Top Tips When Leasing a Van

10 May

When leasing a van for business purposes it’s always best to do your research. There are a lot of things you need to consider before you commit to a particular vehicle. Here are a few things for you to think about before choosing your new van:

Purpose and Size– Think about what you actually need the vehicle for. Is it just to carry tools or will it be used for loading much more? Many businesses often hire a smaller van as they think they will be saving money, however they then realise they can’t carry or fit everything they need. This then leads to them having to purchase a bigger van which can cost time, money and effort. At the same time if you are certain you don’t need a bigger vehicle, running a smaller one could save you money on fuel costs.

Older Isn’t Always Cheaper – Many people don’t take into consideration that although they may have got a better deal on an older model, they may be paying for more in terms of fuel and maintenance costs. It’s best to take into consideration the option of going for a newer model that could be more fuel efficient, in effect saving you money in the long run. As we can sometimes get substantial discounts on new vehicles, they can sometimes work out to be cheaper than used vehicles. Our new vehicles are always ply lined to protect the vehicle.

Insurance – Remember to take a look into how much it may cost you to insure certain vehicles, this could help you to decide on which one would be more cost effective for you.

Comfort – If the majority of your time is going to be spent in your van or commercial vehicle, it’s always best to make sure it is actually to your taste. Does it have air conditioning and a working radio? Do you need a Bluetooth connection? It is important to make sure you are safe and comfortable whilst you work.

Type Of Finance – You need to consider whether you want to lease the vehicle and hand it back at the end of the term or purchase the vehicle outright. You also need to consider the length of the contract, the mileage required and whether you wish to include maintenance. We can offer advice on all of these options.

Now that you have carefully considered all of these points you need to make a decision on what vehicle you want. We here at Applewood Vehicle Finance offer van leasing in Cambridge, Leicester, Peterborough and the surrounding areas. We can offer advice on the best type of lease and vehicle to suit your requirements. Contact us today on 0800 783 3812 or via our online form for more information.

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