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Econorent

Econorent opens Ipswich van hire location

EconorentSuffolk and Essex car and van hire firm Econorent is continuing to expand, and now has a new branch in Ipswich.

This family-owned company has been advertising on vanrental.co.uk since 2012, so it’s great to see that it’s continuing to grow.

The Ipswich branch is based on Nacton Road, about 1.6 miles from Derby Road railway station and just 1 miles from the A14.

A full range of cars and vans are available at the new branch, including small, medium and long wheelbase vans, plus luton box vans with tail lifts (see here for our van size guide).

Pickups are also available, including with towbars.

For larger groups, seven and nine-seater minibuses can be hired.

Here are the contact details for Econorent in Ipswich:

14 The Drift,
Nacton Road,
Ipswich,
Suffolk,
IP3 9QN

Tel: 01473 231230

Web: http://www.econorent.co.uk/

Econonrent’s new branch takes the firm’s network to six branches. The other locations are Manningtree, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Harleston and Colchester. For more information contact visit the website or contact the firm on 01449 616161.

Easter picture

Why hiring a van this Easter could save you money and time

Easter picture

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Easter is early this year, and will be here in less than two weeks. What are your plans?

The ‘beast from the East’ appears to be in full retreat this week, opening up the prospect of some milder weather over the long weekend.

It may still be too early for a BBQ (or perhaps not!) but Easter is the ideal time to get stuck into big DIY jobs, garden renovations, or major trips to the tip. Perhaps you’ve got an old shed or garage that needs emptying. And what about the loft?

Dirty deeds

If you need to shift a load of dirty ‘stuff’ from a to b, then you’ll probably already know that your car isn’t the ideal choice of transport. Not only is carrying capacity limited, but you’ll have to do a big clean-up afterwards.

A far better choice might be to consider hiring a van for the long weekend. This could be much cheaper than you’d expect, and the practical advantages of having a rugged and large load space could easily outweigh the extra cost.

For example, you won’t run any risk of getting soil/mud/oil/grime/loft dirt on your car’s upholstery. Nor will there be any risk of damaging the seats or interior trim.

Fewer journeys

The extra space and weight-carrying ability of a van also means that you’ll probably be able to make fewer trips. One trip in a medium van could easily replace three in a car. That leaves more time for a BBQ and a hard-earned beer when you knock off for the day!

If you’re not familiar with van hire, we can help you get started.

To get compare van hire prices from leading UK hire companies, click here.

For more information on choosing the right size van, click here.

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset. By Gillian Moy, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11949637

The latest location to be added to our van hire database is the town of Christchurch, in Dorset.

This medieval market town has a thriving population of more than 45,000 and benefits from being close to Bournemouth International Airport, at Hurn. Road and rail connections are also good, providing good access to nearby Poole and Bournemouth, as well as Southampton.

At the time of writing (Feb 2018) we have one van hire supplier listed in Christchurch, Enterprise. Known for its wide Uk branch network and global reach, Enterprise normally offers a full range of vans for rent in Christchurch, including small, medium, long and luton vans. People carriers with up to nine seats are also available.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Christchurch. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Staines high street

Staines van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Staines high street

A statue recognising the town’s historic Lino Factory. Source: By Al Menzies, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9128420

We’ve recently added two van hire suppliers in Staines-upon-Thames to the vanrental.co.uk search engine, in our continuing effort to improve our price comparison results.

Staines (as it’s more commonly known) is a town in Surrey that lies on the River Thames, It’s lies alongside the M25, midway between the Slough junction with the M4 and the Chertsey junction with the M3. It’s a busy area for traffic, not least because it’s also just 3 miles from Heathrow Airport.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018), we’re listing two van hire suppliers in Staines, Avis and Budget. Both companies normally offer a good selection of popular van sizes and Budget also offers one-way hire, which can be very useful.

Staines-upon-Thames itself is a picturesque town by the River Thames with a generous helping of historic buildings. Home to around 18,000 people, it incorporates the villages of Laleham, Stanwell and Wraysbury and runs almost continuously into Egham.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in the Staines area to meet strong search demand. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Birmingham NEC exhibition hall

Birmingham NEC van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Birmingham NEC exhibition hall

Inside an exhibition hall at the Birmingham NEC @ CV Show 2017

Here at vanrental.co.uk we’re always trying to improve our coverage of van hire suppliers across the UK (and Ireland!).

One of the newest locations on our price comparison engine is West Midlands exhibition venue, the Birmingham NEC. At the time of writing (Jan 2018) both Budget and Avis operate van hire branches on the NEC estate.

