DFSK at DRIVEit 2015

We were one of the first DFSK dealers in the UK, selling our first vehicle in January 2012. Since then we’ve gone on to sell nearly 200 vehicles. The new DFSK

The Big Cab range has further improved on the practicality and flexibility of the range with added leg room for both driver and passenger along with in-cab storage space. Get in touch if you’d like to hear more.
DRIVEit event Bruntingthorpe 7 – 9 July  

The DRIVEit live interactive event allows visitors to get up close to some great commercial vehicles including the DFSK van and test drive the range across 6 miles of track.

This is an ideal opportunity for SMEs and local authority fleet buyers to see the vehicles up close. If you’re interested in attending get in touch with us on: 0870 410 4110 or visit the DRIVEit website to book a ticket.


1 in 3 vans aged 10 years or more

A new survey has revealed that the country’s vans are ageing. With almost 1 third of vans on the road now aged over 10 years.

The report by the LDF found difficulty accessing traditional lending methods and economic uncertainty as one of the main reasons businesses are not changing vans. It found that 58% of van drivers are turned down by banks, who argue that small business lending has become a less safe option.

Eight years ago just over fifth of vans were aged at least 10 years vs 31% now. Stretching the life of van to it’s maximum can reduce the efficiency of the van and result in increased repair bills.

dfsk big cab 4x4Time to upgrade your van? Contact us about DFSK minivans, great small van perfect for around town. Visit our website for more details.

Read more from the survey here.

Spring Car Cleaning Tips

DCF 1.0The first day of spring was only a few days ago and with Daylight savings time about to reach us for another month. We’ve outlined some top tips to keep your car clean and tidy this spring:

  • Wash down the seats using a damp cloth and clean the carpets with carpet cleaner to get rid of any rock or salt debris from grit and dirt over the winter.
  • Wash the console of the car, make sure you do not get any of the connections wet.
  • Clean out the inside of the car, clean and organize all the compartments.
  • Give the windows a through clean inside and out. After the winter weather they will need some extra care. Use some window cleaner and shine them with a dry cloth. Do the mirrors in the same way.
  • Check the boot of the car, give it a good clear out. It’s a good time to check that your spare tyre is in good repair.
  • Check the outside of the car, a good car wash will be needed. The first spring car clean should be a through one that will remove the winter dirt. Use a soft cloth and mild cleaner to wash the car. Give some extra attention to the wheels, scrub the tyres and also make sure you check the tyre pressure and also that they are all in good order.
  • Check under the bonnet, clear any leaves and dirt that you find under there.
  • Lastly check that the wipers are in good working order.

Why not get your DFSK van or any vehicle serviced with Ryan Vehicles?

Call us on: 0870 410 4110 or visit: www.ryanvehicles.co.uk

Which Profession Comes Out On Top As Britain’s Worst Drivers?

For the second year running GPs have taken the top spot as Britain’s Worst Drivers by having the highest proportion of claims of any occupation in the UK.

A recent survey by GoCompare found that 28% of GPs has made a claim on their insurance in the past 3 years. The national average is 14% who make a claim.

The top 10 driver professions who made claims:

1              General Practitioner (27.8%)

2              Hospital Consultant (26.9%)

3              Drug Addiction Counsellor (25.6%)

4              Health Visitor (24.9%)

5              Probation Officer (24.4%)

6              Environmental Health Officer (23.6%)

7              Community Nurse (23.3%)

8              Speech Therapist (23.2%)

9              Dental Surgeon (22.9%)

10           Clinical Psychologist (22.6%)

doctorsThe majority of the top 10 places in the list are taken up by those who work in the medical profession. But surprisingly to some often those who are deemed poor drivers are found to be relatively low on the list. Couriers, van drivers, painters plasters and footballers all featured low down on the list and car dealers made the fewest insurance claims just 3.95%.

The DFSK minivan is the ideal small van for businesses. With a range of different body styles available the DFSK van is great for a range of different business types, be it loadhopper, pickup or minibus. Contact Ryan Vehicles today for more details. Call: 0870 410 4110 or visit our website.

Van Maintenance Tips

train repairAt Ryan Vehicles we know you love to keep your DFSK van well maintained. All our DFSK vans come with a 3 year warranty – the first two years unlimited mileage with a further one year or 60,000 miles, whichever comes soonest. Plus a three year Anti Corrosion Perforation Warranty as standard and one year’s DFSK UK roadside assistance. Read some DFSK maintenance tips below:

– Fluid levels: Check the engine, oil and brake fluids and top up as appropriate. Too much or too little can damage an engine.

– Keep it clean: Make sure your windows lights and door mirrors are all clean to ensure maximum visibility.

