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Should you buy a new or used van?

August 16th, 2016

Many businesses wouldn’t be able to operate without a reliable van to transport their equipment to various locations, yet many people are torn between buying a new or used van for their company. Whether you’re just setting up a new business and are looking to buy your first van, or you need a replacement for your long serving company vehicle, you need to be aware of the pros and cons of both new and used purchases.

Buying a new van

Buying a new van ensures you would be in possession of a reliable vehicle for many years to come. You would have complete confidence that it could withstand frequent long distance travel and motorway journeys, without the need to pay for regular maintenance and repair work. Furthermore, newer engines tend to be more fuel efficient that older models.

However, new vans rapidly depreciate in value compared to second hand vehicles, which can be an issue if you decide to sell. They can also cost significantly more to buy than used models.

Buying a used van

There is sometimes a stigma attached to purchasing vehicles that aren’t brand new, as people worry about how reliable they are and how much they will cost to maintain. Yet if you buy from a reputable dealer such as M4 Sales, you can guarantee that you will have a quality vehicle that will do the job just as well as a new van.

Furthermore, not only will a used van likely be a lot less expensive to buy, it won’t depreciate in value as quickly as a new model. If you buy a nearly new van that has only had one owner, you can take advantage of the drastic drop in price and save a lot on your purchase.

M4 Sales are the UK’s leading van specialists and have a wide range of new and used vans of all makes and models for sale, so if you’re looking for a reliable vehicle for your business, don’t hesitate to call or visit us.

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