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A Look at The Ford Transit Custom 2016

By QVT | 30/03/2016

A Look at The Ford Transit Custom 2016 The Ford Transit Custom van launched in 2012 and has been coming in different models ever since. Over the years, the Ford Transit has become one of Europe’s leading van choices, and […]

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Which 3.5t Luton Van Has The Highest Payload?

By QVT | 08/03/2016

Which 3.5t Luton Van Has The Highest Payload? Luton Van Comparison Chart Van Payload Load Length Load Width Load Height Engine Tail Lift Door Style Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 LWB Luton 1000kg 3895mm 1700mm 2070mm 2.1 Y – 500kg Roller Shutter […]

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Guide to choosing a Luton Van

By QVT | 08/03/2016

Guide to choosing a Luton Van A Luton van is a form of box van whereby the body often extends over the cab area thus providing extra storage space. Some of the newer Luton vans now have a rounded section […]

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Private Plates

By QVT | 19/01/2016

Private Plates If you are travelling abroad with your van, third party cover is the minimum level of insurance you require to comply with the laws in each of the EEC countries.  Many insurance companies now include this level of […]

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Taking Your Van Abroad

By QVT | 19/01/2016

Taking Your Van Abroad If you are travelling abroad with your van, third party cover is the minimum level of insurance you require to comply with the laws in each of the EEC countries.  Many insurance companies now include this […]

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Van Breakdown Cover

By QVT | 19/01/2016

Below you will find a breakdown cover comparison chart of the 2 largest UK providers. The AA The AA which was founded in 1905 is the undoubtedly the UK’s largest breakdown cover provider with an average response time of 40 […]

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Van Insurance Policy

By QVT | 19/01/2016

Van Insurance Policy When you purchase a van insurance policy either over the phone or through the internet what exactly are you getting.  Each company may offer different levels of cover on their insurance policy along with varying features and […]

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Luton Van Insurance

By QVT | 20/08/2015

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Luton Van Conversions

By QVT | 10/08/2015

Luton Van Conversions The major Commercial vehicle chassis manufacturers undergoing conversion to aerodynamic or square fronted 3.5T Luton Vans, Low Wheel Base Luton Vans and  Low Loader Luton Vans today are Ford, Citroen, Renault, Peugeot, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Vauxhall. Aluminium […]

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Luton Van Tail Lifts

By QVT | 20/07/2015

Transit Custom Limited Edition Update The Ford Transit Custom van launched in 2012 and has been coming in different models ever since. Over the years, the Ford Transit has become one of Europe’s leading van choices, and the trend continues. […]

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Luton Van Sizes

By QVT | 10/07/2015

Luton Van Sizes Vans come in all shapes and sizes. We all know that, however how does this apply to specifically Luton Van sizes? Well it depends on the reason for wanting to own or drive a Luton Van in […]

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Top 5 Stylish Vans

By QVT | 07/08/2012

Top 5 Stylish Vans Commercial vans have come a long way over the past few years not just in terms of their safety features and fuel efficiency but also their aesthetic appeal and style. With many van owners now making […]

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VW Transporter T28 SWB 2.0 Tdi 84ps

By QVT | 21/07/2012

VW Transporter T28 SWB 2.0 Tdi 84ps The new Transporter has just got better, these are one of the safest, most efficient vehicles on the roads, with rear wing doors and side loading door as standard, the engines have been […]

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Guide to choosing the right van engine

By QVT | 15/07/2012

Guide to choosing the right van engine Which size van engine should I choose? Looking at vans can often seem confusing, you have chosen the van that suits your needs it’s comfortable to drive and at the price that suits […]

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Whats the difference between a Mercedes Sprinter and VW Crafter

By QVT | 13/07/2012

VW Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter? Question. We were recently asked by a customer, what is the difference between a Mercedes Sprinter and a VW Crafter as he was undecided on which van was the right one for his needs? Having […]

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Top 5 Small Vans For Fuel Economy

By QVT | 02/07/2012

1. Ford Fiesta Van Econetic 1.6 TDCi – 85.6 mpg 2. Fiat Punto Van 1.3 Multijet 85 S/S – 80.7 mpg 3. Vauxhall Corsa Van 1.3 95 Ecoflex – 78.3 mpg 4. Peugeot Bipper Van SE HDi 75 S/S EGC […]

