The benefits of self-drive van hire in 2021

Whether it’s for a long weekend trip and you have plenty of luggage or you’re moving house, self-drive van hire is one of the most flexible, cost-effective ways of getting from A to B. However, there are still some misconceptions around van hire and some people still don’t see it as a way to save yourself valuable time and money.

This month, our team at NVP have explained some of the key ways you can benefit from self-drive van hire. If you think there’s anything we’ve missed from this article, then let us know in the comments at the end of this article.

Hassle free

From start to finish, the process of hiring a self-drive vehicle is hassle free and straightforward. (Well from NVP it is anyway) A specialist team of advisors will help you complete all the relevant documentation, and will even undertake a pre-collection inspection so you know that you’ll be safe whilst you’re on the road.

With great value for money, a transparent, honest service and competitive pricing, hiring a vehicle helps reduce the stress and worry that could come with using your own vehicle. Including that valuable extra space and piece of mind of everything fitting.

Self-drive hire companies regularly valet, service and maintain their fleet, so you can rest assured that on collection day, your van is safe and has that “new van” smell. Especially in recent times and with the recent outbreak, hygiene and cleanliness is a priority for most van hire companies across Stoke-on-trent and the rest of the UK.

At the same time, if you’re travelling back from a holiday, then some companies do offer a delivery and collection service. This does need to be organised in advance, so make sure that you mention this when you’re inquiring about a specific vehicle.

Flexible rental terms

Most rental companies offer great flexible terms on van hire, whether you need the vehicle for 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks or even 2 months! You may only need your rental for a day or you might need it for a longer period of time. Either way, self-drive van hire offers you flexible rental terms to meet your own specific requirements. Most van hire companies have flexible opening hours, opening early and late allowing for those awkward drop off times!

Many self-drive hire companies offer special weekend rates too, where the price of specific vehicles is reduced. Not only does this save you money, but if you’re thinking about buying a new van in the future, it gives you the chance to take it for a test drive.

Fully maintained

Making a long journey? The last thing you want to be worrying about is driving a vehicle away on holiday or half way through moving that precious furniture of yours that could breakdown halfway through the drive. When it comes to self-drive van hire, this isn’t the case.

You can rest assured that each and every vehicle / van regularly goes through maintenance and health checks to ensure that it’s safe and legal to drive, as well as ensuring that is regularly serviced and in tip top condition. Self-drive rental companies operate a large fleet of vehicles, so they need to make sure that their cars and vans are in top condition. Not only that but if the worst happens and you do happen to break down, roadside assistance is also available to get you moving again. When hiring a van / vehicle, always ensure to ask what to do in case of a breakdown and what roadside assistance is available!

Greater choice of vehicles

Whether you are visiting family in the inner city of Stoke-on-trent and need a smaller city vehicle, or you need a larger vehicle to transport your precious home furniture, or maybe you need a Luton Tail Lift Hire for the bigger items, you’ll always have a greater choice of vehicles with a self-drive company.

Personal support

We all know that sometimes circumstances can happen that are outside of your control. You might get stuck in traffic, you might be caught behind an accident or you might even break down. If you’re driving your own vehicle, you’re very much left to your own devices.

However, this isn’t the case when it comes to a self-drive vehicle. You’ll always be able to get in touch with a member of our specialist team who will be on hand to help in any way they can.


So, our conclusion, our list of the ways you can benefit from self-drive van hire. After reading it, what do you think? Is there anything we have missed?

At NVP Vehicle Rentals, We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please do let us know in the comments below. Likewise, you can join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. We’re always happy to hear from our readers, so come and join us there.

Remember, if you’re looking for an affordable, flexible and personal self-drive vehicle in Stoke on trent, then at NVP Vehicle Hire we’re here to help. Our specialist team can help you choose the right vehicle based on your needs. Get in touch or use our Booking form with us today to find out more.

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