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The key things you need to know about van hire

Van1If you’re moving house, renovating or even tidying your garden, then you may want to hire a van to help with the process.

But what do you need to know when it comes to van rental?

Well the first piece of good news is that you won’t need anything more than a standard UK driving licence, as long as you’re planning on driving a van that weighs less than 3.5 tonnes.

City vans, box vans, panel vans, chassis vans, Luton vans and pick-ups all fall into this category and will be perfectly suitable for all small to mid-sized jobs you need to carry out.

However, it’s essential that you plan in advance and give plenty of consideration to what you intend to move and how much it might weigh.

For instance, you might end paying more than you need to for a larger van, if you do not actually need to hire a vehicle of that size.

Or alternatively, you hire a van that isn’t big enough for your needs and you end up needing to take several trips to complete whatever task it is you’re doing.

When comparing prices, you should also look to see what is and isn’t included with each deal, especially when it comes to insurance cover.

The cheapest rental quote may not always be the best deal, particularly if you do not have the required cover that you need for your journeys.

You should also check the documents when you pick up the vehicle to ensure that you are not automatically being charged for extras which you may not need.

You may also want to consider van hire excess insurance to cover the significant fees you may need to pay should the vehicle be in an accident or damage occur.

Although a small fee may still need to be paid, it will be likely be substantially less than if you have to make a full claim.

If you do need to hire a van, get a van hire excess insurance quote today to compare.

Date Created: 13 February 2018

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