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Plug-In Van Grant Announced

By QVT | 17/01/2012

Plug-In Van Grant Announced It was announced this morning that the government’s plug-in car grants scheme is to be extended to include electric vans. The Government is prepared to spend £900m over the next 3 years to promote the use […]

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Mini Van to debut at 2012 Geneva Motor show

By QVT | 03/01/2012

Mini Van to debut at 2012 Geneva Motor show The much loved mini van which ceased production 30 years ago is set to return to the commercial vehicle market. BMW who own the mini brand are calling it the Mini […]

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What is London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ)?

By QVT | 04/09/2011

What is London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ)? London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and how it may affect you The London Low Emission Zone scheme (LEZ) was first introduced on February 4th 2008 and covers most of Greater London. It was […]

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Van Bulkhead and Racking Safety

By QVT | 09/02/2011

Van Bulkhead and Racking Safety Vans have become an essential tool for many businesses whether it’s for transporting heavy cargo, for use as a mobile office or for carrying tools when out and about with customers. Whatever the use for […]

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The benefits of winter tyres for your van

By QVT | 03/02/2011

When the winter months come in the UK the temperature drops and most of us will change our clothing and footwear to something that gives better protection against the weather. We top up our van engines and windscreen anti-freeze, get […]

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Advice for driving your van in snowy weather

By QVT | 31/01/2011

Advice for driving your van in snowy weather Driving in icy or snowy conditions can be extremely dangerous and requires extra precautions to ensure that your trip is as safe as possible. When the roads are icy you need to […]

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Glossary of Van Terms

By QVT | 25/01/2011

Glossary of Van Terms There are many terms used when displaying a vans specification which can be very confusing, the van glossary below should help clear some of the confusion you may have had for van terms. ABS (Antilock Brakes) […]

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Top 12 Van Drivers Fuel Saving Tips

By QVT | 17/01/2011

With fuel prices at a record high we all need to squeeze as many miles per gallon as we can out of our works van, so below are 12 tips that should help you to get just that bit extra […]

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How to Select the Best Van for Your Business

By QVT | 14/01/2011

When it comes to choosing a new van for your business it can often seem a very confusing task. There are so many makes and models available that the choice can seem endless and very difficult to make. If your […]

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3 Things to be aware of when leasing a van

By QVT | 02/12/2010

3 Things to be aware of when leasing a van When you lease a van or car there are a few things its worth being aware to make sure that your vehicle leasing experience goes as smooth as possible. Maintenance […]

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The modern day white van man

By QVT | 26/10/2010

The modern day white van man The stereotypical image of a white van man is often portrayed as an aggressive and inconsiderate driver, with low intelligence and an even lower level of fitness. This outdated image of a van driver […]

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Choosing a van configuration

By QVT | 09/09/2010

Choosing a van configuration Most van manufacturers offer their vehicles in a range of configurations to suit varying business needs and the loads they are likely to carry. Whatever your requirement there is a van to suit your needs. Luton […]

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Buying a used van tips

By QVT | 17/08/2010

Buying a used van tips When you buy a used van from a dealer it needs to be fit for purpose and accurately described which is a legal requirement and protects the buyers from false claims by the dealer. You […]

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Danger of overloading a van

By QVT | 22/06/2010

Danger of overloading a van All vans and light commercial vehicles are assigned a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) which is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle. This includes the weight of the driver, any passengers, personal possessions, tools, fuel […]

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Driving safely in wet weather

By QVT | 21/12/2009

In the UK we are so used to driving in wet weather that we often become complacent about safety. This is one of the reasons that such a high percentage of accidents take place on our roads because we simply […]

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Van maker LDV to go into administration

By QVT | 05/06/2009

Van maker LDV to go into administration The Birmingham Van maker LDV is set to go into administration of Monday, just weeks after receiving a £5million pound bridging loan from the Government. As a last ditch attempt to get backing […]

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Hope for LDV’s Future from Weststar takeover

