Sorting out your garden or moving house? Then you may be thinking about hiring a Luton van. But what are the requirements for hiring a van? Here is our guide:
Driving licence and code
You just need a standard UK driving licence to hire and drive a van that weighs under 3.5 tonnes.
Are you old enough?
Drivers between the age of 21 and 24 need to have held a full licence for the last 2 years. 21-22 YEAR OLDS MUST BE FREE OF CONVICTION
23-24 YEAR OLDS ARE PERMITTED ONE MINOR CONVICTION – (3 POINTS) IN LAST 3 YEARS. Drivers aged 25 and over need to have held a full licence for 12 months.
Insurance and excess
All WW vans come with insurance cover as part of the hire package. For ww van rentals in the UK, the excess figure is typically £200
Fuelled and ready to go
Most ww hire vans are fueled with diesel. However, smaller models such as the Ford Fiesta van may be petrol powered. You can check availability and specifications with us first.
Regarding refueling, aside from ensuring you refill with the correct fuel type, As standard, ww runs a like for like policy. On collection at the beginning of the hire period, the van will a certain amount of fuel registered to be in it. It also needs to be returned with that amount of fuel in it.
If the van is returned without the fuel replenished, ww charges by the litre to refill including or in addition to a refueling service charge. Your hire agreement will indicate the specific charges.
The daddy of WW rental vans is the Ford Transit Luton Van. Its load space is fully three times larger than the standard transit at 2.1 metres wide, 3.9 metres deep and 2.4 metres tall. If you’re doing a major house move with lots of furniture and other large items, the Transit Luton van would be your best choice.
Give yourself a lift
Getting large and heavy items such as furniture and home appliances like fridges and washing machines into and out of a van can be a challenge. The van’s load bay is usually a significant distance off the ground.
The solution is to hire a van with a built in tail lift. This is a fold-out platform that lowers to the ground and then raises back up to the load floor, making is much easier and safer to load and unload large and heavy items.
For the most part, modern vans are simple to drive and surprisingly refined and economical. Most are just like a regular road car, right down to features like ABS brakes, stability control systems, steering-wheel airbags and even stereo systems.
However, ww larger vans may be much bigger than any car you’ve driven before and particular care must be taken when loading and driving a van with heavy loads.