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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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VANATOMY: Why should you choose a Peugeot Boxer?

VANATOMY: Why should you choose a Peugeot Boxer?

Peugeot's Boxer has a lot of history behind it and loyalty from its users. And with the latest facelift packing Euro 6 engines in the same wallet-friendly and durable large panel van package, it's got to be on your wish list. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. Let's get down to it: the...

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Dig out your old paper £5 notes now! Before it's too late...

Dig out your old paper £5 notes now! Before it's too late...

The deadline for the old paper fivers stopping being legal tender is this Saturday – millions are reported to still be in circulation, most likely in pockets and piggy banks across the UK. The Bank of England has issued a warning saying that around 150 million of the old paper fivers – that's THREE...

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General Election 2017 – What do the parties want from Brexit?

General Election 2017 – What do the parties want from Brexit?

Brexit means Brexit. No matter which way you look at it, this year's snap General Election is going to be all about the UK's decision to leave the EU. But which party will represent your views the best? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look at the party positions on Brexit so you don't have...

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Tough driving penalties NOW IN FORCE – especially for van drivers

Tough driving penalties NOW IN FORCE – especially for van drivers

Drivers caught breaking the law will face new penalties within weeks, with a huge focus on those threatening lives with higher penalties to be put in place for using a mobile or for speeding. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. Van drivers in particular are warned that if they get taken...

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Top 5 reasons to lease a Nissan NV200 - number 2 will grab your attention

Top 5 reasons to lease a Nissan NV200 - number 2 will grab your attention

If you need a spacious, easy-to-access van that's neither too big nor too small, you've got it! For many of our customers, this is the perfect around town multi-drop van. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. The Nissan NV200 is a great-looking, stylish little van that delivers for many...

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Two years to Brexit – will van-driving SME owners get what they want?

Two years to Brexit – will van-driving SME owners get what they want?

As Darth Vader said in the original Star Wars film: "Today will be a day long remembered." The 29th March saw the delivery of Prime Minister Theresa May's letter to the European Union (EU) – that triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – and started the two-year countdown to the United Kingdom's...

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Selling a car before you lease a vehicle? Read this, it's full of tips

Selling a car before you lease a vehicle? Read this, it's full of tips

Save time and hassle by completing your V5 online and protect yourself from others' driving offences. Vanarama's Kate Bailey reports. Everyone knows you have to tell the DVLA when you have sold your car, but did you know this can now be done with the click of a mouse? Obviously, less paperwork...

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New £1 coin designed to make “nicer jingle” in pocket

New £1 coin designed to make “nicer jingle” in pocket

The Royal Mint has confirmed that the new 12-sided £1 coin has been specifically designed to make a more pleasant jingle when fiddled with in your pocket. Responding to complaints that old £1 coins lose their cheerful jingle after decades of being used in trolleys, vending machines and bakeries,...

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Leasing is THE way to get a commercial vehicle – can’t argue with the figures!

Leasing is THE way to get a commercial vehicle – can’t argue with the figures!

Newly-released stats are showing an impressive rise in leased vehicle registrations, and which brands are proving the most popular in the first quarter of 2017. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. 2017 is flying by, but it's not the only thing flying right now – the British Vehicle Rental...

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Van drivers can save up to £264 a year on van insurance

Van drivers can save up to £264 a year on van insurance

Consumer Intelligence has released its latest Van Insurance Price Index which shows that, while the average best-buy premiums for van insurance have increased 14.1% to £1,344 in the year to January 2017, van drivers who use their vans for work can save up to a whopping £264 a year. Vanarama Content...

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