25 Jul 2018
band-on-stage-at-festival-at-night

We may be half-way through the summer, but with schools only just finishing the holidays are only just hotting up. Last month we looked at our favourite places to visit in the UK for a staycation and this month we thought we would pick our top 10 festivals and events. The adventurous among you may even look to combine your staycation spot with a visit to one of them – and we know that there are plenty to choose from! (more…)

25 Jun 2018
edinburgh-castle

The summer is finally upon us! We don’t know about you, but we have been basking in the sunshine as much as work will allow and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Which got us thinking… If you were planning a staycation this year, what would be the top 10 places to choose from? So we got to researching and put our top 10 list together. In alphabetical order (to avoid any hint of favouritism) here it is. Let us know what you think! (more…)

25 May 2018
motoway-speed-camera

You are in the process of shopping around for car insurance around your renewal time and the dreaded question comes up: “have you had any motoring convictions in the last five years?” Declaring penalty points is critical to making sure that your policy will be paid out should you have an accident; in fact, you are obligated to declare any penalty points to your insurer as soon as it happens. This month we explore the link between penalty points and car insurance premiums and look at why this is and how you can avoid being penalised twice. (more…)

23 Apr 2018
Football-shirt-ilford-CVS

We hope you will indulge us with a slightly different topic for this month’s article. We are taking a detour from the usual topics around driving because we are proud to say that we are now official sponsors of Ilford Football Club (Ilford FC). What makes us do that and why does it matter to our readers? We are glad you asked… (more…)

26 Mar 2018
parking-ticket-on-windscreen

We have all experienced that feeling of frustration, anger, and confusion at least once in our life when we return to our carefully parked vehicle and find a penalty charge notice on the windshield. Where did we go wrong? Did we, in fact, even go wrong somewhere or could the fine be the result of an over-zealous parking attendant or some confusion over where parking is allowed and where it is not? Let’s take a look at what you can do if you think that you have received an unfair penalty charge notice. (more…)

27 Feb 2018
How to keep your van and its contents safe

It is every commercial van owner’s worst nightmare. Waking up in the morning, or coming back from an errand or job, to find their van has been broken into or stolen leading to missing tools, equipment, and other valuables. It is not just the value of the van; it is the value of the tools and materials within it, and the time and cost of replacing them. It is rare to go past a van and not see a big sign stating that ‘no tools are left overnight’, but there is a lot more that commercial van owners can do to secure their possessions and livelihood. We have compiled a list of tips to help you keep your van secure and your livelihood unaffected. (more…)

26 Jan 2018
Have you remembered to pay your vehicle tax?

The answer is probably obvious for most – a resounding ‘yes’! However, you may be surprised to hear that not having that small piece of round paper in your windshield means you forget. If that is you, then know that you are not alone. A recent report in the Guardian discovered that the number of untaxed vehicles in the UK has trebled since the abolition of the tax disc. (more…)

14 Dec 2017
Toxicity charge all CVS vehicles comply, does yours?

The Mayor of London’s new Toxicity Charge came into force on the 23rd of October this year. Affecting a large number of vehicles of all types the Toxicity Charge, or T-charge as it is more commonly known, is a further measure to help improve London’s deteriorating air quality. If you haven’t heard of it yet or want to know more about it, whether it affects you, and what you need to do, then read on. (more…)

10 Nov 2017
Change of speed through roadworks proposed to rise to 60mph
Do you remember the last time you were heading down a motorway knowing you were making good time and weren’t going to be late? Until you hit the roadworks and have to drop your speed down to 50mph… Suddenly, everyone is driving on robot-mode and the frustration is palpable. And to make matters worse, there don’t seem to be any workers working on whatever it is that is being upgraded or changed on that stretch of road.
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