Van Security – Definitive Guide

Your definitive guide to Securing your Van, tools, business and livelyhood –

CatLocks – catalytic convertor locking mechanism

Typically £125-£150

Catalytic convertor thefts from vans and infact all vehicles has been on the rise for a few years now, with its precious metal content, the bigger the better for potential thieves and so the catalytic convertors on vans are of particular interest.  Dealership at one stage had to remove the cats from all of there new vehicles on site due to mass theft of them – refitting them at the point of sale when the new customer arrived to collect their new vehicle.

A factory available option but also very easy to find and install on from the aftermarket retailers too. An Catlock could save you thousands of pounds in parts, down time, inconvenience and loss of business.

Essentially a piece of stainless steel that encases the catalytic convertor with a stainless steel clamp, that is secured to the chassis using an ultra strong stainless steel cable.

*A replacement cat could cost in excess of £1500.

*It might surprise you to know that without protection, a thief can remove the catalytic convertor in around a minute!

 

 

Armaplating

Costing £50-£100

Armaplating is quite simply a moulded sheet of metal that covers the vulnerable lock barrel or handle and the surrounding area. Bolted through the skin of the van door to give maximum strength, then secured with lock nuts.

It will help prevent forced entry, but can also reduce the need for costly body shop repairs after a break in, again improving on downtime and damage costs.

  • Made from high strength stainless steel
  • Impossible to dislodge with hammer blows
  • Concealed fixings
  • No moving parts
  • Does not rely on driver activation

 

 

Loom Guard

Cost £25

Savvy thieves realised they could gain access to a vehicle simply by cutting the door cables, resulting in access to the vehicle being obtained in a very short amount of time and with minimal fuss – a loom gaurd protects thos electronic cables and prevents tricks like this being possible.

 

 

Slam Locks

Approx £70

Slamlocks ensure that the van door locks automatically when closed. Essentially adding an additional lock to the door of your vehicle and a favourite amongst small businesses, the Slamlock reduces the chance of drivers leaving the doors unlocked – the Slamlock is connected directly to the van door lock usually offering a one handed operation (on turning the key, the door will “pop” open).

Slamlocks are supplied keyed alike to work on one key for your convenience.

 

Stoplock

Cost £26.50

Owners simply use a key to undo the mechanism, which is straightforward. This Stoplock model can be fitted to rear doors or sliding side doors. Fitting requires the door skin to be drilled, so those who aren’t confident themselves should get a professional to install it.

 

 

Van Vault – equipment storage

Between £150-£300 (size dependent)

It’s always best to take expensive tools and equipment out of a van where possible, but not always possible. A Van Vault is a secure tool chests and other van security products including a lockable roof tube for safely transporting copper pipes.

There are various designs available including drawer systems, chests and lockable roof tube (for copper piping for example)

 

 

Disklok

Varying between £75 – £125

An oldie but a goodie – used on all types of vehicles this device simply clamps around your steering whee, making it impossible to move the steering wheel and therefore the vehicle pretty much unmovable. A great deterrent for thieves.

 

 

Vehicle location by Tracker

Varies dependent on quality of product – £25-£500

Once a vehicle is stolen there is a good chance it’ll never be recovered, and when speaking to claimants, some woundlt want their car back aftere it had been subject to a theft but your van is essential for working and earning so a tracking system can make a big difference. Following a theft, the owner can contact the tracking provider who will turn on tracking and send details to the police. The police can then track the vehicle using in-car equipment, increasing the chance of recovery and sometimes even resulting in the thief being caught red-handed at the wheel.

 

Window tinting/security film

£40 per window

It might seem like a modification to suit the petrolhead that lives next door but its easy to leave a phone or power tools on display in the van – whether you accept it or not, it is an invite to opportunistic thieves to smash the window and succesfullly break into your van within seconds. A security film prevents can deter this from happening simply by making it more difficult to see anything inside the van.

Most window tinting companies offer security films.

 

 

SafeClamp ladder protection

Approx £60

Lots of you need to carry ladders on a roof rack – Well-known equipment manufacturer Rhino makes a lockable clamping system to keep roof-mounted ladders safe and secure, requiring a key to remove the clamps.

The SafeClamp system is far easier to use alongside one of the Rhino ladder racking systems, which make it possible to load and unload ladders even from high-roofed vans without twisting or stretching. In fact they’re designed to be so light and easy to operate that no real strength is required at all.

