These days, there are a lot of different types of vehicles and services to choose from. In the current climate, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is has become increasingly difficult to purchase commercial vehicles, as brand-new vans are not readily available, and due to the shortage, they are more expensive. As well as this, the pandemic has caused secondhand vans to become even more expensive than the usual trade price too, and finance options are a lot harder to come by. This makes considering commercial vehicle hire services extremely worthwhile.
Although vehicle hire is essential for many companies, many managers struggle to find the right services for them. There are a lot of different pros and cons to weigh up before making a decision.
The secret to finding the perfect vehicles and services is asking the right questions. However, many managers do not know which questions to ask or are reluctant to ask questions because they feel it will make them look weak. Vehicles, plans and services change regularly, and it is important to ask the right questions and take the time to go through the different options. Here are some of the questions that will help you to track down the perfect options for your business.
What services do you offer?
There is much more to commercial vehicle hire than simply selecting the type of vehicle that you want. Most companies have specific vehicle hire needs relating to the length of hire, the different accessories that come with the vehicle and various other offers.
It is essential to know exactly what you are looking for before contacting a vehicle hire company. However, taking the time to go through the various available options can also unlock new potentials for your business that you had not considered.
What are the different costs of your vehicles and services?
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about money and fees. However, many vehicle hire companies offer special deals and discounts to a valued customer who opts for certain packages. You may find that it works out much more cost-effective in the long run to hire two or more vehicles at the same time rather than just one. There may also be different loyalty programs and other money saving options to sign up for.
How much money can vehicle hire save me?
Hiring a vehicle when needed can be more cost-effective than purchasing a new vehicle. In addition to the initial cost of buying a vehicle, there are ongoing costs of owning and running a vehicle such as maintenance costs, MOTs, and breakdown cover. Discussing the costs and savings of vehicle hire will bring to light how cost-effective this option truly is.
Who is responsible for hire vehicles?
When hiring a vehicle, it is essential to make sure that there are no hidden costs. Check your rental contract carefully before signing it. You should ensure that all servicing requirements including oil changes and MOTs are covered by the vehicle hire company. This will save you a lot of money, time, and trouble in the long run.
If the vehicle you are hiring happens to break down, the vehicle hire company should provide you with a replacement vehicle while the other vehicle is being repaired. This will ensure that you do not suffer an inconvenience or loss of business while the vehicle is being repaired.
What happens if a hire vehicle gets damaged during use?
This is an important consideration when arranging commercial vehicle hire. No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen when you are on the road. You may even return to a parked vehicle to discover that it has been vandalised through no fault of your own. The policies of different vehicle hire companies vary widely on this point.
Some companies provide comprehensive plans that cover you for all types of damage and repairs. It is important to get this point clear before hiring a vehicle or opting for any type of vehicle service. Otherwise, you may end up with a nasty bill if the worst should happen.
The dedicated team at Newbury Vehicle Hire are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our customer service team offers a professional yet friendly service that helps to ensure that customers get exactly what they need. Get in touch today to find out more.