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Jun
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A van is a very valuable asset that you can easily turn into a money-making machine without having a specific trade. Here are seven different business opportunities that vans owners could do to start making money straight away.
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May
17
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Using your van to tow a caravan or trailer comes with a fresh set of regulations you need to follow. Whether you're towing a trailer full of work tools, a caravan for a family holiday or a horsebox, you need to be aware of the towing laws in the UK and what your driving licence entitles you to drive.
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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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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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Jul
25
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Businesses that eschew signwriting and branding on their van are missing out on an advertising opportunity that has the potential to reach out to thousands of new customers every day and could generate huge amounts of additional business.
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Jun
27
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Whether you operate a small business, run a large fleet or just need to lug bulky items around on a day-to-day basis, there are all sorts of reasons why you might need to purchase a van. In many respects, similar rules apply to those for choosing a new car, but there are a few additional considerations. Take a look at nine key points that you need to bear in mind.
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