November 06, 2011 19:05 ET

Security Vital When Choosing a New Van, According to Swinton Commercial

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2011) - Van drivers have revealed that vehicle security is one of the top factors that they consider when choosing a new vehicle according to survey results from Swinton Commercial.

The cheap van insurance retailer surveyed 1,000 van drivers, which asked them about the different factors they consider when picking their next van. Not surprisingly, 37% of van drivers consider price as the most important factor, however 29% would consider how secure a van is next.

The top five factors in the poll were:

  • Price
  • Security
  • Make and model
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Engine size

According to Thatcham, the insurance industry's research organisation, the 2011 vehicle security awards picked the most secure vans in the following categories: Light van, heavy van, pick up, 4x4 van and green van with Volkswagen Caddy (2011MY), Nissan Primstar SE (2011 MY), Volkswagen Amarok, Land Rover Discovery 4 and Ford Fiesta Sport Van taking the top accolades respectively.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "It is great to see that van drivers are considering vehicle security as a top factor when choosing a new vehicle. Thieves who are hoping to get their hands on a stash of tools or expensive equipment can often target vans. It is also worth remembering that better secured vehicles are less likely to be targeted and may also carry lower van insurance premiums."

About Swinton:

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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