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  • Buying your first van

    Advice for first time van buyers

    Your business is expanding and you're thinking that now might be the right time to buy your first van, but you're not sure where to start. Here are some of the things you should bear in mind.

    When is the time right?

    Do you feel that not having a van is hindering your business? If you're taking on an increasing amount of work, your workforce is growing, you're making longer journeys or you need to transport more tools or material on a daily basis, then it may be time to buy a van.

    What are the benefits?

    Vans are renowned for their hardiness and ability to withstand the long, regular journeys that are often demanded of them. Their reliability will ensure that you are able to complete whatever work you need to use them for, and you could potentially take on more work that may even be further afield. Also, you can use your own van to advertise your business by displaying signage, which can create new business leads for your company wherever you take it.

    What do you need to consider?

    A fledgling business buying their first van needs to consider how much they're willing to spend. Although a brand new van may seem really appealing, many used vans are just as reliable, and can still do the same job without incurring a lot of the costs that come with buying and insuring a new vehicle. However, for a van that's guaranteed to last for many years, a new purchase could be the way to go. Leasing may be another option if you only require a van for occasional use.

    M4 Sales specialise in the sale of new and used vans, and contract hire and leasing is available on all of our new commercial vehicles. With over 30 years' experience, we are proud to be called the UK's number 1 commercial dealership. Call today to see how we could help you find your first van.