The NEC is easily accessible by rail and air, as well as by road. This means that NEC visitors who find expect to take large items home from an exhibition could choose to arrive by rail (Birmingham International) or air (nearby Birmingham Airport) and then hire a van with a one-way booking to return to home.

Alternatively if you need to make a delivery to the NEC, you could choose this option too and then drop off your van and get a train or plane home.

One-way van hire is usually available from Budget, so this could be an ideal option in some scenarios.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in the NEC area. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

View of Hampton Court Palace from river

Hampton van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

View of Hampton Court Palace from river

View of Hampton Court Palace from the river. Source: By brian gillman, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57804656

I’m pleased to say that we’ve recently added in new van hire suppliers providing coverage in Hampton, London.

This West London suburb forms part of the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, but it’s best known as the location of Hampton Court Palace and its legendary maze. Hampton itself is midway between Sunbury and Kingston, on the A308. It’s around 15 miles from central London by road or rail, making it a popular area with commuters.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018), we have one van hire supplier listed in Hampton, Budget. This popular firm has a network of van hire branches across the UK (here’s a list) and normally offers a good selection of popular van sizes at its branches. These typically include small and medium vans.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Hampton and the surrounding area. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury van hire now available on vanrental.co.uk

Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury high street. Source: By Rosalind Mitchell, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=327870

I’m pleased to report that vanrental.co.uk now offers van hire coverage in Chipping Sodbury.

This South Gloucestershire town can trace its history back to the 12th century, making it one of the older settlements in the area. But despite an appealing rural location and village feel, ti’s actually fairly close to Bristol, and neighbouring Yate offers a direct rail service to the south-western city.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018) we have just one van hire supplier in Chipping Sodbury, Enterprise. This well-known global firm has a comprehensive branch network around the UK (here’s a list) and normally provides a good choice of nearly-new vans in popular sizes, including medium, long and extra-long panel vans.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Chipping Sodbury (or Yate) to improve our comparison results. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Heswall at high tide

Heswall van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Heswall at high tide

Heswall at high tide. Source: By simon Davies, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8526382

The Wirral town of Heswall is the latest location to be added to our growing database of UK van and minibus hire locations . We now have more than 560 locations, many with multiple hire companies that you can compare through our independent price comparison system.

Heswall is a smallish town but it’s only around 20 minutes’ drive to Chester and Liverpool. It’s a popular place to live on Merseyside, with a population of more than 12,000, including nearby Gayton and Barnston.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018) we only have one van hire supplier in Heswall, which is Enterprise. This well-known hire group always offers a decent range of modern vans. Sizes range from small to extra long — and Enterprise also offers luton vans for DIY house removals or heavy objects requiring a tail lift.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Heswall, so if you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Histon, Cambridgeshire

Histon & Impington van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Histon, Cambridgeshire

Histon village sign Source: By Cruccone – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3815702

The Cambridgeshire village of Histon is one of the latest locations to be added to vanrental.co.uk’s ever-expanding price comparison system. We now cover 569 locations in the UK and Ireland, many of which have a number of competing van hire suppliers for you to choose from.

Histon is actually paired up with the adjoining village of Impington. The two together form a large, rural residential area with a population of around 11,000. Histon is only about 5 miles from Cambridge, so is a popular place to live. But such a large population means that local van hire is also in demand.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018) we only have one van hire supplier in Histon, Enterprise. This well-known hire company offers some of the best coverage of the UK (here’s a list of Enterprise locations) and always offers a decent selection of standard van sizes.

Among the most popular are medium and long-wheelbase panel vans, which are favourites for tradesmen, couriers and even small house moves (although a luton is usually better for this). Extra-long vans are also ideal for larger items of furniture or DIY items such as flat pack kits and lengths of timber that simply won’t fit into a car.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Histon and Impington, so if you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Dewbury Town Hall

Dewsbury van hire is now available on vanrental.co.uk

Dewbury Town Hall

Dewsbury Town Hall. Source: David Ward [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Here at vanrental.co.uk we’re always trying to improve our coverage of van hire suppliers across the UK (and Ireland!).

One of the latest locations added to our van hire comparison system is the historic town of Dewsbury, midway between Wakefield and Brighouse in West Yorkshire. With a population of more than 60,000, there’s strong demand for van hire in this busy area of the UK.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018) we only have one branch here, courtesy of Enterprise. This well-known firm has one of the largest and most comprehensive network of hire locations in the UK (here’s a list).

Enterprise’s van fleet includes all the most common sizes of vans — from small vans (ideal for small deliveries, large dogs or band gear) right up to luton vans, which are ideal for small house moves and heavy items requiring a tail lift.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Dewsbury, so if you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.