Monthly Archives: March 2013

Renting A Van In The UK

Renting a van might seem an easy task to do, but if you have never rented a van in the UK before, you might not know where you stand or even what you are specifically looking for. Prior to renting a van and driving one in the United Kingdom, there are certain aspects that you need to take into consideration. It includes the costs, sizes of vans, and the contracts that are available for you to choose from.
You have to take note that there are two types of vans that are being offered,  passenger vans and moving vans. Of course, the latter is mainly used for the storage of goods while travelling. The passenger vans are typically used for the transportation of passengers from one destination to another. In case you are planning to drive one, you have to decide on the type of van that you will use as well as look for offers that the van hire providers are presenting, either online or in the local business directory.
It is also important to discuss the terms that are stated in the contract of the van that you will choose before driving in the UK. There are certain issues that should be discussed, such as the insurance, age and the breakdown cover. In some case, van hire providers have a policy in which only individuals under 25 years old are not allowed since the insurance is relatively higher for younger individuals due to the increased number of accideluton_box_vannts in this age group. For those under 25 years old, simply look for van hire providers who allow clients with a minimum age of 21 years old or present a clean driving record so that you will have a better chance of acquiring the van that you need. For a quote or reservation try One Way Van Hire
The next task is to examine your insurance policy and what is being covered such as damages to the vehicle or third party accountability for death. It is best to utilize your own insurance if possible or simply purchase one from the van hire provider for an additional cost. Do not forget to check if the breakdown cover is also included in the cost since you do not want to end up stuck in the middle of nowhere in a van that you are not capable of fixing on your own. Of course, make it a point to check on the mileage costs. Some van hire providers typically include the mileage costs in their rates, while others will simply charge you with an extra for the mileage. Remember that a cheap van rental might recover the costs by charging additional mileage costs, thus the van that you have chosen is not cheap.
Once you are completely satisfied with the terms and conditions as well as the van itself, simply hand your driving license that will serve as a proof that you can drive a van in the UK and of course, the payment. Just make sure that you will receive a receipt as well as a copy of the signed contract.
By taking into consideration these important details, you will have a no troubles driving your van in the UK.

Van List

We have a variety of major van manufacturers and models, with all types of vans from SWB Transits to a Luton 3.5t with tail lift, all available at low prices and with flexible leasing arrangements to suit your needs.

The Short Wheel Base van is the name given to shorter vans, usually not much longer than a motor car. The wheel base is the distance between the front and rear wheels. A SWB van  will be easier to  manoeuvre and park  in a small space, but will have less space to load than a larger van.

The Long Wheel Base van is the name given to longer vans with bigger load areas. The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels, therefore the longer it is, the more you can load.

A Luton Van  is a 3.5 tonne van with a box body that extends over the cab. These have a larger and more flexible load space than a panel van,  and are ideal for furniture and household moves.

The compact van rental requirements are:

Minimum age 23 and maximum age 75, If you are outside these ages please contact us. Minimum of one years full UK  driving licence. A limit of 32 days total hire, if longer required please contact us.