By QVT | 08/05/2009

Weststar a Malaysian vehicle importer is in talks with Russian owners Gaz for a deal to save LDV the Birmingham based van manufacturer. The future of the van-maker was looking bleak after its directors made an application to put the […]

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The top 5 reasons to lease a van

By QVT | 29/04/2009

The top 5 reasons to lease a van Why consider a van leasing deal? Improve the business cash flow When you lease a van you have an agreed fixed monthly charge which can include servicing and maintenance of any work […]

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Fiat launches the new Ducato 140 natural gas van

By QVT | 24/03/2009

Fiat launches the new Ducato 140 natural gas van The new Fiat Ducato 140 natural gas has gone on sale today; the van is a natural gas powered vehicle that is more environmentally friendly and producing much lower emissions than […]

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Getting out of a lease contract

By QVT | 15/03/2009

Getting out of a lease contract Unfortunately there are times when unexpected circumstances may occur which make it necessary leave your lease agreement before it has come to an end. In such circumstances your first step is to read through […]

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The luckiest man in the world

By QVT | 10/03/2009

The luckiest man in the world Cem Tokac a Turkish port worker has to be one of the luckiest men alive after being struck by an articulated lorry. 32 year Cem was standing beside a railway line when an articulated […]

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New Magna Steyr Mila EV concept

By QVT | 03/03/2009

New Magna Steyr Mila EV concept Magna Steyr unveiled its Mila EV (electric vehicle) the latest member of the MILA innovation family at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Mila EV is a fully developed battery powered vehicle platform that […]

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LDV turned down for Government aid

By QVT | 24/02/2009

LDV turned down for Government aid LDV the Birmingham van manufacturer have had their request turned down by the Government for a short term business loan. The plant is said to be running out of cash and could be close […]

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Swarovski crystal vehicle

By QVT | 18/02/2009

Swarovski crystal vehicle Getting your company logo noticed when you are out and about can be difficult these days with so many commercial vehicles on the road. Its almost part and parcel of any business to have their company logo […]

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Fords new electric van

By QVT | 11/02/2009

Fords new electric van The Ford Motor company are the first major auto manufacturer to announce the release of a fully battery powered light commercial vehicle. The new battery powered Transit Connect EV will first be introduced to the US […]

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Understanding Tyre Markings

By QVT | 02/02/2009

Understanding Tyre Markings All tyres have information marked on the outside of the tyre outlining the tyre manufacturer, type/design, the maximum weight the tyre can carry, maximum load pressure, speed capacity etc. The information is there to enable us to […]

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Frost Free Windscreen

By QVT | 30/12/2008

Frost Free Windscreen Ten popular ways to de-ice your windscreen Ten of the most common methods used to combat the problem of frozen windscreens on cold winter mornings. 1. Boiling Water – Most car windscreens are made from laminated glass […]

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Driving in France

By QVT | 24/12/2008

Driving in France If you are Planning a trip to France there are a few things you need to consider. What documents do I need? Driving Licence – It’s advisable to take the pink part of your driving licence which […]

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Falling asleep at the wheel

By QVT | 11/12/2008

Falling asleep at the wheel Just like drink or drugs, tiredness at the wheel is a major contributor for driving related accidents. A lack of sleep will slow your reaction time, impair your judgement and decrease your awareness of what’s […]

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Removing oil and grease stains from your vehicle

By QVT | 09/12/2008

Removing oil and grease stains from your vehicle If you are in and out of your van in work boots and overalls it’s easy to get oil and grease stains over your van carpets and seats, which can gets onto […]

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Unleaded v Super Unleaded

By QVT | 04/12/2008

Unleaded v Super Unleaded When you fill up with Unleaded at your local forecourt you are usually offered a choice of 2 kinds of petrol, premium or super unleaded. These super petrol’s are sold at most petrol stations and come […]

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Can Water Power A Car

By QVT | 28/11/2008

Can Water Power A Car A number of years ago a former work colleague of mine told me a fascinating story about one of his first jobs, working for a reputable car mechanics. It was at a time when electronic […]

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Choosing a sat nav

By QVT | 24/11/2008

Choosing a sat nav Many vans now come with GPS sat nav as standard or as an optional extra, which can make getting from A to B a much simpler less stressful task. If you don’t have sat nav installed […]

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