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Why has shopping around for van insurance just got more important?

Why has shopping around for van insurance just got more important?

In the face of rising insurance premiums (the average premium for vans is nudging £1,600), Vanarama takes a look at why comparing all the deals out there is more important than ever. You hear the same thing every year – "Shop around, find the deals!" – and everyone always has the best intentions...

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Vanatomy: Why the Volkswagen Caddy is a winner with small businesses

Vanatomy: Why the Volkswagen Caddy is a winner with small businesses

The Caddy is Volkswagen's small van, and has been for the past four decades. Over that time, it's only seen four generations with the original version being sold from 1978 to 2003! The latest version – the Mark 4 – is the next step up from 2003's Mark 3 and it builds on everything that made the first...

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Get your company noticed by 3,000 new customers every hour!

Get your company noticed by 3,000 new customers every hour!

Having your van sign professionally sign-written is one of the most powerful and cost-effective ways to promote your business (it even works when your van is parked up on the drive in the evening). So, don't hesitate to turn your van into a roving billboard for your business – there's no restrictions...

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Vanatomy: Why van drivers are going nuts for the Mercedes-Benz Citan

Vanatomy: Why van drivers are going nuts for the Mercedes-Benz Citan

The Mercedes-Benz Citan is so much more than just the badge, although the badge is one of the reasons you'd go for it. It sits in a packed sector of the van market – the big little vans – but what you go for can often be a brand thing. What do you want to drive? Fancy a Merc? Then give the Citan a...

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VANATOMY: Turn some heads in a Citroen Berlingo Enterprise

VANATOMY: Turn some heads in a Citroen Berlingo Enterprise

"Sturdy and spacious" is the phrase that leaps to mind when it comes to the Berlingo. It's a classic workhorse design mashed together with a load of great features, with added comfort and style. Not only is it nice and affordable, but it's also got bags of room in the back – having become very popular...

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Vanatomy: Want to find out why the Ford Transit Connect Limited is so brilliant?

Vanatomy: Want to find out why the Ford Transit Connect Limited is so brilliant?

Take the driving style and comfort of a car, then combine them with practicality and good load space…what have you got? If you said "a Ford Transit Connect Limited" you'd be right on the money. Now let's take a look at why it should be on your list if you're looking for a new small van. In a crowded...

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Top 5 winter driving tips for van drivers

Top 5 winter driving tips for van drivers

With the winter weather well and truly settling in, we could all do with a reminder on how to drive in the wet and icy conditions – so here's our top five tips for winter driving. At Vanarama, we're big fans of sharing our experience, which is why we've worked with Thruxton Skid Pan Instructor...

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How reliable leasing costs are beating the banks for van drivers

How reliable leasing costs are beating the banks for van drivers

Thanks to competitive prices and convenient finance options available, leasing a business vehicle is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and trustworthy ways to keep your transport up-to-date. The backdrop to this is growing discontent with the banks – a 2016 Which? survey showed RBS at the...

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Vanatomy: Why van drivers should consider the Ford Transit Custom

Vanatomy: Why van drivers should consider the Ford Transit Custom

With over eight million of its various models sold, the Ford Transit is one of the best-selling van of all time. In this week's Vanatomy, we take a closer look at the instantly-recognisable Ford Transit Custom. The next time you head out on the road, take a mental tally of how many Ford Transit vans...

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Vanatomy: Why the Vauxhall Vivaro is a trustworthy choice for van drivers

Vanatomy: Why the Vauxhall Vivaro is a trustworthy choice for van drivers

Professional from bonnet to bumper, the Vauxhall Vivaro's recent update has made its interior even more comfortable and stylish. With its roots in the classic Renault Trafic vans from the 1980s, today's Vauxhall Vivaro is a stylish van that doesn't compromise on storage space while offering improved...

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Black Friday survival guide – How to beat the crowds

Black Friday survival guide – How to beat the crowds

The first rule of Black Friday is: there are no rules. So, get your pads and helmets on, we're going shopping. Black Friday is infamous for being the retail equivalent of a hard-fought rugby match – it's physical, but someone wins eventually. With that in mind, we put together a few tips on how to...

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2016 Autumn Statement roundup - What's in it for van drivers?

2016 Autumn Statement roundup - What's in it for van drivers?

This year's Autumn Statement contains good news for drivers and families alike with some surprising announcements in the shape of boosts to housebuilding and sorting out transport links. Vanarama reports. In his first post-Brexit Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond – or "Spreadsheet Phil"...

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This week is Road Safety Week, and it’s great news for van drivers

This week is Road Safety Week, and it’s great news for van drivers

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, co-ordinated annually by Brake, and involves thousands of schools, organisations, individuals and communities each year. Road Safety Week is all about raising awareness of road safety and promoting steps that everyone can take to stop needless...

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Mercedes bring the X-Factor to the pickup market

Mercedes bring the X-Factor to the pickup market

In addition to its legendary luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz has a reputation as a leader in the commercial vehicle world, making everything from great vans like the Vito and Sprinter, to the massive Actros trucks that pound up and down the nation's motorways each and every day. But there's one area where...

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Choosing to lease your new van can free up thousands for you to reinvest in your business

Choosing to lease your new van can free up thousands for you to reinvest in your business

Whether you're just starting your own business or an experienced tradesman, choosing to lease your van can save you thousands of pounds. Not only will you avoid having to pay a large sum of money upfront for your vehicle, you'll free up funds which you can put back into your business. How would you...

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The best vans for couriers and delivery drivers revealed

The best vans for couriers and delivery drivers revealed

Internet shopping has changed the way we purchase goods and at the same time created a boom in jobs for couriers and delivery drivers. Here we're going to look at the best vans for couriers and what you need to consider if you're thinking about setting up your own delivery business. What are you going...

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Vans take centre stage at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 with ten new launches

Vans take centre stage at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 with ten new launches

The number of vans on Britain's roads is now at an all-time high. There's over four million, and it keeps growing. The van manufacturers are keen to capitalise on this and ten new van models were launched at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham's NEC. A new engine from Ford to cut your...

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How to protect your tools with ten simple tips

How to protect your tools with ten simple tips

It's a nightmare scenario - you get into your van and find all your tools have been stolen. It's bad enough you won't be able to work without them, but now you could have to pay hundreds, maybe even thousands of pounds to replace them. It's a sickening blow. Here are ten tips to help you keep your...

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Spotlight on the Citroen Relay - The ultimate large van?

Spotlight on the Citroen Relay - The ultimate large van?

Are you looking for the ultimate large van? The Citroen Relay is an unsung van classic. With a payload of nearly two tonnes, the lowest loading height in class, impressive load space and sat nav included as standard - you can't look past the Relay. The arrival of the new mandatory Euro 5 exhaust emission...

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Highway to Hell or Paradise? We reveal the ultimate van driving playlist

Highway to Hell or Paradise?  We reveal the ultimate van driving playlist

You've got your gym playlist, your chilling out playlist – now, thanks to Vanarama's pickup and van drivers, we present you with the ultimate Van Driving playlist.  We asked 250 of our customers 'What is your favourite driving song?' and like our customers, the results were varied! While some enjoy...

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