Choosing the right van as a tradesman
A van is a tradesperson’s most important tool, enabling them to work from anywhere and ensure they have the equipment and materials available to complete the job at hand efficiently. There are many different light commercial vehicles (LCVs) on the market, which makes choosing the right one a potentially daunting task. Here are just a few tips to help you to pick a van that suits your needs.
Ownership or rental
In recent years, leasing a van has become a more popular option, meaning that you effectively rent rather than own it outright. This lets you avoid steep upfront expenses; instead, you make regular payments that include key running costs and upkeep.
The limitations of leasing tend to relate to mileage caps put in place by manufacturers, so keep this in mind when making a choice. With van sales continuing to grow, leasing is proving to be a major catalyst in the market.
The length of the wheelbase is an important part of this consideration; in addition, consider the maximum load length and whether the van has a full height bulkhead to get a good idea of its appropriateness.
You will also want to deck out the van’s exterior with the logo of your business, along with your contact information, to help build your brand in the local area. This means a number of additional costs need to be factored in when choosing which of the many available vans to buy.