At Armstead, we know how vital vans are for the nation’s painters and decorators. They’re not merely a means of transport - they’re also where you store the tools and equipment that you’ve accumulated over a lifetime. In short - a van’s value goes far beyond just what the vehicle is worth.
Sadly though, this makes them prime targets for thieves. The rate of van thefts in the UK is staggeringly high. According to a study by Logistics UK in November 2020, more than a third of businesses had a van stolen in the previous 12-month period*.
And after a year and a half of pandemic-related uncertainty, many tradespeople are working hard to build back their businesses. So shelling out money and being left unable to work as a result of van theft is something that many can’t afford.
It has never been more crucial to keep your van safe from damage and theft. You can’t make your vehicle 100% thief-proof, but there are a few simple steps you can take to minimise the chances of it happening.