Choose the right van for the job Click here to see the rental van sizes available. If you are moving a single item that is pretty straight forward - the cheapest van into which the item will fit. However, if you are moving a single very heavy item consider:
If you are moving multiple items work out the floor space you need to accommodate the items. One false economy is to rent a small van and do multiple journeys. For instance: a small “Transit” sized van is cheaper to rent than a Luton however, the Luton will take 3-5 times more than a transit.
If you undertake 4 runs back and forth in a transit your helpers will become bored very quickly, it might take you hours longer (never underestimate the ability of London traffic to move at snail's pace and how long it might take to find a parking space every time you stop) and your fuel consumption might use up the rental saving between a small and large van.
There is something about rental vans that acts as a traffic warden magnet. Some simple precautions and you can protect yourself from parking tickets. By the way, if applicable, do not forget to pay the congestion charge.
Our extended hours give you the flexibility to rent a van at a time that avoids you incurring a fine for illegal parking.
Great so you have sorted the geography and the parking and size of rental van now what about the logistics of moving.
Loading and driving the van (click her for additional van driving tips). A poorly placed bulky item can drastically reduce what you can load into the van. To maximise the space in a Luton van:
This page is unashamedly placed here for our own self-interest! We don't want you blowing loads of money on Osteopath fees to repair your damaged back. That is just wasted cash! Instead, move without hurting yourself and use a small amount of that saving on one of our hire cars. Go off to the beach and enjoy a well earned rest after your move. We much prefer the idea of you flat out on the beach than flat out on the Osteopath's couch. So, some simple tips to avoid damaging your back and other injuries:
You may be daunted by the prospect of driving a hire van for the first time. Don't be. Here are a few tips to help you pilot your rental van safely. The main points to remember are: