4 of the most common reasons why you might need to hire a van

4 of the most common reasons why you might need to hire a van

We’ve been providing van hire services for more than 45 years here at Intack Self Drive, earning ourselves a sterling reputation for outstanding service to customers across the private and commercial sectors. Our customers hire vans for all sorts of reasons, so whatever the reason you want to hire a van, you can count on us to be able to understand your requirements, and recommend the very best vehicle for you. That means you might already be thinking about hiring a van if…

You want to save yourself the costs of outright buying a work van

If you’re a fleet manager looking for an extra vehicle to help spread your work load, or you’re a private tradesman that’s in need of a van for transporting all your equipment and raw materials, you might find that hiring a van on a long-term basis is actually a much more cost-effective option than buying one.

That’s largely because buying a van involves investing your money into a commodity that depreciates in value as soon as it’s been purchased. That isn’t the case with a rental van. By opting for a rental, you can save yourself the money and hassle involved in dealing with administration costs like MOT, road tax, breakdown cover, and so on. All that’s required is a single monthly payment, and you can rest easy in the knowledge that all that other stuff is taken care of!

You’re a private customer who’s moving house

There are a lot of costs involved with moving house, and using removals companies is something that a lot of people will do as a default - but it can be easy to underestimate how much money you can save by hiring and driving the van yourself. You won’t have to pay for labour for a start, and our fantastic deals on Luton box vans will give you the right van for the job, at the best price.

It also means that you can stay largely in control of your own timescale, without worrying about having to rush off to any other jobs. That can take a heck of a lot of stress out of the job of moving house - which can be stress-inducing enough as it is!

You’re off to university

Speaking of moving house, taking your child off to their first university accommodations (or heading there yourself) can involve its own unique brand of stress. Things like ironing boards, TVs, and mattresses can potentially take up a huge amount of space if you’ve only got a small vehicle. This can then end up costing you a considerable amount of money in fuel because you have to make multiple trips. Why put yourself through the hassle? Hiring a van will allow you to move all your belongings in one trip, saving you time, money, and a lot of stress!

We understand, for a lot of young adults, this is the first experience they have away from home, it’s going to be a learning curve for everyone involved, and you’ll want the right vehicle for the job to help the process go as smoothly as possible. We’d recommend a Short Wheel Base van, as it’s got a great amount of boot space, and we can offer it to you at a great price on our daily van hire deals.

You’re in need of some last minute backup because your van isn’t available

This might well sound familiar if you’re a commercial driver or fleet manager - your van’s been bumped, or become unavailable, or just not started first thing in the morning. That can leave you in a tight spot, especially if you’ve got jobs that urgently need taking care of. That’s where our van rental services can come in handy - we keep paperwork to a minimum here at Intack Self Drive, so we can get you back in the driver’s seat as soon as possible, minimising the costs and hassle involved in downtime.

We’ve got over 45 years of van, car and minibus hire experience under our belt, so we know that things don’t always go to plan. Don’t worry - we’re always here to help! You can rely on us to provide you with fantastic deals on daily, weekly, and short term van hire services.

If you’ve got any more questions or you need a bit of clarification, you can find more answers over on our Frequently Asked Questions. Or if you’re ready to get started, you can browse the best van hire deals right here on our site at Intack Self Drive, or give us a call on 01254 57811!

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