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.

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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.

DFSK Ex Demo stock – Panel Van

This DFSK 1.3 Panel Van with alloy wheel and tow bar. For full specification see bottom of page.

All enquiries please call us on: 0870 410 4110 or email: info@ryanvehicles.com

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Model              DFSK 1.3 Panel Van                          Colour             Silver

SIV                 £6,000.00 + vat                                   Mileage           5,650

Cost New        £9,495.00 + vat

Saving             £2,500.00 + vat

Retail               £6,995.00 + vat

Extras              Alloy wheels/carpets/towbar

Visit our website for more information on the other services we provide.

Dangers Of Overloading A Van

heavy vanStatistics from VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) warn that as many as 75% of the vans it’s inspectors check can be overloaded. Overloading a van can have severe consequences to the way a van reacts on the road.

Safety concerns are raised as a heavy load will increase braking distances significantly, making an accident far more likely. However, safety implications are not the only downside to overloading a van, it is also likely to affect fuel economy and ensure your van emits more CO2; it can also result in handling and stability issues.

VOSA is promising to take a tougher stance on those who overload their vans to such an extent that they become a real danger on the roads. A fine of up to £5000 and disqualification from driving can be imposed if VOSA believes the van to be a danger to the public.

Ryan Vehicles sell the DFSK range of compact vans ideal for towns and cities and available in a wide variety of different customisation options. Ryan Vehicles publish all the load and carry weights of the vans we sell on our website, or for any enquiries contact us on 0870 410 4110.

 

4×4 comes to DFSK

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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

6% of businesses never service their vans

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 abofile6371246386117ut the costs.”

To read more on this article click here.

All DFSK minivans come with a 3 years/ 60,000 mile warranty and a wide choice of body styles see our DFSK vans visit our website here