Vans are a great way to explore the world around you, but do you know your AEB from your ESP?
With over 3.8 million vans on the road in the UK, more people than ever are discovering that a van gives them everything a car can – and so much more!
But with great fun, comes great responsibility – check out below some of the bonus safety features that come with a newer Volkswagen Transporter.
Many newer VW Transporter models have a number of beneficial safety features
- Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) detects critical situations to stop skidding before it begins by predicting what your car is about to do. It uses sensors to monitor the progress of your wheels and the moment they start to slip, the anti-skidding technology takes over by applying the brakes to one or more wheels and by reducing the engine power if required.
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a smart safety system that automatically applies the car’s brakes if the driver doesn’t react quickly enough to a hazard ahead, the system can help avoid or mitigate potential collisions.
- Automatic Post-Collision Braking System comes as standard on all new Transporters. It triggers braking after a collision, with the aim of preventing secondary collisions. When you brake during an emergency, you press the brake pedal faster and harder. The brake assist system registers this and, after a short delay, the vehicle begins assisting you slowing the van down to 6mph.
- Driver Alert System - this safety feature gives early warning of when you need to take a break on long and tiring journeys, making motorway driving safer. It works by noting any erratic steering wheel movements and lane deviations, judging the moment that you are starting to feel sleepy and need to stop. The system will alert you with a visual display on the dashboard and a warning sound.
Read more about the safety features.
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- Accidental damage cover
Scratched or dented your van? We pay for repairs so it's as good as it was before the accident
- Uninsured driver promise
If the other driver is not insured and the accident’s not your fault, you keep your no claim discount and there's no excess to pay – as long as you have the details of the other vehicle and driver
- Misfuelling cover
Accidentally filled your van with the wrong fuel? It happens. We pay to drain and flush your fuel tank, as well as cover the damage to the van's engine
- European cover
Get the same level of cover as you have in the UK in the EU for up to 180 days a year. Perfecto!
- Vandalism promise
If your van is vandalised and you have to claim, you'll keep your no claim discount – you'll just need to pay your excess
- Replacement child car seats
We’ll replace your child car seats if your van has been in an accident – even if there’s no apparent damage
- New locks and keys
If your keys are lost or stolen. After all, accidents happen
What's not covered...
- Hire and reward use
If you're a courier or delivery driver we can't cover you unfortunately – you'll need to get a specialist hire and reward policy
- Any business tools or equipment
If you're a builder, for example, there will be no cover for any tools or goods in your van during a theft, fire or accident
- Use of a van if you select ‘replacement hire car’
Depending on what you choose, your replacement vehicle will either be a small hatch back or similar-sized car up to 2.0 litre and 7 seats