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  • Air Conditioning

     Keep Your Cool with Air Conditioning! Because the UK has a temperate climate, many people have thought that air-conditioning in their vans would be a rarely-used luxury and not worth any extra costs. But climate change and the recent very hot summers, means the benefits of Air Con are now generally accepted and appreciated! ...

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  • All-new 2017 Volkswagen Crafter Receives UK Launch

    Winner of the International Van of the Year 2017 awardThe All-New VW CRAFTER 2017 Setting very high standards, Volkswagen has launched a completely new (from the ground up) - award-winning VW Crafter - available as Startline, Trendline and Highline - in three body lengths, three roof heights and boasting three brand-new engines ...

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  • Spy Van Update

    Manheim sets new world record for Ford Transit Manheim has sold a very special 1988 Ford Transit Mark 3 for what it understands to be a world record price for that model - £10,300 - at its dedicated van auction centre in Shepshed, Leicestershire; with the proceeds going straight to charity - Alzheimer's Society.As we recently reporte ...

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  • Spy Van to make overt appearance at Manheim Shepshed in Aid of Alzheimer's Society

    Manheim will auction off a very special van on the 22nd May - an exquisitely-restored 1988 Ford Transit covert surveillance unit complete with concealed cameras - all in the name of charity.Originally registered to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, James Davis, Manheim's Director of Commercial Vehicles, became its second owner in 2014 ...

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  • Best Volkswagen Transporter Accessories on the Web!

    Our pick of the top kit - to make your VW stand out from the crowd Picture courtesy of: www.uberbus.co.uk A few minutes searching the Internet will soon reveal some stunning examples of 'accessorised' vehicles - like this VW Transporter Kombi pictured above from Uberbus -  complete with custom interior, sexy alloys and an am ...

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  • Transforming a Transporter

    A little while ago, one of our customers bought a VW Transporter Kombi to personalise and customise to his own individual taste, using a mixture of self-install components he picked up from Trade Van Accessories of Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He lowered the suspension, added components, alloys, sliders etc. and went on to create a s ...

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  • Is the Ford Transit Van the most stolen vehicle?

    Is the Ford Transit Van the most STOLEN vehicle in the UK? Everyone has seen the 'No tools left in this Van overnight' stickers that tradesman put on the back of their vans - hoping to deter any opportunist thieves from breaking in, but worse than having precious equipment stolen - is to have your van totally disappear!That's ...

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  • 2017 Changes to VAT relief on adapted motor vehicles for disabled wheelchair users

    Changes to VAT relief on adapted motor vehicles for disabled wheelchair users - coming in April 2017BackgroundIn 2012 the Government announced they would undertake a review of VAT relief applied to adapted motor vehicles for disabled wheelchair users in response to evidence that suggested the relief had been open to fraudulent abuse.  Su ...

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  • Diesel Engines AdBlue and You

    It's all about Euro Standards and those nasty exhaust emissions produced by your diesel engine... Modern diesel engines fitted to vans, trucks and cars now feature "Selective Catalytic Reduction" technology (SCR) - to reduce harmful exhaust emissions to meet today's stringent Euro 5 & Euro 6 Standards. As part of this process, di ...

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  • DPFs What Drivers Need to Know About Diesel Particulate Filters

    The majority of drivers are in the dark about what Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF's) actually do, why they do it - and how to maintain and extend their serviceable life. If you drive a modern diesel van or car, chances are that it has a DPF installed, yet you probably won't t even know about it.  That is until you see a warning lamp o ...

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  • The Vantrepreneurs

    From survey results gathered in 2006, a national insurance company identified a whole new group of business professionals - and gave them the name of 'Vantrepreneurs'. This enlightening survey gave a new insight and dispelled many myths and misconceptions - as it proved van owner/drivers were more health conscious, well-educated and well- ...

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  • Keep your Van and Tools Safe

    Vehicle crime accounts for more than a quarter of all recorded crime in the UK and costs the taxpayer more than £3billion a year. A golden rule is: 'Don't store equipment in your van!'A vehicle full of tools, stock or delivery items is an easy target for the opportunist thief. Don't leave anything in your van - if it's not there, it can' ...

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  • Transport Goods Safely

         A 'Luton Body' is ideal for the bigger moves! Safely transporting cargo in your van involves a little more thought that just heaving it into the back and scooting off!  Not only is it sensible to evenly distribute and secure your van load correctly, it is also a legal requirement. There are certain rules ...

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  • Counting the cost at the pumps

    One of the biggest costs to the van owner/drivers is the on-going price of fuel. The pump-price of diesel has fluctuated wildly over the past few years, reaching an eye-watering 150.9p a litre at a M6 service station in February 2012 - which makes today's (Feb 2016) current average pump price of £1.02 per litre seem positively cheap. ...

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  • Buying a Van with high mileage

     High mileage vans are considerably cheaper to buy and to insure, but is it a gamble you are prepared to take? Today's modern vans are engineered to last - and 100,000 miles showing on the clock is commonplace.There's even stories of Transits reaching 200,000 and beyond - but if you are considering spending your hard-earned cas ...

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  • Branding your Van

    'Image is everything' - and professional 'Vantrepreneurs' are no exception...Anyone driving on the motorways will have spotted the green-liveried Eddie Stobart vehicles or the imaginatively decorated 'Sky TV' vans, depicting (in photographic quality), Homer Simpson or scenes of wild animals as featured in their TV documentaries.The ...

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  • Mercedes Benz New Citan Van

    The Mercedes-Benz Citan Van is the new small van from the German manufacturer and also their first brand-new light commercial vehicle model since the Vito was added to their range back in 1995.  The Citan received its World Premiere at the 2012 RAI Motor Show in Amsterdam and has been available in the UK since early 2013.Citan is the result ...

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