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New offers on in-stock vans and servicing are designed help companies source extra vans and keep existing vehicle running smoothly after lockdown...

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During the coronavirus lockdown, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been busy delivering essential support to keep Britain’s vans on the road – with Mobile Service Clinics that offer social-distanced on-site maintenance helping many businesses supporting the NHS, the healthcare industry and other key industries to keep moving.

Now that restrictions are being lifted and a broader range of companies are getting back to work, Volkswagen is looking to help firms that have been financially affected by COVID-19. It’s all part of the brand’s ‘Working With You’ promise, designed to support businesses – especially when times are tough.

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‘Back to Work’ offers on in-stock vans

Firstly, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering a ‘Back To Work’ offer on in-stock vans, with the first three months of repayments totally taken care of by Volkswagen – helping firms that are having to adapt to the fast-changing needs of post-lockdown life to source additional vehicles quickly and more affordably.

On new Contract Hire[1] agreements, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering no upfront costs and no repayments for the first three months. Alternatively, businesses buying a Volkswagen van with a new Solutions Personal Contract Plan (PCP) will benefit from a deposit contribution, plus no repayments for the first three months[2] (up to 3.5% APR representative).

“We know that many businesses are apprehensive, and there’s a good deal of uncertainty about how the rest of 2020 will play out across many of the industries we support,” says Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Head of Sales James Douglas.

“That’s why we wanted to take a load off, by offering the first three months on us. By doing so, UK companies won’t have to delay new van purchases, and can instead concentrate on driving their business forward.”

To find out what in-stock vans are available, and learn about the changes Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is making to ensure business is as safe as possible, head to volkswagen-vans.co.uk

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0% finance for essential servicing

Next up is an interest-free 0% finance offer[3] for essential vehicle servicing or repair work.

Every year around £13.8m of MOT-failing ‘red work’ in key areas such as tyres, brakes and steering goes unrepaired, as it’s estimated that up to four million van drivers will avoid a regular service for fear of an unexpected repair bill. Post-lockdown – with a loss of income, and vans sitting idle – taking on the cost of servicing and repairs is even more of a worry.

Keeping vans well-maintained is not just about staying safe on the road. Regular servicing helps you keep your vehicle and your business running more efficiently, with the ability to spot problems before they happen cutting the risk of greater downtime if your van is forced off the road with a breakdown.

To help van owners stay on top of vehicle maintenance, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering interest-free loans of up to £5000, with payments spread over six months and the option of paying nothing on the day the repair is completed.

“Making remedial work more affordable means we can support owners in getting their van safely back on the road with all repair work completed,” says Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Head of Aftersales David Hanna. “We’re committed to taking the stress out of vehicle ownership and letting customers focus on their business.”

Get in touch with your local Van Centre to check servicing availability and best practice. Or, head to volkswagen-vans.co.uk for the latest updates.

Terms and conditions

1. Contract Hire terms and conditions: No ownership option. Business users only. All prices exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. 18+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 31/08/2020 and delivered by 30/09/2020 from participating Van Centres. Minimum term 36 months. Maximum term 48 months. Stock vehicles only. 3-month contribution based on headline offers only. Different agreement terms may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 07/2020. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

2. Solutions Personal Contract Plan terms and conditions: At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Minimum 1% deposit required for Grand California. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 31/08/2020 and delivered by 30/09/2020 from participating Van Centres. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Stock vehicles only. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 07/2020. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

3. 0% aftersales finance available at participating UK Volkswagen Van Centres only. All loans are subject to status and affordability checks including use of credit reference agency data. You must be 18 or over to apply. Finance agreement and full terms and conditions available on application. Finance provided by Auto Service Finance Limited (www.autoservicefinance.com). 1 to 9-month interest-free credit options available. Minimum spend £300, maximum spend £5000. A deposit payment may be required. Contact your Van Centre for further details.

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