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Good news for construction AND families!

Good news for construction AND families!

What does the Budget mean for construction and families? With a heavy emphasis placed on improving housing, income tax and NHS funds, the Chancellor's big red box has left many people hopeful for the future. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. On Wednesday 22 nd November, Chancellor Hammond revealed...

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Good news for van drivers!

Good news for van drivers!

Van drivers escape tax hike A victory for commercial vehicles, as Chancellor Hammond spares van owners from a tax increase in the 2017 Autumn Budget. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. It's true! On Wednesday 22 nd November the Chancellor announced that the rising tax burden hitting diesel cars...

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SURVIVAL TIPS: Black Friday driving and parking

SURVIVAL TIPS: Black Friday driving and parking

Everything you need to survive Black Friday... It's here! With Black Friday just around the corner, here are a few tips and tricks to get you ready for the big day! 1. Leave early They say the early bird catches the worm, so make sure you're up first thing in the morning to...

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REVEALED: Autumn Budget 2017

REVEALED: Autumn Budget 2017

Vanarama lifts the lid on the Autumn Budget The Chancellor has unveiled the Government's financial plans. Vanarama's Laura Day takes a closer look at what's inside the big red box this year. Well, we've all been eagerly awaiting the financial announcements and today at 12.30pm, we were put out...

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Deranged designs prove less IS more!

Deranged designs prove less IS more!

What makes a vehicle Deranged? The Deranged philosophy is as much about jazzing up, as it is about stripping right back. Less really is more, and they prove that adding extras to a motor doesn't always mean making the vehicle a whole lot louder. And that's not to say that Deranged vehicles don't...

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The ultimate winter driving checklist

The ultimate winter driving checklist

Our top 10 tips to prepare you for winter driving! Keeping your car in tip-top shape throughout the year is essential, but it's even more important to do so in the tough, winter months. Driving in winter can be incredibly dangerous, so it's always good to make sure you're fully prepared for any...

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Top 5 reasons why we LOVE the Ford Ranger by Deranged!

Top 5 reasons why we LOVE the Ford Ranger by Deranged!

Deranged's Jason Palosi took us on an exclusive walk round a Ford Ranger by Deranged and shared the best bits with us. Here's our top 5 features to look out for. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. 1. Home-grown grilles The new Ranger's grilles are all manufactured in the UK. With the addition...

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What is GAP insurance - and how can it save you money?

What is GAP insurance - and how can it save you money?

You can't have your vehicle on the road without motor insurance, right? And even though your cover will be fully-comp, you may still be at risk of losing money if your brand-new vehicle was written off or stolen. So, how can GAP insurance help you? Vanarama's Lexi Birch reports... Take this...

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Fuel prices on the rise - what does that mean for diesel drivers?

Fuel prices on the rise - what does that mean for diesel drivers?

The figures show that diesel pump prices are on the rise. But what does that really mean for diesel owners? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. In October 2017, for the fourth month on the trot, diesel pump prices have increased. Rising from 120.21p to 120.80p, that's an upsurge of 0.59p according to...

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Sheffield's speed limits have dropped - be warned

Sheffield's speed limits have dropped - be warned

Speed limits in Sheffield city centre will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph to make "roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and improve air quality". Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. The decision was announced by Jack Scott, cabinet member for transport and sustainability at Sheffield City Council,...

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The Power of Video Content

The Power of Video Content

If you're up to scratch with content marketing, you'll know as well as I do that it's ever-evolving, ever-changing and seems to be at the core of all marketing activities. How can I improve SEO on my website? Content. How can I drive awareness of my business? Content. How do I become an influencer in...

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London's T-Charge zone will hit small businesses the hardest

London's T-Charge zone will hit small businesses the hardest

London assembly member Shaun Bailey believes the T-charge, and the planned expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), is going to put jobs at risk. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. Up to 10,000 of the oldest, most polluting vehicles are expected every weekday to be liable for the new £10 emissions...

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Oxford city centre to be first ZERO emissions zone

Oxford city centre to be first ZERO emissions zone

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have proposed a 'zero emission zone' in Oxford city centre. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. This means that Oxford city centre is likely to be the world's first zero emission zone, with the ban planned for introduction in phases.   How will...

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New dangerous driving sentencing guidelines - what are they?

New dangerous driving sentencing guidelines - what are they?

The Ministry of Justice has announced that new sentencing guidelines include possible life sentences for causing death by dangerous driving, alongside a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. These new sentencing guidelines will become law as...

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Here comes the London T-Charge - are you prepared?

Here comes the London T-Charge - are you prepared?

The London Toxicity Charge – or T-Charge as it's become known – will come into effect on Monday 23 rd October, just after the weekend and right on time for the start of the school half-term. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. The £10 'T-Charge' is aimed at the oldest, most polluting vehicles on London's...

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DO drink water and drive!

DO drink water and drive!

A study has found that drivers who consume just a sip of water (25ml) per hour will make double the number of mistakes than someone who is properly hydrated. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. It's a simple rule: don't drink and drive. This is especially true of alcohol, but when it comes to water...

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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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