Common Mistakes Made When Renting A Van For A Day

Common Mistakes Made When Renting A Van For A Day

Renting a van is a brilliant option to consider when you’re in need of a bigger vehicle for a day, a week or even a month. Whether you’re moving house and require a moving van or you’re looking for a short-term business van, renting a van can be really convenient and it will help you to make sure that the vehicle you’re driving is able to meet your needs. 

When choosing which van to rent, there are lots of different factors to take into consideration to ensure that you’re making the right decision. However, it isn’t uncommon for people to make the same mistakes which result in them renting a van that isn’t actually suitable for their specific requirements. Below we have listed some of the most frequently made mistakes when renting a van for a day. 

Choosing a van that’s too small 

 Far too often people will rent a van that isn’t able to carry all of their belongings. Regardless of what your intended use is for the van you’re renting, it is absolutely essential that you’re taking into consideration the size of the vehicle before choosing which van to rent. There is nothing more frustrating than renting a van for a day and finding that it’s too small, so you have to do multiple trips or even rent a different van for another day instead. 

Not thinking about how many seats are needed

Sometimes, people will spend too much time focusing on the size of the load they need to get in the van, that they forget all about how many people need to travel in the van too. In addition to making sure that you have enough space in the back of the van, you need to ensure you have enough seats as well. Think about how many passengers you realistically need to fit in the van and ensure that it is able to accommodate your needs.

Overlooking the T&Cs

Different rental companies have different terms and conditions, and you shouldn’t simply assume that what’s allowed by one company will be allowed by another. So many people only skim through the T&Cs or don’t actually read them at all before renting a van for a day, but it is vitally important that you read through them properly. The T&Cs will highlight things such as who is able to drive the vehicle, so they shouldn’t be ignored. 

Not researching the van rental company 

Unfortunately, not all rental companies are made equal and you won’t get the same flawless experience from everyone. It can be easy to choose a company without doing enough research and lots of people end up choosing the wrong company for van rental. In addition to looking at the rental services and rental options available, be sure to look at things such as; the rental rates and also reviews from previous customers. 

Forgetting to insure additional drivers 

Generally speaking, the price you’re quoted when renting a van for a day will be inclusive of insurance for one named driver and you will need to pay extra to insure another driver. Yet, people don’t always realise this and they will find themselves in a situation where one person has to do all of the driving. Always double-check who’s insured to drive the rented van and ensure you’re adding additional drivers if they’re required.  

Renting a van for a day

If you’re interested in renting a van for a day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Mayday Vehicle Rentals. We were established two decades ago in Luton and with our widespread experience in the vehicle rental industry, there is no better company to turn to for van rental services. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality vehicles that are meticulously maintained for competitive prices and we have a wide range of rental options to suit the needs of every customer. Should you require any assistance choosing a van to hire, our team will be happy to provide you with some professional advice, helping you to make the right decision. 


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