Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Van

Van hires offer an ideal solution for those times when your car just isn’t big enough. Hiring a van is an affordable and practical solution for long term or short term transportation needs, and offers a more flexible mode of transport than a man-with-van rental.

A company vehicle

If you’re a business owner that requires a larger mode of transport, hiring a van on a long-term basis may be much more cost-effective and convenient than buying a vehicle. Buying a vehicle requires you to invest your money in a commodity that depreciates in value as soon as it’s purchased. Renting a car eliminates this factor and you’ll find that the money you’ve paid for a long term rental is far less substantial than the cost of purchasing your own vehicle. Another financial benefit, you will have fewer administration costs by renting a vehicle as you don’t have to worry about the MOT, road tax, breakdown cover etc. You simply pay your agreed sum of money each month and are safe in the knowledge that all of those details are taken care of.

Moving house

When moving house, many opt to hire a professional removals service, wrongly believing that this service offers more value for money. This is not always the case, if you have the manpower to move your belongings yourself, hiring a van can save you a substantial amount of money, and it allows you to move your belongings at your own pace.

Heading to uni

Moving to uni can require multiple car journeys to move belongings to the new student digs, this can be a bit of an irritant, and heavy in fuel-consumption, if the trip is cross-country. Hiring a van allows you to move all of the belongings in one trip, saving you time, money, and a lot of stress!

Gig set-ups

Bands need a lot of equipment. Drums, guitars and amplifiers are all bulky and heavy items that need a lot more space than a car can offer. Whether your band is playing a one off gig or heading out on a tour, hiring a van is the perfect solution to transport you instruments – and your band members!

Luggage-heavy holidays

From groups of friends heading off on a round the world tour, to a family heading on a skiing holiday, transporting your bulky luggage to and from the airport can be a disastrous start to your trip – hiring a van makes the process run much more smoothly, allowing you to get into the holiday spirit as soon as possible.

To make the trip run even more efficiently, Gatwick Car and Van Rental offer free airport drop-offs and pick-ups, so you don’t have to worry about getting the car back to the dealer!
Gatwick Car and Van Rental have a range of Luton vans, Tipper trucks and Panel vans in varying sizes including extra long, perfect for those times when a car just won’t cut it. Our vans are even offered with unlimited mileage so you can really make the most out of your money. We keep our vans in great condition, all of which are under four years old, through regular maintenance, allowing you peace of mind that your hire van is both affordable and reliable.