 

 

DashCam

Varying quality – £50-£150

A dash camera can be useful for catching criminals an recording evidence in the event of an insurance claim. With ever increasing popularity amongst drivers and motorcyclists,  manufacturers of dash cameras have seen a big rise in sales of dash cams.

With parking mode – a motion sensor that will pick up people or objects moving nearby. They can detect vandals, accidents and criminals who want to take items from inside the van.

It would be advisable to mount it out of sight to deter theft.

 

 

Slamplate Handle

Approx £60 per lock

A Slamplate handle has been designed  due to the increasing number of break ins resulting from van handles being forced off.  Fitted to the door with steel fixing plates or large washers and anti locking nuts, it connects directly to the door lock to give a one handed operation.

 

 

Insurance of course…!

Last of all – and most important – is insurance. It’s definitely worth spending money on some additional van security equipment, but making sure your van and all of its contents are properly insured will make life that much easier if your van is targeted.

It’s easy to forget about all the tools and equipment in a van when paying for insurance, but making an effort to ensure everything is properly valued and covered is essential. Don’t just go for the cheapest cover – sometimes paying a little more is better value when you factor in additional extras.

 

Top tips for improving your van security

  • Prioritise security when choosing your van
  • Modify the van to your needs
  • Invest in the latest security technology
  • Don’t forget the cat
  • Use your van locks
  • Don’t leave valuables inside your van
  • Think about where you park
  • Keep a record of what’s in your van
  • Make your staff aware of van security

 

 

Rogue Tenants

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Rogue Tenants

The rental market in the UK is dominating, as the divide between renters and home owners widens, the tenanted property scenario is big business.

We all hope of course that you are lucky enough to find tenants that are responsible people who will treat your property with respect.

Sadly, any experienced landlord will tell you sooner or later you will be find a tenant who is most definitely not responsible and the key to managing these situations is to remain professional at all times, and of course use  the proper channels when dealing with a rogue tenant(s).

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help with the warning signs are that you may indeed have a bad tenant

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KeyCare Insurance – The Benefits:

• Up to 35% of keys are recovered
• No excess to pay at point of claim
• Protects No Claims Record on car / home insurance policy
• Any keys attached to the fob are covered, including Infra-Red remote
• Personal security is never compromised
• Available 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
• Complete peace of mind
• Unlimited claims up to £1,500 per fob in aggregate
• Saving of £8 or 25% for 1 fob policy (£23.99 compared to Keycare @ £32)

KeyCare Insurance – Customer Objections

• I’m already covered through my car / house insurance
• For all your keys including car / home, caravans and bike?
• For recovery, assistance and insurance?
• Please check your existing policy as it is unlikely that it is like for like cover
• Subject to an excess (up to £250) with car / household insurance provider
• It will affect your NCD
• My friends/family has spare keys
• What would you do if they were on holiday?
• How would you arrange for an approved locksmith to assist you?
• Do you have a spare £1,500 + to replace ALL your keys and replace your locks today if they were stolen?

KeyCare Insurance – The Product

• Key Recovery
• Up to 35% of keys attached to a Bedford Insurance key fob are reunited with their owners
• £10 reward paid to finder
• Total confidentiality
• Key Assistance
• Emergency helpline – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
• One call to Keycare and the situation is resolved (full incident management)
• Access to nationwide locksmiths and car hire – direct billing basis – never part with money

KeyCare Insurance – Key Protection

• Replacement keys, locks and locksmiths charges up to £1,500 per annum
• Car hire for up to 3 days limited to £40 per day when stranded due to loss or theft of keys
• Call out up to £1,500 for locksmiths charges if keys are locked in your home or car
• Cover is also provided for the cost of opening safes, onward transport costs up to £80 per claim, reprogramming immobilisers and alarms

 

Cover is only valid where a Bedford Insurance key fob is attached to the keys

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How the Service Works:

LOST KEYS

• Customer calls to report lost keys
• Clarify that keys were attached to key fob
• Checks details of the lost keys, i.e. how many keys attached, does the customer have spares etc.
• Advise customer of 3-day waiting period before they can claim.
• Advise customer to call back if keys not found within 3 day period

STOLEN KEYS

• Customer calls to report keys stolen
• Obtain crime reference number from the Police
• Clarify that keys were attached to fob
• Advise customer that keys are covered immediately due to theft
• Complete statement of fact via telephone
• Advise member of an approved locksmith who will make contact within 2 hours

FOUND KEYS

• Finder calls to report found keys
• Check where keys were found and where they will be kept
(hold themselves or hand to police)
• Finder receives £10 reward if the keys are registered to an active customer
• Contact customer and advise them that their keys have been found

If the customer doesn’t want to collect the keys or is unable to, or the finder doesn’t want to provide any contact details to the customer then we will arrange for the finder to return the keys to Keycare. We will then forward them on to the customer via 1st class post or courier.

