Why Hire a Luton Van?April 11, 2014
Now an iconic fixture on our roads, the Luton van can be easily spotted by the extended body that sits above the cab (often referred to as the ‘peak’ or even just the ‘Luton’), and the style is now manufactured by a number of leading names in the industry, such as Ford and Volkswagen. Beginning life in the Bedfordshire town of the same name, the vehicles have become synonymous with the removals trade and similar commercial endeavours, with the added space allowing for extra storage during transit.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Luton vans offer an attractive option when it comes to vehicle hire in a variety of different circumstances, and hiring Luton vans can also be more advantageous than buying them outright, particularly for domestic use or small businesses without much capital.
The most obvious example of this is moving house or office. Luton vans come into their element here due to the extra capacity they provide for boxes, furniture, appliances and more. Being able to move your entire home in just one or two trips will save you time, money and hassle, while also reducing the amount of dismantling you will have to carry out for your furniture.
Hiring a van can also save you money, providing you’re happy enough to do a bit of heavy lifting! Self-drive hire options allow for vehicle hire without having to pay for the assistance of removals people, allowing you to get your possessions moved in your own time without worrying about by-the-hour costs. This can be particularly useful over the weekend, as you will be able to enjoy flexible van hire rates without paying extra for the movers. If you need help, you can always rope in a few of your nearest and dearest – assuming you repay them with plenty of tea breaks, that is!
The flexibility of Luton vans also makes them a great hire option. For instance, many have easy to operate tail lifts attached that can help you to lever those heavy bits of furniture, such as sofas and wardrobes, while the cab can normally house three people (including the driver) to help unload at the other end.
Having help on hand can also be useful when driving the vehicle, as its operation may be unfamiliar to you. The wide shape and added height might necessitate assistance when getting in and out of parking spaces, and all cornering should be done at a safe speed.
For businesses, longer term corporate van hire also has its benefits. Having access to modern, clean and efficient vehicles without having to pay the upfront purchase price is a massive bonus for small operations and low budget start-ups, and many hire companies, such as Whitgift Hire, will offer flexible contract rental options that are tailored to the specific needs of the business. You will even be able to take advantage of breakdown cover as part of the lease agreement, keeping your business on the road at all times.
For great value Luton van hire throughout Croydon, Wimbledon, Horsham and beyond, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at Whitgift Hire. Our fleet includes VW Crafter 2.5 TDIs and VW Crafter Lutons with a tail-lift, both with 670.89 cubic feet in volume, and are available at rates to suit all budgets.
Get in touch today to find out more, or to request a free quote.