5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Van

It’s no exaggeration to say that van hire can make things easier. Whether you’re moving house or working for a delivery service, hiring a quality van can assist with a whole host of tasks. 

And it isn’t just ease and convenience that van hire provides. While you may not think it, van hire is often better value for money and the most flexible option, too. 

If you want to know more about why you should hire a van, read on to discover our top five benefits.  

Flexible terms

A great benefit of van hire is that the service can be made flexible for your requirements. Need to rent a van for one day only? No problem. Require it for a full week? Easy. Maybe you need long-term van hire that lasts for a longer period of time? We can do that, too. Plus, many companies will also provide dedicated weekend rates, so be sure to ask if you need a van for the weekend.    

Whatever your requirements, most van hire companies will tailor their offering to your specific needs – meaning you will receive a service that is bespoke to you.        

Variety of vehicles 

No two jobs are the same, with everyone requiring van hire for a different reason. With this in mind, the team here at Gatwick Car & Van Rental offers consumers a wide range of vans from small LWB vans to large-scale options that come with tail lifts if you’re moving large or heavy objects. 

Fully maintained 

When embarking on a long journey or moving objects from A to B, the last thing you want is for your vehicle to break down. When it comes to van hire, this concern is removed and you can get on with going about your business without the stress of worrying if your vehicle is going to be able to cope.

While a lot of the vehicles many of us use on a day-to-day basis are just not cut out for longer journeys, all of the vans we supply are fully maintained meaning they’re in the very best condition for whenever you need them. 

This includes performing regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure our vans are as reliable as possible, and in the unforeseen circumstance that you do need it, breakdown cover is available as standard to get you moving again.            

Great value for money

Many people would probably not list cost as one of the benefits of van hire. While you may think that renting a van is seeing more money leave your pocket, in the long run it could actually be far more cost-effective.

This is particularly the case if you need a van for commercial purposes. It depends on how often you use the van, but if you don’t use it very much or simply need one for a short period of time, then van hire is a far more efficient option.   

Buying or leasing your own van will be far more costly, as will the running and maintenance costs, but with van hire you’ll only be paying for the time you actually want to use it.  

Simple and easy process 

Don’t be put off going for van hire because you think it’s admin heavy. We’ve already addressed how hiring a van is more cost-effective, and when you come to Gatwick Car & Van Rental we’ll ensure the entire process is straightforward and easy for you. 

One of our expert advisors will be on hand to guide you through the process, helping you fill out all of the forms and answer any questions you may have. 

Everything we need from you will be outlined when you contact us, and if you need any further guidance then check out our frequently asked questions page.


Operating across Gatwick, Crawley, Luton and the surrounding areas, if you’re looking for quality van hire, contact our friendly team today.