CALL OUT

• Keycare will offer locksmith assistance or the customer can use their own
• Keys locked inside car / home covered up to £1,500 limit of indemnity per fob
• Claims settled on a direct billing basis if approved locksmith used

 

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Why winter tyres help

How Winter Tyres Work

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Manufacturers recommend we switch to winter tyres when temperatures start to head towards zero…here’s how they work cold weather alternatives work

Winter tyres are made up of a softer compound than standard tyres by using much more natural rubber within their construction,  meaning as temperatures drop below seven degrees the rubber stays malleable rather than becoming rigid. This enables them to keep good contact with the road surface and provide more surface friction.

Braking distances are decreased and general grip is increased compared to standard tyres.

Winter tyres also feature more grooves and crevices within the tread design than summer boots. When snow is involved, the clogging of the grooves result in a slick tyres effect – filing all the gaps with snow and giving one solid contact area for the tyres – making them very slippery.
Why cant you use winter tyres in the summer? The rubber compound of winter tyres are designed to operate at much lower temperatures, and becomes far too soft when they heat up due to the increased friction with the tarmac they’re driving over. As they soften, the sidewalls begin to lose stiffness, making handling less responsive.

More extreme measures can be provided, including chain covers for your wheels to bite into the heavily-compacted snow and slush or even spiked tyres.

If your winters resemble the great expanses of the Siberian Tundra, spiked tyres may be your only option

As an alternative, you can try Snow Tyre Socks:

Snow socks are a relatively new technology. As the name suggests, you pull the sock over the wheel and tyre, meaning no additional costs for tyre removal and fitting. Unlike conventional snow chains, tyre socks have no metal parts. Instead, they are coated with a strong textile surface, which is claimed to optimise grip on the road. Winter tyres work in extreme conditions As long as there is enough room to fit your hand between the top of the tyre and the wheel arch, you can pull the tyre sock over the tyre fairly easily. You’ll need to move the car forward or back slightly to fit the sock fully over the tyre. Once the tyre sock is on, it will self-centre on its own as you drive. Because there are no metal parts, vibrations and noise are claimed to be relatively low.

snow sock on a tyre

Whether you fork out for a full set of winter tyres should come down to the weather you plan to be driving in and your relative budget. Although the vast majority of us seem to just take our chances with standard tyre treads and compounds all year round, the added benefits especially in safety may sway you one day towards buying a set.

A great video from the guys at Car Throttle helps to explain

Van drivers prepare for a bleak winter

As winter approaches, van drivers will be casting their thoughts back to the dramatic cold snap last year when many drivers experienced Arctic-like conditions in the UK’s bleak winter.

With weather forecasters promising snow for Scotland and the North of England later this week motoring organisations are warning van drivers to be ready to cope with deteriorating road conditions. Last year there were several instances of motorists being stuck overnight on freezing roads in sub-zero temperatures, and not only in the north of the country. Devon and Hampshire suffered very badly and helicopters were brought in to rescue motorists taken ill while being in the middle of giant traffic jams.

The bad weather caused havoc for months on end and many van drivers made claims on their commercial vehicle insurance policy for the first time. Motoring organisations reported thousands more accidents than usual and they are now reminding drivers to prepare.

Commercial light vehicle drivers need to be more vigilant than most simply because their livelihood depends on them being out on the road most days. They should, as always make their tyre, mirror and around the vehicle check every morning. A blanket, extra clothing and shovel should also be part of any van driver’s everyday winter cargo. After the experiences of last year with many motorists stuck for hours on end, motoring organisations are requesting drivers to make sure they have some sort of sustenance in the car, a flask of soup is ideal for this, warm and comforting as well as nourishing. They are also keen to remind drivers that they should carry any medication they are on with them.

