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  • Man and Van or Hire a Van?

  • Man and Van Service

    Whether you are moving home or need a van to collect a few items, you have two options to choose if you haven’t got a big enough vehicle, or your friends haven’t got a van for you to borrow.  Do you hire a van, or look for a Man and Van Service?

    If you are physically fit and have a friend willing to help you, hiring a van might be more suitable for you. You can go at your own pace and take as many breaks as you like and hire the van as long as you like.  

    However, hiring vans can be more time consuming and costly. Some areas to consider when making this decision include:

    • You may need to pay a deposit beforehand.
    • You will need to arrange transport to collect the van.
    • On top of your hire rate you will need to pay for excess insurance to take your waiver down.  If you don’t choose this option it will be a constant worry while having the vehicle if you have an accident or it gets damaged.
    • You will need to pay for fuel.
    • There may be hidden costs. Always check the Terms & Conditions with any vehicle you hire.

    The above areas are just a few concerns to have when hiring a van. Do you really need the hassle?

    Using a Man and Van Service takes that hassle away from you.  You’ll have no deposits to pay, no fuel, no hidden fees, or ridiculous premiums to pay.

    Many removal companies that offer a Man and Van Service give you an option of a one or two man team.  If you want to keep costs down and are willing to help yourself, a one Man and Van Service would be ideal for you.  If you are not capable of helping, or you just want to save the hassle of possibly injuring yourself, a two Man and Van Service would be a better option.  

    If you decide to choose a Man and Van Service instead of hiring a van, you will need to find a reputable company that offers this service.

    Unfortunately, in all lines of work you do get cowboys. After all, anybody with a driving licence can purchase a van and start doing a Man and Van Service.  Lately, in the press there have been several stories of families having their items stolen from using a cheap Man and Van Service through social media.

    The saying is right; you get what you pay for!

    Any reputable Man and Van will have:

    • A website.
    • Sign written vehicle.
    • Hire and Reward Insurance.
    • Goods in Transit Insurance.
    • Reviews online from previous customers, whether it’s their Google Business page, through other social media, or on their website.

    Consider all the options available and decide which is best for you.

    If you would like to book your Man and Van Service with DW Removals of Derby, give us a call 01332 809019 or fill in our quotation form

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