Get the vehicle you want, now, with van leasing
Leasing a van is a good idea if you want to drive a new van every few years or want to keep maintenance costs quite low. There are a number of reasons you might need to lease 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. If you have bad credit - leasing might be difficult for you.
Why lease a van?
Whether you need to lease 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 look for leasing deals
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 leasing 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 lease the van, for payment of the lease charges and any damages caused in case you have an accident.
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