Choosing the right van for your specialist requirements

When your van is an essential tool for your job, it’s vital you choose the right van. So we not only offer you van choices of every make and model, from every manufacturer. We also have a network of Recognised Converters who can adapt any van to meet your needs. From the simplest specialist requirements to the most complex, we’ll make sure you get the vans for your business that keep your business in great shape.

Conversion and your van

Deciding to have any type of van converted has several implications for your business and your costs, which you may want to consider before you go ahead.

Conversion options

For more usual conversions – such as tippers or refrigerated vans – off-the-shelf, ready-to-go vehicles are often available from leasing companies. For a bespoke conversion, we have a network of Recognised Converters who will work with you from design to finished van.

Conversion type - Luton

Conversion type - Dropside

Conversion type - Tipper


Residual values

Your ideal conversion may also be someone else’s – adding to the resale value of your van. On the other hand, if it is truly specialist, it may actually reduce the value to another buyer.

Operating costs

The initial cost of a bespoke conversion may be partly recouped if the fittings outlast the van and can be re-used. Modular racking, for example, may last 10 years whereas you may keep the van for only 3.

Conversion regulations

It is essential your conversion doesn’t cause the van to exceed its original weight limits. Whether or not the DVLA needs to be notified of your conversion depends on its extent. A reputable converter will work within the regulations and inform the DVLA if required to ensure your conversion is authorised and regulated.

Warranty implications

A conversion may limit or even invalidate your warranty. A conversion by a Volkswagen Recognised Converter will be covered by the standard 3-year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle warranty.

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