If you’re heading to France this summer, then there is a new legal regulation that you need to know about. It is one that if you don’t comply, even as a tourist, it could lead to an instant fine of up to £117. The regulation is called Crit’Air vignette, which is essentially is ‘clean air’ windscreen stickers. (more…)
Without a doubt, the most convenient and practical method of transport for Glastonbury festival is with your own car or van. With so much camping equipment and other vital festival necessities in your luggage, a vehicle is far less tiring than lugging your stuff from the train to a coach. Having a van also gives you a place to dry off and keep your belongings safe should a torrential downpour ensure. You never know, it may be the only warm and dry place you find all weekend!
Finally… warmer weather is breaking through after what seems like a winter that lasted a lifetime. The festival season will soon be upon us – a tense time going to battle over tickets for the hottest gigs up and down the country, and after all that hard work – frantically dialling and redialling and holding for what seems like hours, you’re in. Next stop? (more…)
The hot summer months are pretty tough for the average vehicle – rising temperatures and increased mileage for staycations are just two of the reasons why this season should demand just as many vehicle checks as winter.
Winter is a slog for our vehicles. The RAC alone attend 2.5 million broken down vehicles each and every year, while it’s estimated that as many as 900,000 of these will be during the winter months (the RAC also state that 10% of us aren’t completely confident that our cars are going to make through the winter).
The government is introducing new regulations regarding Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in 2017. The method for calculating Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on some types of cars is being changed and the impact of these changes are likely to be considerable.
Many car drivers have told us about their experience of driving vans for the first time and how driving a van is, in some ways, very different to driving a car.
As a response, we have put together this short guide. We hope motorists who are driving a van for the first time will find it valuable, and that it will be a welcome reminder for those who have not driven a van for a while.
Van theft is a staggering problem in this country. Every month in the UK, millions of pounds are lost due to theft from, or theft of, vans, increasing business expenses and even putting many vehicle owners out of business.
With so many vans, trucks and minibuses in our fleet of hire vehicles we have often seen at first hand the effects of poor driving styles. The problem is that, whether it’s a hire vehicle or not, there are cost involved in making good the damage caused by poor driving styles. These additional costs can lead, eventually, to us having to charge more for our services, which we do not want to do.