Summer may be a slack time for many businesses, but here at vanrental.co.uk it’s one of the busiest times of the year.
One reason for this is that as we head into September, there’s a sudden rush of people trying to book vans for the long trip back to university.
Official figures show that there are 1.7 million undergraduate students in the UK.
It’s probably fair to assume that well over one million of them will be moving away to start the university year in September.
That’s a seriously big move! Unfortunately some van hire companies may run short of vans on popular weekends.
If you own a car, then you might consider using this instead. But as I’ve explained before, the family car doesn’t really cut it in these situations.
Most cars simply aren’t big enough to contain everything you’ll want to take. Using your car like a van can also cause serious wear and tear. If you or your parents have recently splashed out on a new motor, the last thing you’ll want is for the inside to be scuffed and damaged by student gear.
Hiring a van is the only sensible option. Booking early often gives you access to advance discounts, especially if you pre-pay.
For example, at the time of writing Hertz is offering a discount of up to 15% for customers who pre-pay. We also have an exclusive 10% discount for Sixt Van Rental.
If you’re not sure where to start, then here are a few suggestions:
- Find cheap van hire at more than 400 UK locations with our van hire search page
- Check out our Student Van Hire guide for more tips on van hire and storage facilities.
- Driving A Van For The First Time
- Our unique DIY Removals Guide.
Finally, if you’ve got any questions about anything to do with van hire, leave a comment or get in touch and we’ll do our best to help: