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Do you need private or commercial van insurance?

April 12, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Do you need private or commercial van insurance?Ensuring you have the correct type of insurance for your van is essential as, amongst other things, should you have an accident while driving your van for business purposes, but you only have domestic use cover, you could invalidate your insurance. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the different types of van insurance you may need and what they cover. Skip to: What is classed as a commercial vehicle? What is the difference between private van insurance…

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Commercial vehicle parking - Rules and tips

March 30, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Commercial vehicle parking - Rules and tipsWhether you're driving a van for the first time or you’ve been driving a van for a number of years, you may not be aware that there are a few different rules and regulations you should abide by when parking commercial vehicles in residential areas. Sections: Residential street parking laws UK: Cars and small vans Rules for parking at night: any vehicle up to 2.5 tonnes Rules for parking at night: vans exceeding 2.5 tonnes FAQs What size vehicle can…

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Van driving tips for new van drivers

March 29, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Van driving tips for new van drivers When you’ve only ever driven a car, it’s understandable to feel a little apprehensive at the prospect of driving a van for the very first time. However, “forewarned is forearmed” as they say, so knowing what to expect including the different laws surrounding driving and parking a van on UK roads, and how a van’s running costs can differ to a car’s, will help to ensure you’re all geared up to take on this new driving challenge…

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Pros and Cons of electric vans

March 4, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Pros and Cons of electric vansWhether you’re a Commercial Vehicle Fleet Manager, a self-employed tradesperson or an Amazon delivery driver, choosing the best electric van for you and your business is no longer as straightforward as it once was. Historically, the most popular and obvious choice for multiple van fleets or self-employed van drivers has of course always been a diesel fuelled van. For many years diesel vans have always offered the ultimate in fuel economy enjoying many more miles…

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The best van security locks and products

March 1, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

The best van security locks and productsImproving the security of your van not only prevents costly thefts, it can also help you save money on van insurance. Here we identify some of the best van security products...  If you use your van for work purposes, it is likely that it is often full of expensive tools and equipment. If your van is broken into or stolen, it can not only be expensive to replace the items that are lost, you can also lose a lot of time dealing with police and your insurance…

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A guide to improving your van’s security

March 1, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

A guide to improving your van’s security Knowing the best way to keep your van super secure can help protect you or your business from a shedload (or, rather, vanload!) of stress, inconvenience and financial loss.  Research by Comparethemarket.com found that van theft increased by 81% between 2015 and 2019 and is expected to further increase by 62% within the next 8 years. A more recent study by Logistics UK revealed that at least one third of businesses in the UK had a van stolen in just…

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Van road tax guide - everything you need to know about van tax

November 24, 2021 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Van road tax guide – everything you need to know about van tax How much is road tax for a van? Is van tax different to car tax? Find our everything you need to know about taxing a van in our guide below... It’s fair to say that no one likes paying taxes of any kind and it can often be a little confusing and overwhelming to try and understand all the tax bands and expectations of paying taxes for different things, especially when it comes to vehicle tax. However, taxing, insuring and ensuring…

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Average price of van insurance drops 5.1% in a year

October 23, 2018 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Average price of van insurance drops 5.1% in a year New study shows average price of van insurance premiums has dropped to £1,442 per year New analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence has shown that the average yearly premiums for van insurance have dropped by 5.1% over the past year, with the average policy now costing £1,442 per year. Although this will be welcome news for van owners, the cost of insurance is still as much as 34.9% higher than it was in April 2014…

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Is my van insured? How to check if your van has the right insurance

March 6, 2018 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Is my van insured? How to check if your van has the right insurance Valid insurance is a legal requirement if you want to drive your van on public roads, and you could be hit with a penalty if you drive your van without insurance. It is the owner/driver of the van's responsibility to make sure the correct level of cover is in place for what it is being used for. Van insurance differs slightly from car insurance as vans are typically used for different purposes - transporting goods or people, used…

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Cheap Van Insurance for Over 25s

December 20, 2017 | Posted under: Van Insurance

How to get cheap van insurance for over 25sFinding the cheapest van insurance cover can be critical for your business, here we run through some tips to help you find a cheap policy. One of the key factors that determines the cost of van insurance is the age of the driver (or drivers on an any driver policy). Younger drivers will attract higher insurance premiums as they are statistically more likely to have an accident and make a claim because they are generally not as experienced as drivers…

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