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Author Name: Chris Thomas

5 ways to keep your van cool through the summer
Jul 2019
5 ways to keep your van cool through the summer

It has been one hot July with temperatures reaching up to 38C in some parts of the UK. With another month of summer, it is more than likely that we could continue to sizzle. But, while the temperature soars, businesses and tradespeople will continue to use their vehicles which are essential for their work. This […]

3 of the best vans for plumbers
Jun 2019
3 of the best vans for plumbers

One of the most important business decisions a plumber will have to make is which van they will choose to drive. We take a look at vans for plumbers to see which are best for their trade. A plumber’s job isn’t always in the same place so it’s vital you can get yourself and your […]

Dashboard lights and what they mean?
Feb 2019
Dashboard lights and what they mean?

A vehicle is unable to tell you if it’s feeling a little worse for wear or if it’s in need of some TLC. This is why it uses the dashboard lights to communicate with you. But, with so many flashing symbols, we don’t always know what they are trying to tell us. Hopefully not on […]

Ford’s campervan unveiled – the Transit Custom Nugget
Jan 2019
Ford’s campervan unveiled – the Transit Custom Nugget

When you thought the Transit Custom couldn’t get any more versatile, they introduce their camper version of the UK’s best-selling van – the Ford Transit Custom Nugget. Ford have teamed up with camper specialists, Westfalia, to launch their own motorhome conversion to add to their Transit Custom range. For years, tradespeople and couriers have reaped […]

New Mercedes Vito 2019: Three trim levels revealed
Jan 2019
New Mercedes Vito 2019: Three trim levels revealed

Mercedes-Benz is beginning 2019 by releasing three new specifications for the Vito panel van and crew van. This introduction allows customers to find the Mercedes Vito which best suits their needs. From January 2019, the Mercedes Vito range offers the specifications of PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM. Whether it is shifting cargo or transporting passengers, every […]

Diesel vs Petrol vs Electric
Mar 2018
Diesel vs Petrol vs Electric

As 2018 rolls by the lines between Diesel vs Petrol vs Electric is becoming blurred, and  with the Geneva motor show in full swing it’s clear to see that every car manufacturer is finally serious about battery power. From Jaguar with their i-paceElectric Nissan NV200 The Jaguar I-PACE, our first all-electric vehicle, will make its […]

Pre Registered Vans
Jan 2018
Pre Registered Vans

First things first.  What is a Pre Registered Van? As the name suggests, pre-registered vans are vehicles which have been ‘previously registered’. These brand new vans are purchased by a dealer, usually in bulk.  When purchased this way, they often have larger discounts and buying in bulk enables salespeople to hit targets.  The process isn’t […]

Van Life: Van Conversion Inspiration
Dec 2017
Van Life: Van Conversion Inspiration

“Van Life” NOT a hobby, an ACTUAL way of life. Literally filled with the things dreams are made of. We’ve seen a diverse range of home and professional conversions, in all sorts of vans. They all need some Van Finance A van lease is fine for conversions  From the popular Transporter to, a larger scale, fully converted VW […]

Pick Up Wars
Nov 2017
Pick Up Wars

Its Pick-Up Season. We sell more pick up trucks during the winter than we do at any other time of year.  Why? These vehicles were designed for driving in extreme conditions, and they do it well.  The British winter is no challenge for a rugged Pick-Up. So, you’ve decided you want a Pick-Up. But which […]

Delivery of the MOD BALL T6 TSI
Nov 2017
Delivery of the MOD BALL T6 TSI

We Shall Go To The Ball! The Mod Ball Rally Entry from Team Swiss, UK. Exciting times for Swiss Vans!!  You may have read previously that we will be entering the 2018 Mod Ball Rally!  If not, check the details out here …..  Swiss Vans Entry Confirmed at the Mod Ball. SATURDAY JUNE 23RD – […]

Fully Loaded Black VW Transporter Kombi WASP
Nov 2017
Fully Loaded Black VW Transporter Kombi WASP

Impressive looking vans are a daily occurrence at Swiss.  Our workshop sees upwards of 50 vans each month for various modifications and fits. Every now and again one stands out….. As soon as the order was placed for this fully loaded black VW Transporter Kombi WASP, we were eager to see the finished project. Our Customer […]

A Retro Twist for a New T6
Nov 2017
A Retro Twist for a New T6

Each week at Swiss Vans, we speak to hundreds of people contemplating a new van purchase.  Some of these people aren’t sure exactly what they want  What colour?  A manual or a DSG? Kombi or a panel van? Others know EXACTLY what they want.  Chris was one of them. A Factory Order VW T6 Kombi […]

2018 Ford Transit Custom
Oct 2017
2018 Ford Transit Custom

Ford has announced a modern day facelift on the extremely successful Transit Custom. The Ford Transit has been a top-selling van in the UK for years. This new generation is set to take the Ford Transit Custom to a new level. It will no doubt be a necessity amongst today’s environmentally friendly, and economically conscious, […]

