Van Buying Tips


Thinking of buying a Van? Here are some ‘Van Buying Tips’ that you should bear in mind writes Suzanne Keane

Size – Overloading is both dangerous and illegal so work out the size of van you need. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 per cent more than you think you will need.

Space – What will you be carrying regularly and what is the biggest load you are likely to need to transport

Cost – Consider the price, finance and how close you are to the dealer

Access – Can a forklift truck get up to the loading sill? Rear or side doors should slide or fold back.

Colours – if you want a sign, check your company colours show up.

Servicing – Can the van be serviced out of working hours or can a replacement vehicle be provided.

Warranty – is it sufficient for the mileage/ length of time you want to keep the van?

Finally buying cheap doesn’t always pay. A huge discount, however tempting, will be reflected in the trade-in value.


Suzanne Keane

10th March, 2021


Author: Suzanne Keane

A confirmed petrol head with a penchant for retro VW’s, Suzanne has been taking apart (and sometimes putting back together) her own cars for years! You can follow Suzanne on Twitter at @g60girl

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