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Local Van Hire

Vans are used every day in the UK for many different reasons and van hire companies are becoming more and more in demand. Vans can be used for anything from moving house to couriering small parcels and are used for both domestic and commercial purposes across the country. Each town and city in the UK will have one or more local van hire companies providing a fleet of vehicles to suit anyone’s requirements.

Finding local van hire

Finding a local van hire company in your area can be done very easily; many of us probably already live close to one or at least know where one is. Searching through the Yellow Pages or other kind of directory can be a good way to start as most of the hire companies are listed. Another way is to search through local press publications; many local firms advertise in area papers with a short advert on what they offer and contact details. Some local companies may only have access to two or three vans for hire; you may find their advertisements in shop windows or on supermarket notice boards.

The most popular way to find van hire firms local to you is by using the internet and many companies now advertise through their own websites. Using a search engine to search for van hire in your area will give you a list of dozens of companies within easy access. Some websites offer you the chance to search for companies in your area and compare prices using a database. By typing in your area you will be given a list of companies and contact details.

Nationwide companies offer offices and depots in all parts of the UK and can easily be found and booked online, companies include:
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Avis

Choosing local van hire

Choosing the right kind of van hire may prove harder than finding the companies that offer the hire; getting four or five quotes before booking is recommended. Some companies will offer to match the lowest quote you have received and it could lead you to a saving but you will need to make sure all of your requirements can be matched.

The price of van hire shown by some of the companies may not include insurance and VAT whereas others will, adding the VAT and insurance to the cost may lead you to a hefty rise in price. It is wise to inquire if insurance in fully comprehensive so that is covers both the vehicle and the passengers.

Most companies will require a deposit which will be used to secure the use of the van and cover the company against any damage caused; the terms of agreement will usually state that any damage caused by the user will result in the deposit being held back.

It is important to ask about all of these terms before you decide which company to use, it is also wise to ask about the costs of any extras that you may require such as trolleys or a towbar.

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