One new innovation many fleet van drivers may have use of this winter is the ISG Sense accident detector. The accident management company are pioneering a black box technology sensor that will alert the company’s incident room when the vehicle has been involved in some sort of incident.

Without help from the driver the sensor will pick up the information required and immediately summon help. Research shows that in the majority of serious road accidents drivers and passengers in the vehicles involved are not sure of their whereabouts. The sensor informs the accident management team of the exact location of the vehicle within seconds as well as supplying them with other data. The emergency services can them be contacted without any delay if they are deemed necessary.

Tyre checks essential as winter approaches

As the winter weather approaches, drivers who rely on their vehicles will need to carry out tyre checks. Figures provided by motoring breakdown organisations such as the RAC and AA report every year that the biggest cause of call outs are related to tyres. Van insurance companies who provide breakdown insurance in their policies agree, and point out that although almost every driver is aware that tyres are required to meet legal limits, very few drivers know exactly what the requirement is.

What is required?

The law requires a driver to ensure the vehicle he is driving has tyres that have a minimum of 1.6millimetres of tread across the central ¾ width of tread throughout the whole circumference of the tyre. There should be no cuts, tears, lumps or bulges in other parts of the tyre and the tyre must be inflated to the set requirements noted in the vans handbook and in various places on the vehicle.

Many factors detrimental to tyre wear

The average life of a tyre is said to be around 30,000 miles but experienced drivers will know that this really is an average, and a driver with commercial van insurance really can’t afford to take anything for granted. Drivers should realise that there are two main types of tyres and never the twain should meet. Meaning that radial and cross ply tyres should never be fitted to the same axle, it is illegal. Hauliers and couriers will know that overloading their vans is not only illegal but can damage a tyre and will certainly reduce its life span, as will potholes, speed humps if they are taken too fast and small stones and nails if they are allowed to remain in the tyre for any length of time. Braking hard and accelerating excessively will also curtail the life of most tyres. It is sometimes difficult to find time to check your tyres if you are working to a busy schedule, but it is a task worth doing at the start of every working week.

The price you will pay

The penalties for driving with tyres that don’t fit legal requirements is a fine up to £2,500 per tyre and three points on your licence. Of course for some the penalty is much higher. Faulty tyres cause death on the roads every year and the majority of these can be stopped by doing a simple weekly check.

Driver fatigue is a major cause of accidents and fatalities

Falling asleep or driver fatigue while driving any kind of vehicle is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. Driver fatigue can be experienced by casual drivers or professional van drivers and is a major cause of accidents and fatalities throughout the United Kingdom.

Not just a case of dropping off

The term “driver fatigue” does not have to mean that the driver has fallen asleep behind the wheel. It refers to any degree of tiredness that the driver has on their journey. This could mean anything from boredom, to the driver actually losing consciousness at the wheel. It is vital to note this definition and for all drivers to realize that it is not just lack of sleep that can cause problems, they can also be caused by disinterest or even a lack of attention. If the vehicle is in an accident and it is proven that fatigue was the cause, any commercial vehicle insurance policy may be void.

Penalties are harsh

Accidents are caused by tiny changes in the driver’s ability to react to what happens on the road. Fatigue will affect the driver’s reaction time and if the van is moving at a high speed even the slightest delay in reaction can cause an accident. Fatigue will also affect the driver’s ability to pay full attention to what is happening on the road as well as altering the driver’s ability to process information and then make a split second decision while driving. Falling asleep at the wheel is a driving offence. It can lead to disqualification from driving, 3 to 11 penalty points on a driving licence and could even result in the loss of a job, vehicle and independence not to mention more expensive van insurance cover.

Cause of numerous accidents

Driver fatigue is a serious problem resulting in many thousands of road accidents each year. It is not always possible to calculate the exact number of fatigue related accidents because it is difficult to know for sure if fatigue was a factor. The early hours of the morning and the middle of the afternoon are thought to be the peak times for fatigue accidents. Drivers on long journeys on monotonous roads, such as motorways, are the most likely to lose concentration.

Ways to stay fresh and alert

There are proven ways to counteract the problem. Before any long journey always get a good night’s sleep. If possible plan the journey to make sure regular breaks can be taken. Understand the risk that illness or medication will add to potential fatigue and understand the warning signs of becoming tired. Never start a long private journey after a full days work and if at all possible share the driving. Warning signs to look out for include finding it difficult to keep eyes open, having difficulty focusing the eyes, daydreaming, yawning, and being irritable and restless.

