
Obviously a necessity for many schools and popular with sports teams, clubs and associations, if you’re looking to purchase a minibus, there are certain things that need to be considered, as with the purchase of any vehicle – often referred to as a Transport Audit.
The new Mercedes Citan has now been awarded a three star safety rating. This is after it has under gone rigorous crash testing that was conducted by Euro NCAP.
Although three stars is pretty average this isn’t entirely surprising as it is based on Renault Kangoo which is a five year old design. Since the Kangoo was designed, safety and crash protection has moved on a lot so when the new Kangoo is released in the […]