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Van Security – Top Tips

If you are using a van for your business, it’s likely that van security is a premium concern for you. Of course, the best thing to do is to remove all of your tools whenever you are away from your vehicle – but this isn’t always a practical or achievable solution. So what else can you do to minimise the risk of theft?


Top tips for cheaper van insurance

Whether you’re buying or leasing a van, it’s not just the purchase cost that you need to bear in mind. Of course, insurance for your vehicle can take a toll on your pocket too. However, there are some simple things that you can do in order to keep costs down and make running a van a more affordable option.

First, it’s important to shop around each year, as auto-renewal options rarely if ever offer the best deals. Instead, take some time to compare quotes from different providers in order to find the best option for you. And if it all possible, make sure you pay in one annual lump sum – again, this always offers a far better price than monthly installments.

Secondly, make sure that your cover is tailored to your requirements, and that you’re not paying for any extras that you don’t need. For example, if you’re driving an old van with low monetary value, you might consider third party, fire and theft cover as an alternative to a comprehensive policy. Similarly, potentially costly features such as protected no claims bonuses, courtesy van cover and personal accident cover might not be necessary for your needs.

Of course, there are also things that you can do the vehicle itself in order to lower your insurance costs. For example, your insurer may be able to recommend additional security measures, such as alarms and immobilisers, that could deter thieves and in turn bring your premiums down to a more affordable rate. On the other side of the coin, however, any aesthetic or performance-based modifications could see your insurance costs soar.

Finally, the best way of bringing your insurance costs down is to be a good, safe driver. The longer you go without making a claim the cheaper your premiums will be, so minimise the risks by parking in a secure spot, being wary of additional drivers and working on your driving skills.

Want to lower the costs of driving a larger vehicle for business or pleasure even more? At Rapid Vans we’ve got a fantastic selection of affordable van leasing options, helping you get behind the wheel for less.


Is an electric van right for you?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard all the talk of electric vehicles – and how they could come to play a vital role in the UK’s vehicle market. But if you’re looking to buy or lease a van, should you consider making the change? As with any big purchase, there are lots of things to consider.

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Speed Limits in LCVs

Of course, we all know how important it is to keep an eye on our speed if we want to drive safely and minimise the chance of accidents. But if you’re used to driving a car – and now you’re leasing a light commercial vehicle – it’s vital to remember that different rules apply. So before you set out, make sure that you’re familiar with the right approach.

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Everything you need to know about leasing a van

Fed up with your current vehicle but don’t have the money to buy a new one outright? Or perhaps you’re in need of a van for your business and don’t have the capital to invest? Whatever the situation, van leasing is a great way to get all of the convenience of a new vehicle without breaking the bank. But how exactly does it work?

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Ford Ranger Raptor due to launch in 2019

If you’re the sort of person who’s always keeping an eye out for the latest vehicles, here’s something that’s sure to grab your attention. In early 2019, Ford plans to launch its incredible Ranger Raptor on the European market – meaning that this slick, sophisticated vehicle will soon be making its way to the UK.

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What to check when buying a new van

Whether your current transport has seen better days or you’re just looking to upgrade to a larger vehicle, choosing a new van can make a huge difference in your everyday life. But with so many different options on the market – not to mention some unscrupulous dealers looking to make a quick buck – how can you make sure that you’re getting a good deal?

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Tips for part exchanging your van

Has your van seen better days? Need a new vehicle but worried about how far your bank balance can stretch? Part exchanging your existing van can be a great way to get more for your money – but there are plenty of pitfalls to watch out for too. To help you navigate this often-complicated process, we’ve put together a quick guide.