Upgrading your Alloy Wheels and Tyres

There’s no quicker way to transform the look and feel of your ride than adding a new set of alloy wheels and tires.

Whether you’ve got performance on your mind or pure aesthetics, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. From understanding the terminology to the risks involved, we’ve got a guide showing what you need to know when you are ready to buy.

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1. Tyre Sizes

All those letters and numbers on the side of the tire? Lets use 255/35/R18 93H as an example. 255 represents the tyres width – 255 millimeters And has an aspect ratio of 35 – this being the sidewall measuring 35 percent of the total section width.

A radius of R18 indicates it being a 18 inch wheel.

The 93 represents the amount of weight the tire can support

The ‘H’ is a speed rating, meaning it’s good for 130 mph in this case.

2. Hubs

This is the area that the wheel is attached to – your vehicle’s bolt pattern is the difference between wheels that fit and those that don’t. Each manufacturer tend to have different bolt patterns, some manufacturers do cross over but for the best part, you’ll have issues trying to fit some gleaming 18 inch alloys from a Mercedes on to a Ford Focus – they simply wont match up. A bolt pattern of 5×100, then, would mean five wheel studs with a diameter between holes of 100 millimeters.

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3. Fitment

This is where offset – the distance from the dead center of the wheel to the mounting surface, and backspacing come into play – the latter means the distance from the back of the wheel to the mounting surface. A higher offset puts the mounting surface closer to the outside edge of the wheel, allowing the wheel to sit further inside the wheel well. This means more clearance between the outside edge of the tire and the fender, but less clearance between the inside edge of the tire and your vehicle’s suspension components. A lower offset, then, puts the mounting surface closer to the inside edge of the wheel, pushing the wheel outward for a wider stance. This, of course, means the potential for fender rub, which you don’t want because it will reduce the life of your tire.

Backspacing, meanwhile, is measured from the back of the wheel to the mounting surface. Similarly to offset, more backspacing means the wheel is tucked further into the wheel well and closer to the suspension components, increasing the risk of rubbing, while less backspacing means the wheel has more inside clearance.

4. Oversizing

Plus-sizing — adding wheels that are larger than stock — is enormously popular, and has its advantages and disadvantages. More grip or a sportier look but at the cost of a rougher ride.

When plus-sizing, from a 16- to 17-inch wheel, for example, the wheel diameter increases by an inch, but the overall diameter of the tire remains the same, this results in a shorter sidewall. A larger wheel diameter also means a larger wheel width. The combination of a larger section width and shorter sidewall means a lower aspect ratio.

5. Size

As the diameter of the wheel increases, the price increases too but a common mistake is to not consider the additional cost of tyres. Unlike wheels, tires can cost a great deal as the size increases with top of the range tyres costing up to £200…each!

6. Don’t be cheap

It may be tempting to buy a new set of rims for £300, but buyer beware of poor construction. No one wants a cracked, bent or broken rim — or the damage it can cause to the rest of your vehicle — regardless of how enticing the price may be. There’s a fine line between bargain and bust, so choose carefully, because you often get what you pay for.

7. Used and Abused

The used market can be a great and cost-effective place to find wheels and tires, but it’s also an easy way for someone to dump damaged or stolen goods on you. Inspect wheels for cracks and bends and tires for excessive wear, punctures, and patches.

8. Choose Wisely

Those forged wheels wrapped in super grippy Michelin tyres may get you excited, but are they worth bolting onto your Micra? There are plenty of great options out there to suit every need, so don’t make an expensive decision in haste and make sure to buy what you need, not what you want.

Dealing with Rent Arrears – Landlords


It is every landlord’s nightmare: a previously reliable tenant fails to pay their rent on time. This can leave landlords struggling to meet their mortgage repayments, and causes a huge amount of stress. Most landlords will have to deal with arrears at some stage, with around 9% of rent unpaid or late.

Rising rents are good news for landlords who want to grow their business, but combined with relatively high unemployment and growth in inflation outstripping growth in wages, they can mean that tenants struggle to meet payments. The percentage of late or unpaid rent fell slightly in August, but had been steadily growing for several months before that.

Prevention

As always, prevention is better than cure when it comes to rent arrears. Carrying out full credit and referencing checks on tenants can help eliminate those with a history of non-payment of rent or other credit difficulties. However, it can’t predict whether conscientious and financially stable tenants will suddenly experience financial problems due to illness or redundancy.

