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Get the vehicle you want, now, with van leasing

There are a number of reasons you might need to hire a van; perhaps you’re starting your own business and can’t yet afford your own vehicle. Or perhaps you’re moving house and don’t need a removal van, yet need a bit more space than your car allows. Whatever your reason for needing a van, you can take advantage of van leasing. Take a few moments to read our handy guide to van leasing to see if it could be the right choice for you.

Why hire a van?

Whether you need to hire a van for commercial purposes or simply to move some items of furniture, van leasing can help. If you don’t have a car, or simply need more space than your car provides, you can hire almost any size of van to help you get the job done. There’s usually a fixed mileage included, so you don’t need to worry about extra costs, and if you’re travelling longer distances, you can work out how much this will cost you before you book.

Where to hire

It’s important to shop around when looking for van leasing companies. Not all companies will be able to offer a range of vans – some will specialise in smaller vehicles whilst others will have a wide range of shapes and sizes to choose from. Prices can also vary greatly, and it’s a good idea to get a quote from 2 or 3 van leasing companies, so that you can compare prices before you decide to hire. It’s also important to look at the cost of any insurance waiver payable, pick up and drop off points and inclusive mileage, so that you don’t have any unexpected costs when you return the van.

Things to think about

There’s no point in hiring a larger van than you need, so work out what you need it for before you book. This way you’ll make sure you only pay for as much space as is required. It’s also important to make sure you’re properly insured – you normally can’t hire a van from a personal van leasing company for commercial purposes. So if you’re planning on setting up as a tradesman, you’ll need to contact specialist commercial van leasing firms for a quote tailored to meet your needs.

Looking at previous customer feedback is as important as comparing prices, and you should always check online for reviews of the van leasing company you plan to use. It’s important to choose a reputable company, as you’ll normally leave them your credit card details when you hire the van, for payment of the hire charges and any damages caused in case you have an accident.

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