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Have you seen the new VW Crafter? It's massive!

Have you seen the new VW Crafter? It's massive!

The brand-new VW Crafter is a cut above with all the focus being placed on making it significantly more comfortable to drive, offering a more substantial load space, tonnes of safety kit and more choice in the range. But the all-important question still stands…is it as good as everyone thinks. Vanarama's...

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New fines for parking in parent-and-child parking spaces?

New fines for parking in parent-and-child parking spaces?

According to a new survey, 1 in every 2 people in the UK want to fine motorists that misuse parent-and-child parking spaces. Of the 500 people who took part in the survey carried out by YourParkingSpace.co.uk, over 25% said they wanted a fine of more than £25, and over 33% were happy with £25 or...

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Can a van’s load space be customised?

Can a van’s load space be customised?

Vanarama has been asked about customising the inside of vans a lot this month, so I wrote this blog post to help answer some of those questions. Jorden Adams reports. Load space customisation is clearly one of the top apprehensions our customers face when considering leasing a vehicle, so let's...

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Truckman GLS Hard Top canopy: pickup truck accessories in focus

Truckman GLS Hard Top canopy: pickup truck accessories in focus

Are you thinking of leasing a pickup truck? Did you know that our workshop can fit them for you, and save you up to 50% against dealer prices on most canopies and roller shutters? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a closer look at the Truckman GLS Hard Top canopy. Pickup trucks look great...

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Looking for Nissan Navara reviews? Vanarama has got you covered

Looking for Nissan Navara reviews? Vanarama has got you covered

With 80 years' of history in the pickup sector, Nissan's nous shows in the latest versions of its famous truck – the Nissan Navara. It's a comfy, robust truck that anyone would want to have…but don't just take Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts' word for it, the people who drive them are the ones...

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How good is the Vauxhall Vivaro? Our customer reviews will tell you everything

How good is the Vauxhall Vivaro? Our customer reviews will tell you everything

They say the best reviews come from the people who use something every day…so who better to tell you why the Vauxhall Vivaro is such a great van than the people who drive them? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. The  Vauxhall Vivaro of today is a stylish van that doesn't compromise...

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Do I need to MOT a leased van? ...and other customer questions answered

Do I need to MOT a leased van? ...and other customer questions answered

MOTs, dead locks and bankruptcy are the subjects we're tackling this week in the latest part of our series of articles looking at popular customer questions about vehicle leasing.   Am I right in thinking that with a new van an MOT isn't required for the first 3 years? Also, can I add on...

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Make your van more secure, without spending a fortune!

Make your van more secure, without spending a fortune!

It's a question that every van driver asks themselves, so we decided to present a few simple ways you can secure one of your business' key assets. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. We understand that leasing a van makes driving one an affordable and convenient thing to do, but we also...

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How pre-use checks of your van could save you money

How pre-use checks of your van could save you money

In the association's first blog for Vanarama, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) takes a look at the importance of pre-use checks when you're about to drive your van. Maintaining a vehicle to roadworthy standards should be a priority for anyone operating commercial vehicles. But while HGV...

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WATCH OUT! UK traffic levels to rise this weekend

WATCH OUT! UK traffic levels to rise this weekend

The RAC is predicting a huge swell in traffic levels this weekend as the end of the school term kicks off the Summer holiday getaway journeys. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. It's THAT time of year again, and this weekend the peak of high traffic is set to be Saturday (July 22) and...

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Top 3 customer questions of the week

Top 3 customer questions of the week

End-of-contract vehicle purchase, early cancellations, and pre-purchase vehicle viewing are the key subjects we've answered questions on this week. Here's what we replied… If I lease a pickup truck from you will I be able to buy it at the end of my contract? If you are looking to own the vehicle...

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How does Business Contract Hire leasing work?

How does Business Contract Hire leasing work?

When leasing a vehicle, it's vital to understand the terms of the agreement you choose. This week, we take a quick look at Business Contract Hire and how it works. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. You've chosen your perfect vehicle, not it's time to choose the perfect finance. But how...

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What do Vanarama customers think of the Ford Transit Custom?

What do Vanarama customers think of the Ford Transit Custom?

The next time you head out on the road, take a mental tally of how many Ford Transit vans you pass – it's going to be high number. And that's because the Ford Transit Custom is simply the most popular van in the UK. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look at what our customers think about...

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How does Business Contract Purchase work?

How does Business Contract Purchase work?

When leasing a vehicle, it's vital to understand the terms of the agreement you choose. This week, we take a quick look at Business Contract Purchase and how it works. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. You've chosen your perfect vehicle, not it's time to choose the perfect finance. But...

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The week’s top 5 customer questions about leasing

The week’s top 5 customer questions about leasing

We get asked a lot of questions every day, usually about leasing or vehicle types. Here's this week's top 5 in which we answer questions on self-employment, owning a vehicle at the end of a contract, vehicle servicing, bankruptcy and more. I am considering whether to lease or not, but I have only...

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What do Vanarama customers think of the Citroen Dispatch?

What do Vanarama customers think of the Citroen Dispatch?

The Citroen Dispatch is often referred to as the mid-sized with the big heart – and that's probably because of its roomy cabin and comfortable ride, coupled with good economy and safety features. But what do Vanarama's customers think? This feature is all about what our customers have said about...

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This week’s top 5 customer questions about leasing

This week’s top 5 customer questions about leasing

We get asked a lot of questions every day. Here's this week's Top 5 Customer Questions in which we explain deposits, personal leases coming to an end, vehicle servicing, and more.   1. When I order a van on lease, will I have to pay a deposit? Once the finance application is approved,...

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Top 9 reasons why you SHOULD lease a diesel

Top 9 reasons why you SHOULD lease a diesel

Diesel vehicles seem to be getting a lot of bad press these days, but it's really not fair. At Vanarama, we found 9 reasons why you're not crazy to want to lease a diesel vehicle. 1) The minimum emissions standards for the planned London Ultra Low Emission Zone are Euro 4 for both petrol and diesel...

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VANATOMY: Should you lease a Toyota Proace?

VANATOMY: Should you lease a Toyota Proace?

Whether you want to lease a Toyota Proace can be answered if you ask yourself another one: do you want to drive a mid-sized panel van that boasts outstanding low running costs and a five-year manufacturer's warranty? If the answer is yes, you've found you van. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts...

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