Ford Transit Custom Hybrid
Oct 2017
Ford Transit Custom Hybrid

Trials of the Ford Transit Custom Hybrid have been confirmed. This multi-million-pound Ford Transit Custom Hybrid Project from Ford has been designed with the aim to help improve air quality in London. The 12-month trial begins in London in December 2017, and is supported by Transport for London. Twenty Plug-in Hybrid Transit Customs will be […]

VW Kombi WASP Stage 3
Oct 2017
VW Kombi WASP Stage 3

VW Kombi WASP Stage 3: Transformation Complete! To re-cap:  This VW Kombi arrived at our workshops just over a week ago.  It already had a few factory extras, but the owners required a sportier look and a few added luxuries.  Our team have converted this factory standard Volkswagen Kombi into something to be desired.  A […]

VW Kombi WASP Stage 2
Sep 2017
VW Kombi WASP Stage 2

VW Kombi WASP Stage 2: – Transformation Underway! VW Kombi WASP stage 2:  The Blackberry VW Kombi has been in our workshop for a couple of days.  Progress is made very quickly. Our fitters have tonnes of experience, fitting on average over 50 WASPs every month. This VW Kombi is also being treated to a custom […]

VW Kombi WASP Stage 1:
Sep 2017
VW Kombi WASP Stage 1:

All of our VW Kombi WASPs start life as a run of the mill factory standard van.  Often the Highline Specification, but we have been known to transform a mid-range Trendline too. VW Kombi WASP Transformation. Stage 1: Delivery to our Workshop Pre WASP: Transporter T32 SWB Kombi 150PS Highline, Just arrived at our Workshop […]

ULEZ and the impact on pre Euro 6 van owners
Aug 2017
ULEZ and the impact on pre Euro 6 van owners

Does your business depend on your van / fleet of vans? Wonder where you stand with Diesel? It’s no surprise, It doesn’t seem that long ago Diesel engines were praised for their: Great mileage Lack of ignition tune up Longevity Torque Great for a lease minibus  Swiss is one of the best & cheapest van […]

The Ford Transit Custom
Aug 2017
The Ford Transit Custom

The Ford Transit Custom – Not only a good looking van, an efficient, stylish, practical, affordable van, full of extras and readily available. Growing in popularity, the Ford Transit Custom is the younger, better-looking brother of the Ford Transit. Ford provide a good amount of options with this van. From the modestly priced base, through […]

The All New Volkswagen Transporter Petrol Range
Aug 2017
The All New Volkswagen Transporter Petrol Range

Volkswagen Transporter Petrol TSI engines. Volkswagen has announced the launch of TSI petrol engines in its Transporter range. Suprised? Not really… Diesel engines have been hitting the news of late with warnings that we’re running low on supplies,  add to this the changes in legislation and tax, the petrol option is looking attractive.  The petrol […]

Swiss at the MODBALL Rally Europe
Aug 2017
Swiss at the MODBALL Rally Europe

Swiss Vans are going to the Ball! The World Famous Modball Rally to be precise. Modball Rally The Modball Rally takes place on international public highways across Europe, the USA and Australia.  With a different route planned every year, the rally sees entries from around 100 modified vehicles.  The first ever Modball Rally took place in […]

Jul 2017
Pick-up v Van v Toilet Roll

The good news is Swiss Vans can supply you with the first two! Van Lease or Pick Up Lease? Each carries their own pros and cons. We’ll start by stating the obvious.  The panel van has an enclosed area for your cargo, whereas the pickup truck has an open load bed. This aside, they both offer […]

VW Transporter T6 & T5 Upgrades and mods
Jul 2017
VW Transporter T6 & T5 Upgrades and mods

Everybody’s doing it! Upgrading, modifying, customising….. Whatever you choose to call it. As the standard increases and imaginations run wild, a run of the mill, straight off the track VW Transporter doesn’t seem to satisfy the needs of hardcore enthusiasts and sports van drivers. Standards are high amongst this fan base. Not everyone can stretch […]

Van Lease – Transporter V Transit Custom
Jul 2017
Van Lease – Transporter V Transit Custom

Do you need a van for your business? Have you a passion for sports vans? Do you need lots of space for your large family? Whichever it is, you know you’re buying, but which one? At Swiss Vans, our two best sellers are the Volkswagen Transport Kombi and the Ford Transit Custom. It’s clear to […]

VW Transporter Highline Kombi WASP Red Edition
Jun 2017
VW Transporter Highline Kombi WASP Red Edition

Ask a group of Volkswagen enthusiasts which is the best colour for a VW Transporter, and there will never be a consensus. However, every now and then, one comes along that people can appreciate, even if it’s not the colour they would choose. One such color is the Red Edition WASP. If you are looking […]

Jun 2017
13 Pinterest boards every van owner should visit…

At Swiss, we sell vans to all kinds of tradesman, business users, couriers and leisure van enthusiasts. Whether you are converting a Transporter, spending all day on the road, or running a business from your van, there’s a Pinterest board here for everyone…. Take 5 minutes out of your day today, feet up on the […]