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Created On: 02 January 2013 01:42 PM
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 02 January 2013 01:42 PM
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wylexman

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i was wondering if using your car sign written for work looks very professional as you turn up to clients, i only ask this as i cant afford to run a car and van.
just seeing what you guys think.
 02 January 2013 01:54 PM
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peteTLM

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i think it looks smart, no probs. The wear and tear on a car(internal trim/ edge of paintwork on rear doors, boot opening) is massive though if your using it for house bashing and the like rather than just turning up and 'adjusting' something.

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 02 January 2013 02:24 PM
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Grumpy

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I can confirm Pete's assertion about wear and tear, my poor old car still bears the scars! However, it's back to said car tomorrow as the van tax, insurance and MOT all ran out at the end of last month and today the van broke down on the way to the testing centre. Happy new year my arris!!
 02 January 2013 02:41 PM
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Dave69

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just make sure the car insurance covers you for business use and that you tell them it will be sign written, many insurers don't like the fact you are advertising that your car can contains valuable items, tools etc.

I know from my own experience that insurance companies will find any excuse not to pay out. My van was smashed up by an HGV at the start of October last year and I am still no further forward on having my claim settled
 02 January 2013 04:28 PM
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I had vans for 30 years and I am sick to the back teeth driving them - so for the last 10 years I have been using cars - built some large conservatories using them - I have had my Jaguar 2.5 V6 estate car, on an '05' plate so it smart looking, for 4 years this Xmas and I can get most ladders inside and as its 4 wheel drive its safe in the snow too - its comfy but I feel that if you're contracting it would be better to have a sign written van.

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