Man With A Van? Or Self Drive Van Hire?

There are many reasons why you could choose to hire a self drive hire van to get your bulky things from A to B, but why not consider a professional man with a van service instead?

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The Self Drive Hire Headache

When people think “van hire”, they assume visiting the local rental depot, filling out a pile of forms, leaving a couple of hundred quid as a security deposit then filling up with fuel that they might not even use is the way to go.

But in a Pepsi challenge, van & driver hire offers so much more in terms of cost, as well as convenience when compared to the “half a morning” hire process of trying to rent a vehicle yourself.

For simple picks ups and deliveries, you’ll often find that a man with a van will have your things from here to there in the time it takes you just to fill out self drive paperwork.

But of course there are times when the self drive hire route is the preferred option. If you’re travelling to England for instance or require a vehicle for more a few days then hiring a van on your own makes perfect sense. But for everything else, a man & van service might be all you need.

The Man With A Van Solution

uMove Removals of Falkirk is first and foremost a removals firm. But we also understand that not everyone is moving home, but rather, just needing a couple of bulky items shifted from one place to another.

If you’ve simply bought something from a Gumtree seller or you’re donating a sofa to a friend, then uMove offer a reliable and friendly man with a van service to help get your things to their new home.

Not only do you get an extra set of hands to help you lift your things to and from the van, but we also come direct to you which means there is no collecting or delivering vehicles yourself, no paperwork to fill out and definitely no security deposits.

So, Man With A Van? Or Self Drive Hire?

Well, let’s see….

Self Drive Hire

  • Must be over 25
  • You travel to the depot
  • Fill out a pile of forms
  • Leave a large security deposit
  • Fill the vehicle with fuel you might not use
  • Return the vehicle unscratched

Suitable for longer distance hires.

Man With A Van

  • No minimum age
  • No licence required
  • We come to you
  • Driver helps load and unload
  • No forms to fill out
  • No security deposits
  • No need to fuel up

Perfect for single item deliveries, sofas, washing machines or small removals.

At the end of the day, it really depends on what you require a van for. Long runs to Ireland, England or such like – or longer term rental (more than 24 hours) then hiring a van yourself from your local hire depot make perfect sense and basically boils down to price and the cost of vehicle rental.

But if you just want to get some things from where they are to where you want them to be then uMove can definitely help. You can give us a call anytime on 07749 186147 or visit our Man And Big Luton Van page for more info on a cheaper, safer and more convenient alternative to renting a van yourself.

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