Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice

Did you know that a new list of things to check have been added to the MOT? Are you aware that learner drivers are now allowed on the motorway during lessons? These are just a few of the changes which have been taking place when it comes to driving over the last few months. Continue reading to find out more.
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Technology is everywhere, and our cars are no exception, but despite all the sophisticated new features, seatbelts are considered the first – and best – line of defence against potential harm. With 63% of drivers saying that too much in-car tech can be a dangerous distraction, OSV Ltd wanted to know which tech drivers actually wanted, and which they could live without. In some cases, the answer seems to be ‘most of it’.

Top 5 concerns when leasing a van

Worried about leasing a van? We have explored some of the top 5 concerns drivers have about leasing a van to keep your mind at rest
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Leasing a van can feel like a bit of a minefield. Luckily, we're here to help! There are many factors to take into consideration and so many options that you can choose. Everyone has a unique circumstance and so this is the core reason so many options are available. With so much choice there is bound to be a lease van agreement to suit you. There are different types of Lease agreements that you can choose from as well as different payment plans. Each financial provider offers different variants so it is worthwhile using a leasing broker or checking out a few a providers before making your decision.

Vehicle leasing for bad credit

Worried that you won't be to lease a car with bad credit? We have put together this article to give you all the information you need & your options
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If you are looking for a new vehicle, you might be considering leasing.Leasing is a hugely popular way of getting a new car both privately and through your business, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. When you lease a car, you have to go through a credit check. If you have a poor credit score, then this can make leasing a car more difficult. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are solutions. In this article, we look at vehicle leasing for bad credit, the importance of credit checks and what you can do to improve your credit score.

Vans for plasterers

In need of a new van? There are several van models out there to choose from but which one is the best for a plasterer?
When it comes to transporting essential tools and equipment for plastering, you need a van that offers a generous payload but is suitable for a variety of customer locations. Ladders and boards are crucial for the job at hand so you need a van that is wide enough and can take extra racking for essential large tools. There are several van models out there but which one is the best for a plasterer?

Vans for builders

Are you a builder in need of a van? We explore in this article all the information you need to know and the best vans for builders
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The building trade is becoming increasingly popular. This has been since the introduction of 'work and earn' learning incentives such as apprenticeships. Another contributing factor to this growing trade is the pressure on governments to build more housing. The UK simply does not have enough homes to house everyone living here. Combine this with the low mortgage interest rates which have also made the demand for property much higher and you can see why it's such a valuable trade. Builders undertake a variety of roles under their humble title and are often thought of as the glue that holds a construction project together. It is therefore imperative that builders have a trusty and reliable vehicle. The ability to get from job to job and between trade suppliers and site is essential. Because a builder typically sets their hand to most construction efforts they will need to be prepared with a full toolkit and enough space for the materials to fulfil a wide variety of jobs. A builder can construct anything from a garage, extension, even a home built from scratch so you can imagine the variety of materials needed to cover all of these jobs. Therefore their vehicle requirements can be a challenging consideration. Deciding between a pic [.

Best vans for carpenters

Are you a carpenter in need of a new van? In this article we explore all the information you will need and the best vans for the job
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Carpenters carry so many tools that they effectively need a mobile shed for a vehicle. What with routers, sanders, table saws, nail guns and so on it’s a wonder there’s any room left for all the tools they need to get through the day. Flexibility and space are vital and for most, the medium-sized panel van will do the job. But for those that do want to be able to work comfortably inside their van, a high roof option will help and a long wheelbase version will provide even more space to comfortably carry tools and materials.

Vans for security

In need of a new van for your security business? Explore all the information that you need and the best vans for the job
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No van is 100% secure when faced with the most dedicated of lock pickers and thieves. Reported break-ins on top vans like Ford Transits are deemed higher in recent years due to the sheer volume of vehicles on the road. Even though there is not a foolproof anti-theft van available, you can enhance the security on your vans in many ways. Depending on the type of business you are running depends on the type of van that you will need. For parcel deliveries, you are more than likely looking for a big cabbed van like a Ford Transit or a Mercedes Sprinter. For a tradesman, you are more likely looking for the smaller variety of van like a VW Caddy.

Ford Lease Deals: Top 5 Fords to get your hands on

Want to lease a new ford? Explore in this article some of Fords history, the best cars to date and which ones to get your hands on
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Ford Lease Deals: Top 5 Fords to get your hands on Ford is undoubtedly a household brand recognised by the entire population. The history of Ford dates back to the 20th Century with the iconic Model T. Over the years the models have changed but the reputation Ford has of developing some of the most forward-thinking and stylish cars on the road remains. In Ford have quite a brigade of loyal fans in the UK. There are a few core reasons for their popularity. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the top 5 Fords to get your hands on and why we wanted to share what Ford is famed for. Ford cars offer incredible value Across the whole range of Ford cars from SUV's to hatchbacks, the brand consistently manages to craft great cars at competitive prices. As a market leading car brand they lead the way in value.

Vans for roofers

In need of a new van for your roofing business? We have created this article to give you all the information needed & the best vans to suit you
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Roofing as a business can take you sky high.... literally. With the volume of new homes being built in the UK currently, it's a trade that will never go out of fashion. Roofing is a lucrative business to be part of, especially in areas with a significant amount of development. As a roofer, you will undoubtedly know the importance of your trusty van. It not only transports you and your equipment from job to job, but it's also there by your side to collect materials from the builder's merchant. Reliability is key. How frustrating to have a perfect weather day for a roofing job and have to cancel at the last minute because the van won't start! Not good business at all.
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