What to look out for when buying a new van
Like with any vehicle, buying a new van is a big investment and one you’ll want to get right, especially if the van is being bought for commercial purposes.
Before taking the plunge and handing over your money to drive away a shiny new van, check out the following pointers on what do look out for when buying a van.
Diesel, petrol or electric: Which is the best fuel type for your next van?
One of the most fundamental questions you should ask is what type of fuel you need your van to be? Your decision should be influenced by a number of factors, such as the amount of mileage you intend to do in your van and how ‘corporately responsible’ you want your business to be, in terms of the amount of emissions it will emit into the atmosphere.
New or second-hand?
When buying a van, you’ll need to decide whether you want to invest in a new van or buy a second-hand vehicle. Of course, there’s pros and cons to both, with new vans requiring a larger investment and second-hand models not promising as much reliability.
Carry out thorough checks
If you opt to buy a second-hand van, it’s important to carry out thorough checks.
This might include the following:
Tyres – check all tyres for tread depth and potential damage
Exhaust – have a look at the exhaust for rust and holes
Locks and windows – check the locks and windows are all working
Dashboard and lights – the dashboard and lights should also be checked so see that no warning lights come on and the lights are working properly
Wipers, milometers and heaters should also be checked to ensure they’re working as they should
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new van for your business, UK Vans Direct provide our customers with some of the cheapest vans in the UK, coupled with excellent customer service. Get in touch today to discuss your commercial van requirements with UK Vans Direct.