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Apr
08
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The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. For vehicles that don't meet the emissions standards, there will be a daily charge of £12.50. If your van doesn't meet the Euro 6 standards, the easiest thing to do is upgrade to a brand new van or a second-hand model with low emissions that does meet the Euro 6 standards.
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Jan
15
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Although both car and van insurance policies are calculated in a similar way, commercial van insurance needs to provide additional cover. Vans themselves are usually bigger than cars and typically spend more time on the road which increases the risk to the insurance provider.
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Dec
12
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Cold weather can be really harsh on your van making it work harder to start and run properly. Plummeting temperatures cause windscreens to freeze over and can potentially freeze your doors shut including rear and sliding side doors.
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Nov
19
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Getting behind the wheel of your van ready for a day's work and being faced with a dead battery is not an ideal way to start the day. No matter how much reliability improves with modern vehicles, the battery can still let us down without any warning. Although it can be a daunting experience, the process is relatively simple. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to jump start your van.
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Jun
11
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Every van owners worst nightmare is having their van broken into, especially when using it for work. Not only can this lead to months of paperwork and stress with the police and your insurer, it also has a big effect on your job. If you don't have the money to replace all the tool thefts immediately, you could lose weeks or even months of work and this is when the real problems start, so taking steps to secure your van is essential.
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Nov
29
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Just purchased one of Avondale's quality used vans or pick-ups? Are you planning to tow a trailer with your used van or used pick-up? The task of towing a trailer can be made a lot easier if your vehicle is a used van or a used pick-up. However, it is vital that you are aware of the laws that apply to towing. So here are Avondale Motor Park's top tips for towing a trailer, safely and legally with your vehicle.
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Nov
16
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If you're operating used vans for business purposes, you need to know the ins and outs of van taxation. But taxation for commercial vehicles is quite different, and in many ways more complicated, than for used cars. Here, we'll explain everything you need to know about the taxes that apply to your used vans or pickups.
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Oct
25
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With the rise in insurance costs it can be difficult to know where to turn when it comes to van insurance. There are ways to lower insurance premiums on used vans, but with van insurance premiums predicted to rise by 30 nearly percent each year, saving money seems near impossible. Fortunately, there are some ways to reduce your annual van insurance premiums.
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Oct
17
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The humble Ford Transit has been a favourite of van drivers, business owners, and fleet operators for more than 50 years. The iconic Transit which is built primarily as a cargo van, is also available as a minibus (known as the Ford Tourneo since 1995) and a chassis cab; making it an ever-popular choice for both large-scale delivery companies and solo operators. Over five decades, the Ford Transit has seen four major upgrades in both styling and technology, with each receiving significant cosmetic and equipment upgrades as the years went by, to match the changing needs of consumers and to introduce developing technology.
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Sep
28
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One of the UK's well known car servicing and repair specialists has uncovered a very surprising fact. One in five road signs are a complete mystery to a large percentage of average drivers. It also uncovered the fact that 79% of people may know what the various road signs mean, but 2 in 5 are so confused by it all that it's leading to some very serious problems on the roads of the UK.
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