The latest monthly Market Analysis from Manheim reveals that although the average value of vans at auction has increased over the year, last month's feeling that the market may have reached a glass ceiling appears to have a ring of truth to it. Figures from the report show the average value of vans fell by £78 compared to April 2013. However, a review of the market at the same time last year reveals the average resale price has actually risen by £216; a 5.2 per cent increase. A more detailed review of month-on-month trends finds that large panel vans over three tonnes saw values increase, alongside messing units and buses. However, the most significant value increase was experienced in the refrigerated vehicle section, as prices soared to £4,050, up a massive £1,311 from April. James Davis, director of commercial vehicles at Manheim Remarketing, said: 'We need to treat this apparent fall in used van values carefully, as the poor weather and the usual seasonal lull has no doubt held back retail sales. 'The statistics show that the most significant fall in values was among tippers and car vans, however both segments have seen an influx of older vehicles come onto the market since last month. 'Year-on-year, Manheim's May market report supports the view that the used LCV market remains fairly buoyant overall, in terms of average selling price, as it rose for seven of the segments. 'This rise in value sits alongside a rise in the vehicle age and an increase in mileage, which means that demand for good quality vehicles remains high.î With demand for reliable vehicles strong, our vehicle remarketing expertise at IT Fleet is ever more vital in restoring fleets to roadworthy condition with SMART repairs and fleet refurbishment. Our industry-leading techniques, technology and training ensure many of our customers become regular customers in their search for enhanced residual values. If you'd like to discuss our de-fleet and remarketing services further then please don't hesitate to call our friendly team today on 01473 313057 or drop us a line using our online enquiry form.