– Tyres: It is important to check tyre pressures regularly especially if you are likely to travel long distances. Recommended tyre pressures for a DFSK can be found in the vehicle documentation. Or give us a call on: 0870 410 4110

Ryan Vehicles are an official dealer of the DFSK van range. For more details on the range and to book a test drive visit our website.


DFSK 4×4 Big Cab

big-cab-4wd-bannerThe latest edition to the DFSK van range the 4×4 Big Cab has been test driven at the DRIVEit event 2014. The 4×4 system on display has been used for a number of years in counties on the continent but this is the first time that the new drive train has been on display in the UK.

Developed specifically for DFSK models the 4×4 system can be found on pickup, heavy-duty Cucini-bodied Dropside, Tipper and a chassis cab ready for a bespoke body. The user can easily switch from 2 to 4 wheel drive via an electronically mounted switch on the dashboard.

As can be seen in the video below from VansA2Z the DFSK van coped well with difficult off road terrain that is likely to be far more treacherous than most users will ever experience. The 4×4 system does provide extra traction and stability on difficult tracks. Where the van reall shined wass on narrow, twisty, muddy tracks where its compact dimensions and tight turning circle meant the DFSK 4×4 Big Cab meant that it could keep going when other 4×4 vehicles were too big for the course.

To read more on this story visit the VansA2Z website or watch the video below.

DFSK To Launch 4×4 Big Cab At DRIVEit Show 2014

DFSK the importers of Chinese built DFSK Loadhopper minivans and mini trucks are introducing a 4×4 DFSK variant to the market.

dfsk big cab 4x4
DFSK UK will be debuting the new two-seater 4×4 Big Cab drop side and tipper — with heavy duty alloy bodywork by Italian specialist Cucini — featuring additional storage space behind the seats. In essence an extended cab minus the additional rear side doors. The system which has been developed specifically for DFSK models and has been used successfully in Europe for a number of years.

For users to be able to engage 4×4, they use an electronic dash-mounted button and to enable the low-range option on the van this is engaged manually using a shorter gear stick which is adjacent to the orignal one.

These added features to the van should provide DFSK drivers with even more flexibility to go where they need to get to.

Read more on the launch at the VansA2Z website; reviewers of light commercial vehicles.

DRIVEit 2014 is taking part at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on the 10th – 12 July. For more detail on DFSK vans from Ryan Vehicles please visit our website or call us on 0870 410 4110.

DFSK at Driveit Show

DFSK will be attending the DRIVEit Van Swindon deliveriesShow in Leicestershire on the 10 – 12 July. The show gives customers and prospects the opportunity to drive vehicles rather than view them on an exhibition stand. The DFSK team will be taking along the following vehicles to the event:


  • Big Cab Dropside with heavy duty body
  • Big Cab Tipper
  • V Series Tipper
  • Big Cab 4WD Tipper for the rough terrain centre
  • Minibus for ferrying drivers to the rough terrain centre

The V Series is being shown to gauge visitor response as we intend to bring this vehicle to market early 2015.

This is a great opportunity for potential customers such as local authorities, utility companies and other potential users of the minivan come along to experience the vehicles for themselves. Tickets to the event are free, visit the Driveit website for more details.


Vans A2Z Microvan of the year – DFSK Loadhopper

vans a2z awardsThe DFSK Loadhopper is the Vans A2Z microvan of the year for 2014. Vans A2Z a comprehensive commercial vehicle website covering the whole commercial vehicle sector have defined the DFSK Loadhopper as it’s microvan of the year.

Despite limited competition in this sector the Vans A2Z describe this increasing van niche as an important sector for the industry as business owners return to this form factor.

With a choice of 2 petrol engines either 1.0 / 1.3 litres and a great choice of body styles. With DFSK you aren’t just limited to Loadhopper, pick up, drop-sides and stretched single cabs are all available from Ryan Vehicles. Our base in Partridge Green provides our customers with a dedicated MOT and servicing centre. Plus we source DFSK vans for a range of customers, they love their great practicality and the fact that we can customise the vans to their specific requirements.

From councils to small business owners, this small van has a big capacity and is a great addition to your fleet or business.

For more information on DFSK vans from Ryan Vehicles, call us on: 0870 410 4110 or visit our dedicated website here for more information on the range.

To find out more about the Vans A2Z award winning DFSK and to read their review visit the website here.

DFSK Latest Offers

photo (4)Have you seen our latest blogs showing some fantastic DFSK ex-demonstrator vans that we have in stock? We have a wide variety of vehicles everything from pickups to minibuses, and all for excellent low prices. The vans all have low mileage and all have big savings against their retail prices.

Check out the rest of our blog here, to see each van and accompanying photos. Ryan Vehicles are DFSK dealers based in Patridge Green. We are a DFSK Main dealer and provide vehicles to customers across the south of England.