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Changes to the Congestion Charge

From 22nd June 2020, the Government and TFL added a temporary change to the Congestion Charge. The alteration was put in place in a bid to aid London’s recovery from this global pandemic and to ensure that our city is not restricted by cars or congestion. The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, plans for this action to…

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How to load your van safely

If you are the new owner of a van or have rented one for a house move or furniture collection, you will need to take a few things into consideration before heading to the road to collect your load as there are health and safety regulations which you must abide to, as well as staying…

What do you need to hire a van?

Whether you are moving home and want to coordinate the move yourself or sorting out your garden and need to do tip run, you will probably need to hire a van to help with the process.  If you have never hired a van before, you might be wondering what documents and information you will need…

How can I stop my van from being broken into?

Van security is a top priority for tradespeople.  As the market for second-hand tools increases, tool theft continues to rise at a rapid pace.  The size and type of van is often irrelevant as thieves tend to be ruthless and opportunistic, making the back of any van rich pickings for greedy gangs. If you’re keeping…

Pavement parking – is it legal?

Pavement parking – is it legal?

It is often the case that drivers have no choice but to park their vehicle on the pavement, whether it be partly, or wholly, but are drivers legally allowed to do this? Are you likely to receive a fine? With a range of rumours circulating, we have laid out the facts, clear and simple, to…

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Van size required to move a three-bedroom house

Anyone who has ever arranged and undertaken a house move will know how physically and emotionally challenging it can be.  Coping with a major life change alongside the physical upheaval of moving home can take its toll.  Thank goodness that as a professional van hire company, we are able to tick at least one job…

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Rules of the road

When using the roads, it is important that you are aware of the rules to obey, and with the number of road users continuing to rise, some of us may need a brief refresher on the Highway Code. With a variety of signs to be clued up on, pedestrian crossings to be aware of and…

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Do penalty charges apply if I am driving a rental vehicle

It’s no hidden secret, no matter where or what you are driving, you are required to stay within the legal requirements set out by that Country. If you break these rules, you will incur a fine. If you are driving a rental vehicle, the rules of the road do not change. Today we will walk…

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Fleet Hire vs Ownership

What’s better, fleet hire or fleet ownership? It’s a tough decision to make, and there’s no “one size fits all” answer. It all depends on your individual needs and circumstances. To help you decide, we’ve rounded up the pros and cons of fleet hire and fleet ownership: Fleet ownership: Pros Purchasing your own fleet will…

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The moving home checklist

Moving home can be incredibly exciting, but at the same time, incredibly stressful. Organising several years’ worth of accumulated belongings and moving them to a new location can seem a huge and time-consuming undertaking. Not to worry, we’ve provided a moving home checklist for you that’s designed to take the hassle out of your big…

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The ULEZ Zone – where is it and what you need to do

Drivers of older vehicles will be charged to enter the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London. The ULEZ began on 8 April 2019 and is designed as a 24/7 traffic management and emission reduction scheme. It replaces the T-Charge and operates within the existing Congestion Charging zone (CCZ). Where is the ULEZ zone?…

Places to get fresh Christmas trees

Looking to get a fresh Christmas tree this year? There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree to add that special magic to your winter festivities. You can be sure a real tree will make a stunning addition to your home, carrying that unmistakable aroma of fresh pine. Here are some of the best places…

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20mph Zones in South London in 2020

Plans to reduce speed limits to 20mph in south London have been announced to cut the number of deaths on the capital’s roads. The new 20 mph speed limit will be imposed on all Transport for London roads in central London, including parts of south London, which will bring them in line with roads controlled…

What are the benefits of van hire for small businesses - Ace Van Hire

What are the benefits of van hire for small businesses?

If you are a small business owner with a product or service that requires you to move around a lot then you have no doubt been considering buying a van, or even a fleet of them if you have a larger team. You may even already have one and it may be time to consider…

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How to pack a van for moving

Moving home or office – or any move, in fact – can be a stressful time. It can get even more stressful when you have decided to do it yourself if you are not sure of the best way to go about it. We are here to take away a lot of that stress and…

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Contact Ace Rent A Van

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