A small van is capable of transporting larger articles that cannot be moved using the family saloon car. Small van hire is the top option for these one off vehicle requirements. Small vans can be a windowless hatchback car or the slightly bigger, and higher, Combo style five-door option.

Small van rentals are able to carry a payload of between 2.8m³ and 6.0m³. The larger Combos, due to high storage space, can take big storage crates and the smaller household and office items of furniture. A small van rental is a viable alternative to purchase for commercial companies, both large and small.

In the UK countless rental vehicle suppliers provide small van hire at their own premises, at customers’ locations, at airports and at railway stations. Companies advertise on the internet and in the Yellow Pages. Online, internet hire brokers and national suppliers both offer service. Principal national companies have call centres with professional staff, open every day of the week.

Small vans are available for hire in periods from one hour to one year. Renting by the hour is an economical selection for a specific job. Long term small van rental is a great option for businesses with an ongoing transportation need, but without the pain of upkeep and maintenance.

For people who only require a one-way small van hire, many companies in the UK now offer a service that allows customers to collect their van at one location and drop it off at another. This is the perfect choice for people arriving or departing at a train station or airport.

Optional extras that come with small van rentals include Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices, and premium accident and breakdown insurance cover. To encourage drivers to rent long term, or in the off-peak mid-week period, hire companies often give good discounts.

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