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Volkswagen Caddy Van Review 2020

Volkswagen Caddy Van Review 2020

  Small vans are under a lot of pressure these days, they've got to be as comfortable as a car but practical & reliable enough to let you stick as much kit in the back as you want to! That's where we say hello to the VW Caddy, Volkswagen's attempt to tick all the small commercial vehicle...

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The UK’s Appetite For Food Vans: Unwrapped

The UK’s Appetite For Food Vans: Unwrapped

  The British craving for artisan food vans is showing no signs of slowing any time soon. As more and more people in the UK seek out gourmet snacks and alternatives to the traditional dining experience, a fleet of mobile caterers have sprung up in recent years to meet the demand. If you're looking...

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Covid-19 Outbreak: How To Check If Your Vehicle Is Safe To Drive

Covid-19 Outbreak: How To Check If Your Vehicle Is Safe To Drive

We've previously looked at what to do if your vehicle needs an MOT during the Covid-19 outbreak & it's important to point out that even if you have a valid MOT you're still responsible for making sure your vehicle is safe to drive. So, here are a few vehicle safety checks you can easily carry...

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MOTs & Covid-19 Outbreak: What To Do If Your MOT Is Due

MOTs & Covid-19 Outbreak: What To Do If Your MOT Is Due

With the Covid-19 outbreak limiting your ability to get out of the house & work, a logical question to ask is what will happen if your car, van or pickup truck's MOT due date is on or after 30 March 2020. We'll answer this along with what things you need to do to keep your vehicle safe to drive...

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Covid-19 Outbreak: Support For The UK’s Self-Employed & Limited Companies

Covid-19 Outbreak: Support For The UK’s Self-Employed & Limited Companies

Over 5 million self-employed people make up 15% of the UK's workforce either as sole traders or limited companies. A big chunk of that figure are van-driving tradespeople who account for many of our loyal customers. As the Covid-19 outbreak locks down areas of the UK & limits the ability of many...

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Top 3 Vans For Cleaning Companies

Top 3 Vans For Cleaning Companies

Good hygiene is part of life - on a personal & professional level - but for cleaning companies, hygiene is big business. Vanarama Van Expert Tom Roberts takes a look at the top 3 vans for cleaning companies available to lease right now. Cleaning companies are a key part of the backbone of the...

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A Message From Andy Alderson About Coronavirus

Hi Everyone, I wanted to keep you updated on what we're doing at Vanarama during this uncertain time. We're working hard to keep all our customers, our staff and our loved ones safe. This remains our top priority so following the Government's lockdown guidelines, we took the difficult decision to...

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Can Sole Traders Lease a Van?

Can Sole Traders Lease a Van?

Sole Trader Van Leasing Explained Leasing a van is not only incredibly easy, it's also far more cost-effective than taking out a bank loan or asking a dealer to provide finance. Unlike buying a vehicle outright, leasing actually helps registered sole traders drive the brand new van they want for simple...

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Can I Lease A Van With Bad Credit?

Can I Lease A Van With Bad Credit?

Getting a van on a lease is all about getting credit, and while 'bad credit' or a "poor credit rating" is a real thing, like everything in life it's based on a variety of factors… and you'd be surprised by some of the steps you can take to improve yours.   What Is The Eligibility For Van Leasing...

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Do Tradespeople Really Like The Tea You Make?

Do Tradespeople Really Like The Tea You Make?

When a tradesperson visits your home to carry out some work, there's one tool that is much more important than a hammer, chisel or drill needed to complete the job. That tool is… tea! Brits drink more than 60 billion cups of  tea per year, that's 909 cups each! Tea is often consumed at work during...

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Climate Crisis: How Green is Your Parcel?

Climate Crisis: How Green is Your Parcel?

With concerns about climate change getting louder each year, environmentally conscious online shoppers are beginning to demand that retailers and delivery companies react to the crisis. Potential solutions are for stores to offer eco-friendly delivery slots and to replace petrol-powered vehicles with...

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Top 5 New Vans For 2020

Top 5 New Vans For 2020

Following a busy launch-filled 2019, Vanarama van expert Tom Roberts takes a look forward to 2020 & everything he's looking forward to seeing in the light commercial vehicles marketplace over the next 12 months. As we hurtle towards 2020 at an increasing pace, it's the best time to preview...

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Best Large Van 2019

Best Large Van 2019

We've reviewed & driven a fair few large vans in 2019 & now it's time to reveal the top 3 & crown a best large van of 2019. Tom Roberts reports. Large vans just seem to be getting bigger and better & during 2019 I reviewed & drove a fair few of them. While medium vans may dominate...

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Best Medium Van 2019

Best Medium Van 2019

Having reviewed & driven a fair few medium vans in 2019, it's time to reveal the top 3 & crown a best medium van of 2019. Tom Roberts reports. It sounds like a well-worn cliche, but medium vans really do come in all shapes & sizes, not to mention trim levels of varying degrees of luxury...

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The UK’s Commercial Parking Crisis

The UK’s Commercial Parking Crisis

As UK towns and cities continue to grow, being able to find a parking space has become increasingly difficult. This is especially the case for commercial van drivers as over the last decade, an increased demand by the public for shopping online has led to an expected daily delivery rate of over 150...

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Best Small Van of 2019

Best Small Van of 2019

Having reviewed & driven a fair few small vans in 2019, it's time to reveal the top 3 & crown a best small van of 2019. Tom Roberts reports. Small vans come in all shapes & sizes these days, & during 2019 I was lucky enough to review & drive a fair few of them (even getting...

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Yes, We Van: The Nation's Van Drivers Say Get Brexit Done

Yes, We Van: The Nation's Van Drivers Say Get Brexit Done

On the eve of the December 2019 UK general election, Vanarama reveals how van drivers up and down the country are planning to vote. Pulling out: 75% of van drivers in the UK say they just want to see Britain leave the EU. Changing lanes: Over a third of van drivers say they intend to vote...

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Why Is The Ford Ranger So Popular?

Why Is The Ford Ranger So Popular?

The New Ford Ranger Is The Best The Ford Ranger is a popular & iconic compact pickup truck with a dominant grip on sales in the UK, but what is it about this truck that makes it so popular? Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. When I filmed my review of the latest version of the Ford Ranger -...

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The UK’s Tool & Van Theft Hotspots

The UK’s Tool & Van Theft Hotspots

Here at Vanarama we understand how important our vans are to tradespeople up and down the country. They are the lifeblood for thousands of businesses and provide a means for traders to make a decent living. Having a van or tools stolen can have a massive impact on trade, especially just before Christmas...

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Tesla Cybertruck: Great Spec And Far-Future Looks

Tesla Cybertruck: Great Spec And Far-Future Looks

What Is The Tesla Cybertruck? Tesla's entry into the light commercial vehicle marketplace with the Cybertruck was something a lot of us were waiting to see. If you've been blinded by its strange looks and glass mishaps you might have missed its spec reveal and the huge implications they will have...

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