Buying advice

Making the right purchasing decision is an essential part of keeping your business running, and Commercialmotor.com is here to help. From finding the right vehicle or trailer for the job, or the right legal service, or the right aftermarket support we have it covered.

 

Purchasing a used MAN TGX

The TGX was introduced in late 2007, a mid-life facelift for the TGA that was seven years old.

Purchasing a used Mercedes-Benz Atego

The launch of the new Euro-6 Mercedes-Benz Atego range at next week’s CV Show is the latest chapter in a story that started 15 years ago with the introduction of the first Atego in 1998, replacing Mercedes’ LK range. And Atego has changed remarkably little in those 15 years.

Purchasing a used Volvo FH

Volvo’s FH remains one of the industry’s flagship vehicles. We take a look at why it can make a sensible used purchase. Volvo’s FH tractor caused quite a stir when it was introduced in 1993.

6- to 7-tonne GVW vans

  7.5-tonne GVW trucks accounted for 28% of all new trucks over 3.5 tonnes GVW registered in the UK in 2000.

Driver CPC

Drivers without one of these on 10 September 2014 will not be qualified to drive trucks for a living. Almost one third of all UK lorry drivers could be ineligible to drive come 10 September 2014.

Truck Engine Oils

It’s not easy choosing engine oil: every oil seems to be seems to have an alphabet spaghetti of specifications and accreditations on its data sheet. Then there is all marketing hyperbole.

Buying at auction

Once regarded as an outlet for vehicles in their twilight years in search of one last owner before heading for the breakers yard, auctions have upped their game. They are now big players in the corporate ‘remarketing’ business, helping blue-chip companies realise strong residual values for their used vehicles.

AdBlue

The word AdBlue first began to crop up in our vocabulary in 2003. It had been coined as a trademark by the German automotive industry association, the VDA (Verband de Automobilindustrie). The VDA wanted a standard for a urea solution that was soon to be widely adopted by commercial vehicle manufacturers poised to comply with Euro-4 exhaust emission limits, which took effect for all new trucks registered from October 2006.