February 13, 2011 19:01 ET

Van Drivers Are Cleanest Motorist Says Swinton Commercial

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2011) - Swinton Commercial has revealed that van drivers take more pride in the cleanliness of the outside of their vehicle than any other road users.

The UK van insurance retailer surveyed 1,200 online customers and found that 45% would use a bucket, sponge and good old-fashioned elbow grease to clean their van, while only 25% of car drivers preferred this method. Twenty seven percent of van drivers use the popular roadside valet services that have popped up across the country.

The survey also revealed that van drivers clean their vehicles more than any other motorists do. Nearly two fifths of van drivers (39%) clean their van on a weekly basis, while only 15% of car drivers would clean their van this regularly.

Phil Moss Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "A lot of van drivers are self employed so it is really good for business if adverts on their van are dirt free and are clearly seen. It is also advisable to keep front and rear windows clean to ensure maximum visibility, which can help decrease accidents and keep van insurance quotes low."

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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