Van hire in the UK

There are many times in life when you need to get something important from A to B and there are few better ways to get it there safely than by hiring a van yourself. Choosing to hire your own van means you’re in control of when you travel and how you transport yourself and your cargo – perfect if you want to know a job is being done well.

Whether you need a van to pick up new furniture, you’re moving home or you’re planning an excursion that needs a lot of equipment, hiring a van is the simple solution.

Top resources for UK van hire

Finding van hire in the UK is easy, there are lots of different companies with plenty of different shapes and sizes of vans on offer. However, if you want to make sure you get a good deal on your rental, it’s worth having a look at some of the top comparison sites. See if you can save on your hire with Travel Supermarket’s van hire comparison. The holiday company also offers a nice list of van hire top tips, that could help you make sure you’re asking the right questions when filling out your forms. is another great place to compare van hire prices and see if you can find a good deal nearby. Alternatively, turn to for a dedicated comparison site that checks the prices and details of more than 400 van hire vendors throughout the UK – start searching for your ideal van hire in a matter of moments. While you’re comparing prices, you also want to make sure that you’re seeing all of the potential costs. Factor in things like insurance, which can vary widely from company to company and may not be immediately visible as part of your quote.

Things to bear in mind when hiring a van

To minimise your costs further, be sure that you efficiently plan ahead when hiring a van. Choosing a van that is far too large for your task will leave you out of pocket while choosing a van that is too small is likely to see you making several trips and racking up a big petrol bill or, even worse, having to take your van back and re-hire a larger one. Have a really good idea of what you need your van for before you choose it. You’ll find a few more great tips for keeping your costs low with The Telegraph’s guide to cheaper car and van hire.

Before you go and pick up your van, you might also like to take a look at the guide to hiring created by Arnold Clark. It covers all of the questions you might have about what kind of identification you need to take with you and has a great van hire FAQ section. Be confident that every time you have to hire a van, you know exactly what you’re looking for and know how to choose the right deal to suit your needs.

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