Landlords should encourage an open and honest relationship with their tenants, so that if the worst does happen, they will be able to work with them to deal with the problem before it escalates. Many tenants who lose their jobs will be able to access housing benefit to help them pay rent, and landlords should encourage them to do this. Tenants should also be encouraged to contact landlords before a rent payment is due if they think they are going to struggle to pay. Rather than missing the whole payment, they may be able to negotiate a part payment that will allow the landlord to pay their mortgage, with full payments being met once the tenant is solvent again. Sometimes, landlords may be able to negotiate a payment holiday with their mortgage company to allow tenants to clear the arrears.

Cure

While landlords should always do everything they can to help tenants before moving to legal threats and eviction, it will sometimes be necessary. Eviction does take time, however, and landlords need to be able to meet their mortgage payments in the meantime. Some landlord insurance includes arrears protection, which can give landlords some breathing space while they deal with the legal processes. Landlords should issues tenants notice of possession under Section 8 of the housing act. They are allowed two weeks to respond, after which a court will hear the case if the tenant has not either paid or moved out.

Arrears are stressful for everyone involved, and many tenants who find themselves unable to pay rent would rather work with their landlord to clear the arrears than against them. Where they can’t or won’t do so, landlords should move to use the legal system to protect themselves against financial difficulties of their own.

10 Things People Say To Sell Bad Cars

With Rightsure sponsoring Gymkhana Driver, Jake Archer and my own personal interest in the motor sport of drifting, naturally I spend a lot of time browsing online for cheap cars. Quite often getting carried away for significant periods of time reading descriptions and trying to ween out the good from the bad. The more I do this, the more I see similar lines being used. Some of these vehicles I’ve viewed, some I have even bought…all of them had used some creative wording to glaze over problems yet relinquish any responsibility for the seller of the vehicle. So I thought I’d put together a list so you can see when an inventive description for a vehicle is going to create you a load of issues further down the line….

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Ran well but has been sitting for a while – Translates into ‘Before hiding it at the end of my garden, two years ago (due to excessive oil loss all over the drive) it ran fine. But I’ve not checked it since so it may need some TLC.

Replacement parts only cost £25 on eBay – Yeah, well If the repair was really that cheap, it would’ve been done by now. So tell me whats the real problem here?

New brakes installed this year! – But that was 11 months and 23 days ago….and you’ve driven 30,000 miles this year? Not sure those brakes will be up to much now!

New tyres installed two years ago – As above…this is NOT a selling point, nor does it make the vehicle in anyway shape or form more appealing – it just tells me everything I need to know about you and how you maintain your car.

Good car to drive around town – It runs and drives however take it off the driveway and it’ll start to over heat…it wont make it to the local supermarket, let alone a two hour drive on the motorway (to get the car home!!)

A perfect fixer-upper – Relatively speaking, there are a fraction of the population that are capable of restoring a vehicle to a decent standard – and those people will know exactly what they are looking at when they are looking for a project – Its safe to assume those individuals wont have bought the vehicle based on the seller advising that it is a perfect fixer upper, they can tell for themselves…so those describing their vehicle as this are definitely hiding something, or hoping someone naive commits to buying the vehicle. 90% of the time, you’ll see the advert reappear weeks later.

Project car, just needs a few simple things to finish – So, its been your baby, you’ve pumped enormous amounts of time, effort and money into building your perfect car and apparently, with the end in sight, you’ve decided to sell it now…despite it only needing a “few simple things” to finish it off. No, Nope, No Way….The seller either ran into a major problem or a major expense – FACT.

It’s an easy fix – Quite simply, If it’s an easy fix, then fix it already. You’ve got to ask yourself the question, why has the seller not carried out the work required….because the seller already tried and either found it too difficult, or made things worse with a botched attempt.

Engine is a bit noisy and smokes but it still runs well – Excuse me? Its broken. It smokes and makes noises, so its broken. Example…a blown head gasket will allow the car to continue to run but smoke heavily…and that’s a pretty big repair bill coming your way!

It’s a collector car – What, is it…who’s the collector? Is there only one of these collectors that exist in the entire world? No Sir, this is not a collectors car..well at least not in the eyes of 99.9% of the worlds population!

Save yourself the time and look at the next advert in the list!

 

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