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Are vans going to be the real electric vehicle revolutionaries?

Are vans going to be the real electric vehicle revolutionaries? A very interesting article was published this week on Cityam.com looking at electric vehicles. It summised that "commercial delivery vehic... Read More

The Vans4Lease team at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019

The Vans4Lease team at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 Sarah and Chris, two of our van experts, are at the Commercial Vehicle Show today - lots of electric vans on display! We've shared some picture... Read More

Should I sign write my van?

Should I sign write my van? If you’ve decided to lease a van for your business needs you may be considering adding your branding. We’ve shared our advice below but... Read More

Van news – what's new for 2019?

Van news – what As always at this time of year the van world is buzzing with news of what’s to come to market in the New Year.  We could list ... Read More

Did you know that you can lease a van on a personal basis? Read more....

Did you know that you can lease a van on a personal basis? Read more.... Many of our customers are sole traders and owner managed businesses, some are start ups and may not have the required business accounts history to ... Read More

Are you up to speed with ULEZ?

Are you up to speed with ULEZ? If you’ve just read the title and thought “ULEZ…what on earth is that?” read on…. To help improve air qua... Read More

Fuel prices on the rise - so how can you drive for fuel efficiency?

Fuel prices on the rise - so how can you drive for fuel efficiency? Fuel prices have risen for the second consecutive month according to figures revealed by the RAC this month. The average price of pe... Read More

The Citroen Berlingo - what the reviewers say.

The Citroen Berlingo - what the reviewers say. The Citroen Berlingo is a small van that represents great value and is one of our most popular lease van offerings! It offers a large com... Read More

The Ford Transit - why it's as popular as ever!

The Ford Transit - why it The Ford Transit van has been one of the most widely sold vans in the UK for years, and it’s no surprise when you consider the range of model... Read More

FleetManagerPlus - the modern way to manage your van fleet

FleetManagerPlus - the modern way to manage your van fleet FleetManagerPlus is the modern way to manage your fleet - from one van to a fleet of vans. Fleet management is all about making sure your... Read More

Stay safe on the roads this autumn.

14/11/2018

Stay safe on the roads this autumn.

Did you know that the number of accidents on Britain’s roads leaps by an average of 15% in the autumn and winter months? This is according to figures from the Department of Transport. 

This time of year can pose some tricky driving conditions from slippery roads because of increased rainfall and falling leaves to the low level of the sun causing problem for motorists as dusk creeps in. 

Here are some of our tips for staying safe on the roads at this time of year.

  • Being able to see clearly is vital for road safety. The low autumn sun can often make visibility bad, so ensure your windscreen is clean and free from scratches and chips. Seconds of sun-blindness can cause an accident.
  • Check your windscreen wiper blades. They don't last forever (a check every couple of years is recommended) and always having your windscreen washer fluid topped up. Use an antifreeze in the winter months. 
  • Remember your lights!! Get into the habit of switching lights on even if it's getting light or not quite dark yet. Many new vans that we have available for lease have auto light functions which are handy.   
  • Don't use fog lights unless weather conditions demand them - they can dazzle oncoming motorists.
  • Think about your stopping distance. It takes a lot longer to stop on a wet road, so you should always drive more slowly and leave larger gaps between you and the vehicle in front in rainy and foggy conditions.
  • Check your tyres to ensure they are safe. Bald or defective tyres are illegal – being caught driving with them could result in a large fine, not to mention penalty points on your licence – and they’re also extremely dangerous, especially on slippery roads. The law requires you to have a tyre tread depth of at least 1.6mm, but for safe driving a depth of at least 3mm is better still.
  • Also regularly check your tyre pressure to ensure they are not under or overinflated – both to improve their grip on the road and to slash the amount you shell out on fuel. Many new vehciles, including lots of those we have available to lease, will have inbuilt warning systems if youre pressure dips. But don't rely on this, check them regularly at your local garage. 

Safe driving! 

Stay safe on the roads this autumn.

14/11/2018

Stay safe on the roads this autumn.

Did you know that the number of accidents on Britain’s roads leaps by an average of 15% in the autumn and winter months? This is according to figures from the Department of Transport. 

This time of year can pose some tricky driving conditions from slippery roads because of increased rainfall and falling leaves to the low level of the sun causing problem for motorists as dusk creeps in. 

Here are some of our tips for staying safe on the roads at this time of year.

  • Being able to see clearly is vital for road safety. The low autumn sun can often make visibility bad, so ensure your windscreen is clean and free from scratches and chips. Seconds of sun-blindness can cause an accident.
  • Check your windscreen wiper blades. They don't last forever (a check every couple of years is recommended) and always having your windscreen washer fluid topped up. Use an antifreeze in the winter months. 
  • Remember your lights!! Get into the habit of switching lights on even if it's getting light or not quite dark yet. Many new vans that we have available for lease have auto light functions which are handy.   
  • Don't use fog lights unless weather conditions demand them - they can dazzle oncoming motorists.
  • Think about your stopping distance. It takes a lot longer to stop on a wet road, so you should always drive more slowly and leave larger gaps between you and the vehicle in front in rainy and foggy conditions.
  • Check your tyres to ensure they are safe. Bald or defective tyres are illegal – being caught driving with them could result in a large fine, not to mention penalty points on your licence – and they’re also extremely dangerous, especially on slippery roads. The law requires you to have a tyre tread depth of at least 1.6mm, but for safe driving a depth of at least 3mm is better still.
  • Also regularly check your tyre pressure to ensure they are not under or overinflated – both to improve their grip on the road and to slash the amount you shell out on fuel. Many new vehciles, including lots of those we have available to lease, will have inbuilt warning systems if youre pressure dips. But don't rely on this, check them regularly at your local garage. 

Safe driving!