Starting from 2014 Ryan Vehicles is to offer the new DFSK V-series van to customers. The benefit of a V-series van is that it provides 4×4 capabilities in a small size van; this is ideal for when a small van … Continue reading →
The DFSK lineup has undergone some changes for 2014. A refresh of the current van has been undertaken with new models such as a glass van and a minibus style van capable of carrying up to 7 people. A king cab will also be available which offers more space, so that van users have somewhere to put luggage in the cab itself. The van also features an improved dashboard and new bumpers.
There is also a new V series (pictured) van coming into launch as well, which for the first time offers a 4×4 variant to the DFSK range. A manually switch-able 4×4 system enables low and high range to be selected to ensure the maximum grip on the road or off track.
New engines available are a smaller 1.0 litre unit which runs alongside the existing economical 1.3 litre unit as well as a Fiat based diesel engine.
The new additions to the range and modifications to our loadhopper will be available from early 2014. Ryan Vehicles is the perfect supplier of DFSK vans in the UK with experience performing customisation of the vans for small and large organisations to fit all requirements.
Contact Ryan Vehicles on 0870 410 4110 for more information.
Interview with DFSK UK Managing Director, Lee Clark.
A survey by the motor insurer Zurich found that unknown roads (76%) and complex signs (68%) were what made drives feel most at risk on the roads.
The study comes almost ten years after driving whilst on a mobile phone was made illegal; with 48% of motorists saying a call or a text would distract them and social media updates would distract 22%.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) director of policy Neil Greig said: ”Driving on UK roads has never been so distracting.Gadget overload and the rise of complex road systems has meant that concentration is less and roads are trickier to read. With an increase in cyclists, there is another major risk factor in play too.”
The Loadhopper Van one of our most popular DFSK vans. From Chinese manufacturer DFSK, the van was brought about as answer to lack of new smaller customisable models from other manufacturers.
The van is able to offer a payload of 548kg with a load capacity in excess of 3 cubic meters. This gives the DFSK van the lowest price payload to area of any small LCV. Loading and unloading is simple with a low level load floor and unique to this size of van sliding doors on both sides to enable easy access.
The van also offers height ladder bulkhead and a bulk area light to assist with deliveries made out of hours. The van also includes central door locking, electric windows and front fog lights all fitted as standard. Our DFSK vans come with a fantastic 3 year/60,000 mile warranty and roadside assistance.
Read more about this great small van that is ideal for a whole range of small businesses by clicking here. Or view the brochure here.
We are proud to have delivered four DFSK 3-way tippers to Maidstone Borough Council. The DFSK Single Cab Tipper features a payload of 500kg with a three way tipper operation that can be controlled from within and outside of the … Continue reading →
Poor van maintenance could invalidate insurance policies. A recent survey by AXA insurance found that although 90% of van operators have their vans serviced at least once a year, the startling figure of 6% who never had their van serviced.
AXA warns that if an accident occurs and inadequate van maintenance is found to have taken place this could result in the claim being dismissed.
They also found a correlation between lack of servicing and a valid MOT of a van. Many van owners admitted to having chipped exhausts, wing mirrors and wind screens. As AXA business insurance managing director Darrell Sansom points out: “While most van owners and drivers behave and drive responsibly, unfortunately there are some who clearly do not take their safety, or the safety of others seriously. This could be because they simply forget about maintenance, or they are worried about the costs.”
Ryan Vehicles prides itself on the long standing relationships we hold with businesses who bring us the quality product that our customers love. That is why today we are introducing you to Castle Heslop Associates.
Castle Heslop do all the usual things you’d expect from great accountants including getting your tax and accounts sorted and clearing a way through a sea of red tape. But they are not an ordinary firm of accountants because that is where they believe their work begins – using their skill with numbers to improve everything that really matters to their client, their family and their client’s businesses
Out of interest, what have your current accountants done to help increase your profits, income, tax bills, bank balances, business value and personal wealth in the last year?
If the answer is nothing then perhaps you should watch the video on Castle Heslop’s website here.
More and more people are choosing to start their own businesses, the Office for National Statistics writes that tax applications for the self-employed are up 367,000 in four years. There couldn’t be a better way to start a business than with one of ourDFSK vans.
What makes DFSK vans unique is their affordable price and flexibility for a wide range of uses, all attributes that are perfect for an aspiring self-employed business person. Our vans start from only £7,995 which is perfect for small business owners who have low start-up costs.
Our DFSK vans come up in a wide choice of customisation options for all needs.
The loadhopper:Offers a great capacity of 550kg and a 3 cubic meter loading capacity. A great low loading position.
The pickup: A payload of 907kg, with drop down sides and tail gate to mean easy access to the loading floor.
The tipper: Combines all the benefits of the pickup but with the added ability to tip in 3 directions that can be controlled within the cab itself.
All our vans have a highly economical 1.3L 4 cylinder engine and come with a great 3 year/60,000 mile warranty.
Take a look at our great range of vans available now; they are great for a wide range of uses. To book a test drive today click here.
Van signage is popular with businesses with around two thirds using the available advertising space on their vans to good use. A recent survey by AXA Business insurance of 300 van owners has surveyed what the majority of use the space for. The most common feature used was the business name.
The space available on the van is one of the best available to the business, however AXA found that only 6 in 10 van owners provided a basic contact telephone number for future clients; Less than half provided a website link.
More than half of UK consumers have reportedly used the information displayed on the side of van when requiring similar services and will actively look for a van displaying the service required. Therefore correct signage on the side of a van is money well spent.
The things that appeal most to consumers are witty comical signage, pictures and colours are also popular. 27% display some sort of appraisal on the side of the van and this is important for consumers in choosing to contact the van owner to use their service.
However, poor signage can have an adverse effect on the business. Spelling mistakes would put consumers off as well as bad driving and a dirty van.
AXA spoke to design consultant Darren Forsyth to offer some advice to maximise the side of your van as an advertising resource.
Use as few colours as possible and stick to a colour that will contrast with the colour of the van e.g. dark blue signage on a white van.
Make sure you use a suitable material – a vehicle wrap vinyl is ideal for vans.
Keep it simple and obvious – unless you’re stuck in a traffic jam, potential customers won’t have time to take in much detail.
Put the key bits of information at eye level for other drivers. There’s no point having the company name or contact details somewhere that will be obscured by other traffic
Try to put signage within the panels of the van – avoid going over door joins or round corners of the bodywork.
While consumers say they like pictures, simple illustrations will work better than photographs.
A sans serif font will work well, particularly in bigger size.
And if the colour of the font is important get some swatches to reference as vinyl colours don’t match regular pantone reference colours.
Get several people to proof read your sign – a mistake can be disastrous for business
And ask your insurer about discounts for signage – some, including AXA, will offer a discount for a ‘branded’ van.
For more information on the great range of DFSK vans and services we offer contact us or visit us at Partridge Green, West Sussex.