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Choosing A Reliable Van Hire Company

There are many options available to you should you wish to hire a van in Birmingham, but with an increase of options comes an increase in the possible risks that you are opening yourself up to. It is important that you are aware of the things to look out for when you are choosing where to lease a van or any vehicle from – and unsurprisingly, the cost is not the only consideration.

Dependable vans

Whether you are leasing a Birmingham van for commercial or domestic reasons, you need the van to be dependable. You cannot afford to have your schedule put back by the failure of a vehicle. Check out the ages of the vehicles in the fleet that the company owns. Looking at the stock that they currently have in the yard or online will give you an indication of how the vehicles are maintained, and how old they are. You do not want to be leasing an old van with out of date safety features and a low mpg rate.

You want to be able to make your journey as safely as possible, and in the most economically efficient way. Reliable Birmingham van lease firms will provide you with a breakdown recovery assurance, just in case the unimaginable should happen.

Comprehensive cover

With the increase in the numbers of vehicles on the road comes an increased risk of the possibility of an accident occurring. You need to be covered by an insurance policy that protects you in the event of a worst-case scenario. An accident may or may not be your fault, however, a reliable van hire Birmingham firm will have you adequately insured to cover all eventualities to give you peace of mind, especially if you are carrying passengers as well as products.

A vehicle to suit your requirements

You know that you need to hire a van, but you may not know the type of van that is most suitable to meet your needs. While you may know the dimensions that you need the van to be able to carry, but other factors such as the load weight need to be considered too. A good firm will ask you about the load you need to transit and advise you on the vehicle that is most suitable. For example, you may think that you need an SWB transit van, but the load may exceed the 953kg limit; in which case, the LWB transit with its 1350kg load-bearing weight would be required.

Days of the week

When are you able to lease the van? You need to have a look at when you can pick up the van. If you are using the van for domestic reasons, the chances are high that you will need it at the weekend. Keep an eye out for companies that charge for the whole weekend: you probably only need it for one day, and so a daily rate and the ability to return the van out of hours is preferential.

Speak to one of our helpful team today if you are looking for affordable and reliable van hire Birmingham services.