Did you know that there are about 2.5million white vans in the UK alone? In other words, that’s one for every 24 citizens!
For many businesses, a commercial vehicle is a necessity, which is why we sell a variety of used vans, as well as lease an array of brand new models, from the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to Volkswagen Transporter.
If you’re looking for a straightforward, permanent purchase, as opposed to a lease, we offer many vehicles, including panel vans, small vans, light commercial vehicles and larger models. Rest assured that these used commercial vehicles – which often only have one previous owner and are checked by us daily – are in top-notch condition and performing at their peak capabilities.
While we can provide heaps of advice and support when it comes to picking which second hand van you’d like to buy, it’s important to ask yourself the following questions:
How big does my van need to be?
A 2015 survey revealed that almost half of van drivers, equating to around 1.2m vehicles, are using an overloaded van, something that is taken extremely seriously by the police and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
Make sure you are making the most of your van’s capabilities in terms of driving performance by ensuring it is not carrying more than it should. Instead, work out how much your vehicle needs to be carrying in order to enhance your business, and use this information when looking for used van or city car.
How do I want my van to look?
While a van’s branding is important, it’s the initial shape and design of the vehicle itself that attracts buyers to it. Your van is a visual representation of your company and you or your employees are sure to spend a lot of time in it, so choosing one that fits your visual preferences is essential.
How many miles will I be covering?
It’s important to look into overall price of your van, particularly its running costs and mpg figures. It is likely that you will be driving this vehicle a fair number of miles, whether that’s for deliveries, attending client meetings, or another factor of your business. There are many useful websites and tools that can help you calculate your mileage.
This is when you have to question whether you need to focus on the power of the vehicle or its fuel efficiency. Don’t worry if this all sounds a little complicated, in terms of our used vans for sale, our team are always on hand to discuss a vehicle’s statistics and history.
What’s the next step?
Like the sound of investing in a used commercial van? Give us a call on 01636 858458 to discover which models we currently have available, we’d be more than happy to organise a test drive! Alternatively, if your mind is set on a brand new alternative model, we can provide it for you on one of our flexible lease agreements.