Jan
09
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Modern cars thankfully are becoming more and more fuel-efficient, partly due to regulations forcing the change, partly as drivers want to save as much money as they can and of course, manufacturers and drivers alike are more conscious than ever of the impact driving has on the environment!
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Nov
26
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At Avondale Motor Park we are happy to have a choice of Wildtraks’ available, with low miles, huge specs and of course, stunning Hawk body kits which add some of the range topping Raptor’s sporty good looks. Find out more about these limited editions Ford Rangers.
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Oct
30
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Make sure you know the law and your responsibilities around riving vans in the UK. Find out what your license allows you to drive and what UK road laws you need to know before setting off in a van.
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Sep
17
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It's becoming increasingly common for drivers to turn to vans as towing vehicles thanks to their impressive combination of pulling power and interior space. The size of van that's best for you will depend on the towing capacity you need.
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Aug
14
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If you need to buy a van for your business, there's a number of decisions you need to make, including whether you should buy a used van or a new van.
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Jul
09
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In the eyes of a van insurance company, a young driver is someone between the ages of 17 and 24. Statistically, this age group will be forced to pay the most expensive insurance premiums. Some van insurance providers will only offer policies to drivers over the age of 21 and some are even stricter - not willing to insure anyone under 25.
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Jun
12
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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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Apr
28
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Breaking down when out and about in your van can be an incredibly stressful experience. To make this sad event more bearable, it is a good idea to have a plan in place for such an emergency.
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Mar
13
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As a van driver, you will spend a lot of time out on the road travelling from one location to another. It is, therefore, a good idea to keep certain items in your van so that they are there if you need them in case of emergency, or if you need to stay in you van for an extended period of time.
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Nov
07
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If you are a van driver, the likelihood is that you will be using your vehicle for work is huge. If this is true, then the last thing that you want is to have problems.
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